Lately I was invited to the ITE Ho Chi Minh City, a travel trade show bringing all the South East Asian countries together to collaborate on future tourism projects. As a media invite I was here to cover stories and spread the word about ITE HCMC. As part of the trip I was put up in the best boutique hotel in Ho Chi Minh City and I could not resist sharing this place with you.
Why do you think people on Tripadvisor chose this as the most romantic hotel in the world 2015? No explanation needed, right? This picture says it all! As I was staying two months on the island, I was looking for the best Koh Tao hotels and I wanted to find some spots on the island that were not really well known yet to the big audience. Chekcing out some places to stay in Koh Tao I stumbled upon this incredibly luxurious boutique villa resort named ‘The Place’.
Last World Cup Football brought me to Brazil, which was one of the best experiences in life. Affordable accommodation was hard to find, definitely in the cities the matches were played. Following Holland I ended up in Fortaleza to see them play Mexico. All I knew about Fortaleza was that it was served by direct flights from Europe and therefore probably was a popular beach destination. The kilometers long boulevard and the high-rise hotels along this stretch were an example of the mass tourism. The city center of Fortaleza was not really appealing, though the beach was definitely worth a visit. Some really popular with locals, some hosted trendy beach clubs with live music. Although mass tourism conquered this city, There a many reasons to visit this region!
After two lovely nights in the Alisea Boutique Hotel I switched hotels and checked in at the Aonang Cliff Beach Resort on the other side of the town. The hotel arranged a pick-up and at 10.30am sharp there was an air-conditioned mini van waiting outside the hotel to escort me to my new hotel.
After 7 years I decided to go back to the picturesque town of Ao Nang in the Krabi province in Thailand. I remembered the lively streets, a lovely boulevard and the amazing food culture and was eager to go back. On top of that finding a place to stay ended in 5-night collaboration with the Alisea Boutique Hotel and the Ao Nang Cliff Beach Resort.
Looking for a boutique hotel in Bukit Bintang Kuala Lumpur? Recently I stayed in the KL Journal, a new kind of boutique chic in the heart of the city. This stylish designed place with a modern retro vibe is a lovely boutique hotel if you visit Kuala Lumpur.
Always wanted to know where your favourite pop idols are celebrating their holiday? I have been staying in the most amazing hotels, but for most celebrities that is just too ordinary. Apparently they rent amazing villas, secluded places where they can’t be seen and where they can do whatever they want behind closed doors. Rihanna was one those celebrities that rented Samsara Phuket and I got to stay in the exact same villa!
Welcome to Australia, welcome to Sydney! Now the big question: where to stay in Sydney? Of course there are many amazing suburbs, but just like in any other metropolis it is hard to pick the right one. Some may tell you to stay in Bondi, some prefer the city center and others like the Northern Beaches. Difficult decision I totally understand!