Archive for the ‘City Perspectives’ Category

Antwerp has long been known as a diamond hub, and is one of the largest in the world with $16billion in polished diamonds passing through here each year. It is also known for the Antwerp Six, the fashion designers who’ve made a name for themselves in this city, including Walter Van Beirendonck, Ann Demeulemeester, Dries […]


Getting its name (city of lights) originally from being the center of ideas and education in the Age of Enlightenment, Paris emanates all that is romance, exquisiteness, and glamour – basically anything that holds an indefinable allure. Here are a few ideas to keep you entertained on your trip, touristy and otherwise… STAY: Stay at the charming, boutique hotel […]


Getting its name originally from being the center of ideas and education in the Age of Enlightenment, Paris emanates all that is romance, exquisiteness, and glamour – basically anything that holds an indefinable allure. Here are a few ideas to keep you entertained on your trip, touristy and otherwise… SHOP: The Champs-Élysées has all the high street brands, including […]


Marrakech

23Mar12

This exotic North African city is unique, chaotic and just an all-around very interesting place (although it can be tiring!) I wouldn’t recommend visiting the souks and main square more than once. There is much history though can be seen and I highly recommend taking a drive outside the city to get some fresh air […]


Prague is filled with beautiful architecture, and is all-around charming and very affordable. There are a few other places to see in this city aside from the tourist sites of Charles Bridge, Prague Castle, Old Town Square, and the National Gallery though.  Stay at Mamaison Riverside Hotel – Just across the bridge from the city center and without wifi, […]


Here’s a little tribute to my Scandinavian readers…and to those who are thinking of visiting the Nordics.  Oslo is a great city, with a great quality of life, and people here are extraordinarily friendly. Have a lunch smorgasbord at Theatercafeen at Hotel Continental (a member of The Leading Hotels of the World) – although not […]


Berlin is the cool, cultural epicentre of Germany, filled with art, music, architecture, and a great deal of history. It’s been quite a few years since the wall fell, and apparently a lot had changed between then and now so it’s definitely worth a visit if you haven’t been since – or at all for […]


If you’re looking for the true meaning of opulence, ostentatiousness and just basically anything over the top, you’ll find it in Dubai.  The largest mall in the world with over 1,000 stores, Dubai Mall (you might need a few days to get through this one!), and the largest building in the world, Burj Khalifa are both […]


If you’re looking for a truly unique San Francisco experience, try a few of these options – FLY LIKE A BIRD The perfect place to take your first pilot lesson and great motivation to get your pilot’s license, try Diamond Aviation at San Carlos airport. An exhilarating experience for those who don’t get queasy high […]


This city oozes with Scandinavian charm – from the old European architecture to good-looking Swedes in their style icon-esque attire. Have lunch at Wedholms Fisk, considered to be a top restaurant in this city. Perfect for a business lunch and sampling typical Nordic food such as smoked salmon and herring. Strandbryggan Sea Club is a […]