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Miss T Loves…

… to travel. Staying home half a year after our long Bali hang out has energized my travel heart again. Has found some heavenly destinations to put on my bucketlist, this time more luxury than leisure. Next stop 2015:

1) Cornwall, UK, Europe. The south coast is for surfing, drinking hard cider and hunting antiques.

2) Zanzibar, Tanzania, Africa. Dream destination called “the next Mauritius” and famous for spices.

3) Tulum, Mexico, South America. Heared a great deal about this white washed beach spot.

4) Surfspot La Pedrera and José Ignacio – “the chicest spot in Latin Amerika” accourding to New York Times, Uruguay, South America.

5) Albanien, Europe. Un spoilt and still rather un travelled by most this poor country offers antique ruins, beautiful beaches and The blue lagoon.

6) Kapstaden, South Africa, Africa. Vineyards and beautiful scenery.

7) New York City, US. Got a ticket to the big apple from my boyfriend. Can se myself walking the high line in the morning and cheering the skyline from a roof top bar at midnight.

8) The amalfi coast, Italy, Europe. Maybe some days rest here before a wedding weekend in Tuscany.

9) Nice, France, Europe. Nice is always Nice. I love this beach strip. Next time I want to visit Grass’ perfumed fields top.

10) Visby, Gotland, Sweden, Europe. This rough and rugged sunshine island is something else. My boyfriend has not been there yet.

Extra: Berlin, Germany, Europe. You have to go there. At least I have. Europe’s historical heart.

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“Friday morning at Diani beach, Mombasa, Kenya”

Lady D having a gap holiday in between jobs.

Keep cool in Africa

Posted: 15 September, 2012 in Africa, In the news, Luxury
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Emerson Spice is the coolest hotel on Zanzibar.

(according to Vagabond magazine)

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…how many countries have you yet to collect? Many of us tend to go back to the same places. You may have your reasons; show your new boyfriend a happy summer memory-a friend wants to go there and no other place if gonna get her on your single vacation this year-truly the best music festival ever-you do not have time to research so it better to go with what you know-did not have the time to finish the to do-list last time-or, simply loving the place, but it will never get you into the club 100. Reading a travel magazine I discover that a lot of us seem to be either poor or nostalgic because the majority has only visited 11-20 countries and only a few can count to more than 30 countries in our passport.

I have been to the following countries:
1. Sweden (resident at the moment)
2. Norway (been there but not done the fab fjords)
3. Finland (Had a boyfriend there…and he had a sauna in the apartment!)

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4. Denmark (Been only in the relaxed capital, great art museum Louisiana and on the highway to the alps… Nice sandy beaches, I have heared.

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5. France (Love Paris! but the Cote d’azur, Nice and Saint Tropez and countryside is pure beauty. Did windsurfing camp for beginners in The Med. Wintersport with UCPA too)
6. Germany
(Visit historical landmarks and a country town but not fantastic Berlin – yet!)
7. Estonia (Lived there and capital Talinn is world heritage fabulous)
8. Latvia (Riga is beautiful. Have friends to visit there now)

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9. Thailand (Bangkok is nice, islands beautiful but a bit dirty, met great backpackers, food is asume, good place for affordable yoga retreat)
10. Qatar (only the airport)
11. Italy (Rimini is a faded beauty – Grand hotel there serves the best dinner experience, Bergamo so nice and relaxing, Milano hot in every sense)
12. The Netherlands (Boyfriend studied there, beautiful canals and houses in Amsterdam but wierd with weed… Missed the big flower show!)
13. Belgium (EU render Bruxelles a cosmopolite feel that suits the power houses from older eras)
15. San Marino (Nothing really to see but nice to walk around)
16. England (Just love the Brittish, brick houses, pubs and scenic coast. Skip the kidney pie and go for afternoon tea, scones, jam and clotted cream with brewed hot tea)
17. USA (LA is supernice, good food and great weather, take highway 1 along the coast, stop to taste wine and do visit up north: I lived one month in the Indian reservation Warm springs – beautiful nature and friendly people)

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20. Romania (What a wedding! Much more than Dracula’s castle to see. Next time: Taste wine at Jedvi Castle!)
21. Russia (St Petersburg and the tzar summer palace Peterhof is fantastic, the Hermitage too but do get a guide here because it is huge. Big social gaps and high criminality, even the police use to be corrupt!)
22. The Czeck republic (Prag – amazing what EU money could do to restore this gem.)
23. Poland (My family had friends there under the glasnost era. Great crystal champagne glases bought there when everything was so cheap we could invite our friends to dinner and pay for eight with just the same as 20 Euro today)
24. Greece (Great food and nice islands but what about their economic moral…)
25. Turkey (Food as good as above, but more ancient hot spots to reach easy from the tourist areas. Bodrum is the stylish European Turkey, white washed beaty. Do experience the luxury of a classic hamam!)
26. Tunisia (I just say harissa, that is hot! I visited the colloseum used in the film Gladiator.
27. Egypt (Hurghada has a marine national park that tops everything. Do go snorkling here. Buy some perfume too)
28. I think I have forgotten one or two… Like Cyprus! (First time on charter with mom. Last time when studying greek drama; Three faces of a voman – Medea, Antigone and Lysistrate)
29. And Irland (During the IT boom it sure was fun to be young in Dublin and what it looked like on my visit good to be at the Google p(l)ay list to. Must do: Guiness brewery museum for learning and eating the flavoury beer stew in the restaurant)
30. Monaco! (Best salmon tatar ever with french fries on the side, at the summer casino)

Miss Travel

The hotel prices are climbing high, even more if you do not have as strong currency as we. We have not yet reached the peak in 2007/2008 before the world economy crash but they keep on rising.
Most expensive is Rio de Janeiro in Brazil – the prices has been rocketing, according to hotels.com. The cheapest hotels you can find in Hanoi.
Worldprices has slowely been going up the last year when the the first six month 2012 and 2011 is conpared. In Europe only with 1 percent, from a Swedish perspective, and in some places like the greek capital Athens the hotel prices is going slightly down. Frankfurt and Paris is more a lot more expensive now but not among the top ten most expensive. New York and Monte Carlo is shaddowing Rio on that chart. Looking for the least expensive hotels in Europe you will end up in lovely baltic Riga, according to hotels.com. If you want to visit the beautiful Swedish capital for a night the hotel will charge about 150 Euro (1200 SEK).

Most expensive hotel night:
Rio de Janeiro
Monte Carlo
New York
Key West,
Moscow,
Geneva,
Boston
Dubai
Zürich
Frankfurt

Cheapest hotel night:
Hanoi
Ho chi min city
Pattaya
Bangkok
Albufeira
Krabi
Fuengirola
Ko Samui
Aukland
Torremolinos

/Miss Travel