Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Livingthedream

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Livingthedream

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Do you love sampling all things exotic? Do you dive straight in whether it's a new, never-before tasted food or a patch of deep blue ocean - all done, of course, in the utmost glamour? Imagine if you won EuroMillions this Friday, that could be the luxury first-class trip for you and three of your friends...

GOLDEN WONDER Board your first-class flight from the UK and slip into your complimentary pyjamas, your glass of champagne regularly topped up. This amazing trip begins in Bangkok. Glide into the back of your private limo transfer to the incredible five-star Shangri-La hotel with views of the Chao Phraya River.

Take a longboat along the river before taking high tea at the world-renowned Mandarin Oriental Hotel.

THIS FRIDAY WINNERS & 1ST CLASS THE WORLD For shoppers, visit Gaysorn Plaza for Dior, Fendi, Hugo Boss and high-end jewellery shops and splash your cash. But don't forget Thailand's rich history. Visit the Grand Palace - built in 1782, this was the home of Thai kings for 150 years. Enjoy a tour of the Royal Reception Halls and marvel at the incredibly sculpted statues of elephants.

MEGA FRIDAY, JANUARY For Buddhist temples, the most famed is Wat Phra Kaew, where golden spires and beautiful figurines glisten in the Thai sun. Another must-see is the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, with a Buddha carved from finest green jade.

When you fancy a cocktail, the Sky Bar at the stunning Lebua State Tower, which changes colour every 90 seconds, is the only choice. And when you want to eat, take a few steps to the incredible Sirocco for lobster, caviar, and much more, all washed down with the finest chilled champagne.

RAW RA HEAVEN After urban delights, time for pure nature. Fly first class to idyllic New Zealand where your limo awaits. The five-star Eagles Nest Resort has luxury villas with views of the Bay of Islands. Relax on your balcony with 300-degree views of ocean as the sun sets.

Golf lovers can test their handicap at the clifftop courses of Kauri Cliffs - if you can concentrate, that is: set before lush green mountains, this view would put a master off his game.

10 UK GET PS1M Next, charter a yacht to sail around the bay. Visit Tapeka Point where dolphins, penguins, marlin and whales await then visit Matauri beach. With white sand and clear water, this is tropical paradise. Then take a wine trail, touring vineyards among breathtaking greenery. …

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