Speciality paraphernalia adds immeasurably to the enjoyment of the finer things in gourmet life. The accoutrements associated with the likes of Beluga caviar, white Alba truffles, champagne, cognac and Cohiba Behike cigars perfectly complement the delicacies themselves.
“You get the idea Mauritius was made first, and then heaven.” So said Mark Twain. Now, the pearl of the Indian Ocean with a magnetic allure is getting in touch with its family side, discovers Peter Swain
The hippy-chic attractions of Goa’s beaches have been on the radar for a generation, but discerning travellers keen to top up both their chi and their tan are now discovering the allure of the uncluttered south of India’s smallest state.
As it moves out of clean-up into reconstruction mode, Peter Swain discovers vitality coursing back into the this New Zealand South Island city. “We now have a unique opportunity to remake, in fact to resettle, a modern city.”