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Blog travel mole is way too excited at the moment…
The first Imaginative Traveller mystery tour is already getting bookings – and the brochure hasn’t even dropped on your doorsteps yet!
The brochure looks absolutely fantastic – we can’t wait to share it with all you Imaginative Travellers’ out there!
And every night “mole” is being entertained with tales of Bruce Parry in the Amazon, Paul Merton in India, or my new discovery on the BBC - “Last man standing”!
So it’s here! Blog travel mole has a copy… sales team have a copy… operations have their copy, marketing and even accounts have a copy.. but what is it??!!
The new 2009/10 Imaginative Traveller Worldwide brochure of course!!
Here at Imaginative Traveller we are very excited to finally see our inspirational new 2009/10 Worldwide brochure.
Ode to a Japanese Holiday
I thought I’d vacation in a far-away nation
For adventure and some learning.
So I put my pack upon my back
To satisfy my yearning.
I’d heard Tokyo was the place to go
For my idea of fun.
Thus, some yen I spent and off I went
To the Land of the Rising Sun.
There were others too who believed this true
So off to Japan they’d jet.
We gathered the bunch at a “bento box” lunch
And were friends as soon as we’d met.
So continuing the tele-visual feast theme, travel mole stumbled upon “Paul Merton in India” last night, and what an entertaining take and unique insight into India this was!
Here at Imaginative Traveller we may not take you onto a stationary plane for your dinner; or to the festival celebrating the god Shiva where Paul watched naked, ash-covered sadhus suspend boulders from their penises; or see the monkey’s as they are employed as “civil servants” chasing smaller monkeys out of the town!
BUT YOU WILL ...
Autumn is well and truly with us, jumpers are coming out of the closets, the shorter nights are here, Christmas plans are being discussed, clocks go back, but don't worry:
"BIG CAT LIVE" IS HERE!
One of the great, but naughty, pleasures of this time of year is putting our feet up and enjoying the television which provides a fantastic take on the world around us.
Imaginative Traveller is extremely proud to announce that the bronze award of Wanderlust’s Paul Morrison Guide of the Year 2008 Award is our very own Sameer Rathore! This is the third time Sameer has been short-listed and it is a tremendous honour as the nominations came directly from the people who matter – our travelling clients.
So tonight’s the night when we find out if Sameer Rathore has won the Wanderlust Paul Morrison Guide of the Year Award 2008. In the hallowed rooms of the Royal Geographical Society, the winner will be announced and suffice to say, we hope that this makes it third time lucky for Sameer.
As you may or may not know, the Moslem community are nearly finishing Ramadan. This means that the feast is coming soon... Yippee!
So the X Factor is back on our screens in the UK. We will head from boot camp to the finals over the following weeks keeping us occupied during the coming autumnal Saturday evenings. There have been some horrendous auditions but surely nothing worse than you would find in your average karaoke bar? Below is a write-up from our wandering blogger Julie Bye of her karaoke experiences around the world on some of our trips.
Karaoke Queen – Julie Bye
So Bradford and Bingley, one of the UK’s biggest building societies, is now partly owned by the Spanish bank Santander; British Energy, the UK’s main atomic power company, has been taken over by the French company EDF and, some might say, our foreign policy is partly run by the American government (or is that too much of a political hot potato?). It is all very confusing as to who owns what and top of it all we have the Speaker of the House of Representatives in Washington, Nancy Pelosi, declaring that the ‘Party is over’.
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