Brazil is famous for its iconic Rio Carnival festival. Brazil is also known for its tropical beaches, exquisite waterfalls, and the Amazon rainforest.

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There is so much to say about this vibrant country: The major cities are Madrid, Barcelona and Valencia all of which offer unique traditions, languages and sites. Tapas is almost as much a cultural activity as a style of eating. La Siesta is the well-known nap of two to three hours in the heat of the afternoon. The Flamenco is made up of six parts: singing, guitar, dance, vocals, hand-clapping, and finger snapping - awesome! Originating in Valencia, paella is a rice dish prepared with meat or seafood. Wonderful wine from deep red Riojas to the light and sparkling Cava although sangria is probably the country’s most famous drink. . Salvador Dali was born near Barcelona is a cultural icon. Spain’s most famous architect, Gaudí’s work can be admired in Barcelona. The only downside is bullfighting has been occurring in Spain since the Roman times but is hopefully going to end soon - the last fight was in Catalonia when the majority voted for a ban in 2015.

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Grand Centara

Whale shark and manta ray sightings are almost guaranteed ... South Ari Atoll is a spectacular destination for divers and snorkelers. Boasting sun-swept island beaches and sandbars surrounded by tropical blue waters it truly is a tropical paradise ...

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Mirissa Beach

Mirissa Beach is the largest fishing port on the south coast. It is popular with tourists and is the base from where to set off on whale watching activities. In the evening it transformed to many little pop up restaurants on the beach offering freshly caught seafood. It has a good vibe.

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Ahangama is quiet with white sandy beaches and is notorious for stilted fisherman posing for photographs. It is situated in the south of Sri Lanka half way between Galle and Mirissa Beach.

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Socrates, Plato Aristotle: the word 'philosophy' comes from the Greek words 'philo' which means love and 'sophia' which means wisdom - so, the love of wisdom. Thousands of islands and incredible beaches... Tzatziki, Souvlaki, Moussaka and Baklava washed down with Retsina...Acropolis and Olympic Games - what a magnificent country!

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Porto and Port - divine. Grilled sardines - Yum! Piri-Piri chicken which inspired the South African brand Nandos. Colourful tiles. The Portguese symbol of the Rooster and Fado music, sunshine and Algarve beaches... this provides just a sample of what there is to explore in this fantastic Mediterranean country.

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The concept is 'As You Please'. Delicious seafood freshly sourced directly from the ocean on your doorstep and served with an Italian twist. Drinks and daily massages all included. Pure Bliss...

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