wearing a mask...a lot

travelling internationally…here’s what it’s like (part two)

Seven nights, six cabs, four hotels and three trains. Here's what i discovered. Cabs: The biggest issue with cabs in Switzerland is how expensive they are. Granted you often get a Mercedes and they are spotless but still… when I…

the lobby bar at De L'Europe

best bed: De L’Europe, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

She may be the Grande Dame but there is nothing stuffy about  the iconic  De L’Europe. The hotel is build right along the original embankment wall of the Amstel River in the centre of the historic district, walking distance to…

Byblos Art Hotel Villa Amista

best bed: Byblos Art Hotel Villa Amista, Verona, Italy

  History and art magically combine at the Byblos Art Hotel. The history begins in Roman times when a fortified block house was erected on the site. It morphed into the 15th century Villa Amista which was renovated during the 18th century…

the presidential suite at the St Regis Florence

best bed: The St. Regis, Florence, Italy

The history of the St Regis mirrors the history of Florence. It was originally built in 1432 by Filippo Brunelleschi, the same guy who designed the Duomo, to be the home of the Giuntini Family. Vasari loved the house and…

The Hassler Hotel Lobby

best bed: The Hassler, Rome, Italy

No wonder Audrey Hepburn used to stay here. The Hassler exudes the same classic elegance she was renowned for. Situated at the top of the Spanish Steps it has the best location and the best views in Rome.  And now…

berlin

ah berlin….. 6 things to do

Ah Berlin…  where the party goes  for 24 hours, there are more canals than in Venice or Amsterdam and  museums (180) out number rainy days (106). 70 million curried sausages  are eaten each year. Bits of the infamous Wall sit…

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