24 October 2010

Dubai in pictures

Dubai was pretty cool but warm. If you like shopping, sand and sweets. This is the place to go on holiday. Here are some pictures from my trip to Dubai. Enjoy!

Dubai by night

Downhill skiing inside the shopping mall was a bit strange but cool

The lux hotel Burj al arab seen from one of the 44 restaurants at the lux hotel Madinat Jumeirah

The desert was beautiful

And so was the hotel Bab al shams

Dessert by night

Desert by night

The worlds highest building Burj Khalifa is located in Dubai

Construction work was ongoing everywhere in Dubai.

King & Queen for a day

Stay like a king and queen in the hotels that are built in palaces. I really like the feeling of staying in a historic place. Especially the ones that make me feel like a queen. These are some of my favourites Palaces.
  • Austria - Stay at the Palace, Palais Coburg Residenz, also known as Palais Saxe-Coburg in Vienna, the capital of Austria. A prince built this impressive palace which today is a beautiful hotel and restaurant.
  • Sweden - A stay with a guided tour the lovely Bjärka Säby castle by the lake Rengen. It was built in 1700 and the former owner was a noble Count who sold it for 1 krona (0,1 Euros) a couple of years ago. It has been restored and is a truly lovely place. http://www.nyaslottet.se/
  • Romania - do you dare visiting Dracula´s Bran Castle in Transylvania? It was built in the mid-1300s on a high rock. It looks a bit scary, doesnt it?
  • Budapest, Hungary
  • Hungary - The first time I was in Budapest I was amazed by all the beautiful buildings. I was walking in Budapest and stopped by a beautiful building and asked what it was. The answer was the Hungarian post office.  Hmm... well the post office where I live is not half so beautiful. One of the most gorgeous buildings are the also the best place to stay. It is the Four Seasons hotel Gresham Palace. It is one of the finest examples of Art Nouveau architecture in Central Europe. The hotel has a great location by the Danube river with a view of the Chain Bridge and Buda calste.
  • The Taj Palace Hotel in Mumbai
  • India - India has a special place in my heart. I had an amazing trip to Mumbai in India. I stayed at the luxurious Taj Palace hotel, tried traditional Indian clothes and felt like princess. Maharajas, Princes, Kings, Presidents stayed here and I understand why when I checked in. The view of the Arabian Sea and the Gateway of India is amazing and so is the service and rooms.
  • Grand Hotel Florence
  • Hotel Danielli
  • Schloss Fuschl Fuschlsee Salzburg
  • Hotel Imperial and Hotel Gritti Palace
  • Palacio del Bailío http://bit.ly/ccqk83 is an art-inspired Moorish palace
  • Palacio de Villapanés in Spain is a stone palace of the 18th century which has been renovated into the 21st century  http://bit.ly/aAq0pe in Seville
  • The Schlosshotel im Grunewald is a palace which has been styled in the past by Karl Lagerfeld.  http://bit.ly/aqISFA in Berlin
  • Residenza Napoleone III http://bit.ly/9NuvLI in Rome
Do you know any more fab hotels and palaces? Please leave a comment here so I can add it to my article.

The Royal Castle in Stockholm, Sweden

17 October 2010

The best roof gardens in the world

A garden with a view in the middle of the city? Yes, there a lots of luxurious roof garden restaurants in the world.

  1. Honestly, this is amazing. The view from this Roof Garden Restaurant in Athens, Grecce is stunning. You can see Acropolis, Syntagma Square and the ancient wonders of Athens while dining at the Hotel Grande Bretagne 
  2. It is said that "All road leads to Rome" in Italy. And to get a fantastic view when you get there, visit the Roof Garden at the luxury boutique hotel FortySeven. In 2009 it was awarded the "Tablet Hotels Selection Award.
  3. The Grand hotel de la Minerva, Rome, Italy is build in an old 1600 mansion. Their fabolous roof garden restaurant "La Cesta" offers a dinner while enjoying the sunset over Rome. The restaurant serves Italian and international cuisine.
  4. What an amazing place. If you are having a de lux privat party in London. Do book the Roof Garden.There are three themed gardens in 1.5 acres with oaks, fruit trees and a small lake with fish.
  5. Boundary is a joint venture between Terence and Vicki Conran, in partnership with Peter Prescott. Do I need to say more? OK, it has an open fireplace, a grill restaurant and a garden in London.

Do you know any more fabolous roof gardens? Please let me know, you can write it in a comment below if you wish, so I can add it to my list.

09 October 2010

03 October 2010

Egypt in pictures

The sunrise when I arrived by air to Egypt

Beachside in Sharm el Sheik

Cruise on the Nile by the Oberoi is a must in Cairo

The pyramids were impressive and huge. And very tiny & narrow inside.

The Sfinx

Nice view of the Nile from the Hilton hotel

The beach in Sharm el Sheik

Time for breakfast. Room serivce = fab service!