The Suite Life at Banyan Tree Bangkok (and the best rooftop bar ever)

From outside, you can’t really see the grandeur of Banyan Tree Bangkok. In fact, the driveway is so tiny it creates its own traffic jam. But once you step inside the lobby this is what you get: the fresh smell of citronella and jasmine, the sound of a live folk…

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Le Meridien Bangkok, a modern lux oasis in the city

It’s hard to not notice Le Meridien Bangkok’s design-focused entrance. Greeting you is a high glass wall with a statement mural of a guy (who reminds me of Josef Salvat) carrying a dog, and “Dots Dog” an iconic 3-meter sculpture by Thai artist Wasinburee Supanichvoraparch. It certainly gives an impression that…

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The LaLiT London: a classy luxury boutique hotel

Headquartered in New Delhi, the LaLiT Suri Hospitality Group opened its first hotel in 1988 and quickly expanded to 12 hotels in India. Their latest franchise – and their first international property – has just opened in London. As with most wanderers I know, I love places built in history,…

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#travellinkup : Excerpts (and a vlog) from my London Diary

September 9, 2006 I’m here. Everything seems familiar – the smell of the airport, the fresh scent of English breeze, the highly accented chatter in the background, the politeness and eagerness of it. I’ve been here before. I know this place. Everything seemed the same from the times when my…

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Barcelona Day Out: Gothic Quarter Street Art, Ciutadella Park & Parc Guell

Early morning after our mammoth meal at Lasarte, MD and I realised we needed to walk off the calories and prep for yet another big dinner at MOments at the Mandarin Oriental. So the next day, we decided to walk loads by visiting the Sagrada Familia, Parc de la Ciutadella,…

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