Myanmar’s troubled political past and resulting isolation from the rest of the world has resulted in a country wonderfully rich in culture, heritage and national beauty. Officially opened to visiting travellers two years ago, globalization and mass tourism are eeking their way in and causing many people to flock to this Golden Land before its un-spoilt nature is lost. I was one of the desperate … [Read more...]
I'm a little timid at times but I like to occasionally jump off the beaten track and do a bit more exploration. Whether it be skiing, hiking or something even more intrepid, here is my take on luxury adventure trips.
Growing up skiing in the Austrian alps I admit that I was somewhat cynical about the prospect of skiing in Japan for the first time. In my judgemental mind sushi couldn’t replace fondue and the northern most island of Hokkaido would provide no competition for the beautiful Tyrolean mountains. I have since quite literally eaten my words and now act as one of Niseko’s main unofficial ambassadors, … [Read more...]
I leave the country infused with its very essence. The sounds of tango fill my ears, the scent of leather and the rugged outdoors plague my senses and my stomach has dutifully been colonized by colossal amounts of steak and red wine. My 10 day trip and jam packed Argentina itinerary has me hooked. First stop Buenos Aires; opting to stay in the trendy Palermo Soho district, … [Read more...]