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  • The St. Regis Langkawi Kayu Puti Restaurant

    In November, we stayed 4 nights at The St. Regis Langkawi & had booked our stay through the Luxury Privileges program which came with some valuable benefits such as complimentary breakfast, daily half board (choice between lunch or dinner), round trip luxury limousine transfer, food & beverage or spa service credit, …

    Our stay as a whole was spectacular, although it’s still a fairly new property – we had a wonderful time here. We dined at L’Orangerie once & three times at Kayu Puti, not that L’Orangerie wasn’t great, but Kayu Puti was exceptional. Special thanks to Jan & Hafiz.

    During our last night at the […]

  • Malta in Winter

    I went on a 3-day trip to Malta during ‘winter’, where temperatures easily exceeded 15°C in the afternoon on a reasonably sunny December day.
    While I loved Malaga in January, except for its churches & cathedrals, this Mediterranean country unfortunately didn’t leave a memorable impression. It was fine. Perhaps Summer might be better to linger around?

    I rented a car and drove around the island, between places such Marsaxlokk, Valletta, Mdina, Mosta & Gnejna Bay. There are busses everywhere, but having more flexibility is the way to go (and rental cars were cheap anyway).

  • The St. Regis Singapore

    The St. Regis Singapore is conveniently located on Tanglin Road, right around the corner from Orchard Road & nearby ION Orchard Shopping Mall – and many others.

    Having visited mulitple metropolises in the South East Asian Region, Singapore remained a blank spot on my travel map. I had heared many things about the city, good & bad, so that I absolutely had to do add it to the trip for my 30th birthday. After having spent 5 days on Langkawi, including four nights at the fantastic The St. Regis Langkawi, we concluded this trip with a short stay at The St.Regis Singapore.

    Well […]

  • Churches in Lebanon

    What impressed me most about Lebanon, was not just the nightlife, nor the sublime restaurants, but the churches! Maybe I was ignorant for not knowing that more than 40% of the country’s inhabitants are Christians – which is apparently the highest rate in the Middle East.

    Whenever I visit a new country, I’ll always check out the historical landmarks which more often than not, include places of worship. I’d like you to focus your attention to the ‘main’ picture in this post, which was taken at St. Paul’s Cathedral in Harissa, not that far from Beirut but only 100 metres away from “Our […]

  • Weekend in Lisbon

    Recommended Itinerary:
    One or two days in Lisbon, day trip to Belém & Cascais, stop for Pastéis de Belém along the way. Continue to Cabo da Roca & watch the sunset at Praia Grande do Guincho. Explore Sintra with its Palácio Nacional, Quinta da Regaleira, Castelo dos Mouros & Palácio da Pena.

    Try to avoid peak season. It’s no secret that Portugal is a beautiful country, so you won’t be the only one heading to Sintra or spending the day at the beach.

  • Swiss CSeries CS100 pictures – Brussels to Zurich

    If you passed by gate A45 at Brussels Airport on Sunday August 21st, you may have noticed that some festivities were taking place, which included cake, cava & a speech. And a brand new plane.

    Swiss was showing off their new Bombardier CSeries (CS100) and I was on flight LX787 from Brussels to Zurich.

    Although it was supposed to be the first visit of the aircraft to Brussels Airport, it had already been there a few days prior because of a technical issue with another aircraft. Nevertheless, cake, hand shaking, ribbon cutting & bubbly were in order to celebrate this occasion.

    For Swiss, the Bombardier C Series […]