Today, I want to talk about the second hotel we have visited, and here is why you should also stay at Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski
Havana is a city like no other place on earth. A place where time stands still, where people live in poverty, but they still remain human and kind. However, this city still wraps you up in its magic as soon as you arrive in town.
Located in the heart of the majestic Old Havana, and surrounded by the main UNESCO World Heritage buildings, the Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski is Cuba’s first luxury hotel. On entering, you are greeted by a modern interior and Ladies in Red.
Before stepping into the ultimate Cuba travel guide, I will start the journey with our first stay in Havana at one of the newest hotels in town.
The legendary capital of Cuba, is one of the most vibrant colonial cities I have visited. Strolling around narrow streets, surrounded with crumbling colonial façades, salsa live music everywhere, American vintage cars— it’s just like stepping back in time.
Behind the authentic and destroyed colonial façades, and only a few steps away from the National Capitol Building (El Capitolio) you’ll find the recently opened Gran Hotel Bristol by Kempinski.
Located in the heart of the Walled City, in an astonishing colonial-style building consisting of three houses— Restaurant Alma offers luxurious culinary experience, with quality seasonal products and a selection of different Colombian and international cuisine flavors.
Listed on the 48th place in the Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants— NUEMA was born as a culinary project of chefs Alejandro Chamorro and Pía Salazar with the purpose of expressing in their proposal the biodiversity of Ecuador under a contemporary and avant-garde perspective.
*NOTE:Unfortunately we are still in unusual times, and the COVID-19 regulations change rapidly. Please check here the latest information before making your journey to Portugal.
Another check off my bucket list! Over the past decade since I have started my blog, I was mostly focused on travelling within central Europe. Although Portugal was always on my wish-list, somehow I never made it. However as we know, for everything there is a season, a reason and time.
Thanks to my longtime friend and colleague Maria Ratzinger who had a brilliant idea to visit Lisbon in September, this trip was the best thing we have planned to start the fall season. Our journey started from Vienna to Lisbon, followed with a short trip to Sesimbra region.
While we are currently physically distancing and staying at home, I am not just decluttering my closet but also my travel photos from past years. Since we cannot travel or go on vacation yet—this post might not be relevant at the moment, but sooner or later we will travel and visit all our favorite places.
Finally answering the most asked question via direct messages on Instagram. Through a blogpost is easier to list all my favorite places where to eat and drink in Paris, and have a page to send it over to everyone. This post is 100% not sponsored, but I love to share my favorite spots with you.
Few of them might be too popular, pricy and always crowded. However these places are iconic and must visit hotspots in Paris. From vegan to opulent Parisian restaurants, celebrity hotspots to plant-based cafés, I have listed numerous places for everyone. Scroll down and save them on your google maps!
A perfect and sophisticated tropical minimalism: clean lines, wooden water villas and all white beach front pool area overlooking the 50-shades-of-blue Indian ocean. The ultimate dream honeymoon destination.
New week, new hotel review from the Maldives. Right after we checked out from Soneva Fushi, first we flew to Malé International Airpot (MLE) in order to take the seaplane transfer to COMO Maalifushi.
On our arrival to MLE, we were greeted by the friendly COMO Maalifushi staff with welcome drinks and snacks. While waiting at the relaxing COMO Maalifushi lounge for the seaplane transfer, a staff member took care of our check-in. After a spectacular 60-minute seaplane flight from Malé, we arrived to the resorts Jetty Arrival and the view over COMO Maalifushi was already surreal.
Mesmerizing beauty, laid-back luxury, rustic brilliance, superlative privacy and a slow life attitude: Soneva Fushi makes all your luxury eco-resort dreams come true.
Last week I’ve visited Maldives for the first time, and Soneva Fushi – made all my luxury eco-resort dreams come true. For me luxury means time, peace, emotion and freedom. Luxury is about feeling the sand on your feet surrounded by beauty and extreme tranquility, dine under the moonlight with the ocean breeze. Luxury is about connecting with nature and to reconnect with yourself. Swimming in clear turquoise water, and to eat organic fresh food. All these luxuries can be found at Soneva Fushi, where you can experience the real lush eco-resort in a rare tropical paradise hideaway.