travel

Technically the summer hasn’t come to an end, but with the rainy weather coupled with an intensive work week ahead, it seems only natural to draw the line here. Yet I feel fortunate to have had a long summer, some spent in France, some on the beaches of Zandvoort and others on the Maltese shores. Continue Reading

I arrived back early this morning. Luckily having been upgraded to business class I succumbed to a long sleep after watching Allied with Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard. Now on to another Netflix serie making the most out of the weekend before work commence on Monday. Allied settling in with a glass of Champagne and Continue Reading

It’s been a short but good trip to both the Philippines and Taiwan. Not much sightseeing but good meetings, conversations and fantastic food. And an excellent Chinese massage I should add. About to take off destination Amsterdam, so I’m off the grid for next 12 hours 🙂 exotic food breakfast in bed the 101 tower Continue Reading

Admittedly I haven’t seen much of Manila, besides corporate buildings, restaurants and hotels. Nevertheless it has been a good trip (set aside the long haul, which was pretty hard to muster being a die-hard insomniac). After catching up on emails, late breakfast and a gym session, I’m now off to Taipei. view from hotel travelling Continue Reading

Do I need to say more? Manila intersection discovered a new dish – mango with sticky rice interior shot of hotel Fairmont Singapore sling – gin, cherry-flavored brandy, triple sec, Benedictine, pineapple juice, lime juice, and grenadine sophistication in a bottle window shopping

Touched down, did the laundry, had a 10 hour beauty sleep, repacked and now off for a short business trip. Before I left, I discovered the amaryllis plant from last year’s Christmas in full bloom on the balcony. A wonderful welcome and goodbye at the same time. Beauty in all its simplicity Food for thought Continue Reading

Our vacation is almost coming to an end, but despite being a little less than 2 weeks we managed to see and do a lot. As the other day when we visit the tranquil but majestic city if Mdina and the Baroque architectural capital Valletta. Pictures follow below… a little toysoldier exploring the streets of Continue Reading

Anticipations were high when we embarked on a sailing trip yesterday. As usual we took the route of the northern coast up to Comino and Gozo, hung around the blue lagoon and its grottos before sailing off again (with a few pitch stops). Just before dinner time, we entered the harbour of Portomaso where dinner Continue Reading

The village festa continued yesterday and we luckily managed to get a table at the Villa giving us a vantage point for the festivities and the fireworks. say cheese Sebastian turned into quite a photographer capturing the fireworks the grande finale

We had the pleasure to stumble across a village festa taking place between the two parishes of St Julian’s and Sliema. Weather was balmy, and people were strolling between different stalls offering nougat, home made pastries and cheap toys (we tried all three!). Walking back from the Villa, having had a last evening nightcap, the Continue Reading