Phileas French

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Phileas French

Phileas French

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

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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Turning the clock back with my visit to Halebid

Figurines on the outer wall[1]I am delighted to welcome the first guest post from Sonali Sengupta, who takes us on a fascinating cultural tour of Halebid and Belur. Marveling at the architectural and technological brilliance of our ancestors has always been a favorite passion of mine. That’s why during my last visit to Bangalore, I was only too happy to squeeze in a trip to Ha...
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Guest Blog: Journey to Pitcairn Island

Pitcairn_LongboatsMy previous guest blogger and fellow traveller Rhiannon Adam is about to undertake the Journey of a Lifetime - not hyperbole but its official assignation after she won a prestigious Royal Geographical Society Award. Here, she exclusively explains what this extraordinary adventure is all about in her own words. Have you ever wondered where the most ...
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Major Attractions of Istanbul: Guest Post by Alice Jerusha

Sultan Ahmed Mosque Istanbul Turkey retouched.jpg  I am very grateful for this guest post from Alice Jerusha, who has taken me down Memory Lane with her piece on one of the world's most memorable and iconic cities. Istanbul: A Different Kind of Experience in a Land where East Meets West From a high vantage point in an elevated park area, you can see the azure waters of the Bosporus and ...
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Guest Post: Italy Augmented by Svetlana Trushnikova

5 Sensi screen grabITALY AUGMENTED – Italy Mobile Personal Assistant Guest Post by Svetlana Trushnikova Just like Phileas French, I often travel alone. When I first came to Italy, where I live now, I experienced many misunderstandings. Using my marketing background, I started 5 Sensi and with the support of the Italian-Russian Chamber of Commerce I created Italy Au...
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Guest Post by Robert Dogue, House of the Lion, Senegal

1353934152537  Lord knows, I’ve got a sizeable backlog of writing regarding all the great hotels I’ve stayed in, but I was so fascinated to hear about Robert Dogue’s guest house in Senegal that I’m running his guest post on it before I travel there myself. I enjoyed how evocative his description of the House of the Lion was. Robert writes: Close to the...
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Guest Post: Rhiannon Adam's Polaroids and Memories of Margate

"Dreamlands, Wastelands" - Polaroid emulsion lift on paperI couldn't be happier to present this guest post from the frighteningly talented and multi-hyphenated Rhiannon Adam. Margate. You know the name even if you’ve never visited. Those two syllables conjure up the hackneyed stereotype of the British seaside: slightly gaudy, worn around the edges, laced with cheap thrills. Margate is all that, it’s...
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Guest Post: Retaste Spain by Anna Torres

Retaste Spain logoI’m thrilled to publish this guest post from Anna Torres, who has developed a really innovative e-commerce site, Retaste Spain, which allows foreign tourists to “retaste” Spain, from home. Retaste Spain, by Anna Torres Retaste Spain believes that good things never come to an end if something reminds you of them. It allows tourists that have vis...
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Great Hoteliers' Stories: Entumoto Safari Camp

 Entumoto Safari Camp, Masai Mara, Kenya I am absolutely fascinated by the history of the Masai Mara, Kenya, and my new friend Pippa Strong at Advantage East Africa has been kind enough to draw my attention to a safari camp with a particularly engaging back story. In 1919 Karen Blixen was joined in Africa by a young Swedish officer, Erik von Helan...
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Great Hoteliers’ Stories: The Guineafowl Guest House

View from the cottage overlooking the pool areaThis will form the first in a returning series of pieces about compelling places to stay with particularly interesting narratives or attributes attached to them. Through a new acquaintance I have made, with Hilton Doyle, I have been finding out more and more about a very characterful spot: the Guineafowl Guest House, which has a lovely situation n...
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