Hotels we love – The new Mama Shelter Lisboa The new place to be in Lisbon Contributed by feature reporter and influencer Jens Hoffmann Since years I am in love with Mama Shelter, the object of my desire was this time the new hotel Mama Lisboa. The Tejo, Lisbon’s river, was bathed in a colorful sea of colors and Mama Lisboa gave me joy. Lisbon is just beautiful, the capital of Portugal is best known for its lovely climate year-round, colorful buildings, good wine and…Continue Reading “Mama loves you – The new Mama Shelter Lisboa”

Contributed by feature reporter, correspondent and influencer Jens Hoffmann Bangkok can be as bewildering as it is bewitching. There are few things to do to make the most of Thailand’s exuberant capital, filling your days with luxury feelings, massages, street food, impressive temples and lively bars. “The City of Angels” began as a trading centre and port community on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River some 200 years ago. Today, while the city is up to speed with modern times, the grandeur and…Continue Reading “Looking for a -pandemic- escape? The Millennium Hotel in Bangkok”

Mirabilia Boutique Hotel Travelling to Kassandra. Contributed by Jens Hoffmann Nestled amid a forest with oak and pine trees, about 300m from the sea, the Mirabilia Boutique Hotel in Kriopigi, Halkidiki, wins the unique travel experience and stay with original hospitality steps. Activating and making the most of its customers’ choices throughout the year. The Mirabilia has been honored with the silver award in Best Hotel Tailor Made Guest Experience and with the gold award in Best Greek Boutique Hotel. Wow. Mirabilia Boutique hotel has…Continue Reading “Mirabilia Boutique Hotel”

Review of the Club Med ski resort in Samoens Morillon By Jens Hoffmann Away from Chamonix, the French Alps has another piste-perfect resort in Morillon, a pretty, family-friendly village close to charming shops – and bags of snow-related fun Morillon in the Haute-Savoie, France. Morillon is a one hour drive away from Geneva, in France’s Haute Savoie region. The Grand Massif ski area is the fourth largest ski region in France. Samoëns has bakers, small cafes and cheese shops. It’s a traditional village, a family-friendly…Continue Reading “J’aime la France – Club Med in Morillon”

Yes, I am a fan. Spending three years in Asia, since this time I love the Mandarin Oriental Group. Review contributed by lifestyle influencer & reporter Jens Hoffmann I just love this great hotel on the Ramblas, a street in central Barcelona, popular with both tourists and locals alike, between Bari Gòtic and El Raval, connecting Plaça de Catalunya in the centre with the Christopher Columbus Monument at Port Vell. Barcelona offers fine dining and a couple of good typical spanish taverns with excellent tapas….Continue Reading “Mandarin Oriental in Barcelone – I am a fan”

The luxury hotel Steigenberger Wiltcher’s belongs on every Brussel bucketlist By Jens Hoffmann Located on the exclusive promenade Avenue Louise in the heart of Brussels, nearby the European Union government district, the city center with the Manneken Pis and Grand Place (2 km), as well as the train station. The 267 hotel rooms and suites feature stylish interiors and high-class comforts. These include air conditioning, flatscreen TV, iron, desk, safe, minibar, coffee and tea making facilities. Leading Belgian chef Kevin Lejeune is set to open…Continue Reading “Luxury Hotel news: Steigenberger Wiltcher’s in Brussels will achieve a Michelin star”

A beautiful South Pacific Island on Vanuatu archipelago will become a cryptocurrency paradise Vanuatu is a South Pacific Ocean nation made up of 80 islands. For the past 12 years Anthony Welch and his partner Theresa have been living a Robinson Crusoe life alone on a South Pacific island mostly untouched by humanity. Welch, a retired property investor, hopes the tranquility will soon be shattered by cryptocurrency investors he is trying to convince to move to his island and form a regulation-free “crypto utopia”. Under…Continue Reading “The “Crypto Paradise of the World” in South Pacific”

Destination Colombia Amazing beautiful country. The Click Clack Hotel is a funky place to stay while visiting the city of Bogota. It might be just the coolest hotel you may “stumble upon”. With a fresh interior and a and imposing façade, Click Clack adds a touch of class to your trip. For me it is Bogotá’s 11-story hotel, it offers stylish design touches in nearly every detail, from the Space Invader-patterned elevator to the closet door handles, porcelain animal heads. A vertical garden wall and…Continue Reading “Hotel Click Clack in Bogota”

Don’t cry for me Argentina – Hotel The Pulitzer in Buenos Aires “The Pulitzer”, located in plaza San Martin fits perfect with the Buenos Aires identity. Nestled between Microcentro and the leafy old-world charm of the Recoleta – a well-heeled district known to locals as “Little Paris”. The hotel offers a unique vantage from which to take in the city. The place is housed in a contemporary construction by acclaimed architect Guillermo Roitenberg, its design elements subtly harken back to the deco heritage of Argentina’s…Continue Reading “Cities we like – Buenos Aires”

Indonesian government under pressure – Return of quarantine-free travellers soon. Bali has for many years been Australia’s second most popular overseas destination after New Zealand. Jetstar aims to be first off the blocks, with the airline’s Boeing 787 jets poised to take off from Melbourne to Denpasar (capital city and main hub of the province of Bali) on 14/2/22. Flights from Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide will follow in March. Qantas lists the resumption of its flight from Sydney and Melbourne-Denpasar’s on March 27/28/2. Their flight…Continue Reading “Pandemic update : Bali wants Australian visitors back”

Sao Paulo is home to the largest Japanese population outside Japan and along with the people come the food, the produce and myriad aspects of Japanese cultures. The district Liberdade in Sao Paulo has been established as a Japanese community “Japantown” since 1950s and authentic, quality Japanese restaurants can be found nearly everywhere in Sao Paulo. The only distinction, it seems, is that due to its tropical “one-season” climate Japanese cuisine in Brazil does not have the abundance of seasonal produce or is restricted by…Continue Reading “Cities we love: Sao Paulo – Brazil”

Joy is possible eveywhere even pandemic times, especially in South Africa Contributed by Jens Hoffmann Check in the grand dame of local hotels, the Oyster Box, is about to step back on the stage. The Oyster Box Hotel splashes of colour, elegant bedrooms, a cool blue terrace, exotic detail and attentive staff like porter Smanga Mthethwa. Originally opened in 1947, The Oyster Box has long been one of Africa’s best loved and most distinguished hotels, with an abundance of ambience and a breathtaking seaside setting….Continue Reading “The grand dame – Hotel “The Oyster Box” in South Africa”