Phileas French

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Phileas French

Phileas French

Travel Writer | Exploring every country in the world, one adventure at a time

The Memorable Pleasures of the Radisson Blu Hotel Kuwait City

IMG_7441I have just had the privilege of staying in a fabulous hotel, the Radisson Blu, in a fascinating place, Kuwait City. Sad to say, I had never visited Kuwait before, but I made up for lost time on my recent trip. I could not have been made to feel more welcome by the hotel, starting with an excellent meet and greet service at the airport. After an e...
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Introducing what we do and our unique offering – Spanish Marks

Click for OptionsI'm delighted to host a Guest Post by Phiroza Marker, co-founder of Spanish Marks, on a unique Spanish school and the wonderful country of Guatemala. Search for Guatemala on any travel website and it would be hard to see anything other than a country whose beauty is undeniable. Soaring volcanoes, forested mountains and ancient Mayan ruins speckl...
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Incredible Pirate Boat in St Lucia

IMG_6710We all went sailing on the Black Magic, a full scale pirate ship from Rodney Bay in St Lucia a couple of days ago from 5pm until after sunset. The crew were all so friendly, dancing around and in cool costumes. I will write more but I had to say right now how totally cool it was...! Estella Roxie  
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Iconic London Markets: Camden

slide_2Camden Market is London’s number one tourist attraction. Despite this, there are plenty of times to go to avoid the major crush and have a chilled out time browsing, particularly mornings between Monday and Wednesday. One excellent website I’ve been partnering with, pockethighstreet, cherry-picked a great itinerary of Camden boutiques to visit rece...
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The Chelsea Flower Show 2015

IMG_6355This isn't one of my typical travel articles, more of an opportunity to unite some photographs  from this annual flora fest by using a bit of text. Ridiculously, I had never been to Chelsea Flower Show before, so I was very excited when I managed to get some tickets for Jonathan and I to go. Foolishly, I'd imagined the crowds might have abated by...
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A Short Stay in West Kensington with FG Properties

IMG_6499Last week I had the pleasure, along with Jonathan (my husband) of sampling the offering of FG Properties, who provide what they rightly call a "fully curated service for guests" in a small suite of luxury central London apartments. Ours was a top floor two bedroom flat in a period property about two minutes' walk from West Kensington Station. For t...
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Where to Stay in the Faroe Islands

IMG_6207A couple of weeks ago I had the privilege of a wonderful stay hosted by Jens Kristian Davidsen and Passepartout Homes at one of his apartments in the Faroe Islands. The three bedroom, two bathroom duplex apartment is pretty much ideally situated. It's in Tórshavn, one of the world's smallest and prettiest capital cities. That’s not all, though. The...
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Out on the Water: Two Unique Faroe Islands Boat Trips

IMG_6114In the charming downtown harbour area of the Faroese capital, Tórshavn, I picked up a fantastic speed boat which transported me across the high seas, run by local adventure tours experts RIB62. RIB62 offers a wide variety of adventures but the one I chose departed from Tórshavn on a clear, bright afternoon. Before we got started we were issued with...
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Five Things for a Londoner to like about Bishkek

1) For UK nationals there are no VISA requirements or entry restrictions for a trip of less than 60 days' duration. Anyone familiar with travel in the former USSR will understand what a fabulous luxury this is. The passport control at Bishkek airport seems to be absolutely super too, fast and friendly. Again, compare and contrast with some of its n...
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The Solar Eclipse in the Faroe Islands for Passepartout Homes

Solar eclipse in Faroe IslandsThe Faroe Islands are on every global news channel all week this week. Why? (In case you have been living in a cave?) Because these tiny, windswept islands between Iceland and Norway are the very best place in the whole world to watch the solar eclipse this Friday March 20 2015. That’s right. On the entire planet. Five fun facts about this solar...
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