Tag Archives: Mandarin Oriental

china’s hawaii: sanya on hainan island


Across Vietnam’s Halong Bay and south of mainland China lies a small piece of paradise now being called “China’s Hawaii” – the tropical enclave of Sanya on Hainan Island that boasts of having year-long summers and some of the cleanest … Continue reading

looking good and feeling good with mr. steam

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It’s well known that steam bathing has rejuvenating results, so in late October, during a particularly grueling gym routine, I made my way down to the club’s steam room.  There is just something relaxing about the fluffy white warm mist … Continue reading

summer living series – fabulous hotels – Hong Kong

I’ve had the luxury and perhaps the good fortune of travelling all over the world and I’ve stayed in many exceptional hotels.  What I cannot stand, regardless of price or ranking, is a hotel that has no identity, no soul; a … Continue reading