Author Archives: George Augustine

Best Places to Eat in Thailand (IV)

  Best Places to Eat in Thailand: Na's Kitchen, Pai – Amazing Thai food in Pai   Na's Kitchen is friendly and delicious. The clientele appears to be mostly foreigners, but the food is good enough to appeal to Thais. … Continue reading

World’s Most Beautiful Flower Destinations (I)

Few spaces are more peaceful and awe-inspiring than a beautiful garden. One feels calmer when surrounded by flowers, water features, fountains and the sound of nature.   Some of the most beautiful gardens are found in California up to Victoria, … Continue reading

Best Cities to Visit in China (II): Chengdu

Best Cities to Visit in China: Chengdu   If you could sum up Chengdu in three words, it would be tea, pandas and cuisine. The capital of Sichuan province, Chengdu is the most important city in western China and the … Continue reading

Best Bath Houses & Pools in Budapest, Hungary (III)

Best Bath Houses & Pools in Budapest, Hungary: Hajós Alfréd Pool – Where the Olympians train   Despite being land-locked, Hungary is a land of water lover's, and champion swimmers and water polo players. This large swimming complex on Margaret … Continue reading

Historic Hotels in Madrid, Italy (III)

Historic Hotels in Madrid, Italy: Hotel Me Madrid Reina Victoria – Holding court on one of Madrid's most dynamic plazas   This hotel commands the main attention on the Plaza de Santa Ana, a terrific plaza filled with historic and … Continue reading

Sports and Activities in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (V)

Sports and Activities in Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Dubai Creek Golf Club – Landmark club house and floodlit greens   The DCGC is best known for its landmark club house, while the Thomas Bjorn-designed championship course also boasts a superb … Continue reading

Best Places to Stay in California (IV)

Best Places to Stay in California: Bardessono – It’s LEED, baby!   This contemporary wine country hotel, located in charming Yountville, is located just steps from Napa Valley's best restaurants, from the elegant French Laundry, to the scrumptious Bistro Jeanty. … Continue reading

Most Important Historic Sights in China (III)- Bund

Most Important Historic Sights in China: Bund   For foreigners arriving in Shanghai in the early 20th century, the first sight would have been the busy waterfront known as the Bund, where the city's main banks, hotels and trading houses … Continue reading

Museums and Galleries in Barcelona, Spain (II)

Museums and Galleries in Barcelona, Spain: Aquarium Barcelona – Something fishy going on here   Barcelona’s aquarium may no longer claim to be the largest in Europe, but it's still a fun day out watching its 8000 sea creatures. The … Continue reading

Best Places to Eat in Thailand (III)

Best Places to Eat in Thailand: Blue Lagoon – Cooking school, excellent restaurant, and bungalows on Ko Chang   Right before Khlong ("canal") Prao enters the ocean, it widens into a small lagoon. Over this lagoon hover a half-dozen wooden … Continue reading