Croatia: Sightseeing in Historic Zagreb

Zegrab, Croatia: sightseeing in the town centre. Book tickets, Qatar Airways.

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Hotel Review: Grand Formosa Regent Taipei

A member of the Four Seasons Hotel Group, the Grand Formosa Regent Taipei was the first hotel in Greater China to offer Pure Allergy Rooms. I requested to stay in one for several nights during a wonderful visit to that wonderful city in 2010. What I remember most was the sense of calm that I experienced …

Jim Thompson House: a Green Oasis in Downtown Bangkok

Jim Thompson (1906 – 1967) is credited with reviving Thailand's silk weaving industry. An American who was sent to Asia during World War II, he fell in love with Thailand, settling in Bangkok after the war ended.   He is spoken of with almost as much reverence in the Thai capital as Abraham Lincoln is …

Tianjin: How to Spend One Day in China ’s Third Largest City

It used to take a couple of hours to get from Beijing to Tianjin, China's third largest city. Thanks to a new high speed rail connection, the trip can now be made in 30 minutes. Located in the country's northeast, Tianjin lies between the Yan Mountains to north and the Bohai Sea  to the east. …