Vietnam – great bistro in Ho Chi Minh City

Propaganda is the name of the new bistro in Saigon. A cool place with the best spring rolls I have eaten since long… Share

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Goa, Goa – More great retreats

Perfect place for Yoga in North-Goa: Ashiyana at Mandrem Beach. Eco-lodges and beach hut. Endless and very broad silent beach. Yogateachers all very skilled. Superb food. No 1 reco for Yoga. Silent beach in the south: Agonda beach. Lovely, turtle protection area. Check out Agonda Beach Villas and check out H2O Agonda.   Share

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Slumtour in Mumbai

50% of all Mumbai residents live in Slums. For those who have seen “Slumdog Millionaire” their lives seem to be miserable, their homes dirty and their future dark. Go and witness for yourself how people live, learn and work in Asia`s 2nd biggest slum Dharavi. It is safe, eye-opening and mind blowing. All my guests […]

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Hide-Aways in Goa – perfect places to be

Coco Shambala in North-Goa is the perfect hide-away for a weekend, a week, a year or forever. Four luxury villas, a private pool in a tropical garden, a chef who cooks for you, charming owner Giles, who knows the area in and out, a driver just for you, who brings you to the flee-markets, art shops, beaches, […]

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Bintan Island – Weekendtrip from Singapore

An oasis of peace, a coconut tree beach, a swimmingpool right at the beach, a villa in the middle of the jungle, nature tries to take back, what man has created. Banyan Tree Resort on Indonesian Bintan Island, a 45 minutes ferry ride from Singapore. Monitor lizards roam on the small roads. One of them […]

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Shanghai Restaurants

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Another week in Shanghai. And more interesting restaurants. I tried them all and liked them all. The first one is near the Bund, outdoor restaurant, Thai food, not Chinese. The Coconut Paradise. Nina and Rolf”s tip. Chinese cuisine for western taste: Xibo, a Xinjiang cuisine restaurant near Jing’An Temple. Amanda”s tip. And an amazing Japanese […]

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Mumbai restaurants, Central Mumbai

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Two of the latest tips – checked out and loved. Both in Lower Parel, close to my office in India Bulls. Cafe Zoe – nice and casual, old loft on Mill compound, western cuisine. Shiro Lounge – Buddha and his friends. Asian, Japanese, Thai, Lounge, just excellent and very special atmosphere. Share

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Mumbai Luxury Weekend Escapes – my flight neighbour’s seven tips

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5 hours flight from Singapore to Mumbai, 5 hours chat on India including Mumbai’s weekend escape. Here they are: Wild Flower Hall, an Oberei hotel, 2500 m above sea level, a luxury resort in the Himalayas, 3,5 hours drive from Chandigar airport. It’s not exactly a weekend-trip. Will need an extra day. Umaid Bhawan Palace, […]

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More Hongkong Tips from Arun – Restaurants

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Thank you, Arun, for the list! Chinese (Sichuan) – Hutong   Chinese (traditional HK) – Island Tang  Japanese – Zuma (expensive)   Japanese – Tokio Joe (cheaper)   Thai – Mango Tree   Mexican – trendy, slightly grungy – Brickhouse –   High-end Frenchish – Café Grey – Share

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Amanda’s Tips on Hongkong in a day (if bad weather)

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1. For an authentic Chinese experience go for a Chinese dimsum breakfast at City Hall –Address: 中環愛丁堡廣場5-7號大會堂低座3樓 / Phone:2521 1303 / City Hall; Connaught Road Central 2. Stanley Market – Meet in the Stanley Plaza at  for lunch/ shopping 3. Take a taxi to the Ladies Market in Yaumatei – Tung Choi Street – this […]

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