Our Reading series is provided as a supplement to our posts. Whenever we travel, we like to learn as much as we can about our destination. Since we’ve read books and watched movies we’ve learned a lot. Hopefully some of these might give you a more in-depth and entertaining view of the topic you just enjoyed.BooksTreasures of
If you are coming to Osaka as a destination location, you might want to try a guided tour of the nightlife in the area. Osaka is very safe and you could definitely work your way around to places where your native language is understood. However, we wanted to experience it as a real local. We wanted a tour where the Japanese hang out.
Windo SkyBar is located on the 34th floor of the Hyatt Regency Paris Etoile. We have a review of this splendid hotel in another post. One of the reasons we chose the Hyatt Regency Paris Etoile is because it is the only skyscraper hotel in Paris. Of course, we also like the warmth of the Hyatt brand, and we frequently chose it anyway. Our room had a view of the Eiffel Tower, but the Windo SkyBar has magnificent views of quite a bit of Paris, including the Eiffel Tower.
Is Paris a vacation destination for you? If you plan to visit Paris, France, we have you covered. We have two posts covering Paris attractions. You can see part one here and part two here. You’ll also need to eat and have a place to stay. We have restaurants covered here and this post is about where to stay. Welcome to the city of light and enjoy yourself. We stayed at multiple hotels, and I’ll cover just two that are wonderful.
This post is all about a restaurant (and attraction) at our hotel. Madeline and I traveled to Bali and stayed at the beautiful Grand Hyatt Bali. Luckily for us, they added a new restaurant called Le Petit Chef. We had heard of this concept, but we really knew very little about it. If you look at the chef in the picture, he’s taller than Madeline but inside, he’s much smaller.
If you are coming to Indonesia, you are in for a treat if you sample the local cuisine. Indonesian food is characterized by a combination of flavors, spices, and cooking techniques that are unique to the country. Here are some examples of the variety of Indonesian food
Imagine coming to a beautiful resort and you see these two lovely Balinese ladies greeting welcoming you to the resort. Pretty nice huh? If you are looking for a destination vacation – you’ll love this resort. I know for a USA traveler, it’s a long way from home but it is worth it. At this resort, you step into another culture, and we felt like there was almost a time warp. Things slowed down. People were always smiling. The staff were always looking out for us.
Have you made Uruguay a destination vacation yet? We did and we are glad that we did. We stayed in Montevideo and also Carmelo. I’ll show you some restaurants in those two cities and a few others in Punta del Este and Colonia del Sacramento. Let’s start with Carmelo.
If you think of Africa, do you think of Morocco? Most people don’t because it’s part of North Africa and you can see it from Gibraltar (in Europe) on a clear day. What about Morocco as a destination location? Did you know that Morocco is well known as a destination location for films? Morocco’s Atlas Film Studios, located near Ouarzazate, is one of the largest film studios in the world. It has been a popular filming location for many movies and TV shows, including “Gladiator,” “Game of Thrones,” and “Lawrence of Arabia.”
Is Spain on your list of vacation destinations? Did you know that Spain is the world’s largest producer of olive oil? It accounts for approximately half of the world’s total production. Olive oil is an essential component of Spanish cuisine. Did you know that Spain boasts the world’s oldest restaurant? Restaurante Sobrino de Botin, located in Madrid, holds the title of the oldest continuously operating restaurant in the world. It has been serving customers since 1725. We ate there and we will tell you about it in another post.