seven coloured earth

Seven Coloured Earth in Chamarel

The seven coloured earth in Chamarel is one of the most popular inland attractions in Mauritius. As far as I know, it’s the only one of its kind…

Black River Gorges

Black River Gorges

The Black River Gorges National Park on the highlands in central Mauritius stretches over more than 50 km and is a sight to behold. The best view is probably…

Massive crocs and gators 2

La Vanille Nature Park

We’ve had a giant tortoise – Mingie – in the family since before I was born. My uncle took it home one day when he was young. It…

Flic en flac sunset 1

West coast of Mauritius

The west coast of Mauritius is the most popular beach hangout for locals as it is the closest to the bigger central towns of Quatre-Bornes, Rose-Hill, Beau-Bassin, Vacoas and Curepipe….

Omoide yokocho

Best yokocho in Tokyo

Tokyo has some of the best nightlife in Asia. One of the most pleasant experiences though is also one of the simplest. Go to one of the many old…

The Okura Prestige Bangkok

Hotel review: The Okura Prestige Bangkok

The Okura is a fantastic hotel in a fantastic location. It is however relatively expensive for Bangkok. Great only if you want to splurge. Click here for my…

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Hotel review: Sofitel Saigon Plaza

Quite possibly my best hotel experience in Saigon, location aside. Service is excellent and the food outstanding. Highly recommended, esp. for biz travel. Click here for my reviews…

Park Hyatt Saigon logo

Hotel review: Park Hyatt Saigon

Park Hyatt Saigon is probably the most opulent hotel I’ve stayed at in Saigon. Worthy of all its stars but these come with a high price tag. Click…

Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur logo

Hotel review: Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur

Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur is the perfect hotel for short business trips in Kuala Lumpur as the direct train to the airport is right next door. Click here…

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Hotel review: Liberty Central Saigon

Liberty Saigon is probably the best value for money hotel I’ve stayed at in Saigon. Plus they have a great cocktail bar and a fantastic cinema. Click here…

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Hotel review: Hotel Majapahit Surabaya

Hotel Majapahit reminds me a lot of Raffles hotel in Singapore. Old colonial charm with very good service. Does help that they have a live band bar too….

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Hotel review: Holiday Inn Bangkok

Great location but not the best bang for your buck. Rooms are sub-par and hotel feels rather old. You can get much better value elsewhere. Click here for…

Air Asia the worst airline in Asia

Air Asia, probably the worst airline in Asia

I know, i know. You get what you pay for. But Air Asia takes service to a level so low that the only point I can give them on 10 is because they…

Le Morne Mauritius

10 useful tips about Mauritius

Mauritius is a small island in the Indian Ocean, about two hours by plane to the east of Madagascar – which itself is off the east coast of South Africa . It is mostly…

Gris Gris in the South

10 things to do in Mauritius

Mauritius has long been a favourite holiday destination for affluent Europeans, especially from England and France. Most tourists use up their holidays sunbathing by the beach or pool at…

Streets of Venice

Streets of Venice – Photo Gallery

One of the most memorable experiences in Italy is walking down the narrow streets of Venice.The city is my second favourite in Europe after Paris.


Colmar- Photo Gallery

Mount Fuji from Lake Kawaguchi

Majestic Fuji from Lake Kawaguchi

This post about our trip to Mount Fuji from Lake Kawaguchi has been such a long time coming. It’s been a year now since I was there. As memorable as the…


Shirakawago: Rural Japan

We made a brief two-hour stop at Shirakawago en route to Kanazawa from Takayama. While we wanted to maximize our JR Pass, the place is not accessible by…

Cimetiere Pere lachaise

Paris Cimetiere Pere Lachaise – Photo Gallery