Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Sofitel Plaza Saigon - Club Level for six nights
US$1957 twin share
or to book your spot in this exclusive shopping tour.
Thursday, July 2, 2015
A superb all girls getaways in the majestic mountains of the Canadian Rockies with a luxurious cruise in Alaska.
This women’s only tour and cruise takes you through the mountains with time to soak up the scenery, explore the walks, meeting local foodies and artists, shopping and always time for a coffee.
The Alaskan cruise is on-board the newly refurbished Noordam a spacious and elegant cruise liner where you are welcomed as an honored friend.
This unique tour and cruise is a wonderful way to enjoy the Canadian and Alaskan hospitality and get to adventure in a very special part of the world.
land and cruise twin share in ocean-view cabin
for copy of itinerary/ register your interest and booking form contact
Friday, May 15, 2015
Sunday, May 3, 2015
The name Bhutan is believed that it is derived from the Sanskrit 'Bhotant', meaning 'the end of Tibet', or from 'Bhu-uttan', meaning 'high land'. Historically the Bhutanese have refered to their country as Druk Yul, 'land of the thunder dragon'. Bhutanese refer to themselves as Drukpa people.
Bhutan, tucked away in the depths of the Eastern Himalayas, the 47,000 sq km small kingdom of Bhutan, or Druk Yul, is little known and lesser visited. A forbidden land for centuries. Still, the kingdom maintains a policy of "low volume - high quality tourism" and retains its exclusiveness in the world of travel. From high mountain peaks to deep lush valleys, from modern apartments in Thimphu to farmland barns, from meditative monks deep in prayer to fluttering prayers and vibrant, colorful festivals, Bhutan is incomparably unique.
Over the last few centuries, difficult natural terrain and a self-imposed policy of isolation saw to it that life here stayed virtually unchanged. It was only in the early 1960s that Bhutan opened up its doors to the world beyond and plunged into a new age of socio-economic development.
More than 80 percent of the people lead agrarian lives in villages of rough farming terrain. However, they are not above enjoying the lighter moments in life and are known to be a sporty lot. The Bhutanese zealously celebrate religious festivals and holidays with indigenous sports such as traditional archery, dego, and khuru. These occasions always involve social gathering, feasting and drinking.
Art and craft
Royal patronage as well as social and government support for the zorig chusum have led to Bhutan to being reputed as the last bastion of Himalayan Buddhist art. In contrast to traditional artists in places like Nepal and Darjeeling, Bhutanese artists tend to value religious ethics and quality over commercial gain and quantity. Sophisticated machinery and mass production have no place in Bhutanese art.
Our trip is scheduled for 15 - 25 October..
perfect weather.. small group.. guaranteed departure!
jeanw (at)thecapeclub (dot) au