Sunrise serenity from Plataran Borobudur

Sunrise serenity from Plataran Borobudur

After checking out of the Sheraton in Yogyakarta, we took the car in the direction of Borobudur with our assigned driver. I had booked a one-way trip to Plataran Borobudur at a cost of IDR450,000 (~$35) which includes the use of the driver to get us from the Sheraton to Prambanan Temple and back. It [...]


Experiencing a village stay at The Sankara Ubud Resort in Bali

Aside from Nusa Dua and Kuta/Seminyak, I consider Ubud another distinct region to visit and stay in Bali. That was the rationale for moving into this slightly more secluded area that is also a popular spot for yoga and meditation retreats. The Sankara Ubud is a boutique resort with part of the driveway going through [...]

My first Design Hotel stay – a review of Wanderlust Hotel in Singapore

It was with joy that I greeted the news of Design Hotels becoming an affiliated member of the Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) program. As I collect the Starpoints and perks of becoming an SPG Platinum, I chose to stay at Wanderlust Hotel for my week-long stay in Singapore. I did stay a few days at [...]

Half Board at the Resort Hotel Alex in Zermatt – a Hotel Review Part 2

A half board program is frequently offered in European ski resorts which cater to skiers and I found them to be great value at times. Prior to skiing in Europe, I am not a fan of all-inclusive resorts and have found some full-board programmes at the Portillo ski resort in Chile to be low in [...]