Tag Archives: hotels

Atlantis The Palm from a Helicopter

Wow this was amazing! Today we took an open door helicopter flight around Dubai, circling around the Burj Khalifa, Burj Al Arab and other amazing buildings, so much fun! I hung my feet out the door, blasted music and went photo crazy! Happy I didn’t drop any lenses from the helicopter, that would have been kinda awkward… We swung by Atlantis The Palm at one point and got a great perspective of the resort, what a project that must have been! OK I will take deep breaths now as I return to planet earth, I really felt like a kid again up there! Thanks to Dubai Films for organizing.

Posted in Dubai Also tagged , |

Breakfast in Istanbul

Life is a bit of a blur at the moment, I woke up this morning in Istanbul of all places! After a crazy month in Japan I’m on my way to Europe and my first stop is Turkey, which is fittingly the gateway between Asia and Europe. I’m staying at the Seven Hills Hotel and I can’t recommended it highly enough if you’re after a good location. I had breakfast on the roof up here and could see both Hagia Sophia (pictured) and the Blue Mosque, surreal!

breakfastinistanbul.jpg

Posted in Istanbul, Turkey Also tagged , |

A Very Inviting Pool

Here’s another photo from the Maitai Lapita Village. I’m not sure if you’ve guessed yet but it’s a swimming pool….and a rather inviting one at that! It was a bit early to be lounging around the pool so it was just me and my camera at this point. Personally I’m more of an ocean guy but I can certainly see the appeal here. 🙂

maitailapitavillagepool.jpg

Posted in French Polynesia, Huahine Also tagged |

Maitai Lapita Village Huahine

I’m staying at the Maitai Lapita Village here on Huahine and it’s gorgeous! It has its own lake with bungalows dotted around the outside, as well as lots of nice gardens and a little museum with some interesting cultural information.

maitailapitavillagehuahine.jpg

Posted in French Polynesia, Huahine Also tagged , |

Staying at the Hilton Moorea

I put quite a bit of research into the places I’m going to stay when I’m planning a trip and typically the most important factor is location. That’s the main reason I chose the Hilton Moorea and I’m glad I did! The staff are friendly and the views are spectacular! I should point out that I’m just a normal paying customer so I don’t have to be nice, if a hotel disappoints then I’ll definitely say so! Here’s a few of the photos I took while staying there, as you can see the overwater bungalows are gorgeous and the property looks amazing during sunrise and sunset.

aspecialpath.jpgbeachpalms.jpgbungalowsunrise.jpgeveningbungalows.jpghiltonmooreapool.jpgkayaksunrise.jpghiltonmooreasunset.jpg

Posted in French Polynesia, Moorea Also tagged , , , |

Staying at the Singular Patagonia

Seeing it was my last night I decided to stay at an interesting place called the Singular Patagonia, an old cold storage facility that had been renovated into a unique hotel. The outside remains intact so it doesn’t look like a hotel (at all) and the inside is built around all the old rooms and machinery so it was a lot of fun to just walk around and explore the place. I’m not entirely sure how I got up there but at one point I was in the rafters. Cool hotel and a great way to finish my trip 🙂

singular1.jpgsingular2.jpg

Posted in Patagonia, Puerto Natales Also tagged , |

Zagreb Town Square

This is a photo of the Zagreb town square, taken from my hotel room late at night after most of the earlier hustle and bustle has died down. I’m staying at Hotel Dubrovnik, a pretty standard hotel with a slightly confusing name (it’s in Zagreb, not Dubrovnik). The best thing about it is definitely the location, close to tram stops and right in the heart of all the action. I don’t often write about hotels but the staff were nice here so a tip of the hat to them.

townsquare.jpg

Posted in Croatia, Zagreb Also tagged , , |

The Jukkasjärvi Ice Hotel

To celebrate the end of my Kungsleden adventure I booked myself into the Jukkasjärvi Ice Hotel for a little frozen fun. Being summer time things aren’t quite as spectacular as they would be in the winter but it’s a lot quieter and I almost had the place to myself. I took a tour of the ice factory where they process harvested ice from the river, creating all kinds of ice sculptures and drinking glasses before shipping them around the world, the whole process is quite remarkable. I then moved on to the ice rooms which are really cool (sorry), each one is uniquely themed and they spare obviously spare no expense when making them.

ice1.jpgice2.jpgice3.jpgice4.jpgice5.jpgice6.jpgice7.jpg

Posted in Lappland, Sweden Also tagged , |