Hotels

Hong Kong and the Salisbury YMCA

September 25, 2016
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If you ever have the opportunity to fly trans pacific for the price of a transcontinental ticket, take it. At some point in the Fall of 2014 I saw a deal for tickets from LAX to Hong Kong, nonstop, for under $600 (as a point of comparison, my June flight from LA to Boston this […]

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The Strand Hotel, Yangon Myanmar (Burma)

May 14, 2016
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Our time on Inle Lake was too short and after our 3 nights there, we were off back to a whirlwind 36 hours in Yangon. First, we had to get there. This time we opted for a car back to the airport (instead of the boat and car option) and it was much faster and […]

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Inle Lake Resort, Myanmar (Burma)

February 21, 2016
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After a couple of days exploring the temples of Bagan, we flew to Heho, the closest airport to our destination, Inle Lake. When researching Inle, the biggest decision seemed to be “where to stay?” There are dozens of lovely looking resorts around the lake, but did we want one closer to a town to have […]

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Getting from Siem Reap to Burma, an Airport Hotel, and Yangon Airways

December 7, 2015
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As I mentioned in my intro post, getting from Siem Reap to Burma, and specifically Bagan where we wanted to go first, was a chore. When I was planning, there were no non stop flights between Siem Reap and anywhere in Burma. The only option was for us to fly from Siem Reap to Bangkok […]

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The Tambo Del Inka Resort, Urubamba, Peru

June 19, 2014
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As we pulled into the Tambo Del Inka (TDI) it was just coming on dark and almost 24 hours since we’d left home. Needless to say we were a bit road weary but the beauty of the resort was evident as soon as we got out of the car. Soaring wood ceilings and a giant […]

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Il Sextantio Hotel- Sleeping in a Cave in Matera Italy

March 30, 2014
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We are in a cave. Yes, a cave, but we are not spelunking. This is no ordinary cave (are there such things anyway?) for it was also once a monastery, so there are pointed arches separating the rooms. It’s neither cold nor humid inside, though it can be a little dark. Electric lighting is subtle, […]

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Palazzo Gorgoni in Lecce, Italy

December 7, 2013
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There are tons of hotels and B&Bs in Lecce and searching through them was more of a challenge than I expected. Then we found Palazzo Gorgoni, recommended to us by Silvestro Silvestori who owns The Awaiting Table, a cooking school based in Lecce. ┬áMy mother had “met” Silvestro on Twitter and he’d recommended the B&B […]

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Masseria Salamina-Agritourismo Hotel in Puglia, Italy

November 4, 2013
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At first, driving up to the masseria feels a bit odd, as if you are driving down a private road (you are), through olive groves (you are), and then suddenly you see a what looks like a small castle in front of you, complete with tower and crenelations around the roof line. This property has […]

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