Greece and one of its islands (Paros)

These days when one hears “Greece”, one thinks of the huge debt the country has, and whether or not it’s going to fall out of the Euro. My fiance and I chose Paros as a holiday place to spend 10 days in August. What we have found about the people is that far from being [...]

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Stay in a piece of luxurious Beijing history

From one of our “in country experts”, Beijing based film and media executive-Thanks Li! The Temple Hotel spans 600 years— it includes cultural relics, ancient halls of worship and the former living quarters of prominent Buddhist figures, preserved with much care. It’s located in the very heart of this historical capital, amid landmarks hidden in [...]

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Opposite Hotel, Avoid Airport Hassle and a Great Tour Guide

This comes from Adam, my golf buddy who does alot of manufacturing in China Beijing We stayed at The Opposite House (http://www.theoppositehouse.com ).  The hotel is quite contemporary – no reception desk; all the reception folks walk around with iPads and the manager greeted me personally when we came in.  The rooms were good and we [...]

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Ex-Pat resident recommends some new hotels

My buddy, ex-pat, filmmaker Mike McDermott has some hotel recommendations: Opposite House A Swire property, so from just that, you know its good. I think the pictures here tell the story. Modern beauty, some very interesting room, studios and penthouse choices. I look forward to visiting. Oak soaking bathtubs….I like that..and great location in the [...]

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Top 4 Beijing Hotels and some other thoughts on supposed “top drawer”

Where to stay in Beijing? It’s all about what you’re trip’s about because of the terrible traffic. I have stayed at many of them, have not been back in 18 months so I’m hoping that someone out there will have some further thoguths but here goes: St Regis : My favorite in the old embassy [...]

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