7:53 pm April 13, 2014 | No Comment
Ihad been dreaming of exploring South America for quite a long time, yet it was in December 2011 when I finally made it there. A good friend of mine, an Ecuadorian, invited me to spend New Year’s Eve in Quito, the capital city, saving me from spending a lonely winter holiday.
12:59 pm April 13, 2014 | No Comment
Behind tall turquoise doors at the luxurious Jumeirah Zabeel Saray Hotel awaits a haven of wellness and relaxation — the marvelous Talise Ottoman Spa.
6:45 pm April 6, 2014 | 1 Comment
Over the past three decades, Dubai has been transformed from a sleepy fishing village in the middle of the desert to a cosmopolitan city located in the center of the world — two-thirds of the world population is just an eight-hour flight away from here.
2:19 pm April 4, 2014 | 1 Comment
She is often referred to as the “mother of Ubud,” and her restaurant has been a longtime favorite among both travelers and locals: Ni Wayan Murni, a Bali native who recently celebrated the 40th anniversary of “Murni’s Warung” with the launch of a book that includes personal memories and anecdotes of people who have accompanied her on her journey from the 1970s until today.
6:10 pm April 1, 2014 | No Comment
For those craving a break from the pressures of bustling city life, Bali can offer the perfect, blissful reprieve. Travelers from all over the world visit the island for some much-needed time away from the escalating burdens of daily routines. But with the growing number of tourists flocking to its shores each year, finding a pocket of true tranquility is becoming harder and harder to find.
6:43 pm March 30, 2014 | No Comment
In recent years, Middle Eastern cuisine has become more and more popular, thanks to its wholesome and rich approach. When I traveled to Dubai last week, I had the chance to savor the traditional cuisine of the region.
6:37 pm March 30, 2014 | No Comment
“Forget Paris and come to the south,” said the invitation I received from a friend. So I ventured away in search of a different facet of France. It was far south enough that another hour on the TGV, the French high-speed train, would have taken me across the Spanish border. But I stopped in Toulouse, a destination rather shunned by many visitors.