Destinations

Gallery: Reunification Palace, Ho Chi Minh City

Gallery: Reunification Palace, Ho Chi Minh City

Photography by Fiona M. King The Reunification Palace is a building of historical importance in Ho Chi Minh City. This building which once served as the residence of Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem featured prominently in the fall of Saigon in April 1975. It was here that the North Vietnamese tanks arrived as the People’s(…)

Istanbul’s Best Views

Istanbul’s Best Views

From Rooftops to Ground Level Text & Photography | Stephanie Lagopoulos From unparalleled vistas of the city, the Bosphorus River and the Sea of Marmara, Istanbul is best enjoyed from the tops of buildings – and there are many. Views in Istanbul are almost always combined with the bellowing sound of the call to prayer(…)

Istanbul’s Top 3 Must-See Monuments

Istanbul’s Top 3 Must-See Monuments

Hagia Sophia, Istanbul A City Steeped in History, Culture and Religion It’s difficult to name only a few historical monuments when talking about Istanbul, since Turkey’s largest city is teeming with history. With a population of almost 14 million people, Istanbul is a transcontinental city with the majority of the city’s historical architecture based in(…)

Spa Village at Gaya Island Resort: A Photo Tour

Spa Village at Gaya Island Resort: A Photo Tour

We recently visited the Gaya Island Resort in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia. We are working on a review now but would like to share with you some photos of the resort’s beautiful Spa Village. Set amidst a lush Mangrove forest, the Spa Village offers a fascinating program based on the region’s ancient healing practices and was a(…)

Pulled in All Directions at Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar

Pulled in All Directions at Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar

Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar is home to over 5,000 shops spanning 60 streets, where you can buy anything from leather goods and carpets to pottery and jewelry and even visit a mosque You can’t just order one plate of food in Istanbul. So, when I was instructed by a local to make sure I was well hydrated(…)

Lush and Historical – Fort Canning Park

Lush and Historical – Fort Canning Park

Located right at the city center, lush Fort Canning Park provides an array of cultural, historical, and artistic activities Text and Photography by Sylvia Le Dung Perhaps it is not a coincidence that the National Museum of Singapore is located at Fort Canning Park, a place so rich in heritage and historical significance. Fort Canning(…)

Destination Guide: Mumbai, India

Destination Guide: Mumbai, India

About Mumbai Mumbai is the largest (by population) and the most cosmopolitan city in India, a teeming metropolis, which is home to more than 20 million people. Overcrowded, congested, and polluted are just some of the adjectives that are generally used to describe this vivacious and energetic city, which is often used by tourists as(…)

Blue Frog Jazzes Up Mumbai City

Blue Frog Jazzes Up Mumbai City

Blue Frog lounge adds a new dimension to entertainment in Mumbai The Blue Frog lounge, opened in Mumbai a couple of years ago, aims to provide established as well as up and coming musicians with a platform to showcase their talents. Founded by a quintet of well-known personalities from the advertising, music and banking worlds, this sleek(…)