It’s a pretty special spectacle when Asia’s flowers are in bloom. To enjoy them, however, you’ve got to see them in person – which can… Read More »Exotic East in Bloom – Asian Flower Festivals
Nice digs, shame about the face – 5 weird looking Asian hotels you’ll love for their great personality
You never need look far in Asia to find beautiful sights, sounds, people or places. But when it comes to eccentric hotel design, you sometimes have to wonder what the architect was on.
Saying that, behind these ‘brave’, bizarre and plain butt-ugly exteriors you’ll often discover gushing ‘inner beauty’ in the shape of luxury, entertainment and fine dining. A ‘great personality’ aside, it’s fun to be able to point at a photo of some mad looking hotel and boast, “I’ve stayed there”.
Here are five Asian hotels we like to call, ‘Nice digs, shame about the face’.
In the West, Kardashians seem to get more of the limelight than world leaders. But in Asia, even the most influential past leaders, statesmen and royalty are still honoured and revered. If you’re heading to Hanoi, Tokyo, Bali or Beijing and want to get a first hand look at look at historical life at the top, try these fascinating ‘follow the leader’ day trips.Read More »Asian hotels and day trips fit for a king or statesman
While Chinese New Year is the big kahuna of Asian calendar celebrations, December 31 can certainly hold its own against most. Whether you’re planning to be in Asia at the time, or looking for a unique way to spend New Year’s Eve and early 2012, there’s plenty to party about right across the region. Read More »New Year’s Eve in Asia – the places to be on 31 December
Holidays are just a little more interesting with a dash of the unusual on top. So experience the best of Asia’s cultural gems with a twist of antithesis – mix art with rock, noodles with Shakespeare, tea with jazz and single women with patron saints…Read More »4 Asian cultural festivals with a twist of the unexpected