What a brilliant shock to the senses the Masai Mara is - stunning wildlife and saturated colours amid the dirt.
At first, I was shocked. Then, oddly flattered. A man I had never met until this day, standing at the bar in a foreign country, fleetingly and mid-conversation, dropped in a fact about me that he could have only known had he read a blog post I wrote in 2015.
I see aquatic spectacles from everywhere, including the glass-bottomed floor in the lounge area and the bath.
This isn't your run-of-the-mill holiday, this is an adventure through the looking glass.
Don't assume that all of your options are listed on a hotel's website.
Magnificent, though likely a once-in-a-lifetime indulgence for this traveller.
From rolling the dice in Monaco, to savouring slow-cooked goat in an aristocratic residence in Rajasthan, true luxury can be defined in these unforgettable experiences.
To discover the latest in luxury these days you really need head for the ends of the earth.
These luxury hotels are linked to momentous events in history, from the unearthing of Tutankhamun's tomb to the birth of the Arab Spring.
Authenticity, immersion and the feel-good factor constitute the new luxury. But the old values of seamless service are just as important.
With just four suites, New Zealand's newest lodge takes luxury to new heights.
Glittering, quirky, affordable, ultra-indulgent or within coo-ee of amazing wildlife - take your pick