Review: Toberua Island Resort, Fiji

Bula! Fiji Bula, the ubiquitous greeting and Fijian word for Hello, yet it seemingly embodies more than just a simple “hi, how are you?” It is the spirit of the South Pacific archipelago island nation of Fiji. Bula is a robust and burly word yet it also so soft, mellow and welcoming and that is…

Weekend at Iguazu Falls (both sides) and some tips

In early June I ventured down to South America once again. This time I was chasing waterfalls (yes a few ladies in the 90s will tell you otherwise, but in this case its worth it). I headed for Iguazu Falls (Foz do Iguacu/ Cataratas del Iguazu). It is the largest waterfall system in the world…

Quick Review: Amankila, Manggis, Bali, Indonesia

In my previous post I did a quick and much belated review of Amanjiwo Resort in Borobudur, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, and it was so amazing I still dream about my stay. I mentioned that i was part of Aman resorts’ Bali & Beyond package and that for Bali we opted to stay at Amankila. Amankila was…

Quick Review: Amanjiwo Resort, Borobudur, Indonesia

Hi, It has been a couple months since my last post, and the next few posts coming up are all very very long overdue, but I just havent had that much time since I moved and started my new job (with the exception of Noma, that I had to blog immediately while the sensations were…

Review: Paris 1930 Winter Black Truffle Tasting at the Ritz Landis Taipei

Last week we had dinner at the Paris 1930 Restaurant in the Ritz Landis Hotel, Taipei. They currently have their limited time Winter Black Truffle Tasting menu. The 11 course menu came down to around NTD$4200 (USD$125) per person without wine, which is more expensive than their usual offering and definitely expensive in Taipei but…

Review: The Tokyo Station Hotel, Tokyo Eats & Sites

My apologies, this is a bit of a belated guest post/review¬†from my sister who stayed at the Tokyo Station Hotel in Tokyo, Japan in December 2015. December 9, 2015   The Tokyo Station Hotel just celebrated their 100th birthday on November 2, 2015. ¬†At a century old, the hotel is full of life and grandeur….

The Marriott Taipei and Garden Kitchen Restaurant

The Marriott Taipei [Scroll down if you just want to read about the food!] Taipei’s newest hotel had its soft-opening in July this year and will officially open sometime this month (at least from the last I heard). The Marriott Hotel Taipei is located in Dazhi, right by the Miramar shopping center and across the…

Review: Amanpulo, Philippines

Hi All, The following is a guest post by my sister, she and her husband recently visited and stayed at the Amanpulo in Palawan, Philippines. Amanpulo is their second Aman resort experience, after Amankora in Bhutan. The #1 hotel chain on my list of places to stay and check out is any of the Aman…

Turkey: Globally, Historically and Uniquely Your’s

After being back in the United States for 2 months I have had plenty of time to reflect and reminisce about my 8 weeks in the nation of Turkey. It took my a few days but I finally came to an understanding of why I love this country so much now and why it is…