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Jan 29, 21, 1:57 am
Replies: 29
Views: 5,109
Posted By ajca

I stayed at PH Auckland around October last year...

I stayed at PH Auckland around October last year and again in November. There is no question that it is the best luxury choice in Auckland. The food is excellent and the menu is varied and has some...
Sep 23, 19, 4:04 am
Replies: 308
Views: 76,453
Posted By ajca

That would be a pretty fun way to get to...

That would be a pretty fun way to get to Amanwana. Did you have to go all the way from Amankila back to DPS or is there a small airfield somewhere nearby Kila? How long was the flight?
Jul 7, 19, 12:06 am
Replies: 308
Views: 76,453
Posted By ajca

Wow, it doesn’t get more un-Aman than that. Did...

Wow, it doesn’t get more un-Aman than that. Did you raise this with the team and ask to move rooms? I would have insisted on moving to a room far out of earshot from the noise and had a tough...
Apr 24, 19, 6:48 pm
Replies: 174
Views: 31,042
Posted By ajca

One could just talk to the concierge at Prince...

One could just talk to the concierge at Prince Gallery Tokyo Kioicho who got bhrubin a private samurai lesson with the Kill Bill choreographer!
Apr 24, 19, 3:07 am
Replies: 174
Views: 31,042
Posted By ajca

I thought the same thing at first ... and if I...

I thought the same thing at first ... and if I was paying that much money I would want to see something more like the equivalent of high quality international business class (ie 1-2-1 layout). But...
Apr 22, 19, 6:35 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 4,180
Posted By ajca

So I realise that Shenzhen is probably not at the...

So I realise that Shenzhen is probably not at the top of anyone's luxury travel list but after spending the past week there I thought I would share some notes for anything who is visiting from work...
Apr 22, 19, 6:04 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 5,144
Posted By ajca

Tipping the concierge in Europe when they secure...

Tipping the concierge in Europe when they secure impossible restaurant reservations or organise whatever the European equivalent to a session with the ninja from Kill Bill is one thing and certainly...
Forum: India
Apr 21, 19, 5:42 am
Replies: 7
Views: 741
Posted By ajca

I would definitely suggest she looks for a tour...

I would definitely suggest she looks for a tour rather than go solo with a guide/driver. It can be a long drive from Delhi to Agra. It's a really long drive from Agra to Jaipur, through some very...
Apr 19, 19, 9:34 pm
Replies: 53
Views: 9,081
Posted By ajca

A different vehicle type at that price no...

A different vehicle type at that price no kidding: a helicopter!
Apr 18, 19, 10:20 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 4,180
Posted By ajca

Looking at luxury options in Shenzhen for next...

Looking at luxury options in Shenzhen for next few days and couldn't find a more recent thread than this (apologies if there is one and I missed it)

Does anyone have any more up to date views on...
Apr 17, 19, 9:35 pm
Replies: 702
Views: 171,608
Posted By ajca

I can't remember which hike I did there - not...

I can't remember which hike I did there - not sure that it was the Goga Peak one. It was one of the best things I've ever done though. The scenery is absolutely spectacular and the sense of...
Apr 17, 19, 8:33 am
Replies: 1,521
Views: 268,399
Posted By ajca

Indeed. Rosewood CEO Sonia Cheng's grandfather...

Indeed. Rosewood CEO Sonia Cheng's grandfather Cheng Yu-tung bought the land that it is built on in 1971. So they have had some time to think about what to do with it (and were in a unique position...
Apr 17, 19, 8:03 am
Replies: 1,521
Views: 268,399
Posted By ajca

From the Star Ferry today I was a looking at the...

From the Star Ferry today I was a looking at the new St Regis and its location. I noticed that there are two big tall ugly buildings right in between the St Regis and the harbour. With those in the...
Forum: Singapore
Apr 15, 19, 1:26 am
Replies: 7
Views: 511
Posted By ajca

Jetquay (https://www.jetquay.com.sg/quayside.php)...

Jetquay (https://www.jetquay.com.sg/quayside.php) provides this service for both arrivals and departures. I used it once or twice for departures out of curiosity because I had free access to it. I...
Apr 14, 19, 8:43 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 2,853
Posted By ajca

I find using classictravel.com very useful to see...

I find using classictravel.com very useful to see what properties in a destination are on Virtuoso and what inventory and rates they have for my travel dates (basically I like to do the research...
Forum: California
Apr 14, 19, 9:23 am
Replies: 18
Views: 2,602
Posted By ajca

Moonlight Beach, Encinitas for a long walk on the...

Moonlight Beach, Encinitas for a long walk on the beach. A stunning piece of coastline and only a short drive from San Diego if you can avoid the rush hour traffic. The nearby towns of Cardiff and...
Forum: Asia
Apr 14, 19, 6:58 am
Replies: 22
Views: 1,413
Posted By ajca

Whaaaaaat? At decent hotels in both Singapore and...

Whaaaaaat? At decent hotels in both Singapore and Jakarta it's completely fine. And if you're really worried about the buffets, I'd be much more worried what's happening behind in the kitchen!

+1...
Forum: Asia
Apr 14, 19, 6:56 am
Replies: 27
Views: 1,513
Posted By ajca

A foreigner renting a car and driving in Manila...

A foreigner renting a car and driving in Manila is really a terrible and potentially lethal idea. Manila has some of the worst traffic in the world and when the traffic goes away some people drive...
Forum: Asia
Apr 14, 19, 6:49 am
Replies: 5
Views: 651
Posted By ajca

Didn't Duterte say he was going to keep killing...

Didn't Duterte say he was going to keep killing drug dealers and throwing them into Manila Bay until the fish got fat? That would seem to be at odds with the idea that is has been cleaned up. I am...
Forum: Asia
Apr 14, 19, 6:47 am
Replies: 16
Views: 2,908
Posted By ajca

Some recommendations for Ubud: Absolutely...

Some recommendations for Ubud:

Absolutely the one not to miss: Locovore (https://www.locavore.co.id). You need a reservation and set aside a long afternoon (lunch) or evening but it is fantastic....
Forum: Singapore
Apr 14, 19, 6:37 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,108
Posted By ajca

Firefly are working to bring the first commercial...

Firefly are working to bring the first commercial flights to Singapore's Selatar airport some time in the next few months. They will be ATR-72s.

They used to fly from Changi to Subang as well in...
Forum: Singapore
Apr 14, 19, 6:30 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,529
Posted By ajca

IMHO there really is no comparison,...

IMHO there really is no comparison, Intercontinental in Bugis wins hands down. I practically lived there for a while and absolutely loved it. Especially the club lounge and the shophouse rooms. Also...
Forum: Singapore
Apr 14, 19, 6:26 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,376
Posted By ajca

For something a bit fancier (but not too fancy)...

For something a bit fancier (but not too fancy) my favourite is Shahi Maharani at Raffles City shopping mall. For something more casual I love Tandoori Corner on Boon Tat St. Enjoy!
Apr 12, 19, 7:19 am
Replies: 89
Views: 16,862
Posted By ajca

Any frequent guests here - is it worth giving up...

Any frequent guests here - is it worth giving up the harbour view for a "garden view" room to avoid the construction noise? Just checked in and it seems like it will be bad.
Apr 11, 19, 5:14 am
Replies: 28
Views: 6,633
Posted By ajca

Excellent point - and highly recommends asking...

Excellent point - and highly recommends asking your luxury hotels along the way how you can organise fast-track through immigration at both ends. Both KL and Bali arrivals can be an absolute disaster...
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