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Conrad Koh Samui: A Luxurious Gateway

Conrad Koh Samui is the most luxurious hotel I have stayed up to now. This is the most exclusive and quiet hotel to stay, relax and enjoy your precious time. Conrad Samui is a 5-star luxury resort that sprawls over a 25-acre property situated on a mountain-side.  The resort features 65 one-bedroom villas, 14 two-bedroom villas, and 1 Royal villa - all villas with their own private pool. Conrad Koh Samui offers a luxurious and private beachfront getaway overlooking the Gulf of Thailand LocationThe Conrad’s location on Samui’s little-developed southwest coast is suited in a hidden area, away from the crowds, overlooking the whale-shaped Five Islands and the luminous Gulf of Thailand. The resort lays on a complimentary 4 times per day shuttle bus to the street markets and beach Chaweng (expect a journey time of about an hour). It takes 45-minutes to reach from the airport. This large modern resort is made up of cube-shaped villas, each one with its own swimming pool, positioned above a small stretch of private beach. The look combines clean lines with subtle Thai touches and breathtaking gulf views. The hotel is appealing to all the guests, who come from all around the world – Asia, Australia, Europe, the US, and the UK – mostly honeymooners. Check-In Once we arrived at the hotel, they offered us a welcome drink, an amazing cold lemongrass tea drink.  Once everything was sorted out a golf car took us to our villa room.  Really, you need a golf car to go around the resort if you are planning to walk long distances (especially if its raining). Rooms The villas are large and each one has their private swimming pool. The interior design is very modern, comfortable and the rooms are extremely spacious. I won't write anything more about the rooms since my photos below show you the best of the villa and its facilities. Room Comforts In-room climate control (air conditioning) Air conditioning Ceiling fan Minibar Espresso maker Bathrobes Slippers Iron/ironing board Sleep well Hypo-allergenic bedding available Pillow menu Blackout drapes/curtains Soundproofed rooms Turndown service Premium bedding Things to [...]

2018-09-26T15:11:33+00:00September 26th, 2018|

Dubai Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world

The Burj Khalifa, known as the Burj Dubai before its inauguration, is a megatall skyscraper in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Soaring high at 555 meters, At the Top, Burj Khalifa SKY is fittingly Dubai's most iconic destination. Get ready to enjoy exclusive access to the redefined, highest outdoor observatory in the world, spread across levels 148 and 125 of Burj Khalifa. BOOK YOUR TICKET The Burj Khalifa holds an impressive set of records, including: Tallest structure ever built at 829.8 meters (2,722 feet to the top of the spire) Building with 163 floors, one of the most the most floors Longest elevator travel distance at 504 meters (1,654 ft) Highest observation deck on the 148th floor at 555 meters (1,821 ft) Highest outdoor observation deck on the 124th floor at 452 meters (1,483 ft) Highest restaurant on the 122nd floor at 442 meters (1,450 ft) Highest nightclub on the 144th floor Anytime during the day is nice to visit, however, its true that the best time to visit the Burj Khalifa is just before the sunset. If you arrive early enough you can take pictures from the top during the daylight hours, throughout sunset and blue hour, and then during nighttime. Tickets for prime hours (during sunset) increase to 200 AED  (45 EUROS). I would recommend you to purchase your ticket in advance. Your ticket defines only your entrance time. You can stay up at the top as long as you want. If you prefer to go during night time, the ticket is 300 AED (66 EUROS). We purchased the morning ticket which is cheaper, 125 AED (28 EUROS) and also its the best time to up there avoiding the crowds. You get to admire the views with not many people and may take photos easier. Photos I captured

2018-02-24T10:27:02+00:00February 23rd, 2018|

Magical Dubai Miracle Garden

Dubai Miracle Garden is a flower garden and one of a kind in the region and in the world for displaying unique and extravagant outdoor recreational flower landscape designs. I had no idea about this place. I found it on Instagram accidentally. I saw an amazing photo with Umbrellas and viewed its location. I was so happy this was in Dubai since I had plans to visit Dubai after a while. So, I guess, if I didn't view that specific post on Instagram I would not have visited this beautiful place since all the people I know who have visited Dubai have never been to this place or have never heard of it. We went early in the morning and it was not very busy, also it wasn't that hot too (end of November). It felt very relaxing when walking through the garden, gazing at the amazing displays. I will not get into too many details about what you'll see here but I'm just going to show you the photos I captured. According to Wikipedia, the flowers are maintained by re-use of waste water through drip irrigation method with an average amount of 757,082 litres (166,535 imperial gallons; 200,000 US gallons) of water per day. The Dubai Miracle Garden operates from October to April and remains closed from June to September due to high temperatures with an average of 40 °C (104 °F), which is not conducive for flower viewing. Useful Information Timing: 9AM – 9PM, Sunday to Thursday and 9AM – 11PM during Weekends (Friday and Saturday) Entry Rate: Regular Rates: Adult (40AED), Child below 12 yrs old (30AED) and Below 2 yrs free entry Amenities include Food Kiosks, Souvenir Shops, Prayer Room, Eating and Sitting Areas, Club Car Hire, Wheelchair, Trampoline, First Aid Room Planted area: 72,000 sqm Pathways: 4km Number of flowers: about 45 million Useful info to have in mind: The use of professional cameras and drones are not allowed inside the garden. Flower picking or touching is strictly forbidden.

2018-02-23T09:14:21+00:00December 29th, 2017|
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