4:38 pm February 24, 2015 | No Comment
Spanish five-star hotels are serving up white rice for breakfast as Spain offers quicker visas and seeks more direct flights from China to tap into the surging wave of Chinese tourists.
10:00 am February 24, 2015 | 2 Comments
Home to only 52 villas, guests, most of whom are couples on their honeymoon or those taking a break from their daily grind, are guaranteed premium, uninterrupted tranquility and privacy at Club Med Finolhu. Every villa is assigned its own butler, who would readily cater to room service requests.
11:28 am February 16, 2015 | No Comment
Tigran Sarkies was his name, a precocious 23-year-old, and in 1882 he was working as an auctioneer in Georgetown, Penang. He must have tired of banging the gavel because a couple of years later he opened the Eastern Hotel and two years after he launched the Oriental Hotel with his brother, Martin.
7:00 pm February 11, 2015 | No Comment
Arguably the best guide to London published this season was written nearly 50 years ago.
7:15 am February 4, 2015 | 2 Comments
All the favorite hotels on Samosir Island were jam-packed so we reserved one in Pematang Siantar, two and a half hours from Medan. The flight from Jakarta to Medan was slightly over two hours. We then hired a car and driver to Siantar — with lots of leg space — for Rp 420,000 ($33).
11:24 am February 3, 2015 | No Comment
If early Kuala Lumpur had a heart it was the Old Market Square. Here, on the east bank of the Klang River, early traders set up shacks to cater to the pioneer Chinese miners who had been sent up river prospecting for tin in 1857.
1:00 pm January 27, 2015 | No Comment
Boasting distinctive attractions such as the candy floss and fish ‘n’ chip-festooned Brighton Pier, the city is an hour’s train ride south of London and enjoys one of the sunniest climates in Britain. As well as the pebbly beach there are bars from bohemian to upper crust and eating-out options aplenty.
11:20 am January 22, 2015 | No Comment
Amid the crumbling shophouses of Hanoi's Old Quarter there are a few surprises I uncovered when I decided to venture forth into the chaotic streets.