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A Tale of Two Cities: Moscow & St. Petersburg

By Travelling Divas on January 23, 2018, 11:00 am | Leave a comment

This is a tale of two very different cities:   one the super-model of the empire, the other, the Grand Dame. 

 I have had a fascination for Russia (or the USSR as it was then) since I was a child: the stories of Tsars and Tsarinas, their Faberge obsession,  the communist years, the cold war and the total removal of democracy.  A visit in 1993 didn't quell that fascination, in fact if anything, it heightened my interest and so it was only natural to return and discover even more about these very different cities over 20 years later - and whilst St Petersburg was a familiar beauty,...

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Why visit Spain and Andalucia in 2018? Here's the top 5 reasons...

By Travelling Divas on January 10, 2018, 12:00 pm | Leave a comment

 The Beauty of Andalucia - Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Be There in 2018!!

When you’re choosing your holiday destination, why limit yourself to either relaxing beach time, gourmet heaven, or world-class cultural delights?
In Andalucia, the swathe across southern Spain, you have all this in spades, plus fabulous weather and vibrant street life!

1.  Seville, city of Murillo 

Named by Lonely Planet as the best city to visit in 2018, Seville is a wonderland of excellent tapas bars, 2,000 years of stunning architecture, and – for one year only –...
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Out of the Mouths of packing tips!

By Travelling Divas on November 1, 2017, 9:00 am | Leave a comment

Top travel tips from our Croatian Beauties

Travel is full of major decisions — like which country to visit, how much to spend, and when to stop waiting and finally make that all-important tour and holiday purchase.  But beyond the big picture, it’s the little things that can make a trip easier and less stressful.

We had a fabulous time exploring Croatia, Montenegro and Slovenia in September with 10 wonderful Divas.  Throughout the ‘Croatian Beauty’  tour, tour guide Zoe interviewed each of the Divas to glean what their best travel tips might be, so we could sharethem  with...

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For Your Eyes Only: My New Secret Weapon

By Travelling Divas on January 11, 2017, 3:00 pm | 1 Comment

No, this is not a James Bond movie promotion I promise!  But I have certainly stumbled across one of the best travel beauty secret-weapons ever, thanks to some very good advice from a fabulous Diva.  

Two big problems I have when travelling is the impact of flying and hotel air-conditioning on my skin, and very interrupted sleep patterns. The sleep issue is particularly prevalent when I am on tour,  as I have to hit the ground running and there is so much on my mind that I wake up several times during the night.  

Of course, this leads to huge eye bags (think suitcase size)...
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Moscow: Wow....

By Travelling Divas on September 22, 2016, 1:00 pm | Leave a comment

Moscow is WOW...  

The first time I visited Moscow was October 1993 and the overwhelming impression of the city wasn't great:  my memories were of angry people, drab surroundings and a proliferation of the colour brown.   I must point out that I did arrive right in the middle of the coup brought about by Boris Yeltsin, so this probably didn't help!  It also meant no goose-stepping guards outside of Lenin's tomb and the Kremlin and Armoury in lock-down.  There was security stationed at the end of the hotel corridor to watch our comings and goings and men...
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