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  My 4-day Hong Kong trip has been intense with a lots of sightseeing, good food but surprisingly little shopping (I’m on a shopping diet).   Let me first fill you in with the sightseeing part and my feel of the place.  Hong Kong welcomed me on the first day with … pouring rain!  Nonetheless, that didn’t… Read More »

Where To Travel Next ?

  There is an unflattering joke that the best thing about Singapore is how convenient it is to travel to more exotic destinations.  I love Singapore as a destination in itself but I will also not miss out on chances while I am here to explore the region.  I have already been on family vacations… Read More »

  I recently discovered the charming town of Lucerne, thanks to Carl F. Bucherer who invited me to celebrate the launch of their “Made of Lucerne” city guide.  It is often said that if tourists were to visit only one place in Switzerland, it would be Lucerne – it offers all the iconic views of… Read More »

With Christmas around the corner, I can’t help but think of holidays and be nostalgic of my trip to Vietnam.  If my photo diary has enticed you to visit this beautiful country, here are five places/things you must do’s/see. FR Avec Noël qui approche, je ne peux pas m’empêcher de penser aux vacances et être nostalgique de… Read More »

My Days in London

I was last in London in the summer of last year to attend the LoveBox Festival with Diesel. We mainly stayed in the “hipster” neighbourbood of Shoreditch. This time, I went to the opposite side of the city, around Sloane Square. It may be just a few kilometers away, but feels worlds apart in atmosphere… Read More »

Escapade à l’Hotel Odyssey

Hotel Odyssey in Paris is a retreat right in the heart of the city. Indeed, I stayed a night at the hotel on my recent trip to Paris. (Side note: I rode with Blacklane and my driver was super nice to wait an hour because of the train delay – thank you!) Hotel Odyssey immediately… Read More »

Home away from home in Paris

I was so blown away (un coup de coeur) by my recent stay in a 39-room boutique hotel in Paris that I have to show you around. It is called Crayon Rouge located near the Louvre museum in the 1st district. The hotel welcomes you in a eccentrically decorated lobby and reception. No two pieces… Read More »

You can never have enough of addresses of good hotels to stay in Zurich. So let me add another to your list. It is the Marktgasse Hotel, recently reopened after two years of careful restoration. I was invited to celebrate the event with an overnight stay. I checked into a spacious low-ceiling room that overlooks… Read More »

Good Things come in Twos

Two gastronomic meals in a week – how good is that? That is thanks to Nespresso Gourmet Weeks 2015. First, let me fill you in with a little background. Nespresso invited the fast-rising chefs of 15 top-level gourmet restaurants in Switzerland to showcase their talents, but with a twist. In Nespresso’s own words, dishes are… Read More »

Villars, Hotel RoyAlp

Villars is a small charming village in the Swiss Alps that holds wonderful memories for me. I lived and attended school there for five years. So, going to the Chalet RoyAlp Hotel & Spa (literally a stone throw from where we used to lived) was a little trip back in time. It is located next… Read More »