Athens’ heartbeat is not an ancient myth

 

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- by Luana Visagie

I have, or shall I say ‘had’, this belief that one should always opt for new destinations and experiences when travelling and not return to the same place if at all possible.  I am afraid that this theory of mine has gone for a ball of chalk after visiting Athens earlier this month.  I had seen Athens a few years ago and must admit that although I had enjoyed my visit, I wasn’t terribly excited to see it again as it was ‘just another big city’ in my opinion and ancient ruins only become more ancient.   The Ponant, Le Lyrial cruise I was on was ending off in Athens so I added a few days on the end of my stay and boy am I glad I did... Athens deserved another chance! 

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CRUISING WITH PONANT... you’ll never want to cruise any other way!

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- by Luana Visagie

Ponant may not be the name on everyone’s lips when it comes to cruising, but this is a good thing as this proves that there is certainly life after a 6000+ passenger commercial cruise experience.  Ponant describe their 5 luxurious yachts as having been built on an ‘intimate, human scale’, which enhances your cruise experience as itineraries are ‘rich in encounters and discovery’ with their impressive yachts being able to ‘moor in the heart of secret Mediterranean bays, sail between the majestic icebergs of Antarctica, offer expeditions to the remote lands of Alaska or island-hop in the Caribbean Sea’.  This is truly what I experienced when sailing to Athens on Ponant’s elegant Le Lyrial, a 122 cabin yacht which is the 4th in the Ponant series.

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Oh Beach, Please! 3 Reasons to consider Long Beach Resort & Spa, Mauritius for your next vacay!

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- by Luana Visagie

With this being my 8th visit to the beautiful island of Mauritius I was hoping for something different... something which would make Long Beach Hotel & Spa stand out against all the other resorts I have stayed at.

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7 Natural Wonder of the Natural World

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The seven natural wonders of the world demonstrate Mother Nature’s most impressive creations. They are proof — if proof is needed — that Mother Nature is an extraordinarily talented architect. Whilst the list of Natural Wonders is often disputed, these seven locations are generally agreed upon as being among the most breath-taking natural sights anywhere in the world.

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Put a Ring on It! The World’s Most Romantic “hot spots” to Pop the Question…

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A heartfelt proposal will ignite flames to any romance, it can create an inferno of love that will last a lifetime! But if you want that jubilant "yes", your proposal has to go beyond going down on one knee, it has to be the stuff fairy-tales are made of. Feeling the pressure? Here's to hoping this list of the world’s most romantic “hot spots” for popping the question stirs up some inspiration. There is nothing like a combination of incredible beauty with an infusion of mystery and excitement to set the scene for romance. Whether you prefer panoramic beach views, exhilarating adventure or sipping on world-class wine while glancing down scenic landscapes, these destinations are classics.

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