There is a Chinese saying that loosely translates to “people mountain, people sea“, and if you’ve ever visited Beijing or Shanghai then you’ll understand exactly what this looks like. With a population of nearly 1.5 billion people and more than 100 cities with a population greater than 1 million, it’s not always easy to avoid the smog, get away from the crowds and get off the (very) beaten path. That’s where Alila Anji comes in – a hidden gem surrounded by a pristine lake and 60,000 hectares of dense bamboo
Cambodia has come a long way over the past few decades, and an increasing number of social projects and initiatives have arisen to help drive sustainable development in the country. In particular, there are many restaurants, cafés and training facilities in Siem Reap dedicated to helping young Cambodian people gain valuable work skills and employment opportunities. If you are planning a visit to Siem Reap to visit the incredible temples in the Angkor Archaeological Park, you can also fill your days with lots of delicious food while ensuring that your
Sri Lanka’s luxury and boutique hotel scene is on the up-and-up, with major brands like Shangri-La opening up to cater to the burgeoning tourist arrivals to this little island in the Indian Ocean. Shangri-La’s Hambantota Resort & Spa opened last June and is the newest luxury venture to open its doors in southern Sri Lanka, and is also the largest resort in country at nearly 60 hectares (or 150 acres). Southern Sri Lanka is becoming an increasingly popular destination for beachgoers as well as wildlife lovers, as it is home to
It’s no secret that the food and nightlife in Hong Kong is outrageously good. As the name of my website suggests, I’m a sucker for Yoga, a healthy serving of wine and plenty of travel, and one of the first things that I do when I visit a new city is to research the best rooftop and outdoor bars to check out, so I can sip on my glass of Sauvignon Blanc while admiring the panoramic views. Hong Kong has no shortage of fantastic rooftop and outdoor bars, whether you
Located in northern Thailand, Chiang Mai has become increasingly popular among tourists traveling to the Land of Smiles. It was even voted as the top city in Asia 2 years in a row by Travel + Leisure readers! As a religious epicentre, it has more than 300 temples scattered around town as well as incredible natural landmarks and sites such as Doi Inthanon National Park. With so many options, it may be hard to figure out how to best spend your time and decide what to do in Chiang Mai.