Ceylon Tea Trails: The Ultimate Luxury Escape in Sri Lanka

Ceylon Tea Trails is not a hotel. It’s a travel in time to a bygone colonial era. Five hours drive from Colombo on windy roads, passing through lush tropical vegetation and bustling towns, bring us to luxurious tea-planter bungalows tucked amongst the plantations. We are warmly welcomed by Sanjaya, our butler. The rooms are airy and spacious, each with its own patio. The roll-top bath … Continue reading Ceylon Tea Trails: The Ultimate Luxury Escape in Sri Lanka

What to Expect from Hanoi’s Old Quarter

The Old Quarter in Hanoi is undoubtedly the most bustling part of the city. If I had to compare it somewhere else it would be to China Town in Bangkok. It’s noisy, busy, motorbike clogged and there is always something happening, usually on the higher side of the decibel meter.  If you want to experience the quintessence of Hanoi this is the right place to … Continue reading What to Expect from Hanoi’s Old Quarter

Van Long: The Hidden-But-Not-For-Long Gem of Ninh Bình

Van Long is one of those places where you feel like time has stopped. Imagine misty wetlands surrounded by dramatic limestone cliffs with lush vegetation. There is just you and a local lady who doesn’t speak a single word of English. The only noises you hear are the splashing water as the bamboo boat goes into the wilderness and the sound of the langurs somewhere far … Continue reading Van Long: The Hidden-But-Not-For-Long Gem of Ninh Bình