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Photo Review Centro Historico Cartagena

Photo Review Centro Historico Cartagena

Cartagena is known for its colonial city as much as Santo Domingo Zona Colonial. It's in a much better shape and is a valid tourist attraction but it almost comes off as too clean. It's full of real-life institutions like government buildings and a public university but it also has many boutique hotels and shops. […]

Posted on August 13, 2014 by in Things to Do (City Guides)

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Bucharest Old Town Review – What to do in Bucharest

Bucharest Old Town Review – What to do in Bucharest

Bucharest's old town has retained its charm and is not yet fully overrun by tourists. It is small, partially renovated and full of coffee shops, restaurants, bars and official and old buildings. Romanians are welcoming and (not yet) jaded by big tourist groups. English is widely spoken and prices are about 50-60% less than what […]

Posted on June 16, 2014 by in AAdvantage

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Review: Giant Panda Breeding Base, Chengdu, China

Review: Giant Panda Breeding Base, Chengdu, China

If Chengdu stands for only one thing – it's the Panda reservation in the northern outskirts of the city. It's called somehow unluckily 'Giant Panda Breeding Base'. Pandas come in many form and shapes – the ones that come up when we think about it are called 'Giant Pandas'. Given Chinas ravenous appetite for land […]

Posted on February 28, 2014 by in Air China

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Radisson Blu Amsterdam Hotel Review

Radisson Blu Amsterdam Hotel Review

Book the Radisson Blu Amsterdam Hotel here. Introduction (Rate, Brand) I stayed at the Radisson Blu Amsterdam Hotel for 4 nights. For the busy weekend nights I stayed, I used 2x 50,000 Club Carlson points. For the other two nights, I found a deal for EUR 99 on OTA websites. Regular rates on clubcarlson.com and […]

Posted on July 25, 2013 by in Hotel Reviews

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Crown Plaza Eilat Hotel Review

Crown Plaza Eilat Hotel Review

Book the Crown Plaza Eilat Hotel here. This article is part of my trip report ‘Westward bound’. The trip report index will appear below once all posts have been published. OK you guessed it – I chose this property because of the IHG BRG. I had no illusions about this property and kept my expectations […]

Posted on March 31, 2013 by in Hotel Deals, Hotel Reviews

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The Le Meridien Dead Sea Review

The Le Meridien Dead Sea Review

This article is part of my trip report ‘Westward bound’. The trip report index will appear below once all posts have been published. This property has built a reputation for itself as the ‘weirdest property’ in the Starwood system and I’m happy to confirm the reputation! It starts with the reservation – I first made […]

Posted on March 27, 2013 by in Travel Deals

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Exploring the temples at Angkor Wat

Exploring the temples at Angkor Wat

The Angkor Wat temples are a tourist sensation drawing over 3.5 million people to a small city in Cambodia. That means 10,000 people who see the temples every day afresh. There are over 300 temples in the Angkor Wat area but 3 sites stand out and get the bulk of visitors. Worse most tours and […]

Posted on March 9, 2013 by in Travel Deals

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