Category: Weekend Getaways

Samui Baan Taling Ngam Lush green islands west of Samui

Koh Samui, Asia’s Fantasy Island

Simon N. Ostheimer discovers how Samui has become Asia’s destination of choice when it comes to romance and luxury, from snorkelling in crystal clear waters, to a sunset cruise enjoying…

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Ulu Cliffhouse’s spectacular views

One Stop Fun in Bali

Ulu Cliffhouse is perfect for music lovers and the fun at heart. Atop a cliff in Uluwatu, Bali in Indonesia is this sanctuary of pure enjoyment with a 25-metre infinity…

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Con Dao Islands Sunrise

Vietnam’s Hidden Jewel

Off the southern coast of Vietnam is the Con Dao Islands, a clandestine paradise waiting to be discovered. The outlying archipelago is comprised of 16 islands, all of them largely…

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Japanese bridge and willows which featured in many of Monet's paintings

Normandy – Cradle of Impressionism

Follow the footsteps of Impressionism's great Masters I have often driven through Normandy and admired the landscape and rural architecture and promised myself I would explore the region in more…

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Dijon, a medieval pearl of Brittany, by Photomario

Gourmet Burgundy

‘Eat more!’ is my European mother’s mantra. So travelling to Burgundy to discover the best of its culinary delights seemed a natural fit for me. Award winning vineyards around Dijon…

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Luxurious new Bangkok Landmark

Stunning views of Bangkok’s bustling skyline enhance the 137 Pillars Suites and Residences experience, offering a private butler service, mood-friendly lighting and a wine cellar. Sky Bar Stunning views of…

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India’s Warrior Fortress Reborn

Indulge your inner child with an exotic stay hidden away in the Aravalli hills in Rajasthan, a world away from the crowds in Alila Fort Bishangarh. Historic properties like this…

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Weekend Break in Bintan

Short break destinations within an hour or two away with limited fuss over travel is an essential endeavour that should be exercised every so often, a punctuation if you will…

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Sanchaya Signature

Is it possible to be completely relaxed? An hour’s ferry hop away from Singapore, in Bintan, with Sanchaya’s signature treats, it is indeed possible. Welcome to a colonial era haven…

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Weekend of Bliss in Phuket

A vacation in Phuket conjures images of vast expanse of clear blue waters and beach fronts that have all requisite amenities but also crowds which a traveller seeking solitude may…

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