Category Archive: Places to Stay

Places To Stay: Sawah Breeze House – Yogjakarta, Java, Indonesia

Name:  Sawah Breeze House  (Sawah means rice paddies) Location:  Kasihan, just south, and within easy reach of Yogjakarta, on the Indonesian island of Java. Description:  The small cottage is next to another cluster… Continue reading

A Brief Stopover in Bangkok

The people who jostled for space in front of the gates of Bangkok’s Grand Palace, shortly before opening time, were entertained by a rather sturdy Thai woman with short hair, and a no-nonsense attitude.… Continue reading

Places To Stay: Inle Lake Sanctuary – Samkar Lake, Myanmar

“When you realise how perfect everything is, you will tilt your head back, and laugh at the sky.” – Buddha – Name:  Inle Lake Sanctuary Location:  Unlike what its name suggests, the lodge… Continue reading

Places To Stay: Lúa do Miño – Camposancos, Rias Baixas, Spain

Name:  Lúa do Miño Location:  Located in the tiny village of Camposancos, where the river Miño that divides Spain and Portugal, flows into the Atlantic Ocean. Description:  The apartment is located at the… Continue reading

Places to Stay: Al Sahel Resort – Sir Bani Yas Island, UAE

Name:  Al Sahel Villa Resort by Anantara Location:  Sir Bani Yas Island – United Arab Emirates Description:  Al Sahel mimics the best Africa has to offer with its thatched-roofed villas, and décor elements that… Continue reading

Places to Stay: Ruby Cottage – Montagu, South Africa

Name:  Ruby Cottage Location:  On the farm Badensfontein, 5 km outside Montagu on the R318, Western Cape, South Africa. Description:  Ruby cottage is a one bedroom cottage that is decorated in a way that is stylish,… Continue reading

Places to Stay: Lentelus Guest House – Barrydale, South Africa

Name:  Lentelus Guest House Location:  11 kilometres outside of Barrydale on the road to Montagu on Route 62, which is said to be one of the longest wine routes in the world, Western Cape, South Africa Description: … Continue reading

Places To Stay: The French Cottage – Prince Albert, South Africa

Name: The French Cottage Location: Prince Albert, South Africa Description: A spacious self-catering cottage decorated with French flair. It is a comfortable, arty space where one immediately feels at home. The kitchen is… Continue reading

Places to Stay: Serendipity Guest House – Wilderness, South Africa

Name:  Serendipity Guest House and Restaurant Location:  Freesia Avenue, Wilderness, South Africa. Description:  The word serendipity can be defined as a happy, unexpected discovery, which is exactly how I feel about stumbling upon this intimate guest house and restaurant.… Continue reading

Places to Stay: Lamu House Hotel – Lamu Island, Kenya

Name:  Lamu House Hotel Location:  Lamu Town, Lamu Island, KENYA Description:  The hotel is an excellent example of Swahili architecture. It consists of two traditional houses that were restored and adapted to house… Continue reading

The Ultimate Desert Experience

In the north eastern corner of the Rub Al Khali, or Al Rimal as it is locally known, that covers an expanse of 650,000 square kilometres, mostly in Saudi Arabia, but also stretching into… Continue reading