Athens is one of the oldest cities in the world, and is sometimes referred to as the cradle of Western civilization. The arts and philosophy thrived here, it is steeped in culture and ancient history, and its landscape is dominated by the stunning Acropolis. Like most things in Greece, there is a tale behind how the city got its name and the myth goes something like this: the city was prosperous and beautiful, but did not have a patron god that it paid tribute to. Athena, goddess of wisdom, and
Ayubowan! As you step out of the vehicle and walk towards the reception you are greeted by smiling staff with their palms together in front of the heart. Ayubowan is a Sri Lankan greeting that means “may you live long” – how lovely is that? When my boyfriend got the week off work and asked if I wanted to stay a night at the new Anantara property in Tangalle, I jumped on that opportunity like Pizza Rat on a greasy slice of pepperoni pizza. We had visited the restaurants at Anantara Peace Haven
It’s no secret that Hong Kong is full of amazing restaurants: Hong Kong has one of the world’s highest per capita concentrations of eateries – there is 1 restaurant for every 300 people! Since putting together my list of my top 5 restaurant choices in Hong Kong I have decided that there is no way to limit it to just 5 places to stuff your face, so here is part 2 and 5 more crowd-pleasers! These are restaurants that I frequent often and love taking out-of-town visitors to, let me know
Having spent the majority of my life in Hong Kong, I feel it is my duty to appoint myself an enthusiastic ambassador for this beautiful city. There are some common misconceptions about Hong Kong (no, it’s not part of Japan – and yes, I have actually been asked if I speak Japanese on multiple occasions) but also some cool facts that you might not know. If you’re planning a visit to Hong Kong, here are 11 things you should know before your trip! 1. Not just a concrete jungle It’s often
Located just half an hour away from Colombo Bandaranaike International Airport is the bustling seaside town of Negombo. Though Negombo is not typically high up on the list of places to visit in Sri Lanka, it is home to Jetwing Ayurveda Pavilions, a leading Ayurvedic retreat in the country. Ayurveda has been practiced in Sri Lanka for thousands of years and to many it is not just a form of medicine, but rather a way of life. The name stems from two Sanskrit words, “Ayuh” (life) and “Veda” (science or knowledge).