The mere mention of Maldives conjures up images of azure seas, luxe water bungalows and isolated islands that come with a hefty price tag. Most vacationers have to fork out more than USD 500 a night. Fortunately, affordable luxury awaits in Maafushi. It offers a romantic retreat which doesn’t break the bank.
As a curious writer, I confess to having an inexplicable interest in Geishas. At long last, the old adage “all thoughts turn into reality” rings true. A week before visiting Japan, I came into contact with a business associate. Her friend puts me in touch with a Maiko. Here is my story: meeting a young woman of dance in Kyoto.
San Francisco is notoriously known for Silicon Valley’s tech boom and sky-high property prices. The City by the Bay is also known for steep hills, foggy landscapes and the birthplace of American liberal activism. With an eclectic mix of attractions, neighbourhoods and mesmerising views, this city has something for everyone.
Hunter Valley is the birthplace of Australian wine. A short drive from Sydney, this is a dynamic wine country region filled with old delights and new surprises. As the oldest and most iconic wine region, Hunter Valley is best explored on a weekend to escape from the hustle and bustle of city life.