Author Archive for Gerard Moxon

Gerard Moxon travelled widely during the course of an international career which including living in Brazil, France and Portugal. Gerard is a Director of Carte Blanche Travel and the Founder of Luxury Hedonist, a blog on the luxury industries.

One of the great wonders of the world

One of the great wonders of the world

The Meeting of the Waters (Encontro das Aguas in Portuguese) is a natural phenomenon which occurs near the city of Manaus in the Amazon. Two massive rivers, the River Solimôes (Rio Solimôes) and the River Negro (Rio Negro) meet near the city; they meet but do not mix. The River Solimôes is the chocolate river and the […]

The most exotic and unusual city in the world

The most exotic and unusual city in the world

Manaus, the capital of the Brazilian state of Amazonas, is going to be one of the host cities for the football World Cup in 2014. For the footballers who visit the city at that time, even the Brazilians, this will be a whole new experience. Local conditions mean any teams having their matches here will […]

The 5 most exotic dances in the world

The 5 most exotic dances in the world

Dance forms an important part in many cultures around the world, and in some countries it can be almost a way of life, revolving around the most important events in life, like weddings, love, death and war. There are many kinds of dance around the world, so any choice is obviously subjective. Tahitian Dance The […]

The Serengeti, home to the greatest army of them all

The Serengeti, home to the greatest army of them all

The Serengeti in Tanzania is the home to the largest African army on earth. Between December and March the majority of game animals of Eastern Africa are in the Ngorongoro Crater Conservation area in the Southern Serengeti in Tanzania. When the animals are grazing in the Serengeti, the animals do not look like an army. […]

Why the focus is shifting to Brazil

Why the focus is shifting to Brazil

The world’s attention will be shifting to Brazil over the next few years because it is due to host the world’s two biggest events, the Football World Cup in 2014, followed by the Olympic Games in 2016. I am not sure that any country has ever won the rights to host the two largest events […]

The world's most beautiful city

The world’s most beautiful city

The world’s most beautiful city was discovered on 1st January 1502 by the Portuguese fleet led by Pedro Alvares Cabral. Thinking that the impressive entrance was the mouth of an enormous river, they called it the River of January, but it is, in fact, a massive bay, Guanabara Bay. When you are distracted by the […]

5 of the most wonderful sites for bungee jumping

5 of the most wonderful sites for bungee jumping

Most people go on holiday for rest. However, there is a group of tourists who do not seek rest, but thrills on their holiday. This type of person seeks a large injection of adrenalin, of which bungee jumping provides probably the biggest dosage of any sporting activity. Bungee jumping is the kind of activity that […]

Let's go cruising

Let’s go cruising

In the last few years, the British have gone mad cruising. Let me put that another way, in the last few years the British have gone cruising mad. Yes, over the last few years cruising has been all the rage. On reflection that might seem a little odd, as afterall aren’t we in a recession, […]

Getting away from it all in Zanzibar

Getting away from it all in Zanzibar

Have you ever wanted to get away from it all, only to arrive at your chosen destination and find that all have just arrived as well, or even worse that all are already there and all will be staying for some time yet? Yes, it does happen, and these days without a bit of intelligent […]

The magic of the Iguacu Falls

The magic of the Iguacu Falls

Are you are looking to visit somewhere special in the world? Somewhere that takes your breath away, and leaves you speechless? Somewhere where God has intervened to present nature at her most fearsome and beautiful? Somewhere to remind man that although he can build castles and palaces, on the earth and in space, he can […]