Germany, a magical place of history and beer. A country lined with stunning views and delicious food. I must say, I never thought I’d enjoy Munich as much as I did. And the reason is because I never knew how much it had to offer. I imagined it had loads of history but none that would peak my interest. And the fact that I considered myself to be a “wine person” and beer is what they were known for, kind of turned me off. But boy was I wrong! I have officially changed and opened my heart to beer. (lol) There isn’t one thing I have to complain about Munich. Except for maybe having to pay to use the toilet.
If arriving in Paris isn’t magical enough, being able to stay at this beautiful hotel just makes it even better! The room we stayed in was perfectly divided to have enough space for all of your luggage while not compromising walking space. Beds were incredibly comfy and the bathrooms were to die for. The decoration was interesting in the sense that they had these small creepy yet intriguingly artsy statues of rot-iron men in a funny positions as handles to everything. Handles for the doors, drawers, wall lamps, windows, etc, which was one of the things that made this hotel stand out. Continue reading →
Life on Maui could be, and most of the time is, a very simple life and lifestyle. It’s all about surf and sun. Nothing flashy or too out there because you WILL stand out like a sore thumb. So travelling outside of Hawaii could make anything seem “high class” or upscale. However, we’re originally from Miami. Where life is the complete opposite. Everything is to be the best of the best. Whether it’s a party or simply getting ready for dinner, you always dress to impress. Now, we’ve also been a bit spoiled in this aspect of travel because we’ve experienced first class in multiple airlines and have visited many first class lounges so naturally when we went into the new Delta lounge in Seattle-Tacoma Airport, we expected a lot more than we got. Continue reading →
A couple years ago we started talking about where we could go for big 10 year anniversary trip. We considered many places like Italy, Spain, Bora Bora, Maldives, but I will forever pick my second love: Africa. Upon choosing the continent, we still had much planning ahead of us. Where do we go? Same places we’ve visited before? Do we try a different camp? Should we try seeing some of Europe too?
Here we are, 3 years later and we’re on our way to the vacation of our lives! Finally the moment has arrived and we’re on our way in first class all the way through. During this 5 week (38 days) journey, our itinerary looks something like this:
Barcelona is such a great city. With the perfect amount of beach and city, I can most definitely live here. Starting with the food. It’s surprisingly cheap to eat. And aside from the food being affordable, the entertainment is intriguing. Like the traditional flamenco show. You’ve seen nothing in Barcelona if you don’t attend a flamenco show.
See animals in a zoo is great if you live in an area where there isn’t much wildlife but coming to Africa is a completely different experience. Seeing these big animals roaming the plains of the Maasai Mara was amazing.
The entrance of our wonderful hotel the Fairmont Mara Safari Club.
The Fairmont Mara Safari Club is a top notch hotel in the Mara North Conservancy in the Maasai Mara National Reserve. This hotel has become very dear to us for it’s amazing location, beauty and especially, their great staff and exceptional customer service. In our previous blog, we mentioned our safari tour-guide driver, Henry. Henry was absolutely wonderful. Starting with his over 10 years experience in game drives in the area, his personality makes you want to stay forever. He has definitely won a place in our hearts for as long as we live. Anne, at the reception, was also astounding in helping us with whatever we needed. What made our experience in Kenya that much better was the fact that everyone was friendly and eager to help at all times. No matter if it was first thing in the morning or the middle of the night. So today, I will be writing a review on our experience staying in this hotel.
Outside the Maasai Village with our outstanding driver & tour guide, HENRY!!
Lions, elephants, hyenas, leopards, monkeys, gazelle and antelopes galore, crocodiles, wildebeest, zebras… The list goes on and on of animals you see on a daily basis when on safari. It is truly amazing to witness how they act in the wild and how close the drivers take you into the action. Most of them know a lot about the animals and their behaviors. Take our guide Henry from the Fairmont Mara Safari Club. He is outstanding! Really knows his stuff and makes everyone feel comfortable with his extraordinary personality. Two thumbs up for this great tour guide. Hopefully, if you decide to visit Kenya and stay in the Fairmont Mara Safari Club, you are privileged with Henry as your driver and tour guide.
Recently, we’ve been asked why go to Thailand? What is so special over there that is making it so popular? Truthfully, we became interested in Thailand a few years ago when searching for our next adventure.
My husband has always loved Asia so when we started reading on things about Thailand and how inexpensive it was over there, it intrigued us. We then started noticing different movies that were filmed there. It was then, we realized how beautiful it was. So we made the bold decision to make a trip of it with some friends. What a great idea! First, I’ll mention briefly where we stayed both times we visited Thailand…
Some people believe Bora Bora is beautiful but not worth the trip because they feel there’s nothing to do or feel they’ll be very limited by being stuck in the hotel. And, this might be true to some extent. We, ourselves, had postponed our trip because we worried we’d get bored for the same reasons. You see, we’re the type of people who like to stay active, even on vacation. So, naturally, we assumed just because it was a small island that there would be nothing to do. Boy, were we wrong…