48 Hours re-discovering Hong Kong for my second time | Hong Kong | This was my second time in Hong Kong, and this time I was there along my partner Rubin Singer, being his first time. We had ahead of us a full month of traveling along China, so for our first 48 hours, after a long flight, I wanted to re-discover the city and show him, the highlights mind the 48 hours limit. So basically to took it very easy, and we decided to explore Central, Kowloon, Wan Chai, The Peak and Aberdeen. Unfortunately, this time, we didn’t have time to go all the way to Lantau Island and the Big Buddha. Continue reading 48 Hours re-discovering Hong Kong for my second time
My Dinning recommendations by experience for when in Shanghai | Shanghai, China | From top to down and dirty, here are my top gourmet experiences in Shanghai, on both sides of the Huang Pu River. Hope you enjoy my recommendations and Bon Appetite. !!!! Continue reading My Dinning recommendations by experience for when in Shanghai
My two days in Hangzhou and the beautiful West Lake district | Hangzhou, China | Our short visit to Hangzhou, also known as the West Lake, was rather short but marvelous. We came from Shanghai ( over an hour ride by speed train ). One of eastern China’s natural jewels, the 650-hectare (1,600-acre) lake is surrounded by a lush green shoreline, with views of majestic mountains, ancient temples, traditional pagodas and graceful bridges.
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My full day exploring the many layers of Beijing | Beijing, China | A complete log in photos and text of my full day exploring the many layers of Beijing to include a morning at the Lama Temple + Hutongs + Tea Ceremony at the Bell Tower. Lunch at Zijin Mansion restaurant at the new Waldorf Astoria Beijing. Afternoon at the Beihai Park + Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City. Afternoon Tea back at my hotel Raffles Beijing. Later visit to the Temple of Heaven. Traditional dinner and Pekin Duck experience at Cantonese restaurant Huang Ting at the Peninsula Beijing. And finally some non-traditional snacks at the pedestrian night street market and bazaar of Wangfujing, before calling the day back at my suite at the Raffles Beijing, to enjoy my last cup of tea and off to bed, happy knowing that I have managed to experience and see the many layers of Beijing. Continue reading My full day exploring the many layers of Beijing
Our one night stay at the NEW Rosewood Beijing | Beijing, China | Located in the district of Chaoyang, the brand new Rosewood Beijing opened its doors month ago. A very lovely option, which I would rank as my Top 3 hotel options to stay at in Beijing. We were there only for one night unfortunately, but its location was perfect to enjoy Beijing and after a long day exploring, withdraw to this urban oasis. Rosewood Beijing is the first incursion of Rosewood Hotels & Resort in Asia and the Chinese market, with two upcoming properties opening next 2017 in Sanya and Guangzhou.
High Speed Train Beijing to Shanghai and back | China | If there is a great way to travel within China is by their super comfortable High-Speed Trains by CRH – China Railway High-Speed. We connected three destinations Beijing – Shanghai – West Lake/Hangzhou using both their Business and Economy Class. 300 Kilometers and hour to move across China in full comfort and smoothly. One suggestion, buy your tickets online time before your trip. If you need help with reliable ways to do this, please do not hesitate to contact me. Continue reading High Speed Train Beijing to Shanghai and back
Traditional Night OUT in Beijing Opera and Dinner | Beijing, China | During our stay at the lovely Aman Summer Palace, one of our nights, we decided to continue our Royal experience and leave the Summer Palace to dedicated our evening to Chinese Opera followed by a traditional Imperial gourmet experience. So our concierge helped us organize all details, while we were spending our day out enjoying our tour to The Great Wall of China. The itinerary for our evening would be Chinese Opera at Liyuan Theater and dinner at Bai Family Mansion. Continue reading Traditional Night OUT in Beijing Opera and Dinner
AMAN Summer Palace | Beijing, China | Explore the other Beijing. A Royal residential, spiritual, and recreational experience within a landscape of lakes and mountains, in accordance with the Chinese philosophy of balancing the works of man with nature. A luxury resort, surrounded by a vast ensemble of lakes, gardens and palaces conceived by the Qing emperor Qianlong. I must admit, I am a huge fan of the AMAN Resorts collection. I have stayed and experience them at Amantaka (Luang Prabang, Laos), Aman Canal Grande (Venice, Italy) and Amapuri (Phuket, Thailand), but I must say that Aman Summer Palace, ranked top as the perfect China experience. Just steps from the East Gate of the Summer Palace grounds. Allows you to have your own Royal experience embracing traditional Chinese architecture. Continue reading AMAN Summer Palace
Following the Emperor’s steps at The Forbidden City | Beijing, China | One of the main highlights of my recent trip to China, was other than visiting The Great Wall of China, spending a full morning following the Emperor’s steps at The Forbidden City in Beijing. This was a Half-Day Private walking morning tour, which also included Tiananmen Square. We were picked up at our hotel, Rosewood Beijing, and driven to main gates of The Forbidden City or also known as Imperial Palace. Continue reading Following the Emperor’s steps at The Forbidden City
The Great Wall of China – Mutianyu Gate | Beijing, China | After several weeks of being away traveling across China and then France, today I resume my postings and blogging. So much to catch up. I’ve recently spent over 20 days traveling in China and Hong Kong. My first post is about one of the absolute highlights of our trip, The Great Wall of China. Continue reading The Great Wall of China – Mutianyu Gate