Wine & Gatronomic Tourism in Attica (“Traveling in Europe”) Contributed by feature reporter Jens Hoffmann I love Greece. Ideally you read this article during a break from exploring Attica, the region around the Greek capital Athens. It offers wonderful wines e.g. from Gikas winery (Photo) and many culinary delights. The country’s most famous region spoils its guests with a successful blend of wines, international gourmet cuisine and local specialties. Everywhere your palate will be well pampered. Whether, fine dining or basic meze Greek cuisine offered…Continue Reading “Wine & Food experience in Attica – In a Class of its Own”

Moscato d’Asti welcomes wine writers from around the world Contributed by Jeremy Parzen In November a group of 100 wine writers, wine bloggers, lifestyle writers, and “opinion leaders” (as they call them in Italy) were welcomed in the land of Moscato by the Moscato d’Asti growers and bottlers consortium. It was a really impressive gathering, with people from all over the world: China, Germany, Indonesia, Korea, Russia, Poland, Lithuania, England, and America. And those are just the people I interacted and traded notes with. I…Continue Reading “Welcome! Bonjour! Ciao! Let’s explore together Piemont & Moscato d’Asti”

Cities we love – Berlin Contributed by Jens Hoffmann The german capital one of the most exciting cities with amazing hotels in the world. One of my favourite hotels you will find in Berlin-Mitte. A architectural gem. In the ground floor you will find the italian restaurant La Banca The Rocco Forte’s Hotel de Rome is located in Berlin Mitte (Bebelplatz, Unter den Linden) It is a conversion of an existing building constructed in 1889 by architect Ludwig Heim who was the appointed master builder…Continue Reading “Hotel of the year 2019 – Hotel de Rome”

Indonesia – Destinationreport “My Taman Bali” (Garden of Eden) Contributed by travel writer Jens Hoffmann The locals call the island “Taman Bali”, and indeed it is a “Garden of Eden”. A truly mystical and romantic island. Pristine beaches, lushy green, terraced ricefields. Eden is now believed to be a joyful stay in fruitful, well-watered location. What we found here was joyful, the healing hotel COMo, set amid the tropical Ayung River valley. Beautiful, relaxing days, we shaked up our chakras at Bali’s most luxurious health…Continue Reading “A far eastern symphony – Bali / Indonesia”

Destination Ilinois Contributed by feature reporter Jens Hoffmann Ilinois is located in the Midwest, the US-state offers a lot of agriculture, a wide, flat “fly-over-land”. But Ilinois is also a place for explorers and connoisseurs with scenic corners, interesting places, over 300 golf courses and Abraham Lincoln as the most famous citizen, he lived here 30 years before he was elected US President and moved to Washington in the White House. Great River Road in Illinois in the heart of America. It represents four centuries…Continue Reading “Real. Original. Adventure. – Great Rivers Illinois”

Destination Vietnam. My hotel is straight into the heart of Hanoi. A chaming joyful place in a lovely surrounding. It is a French colonial-style hotel, built in 1901, retains all its charm with green shutters, wood panelling and lush courtyard lawn. The Sofitel Metropole Hanoi is located in Hoàn Kiếm area. The Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi is a 5 star historic luxury hotel in the French colonial style. After Vietnamese independence it became a place for ambassadors, chancellors, writers. With Graham Greene first staying here…Continue Reading “The famous Sofitel Metropole Hanoi”

Contributed by Romana Miller A unforgetable journey to Seoul. The seat of government and it’s as crowded and competitive, if more homogeneous, as any other developed megacity. The largest metropolis of the Republic of Korea and second largest metropolitan area world-wide. Seoul’s history goes back more than two thousand years. It was one of the “Three Kingdoms of Korea”. Hotels that define the destination the Park-Hyatt (Seoul-City) One of my favourite hotels world woldwide is the Park Hyatt in Seoul. Truly a big “wow”. With…Continue Reading “Romantic time in Seoul”

Contributed by feature reporter Jens Hoffmann covering Asia-Pacifique. Bangkok is gettin more and more modern but far from antiseptic, filled with luxuries, pampering and great thai cuisine and still affordable. Yet amid the chaos, visitors find charm and, above all, character. Somehow extremes coexist: skyscrapers and moldy tenements; high-end, cloth-napkin dining and tasty street food stalls; five-star hotels and fleabag guesthouses overflowing with backpackers; libidinous hedonism and Buddhist meditation. To travel across Bangkok is to see several worlds at once. The city of traffic now…Continue Reading “Tastemakers Bangkok – Treehouse Hotel”

Destination Indonesia. Bamboo village in Ubud. Contributed by feature reporter Jens Hoffmann The sun slips into the sea, leaving behind a dreamy wash o peach and violet. Far away from 5star plus, nestled among the lush forests of Bali, near the hill town of Ubud, is one of the island’s most remarkable villages. It’s not just that each of the 18 homes of Green Village is constructed almost entirely from bamboo, it is more. The flights of fancy here are all about blending in with…Continue Reading “Islands we love – Bali / Indonesia”

Vienna is special. When the world ends, I will go to Vienna. Everything happens years later there. I am in love with this city. We spent much of the afternoon and evening strolling through Vienna, as the weather was gorgeous. Vienna- once the seat of an empire. Later on we checked in at the hotel Imperial and were happy to spent the week-end here. The Imperial has a special retro style and is defintely different. The hotel is perfect located for walking around Vienna, as…Continue Reading “In Vienna veritas – Hotel Imperial”

Come on Aussie, come on. We come from a land down under, where women glow and men plunder, we had a perfect time in Australia. By Jens Hoffmann The sun is shining, we enjoyed an occeaside pool where people and octopods swim naked and free. Checked in the QT a beautiful down under hotel. Not to far away from Bondi beach, preserving two of the city’s most iconic buildings, QT Sydney is a new landmark by reviving a rich and colorful past of theatre and…Continue Reading “Cities we love – today Sydney”

Today: Mon amour fou – Breidenbacher Hof a Capella Hotel By Jens Hoffmann Dusseldorf is a special destination. There are design digs, places, uraban oases which want to be discovered. The state capital Dusseldorf is such a city. Famous for its legends Kraftwerk, Beuys, Immendorff, Wim Wenders, Campino and the Breidenbacher Hof hotel. People from all over the world moved to Dusseldorf to spend the night here and have fun. In the middle of the 19th century, it became the “Palace Hotel Breidenbacher Hof” the…Continue Reading “Next stop, Inspiration – Discover Dusseldorf”