Thursday, December 30, 2010

A Year of Travel, 2010

We've been to some pretty amazing places in 2010, so it's really been a great year of travel for us. On the last day of a most eventful year, here's are some of our best travel experiences in 2010:

Best roadtrip
A three-night journey on the Eastern & Oriental Express
from Bangkok to Singapore
last February 2010

"Perhaps the most luxurious train in the world."

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Most amazing travel-related high
A sunrise hot-air balloon ride across Capadoccia
in central Turkey last June 2010

"A deeply spiritual experience coupled with
some of the most amazing sights I've ever seen."

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Favorite nightspots
Reina in Istanbul, at any time of the year.
Although Reina last June was simply amazing,
with gorgeous weather, people dancing outdoors,
and partygoers arriving by boat at midnight.

We also loved the rooftop bar of the
Four Seasons Hotel in Mumbai

March 2010

and the Sky Bar of the Trader's Hotel in Kuala Lumpur.
May 2010

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Most memorable trip
Two weeks in Turkey
with 70 Travelife Magazine readers and friends
last November 2010

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Best shopping finds
All ballgowns, found in the strangest places!
A vintage Leonardo gown at a chic boutique
across from the Pera Palas Hotel in Istanbul last November.
We went in for five minutes
and left with a beautiful gown that
we're wearing to a black-tie New Year's Eve party tonight.
And a couple of long dresses bought at a boutique in Kuala Lumpur.

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Best discovery
Sun Moon Lake in central Taiwan.
What a beautiful place.
September 2010

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Best "Me" Trip
Two weeks in Southern India with a dozen girlfriends
last February 2010.
Everyone had a credit card, good humor
and an endless capacity to visit store after store.

And, boy, was that fun.

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Most memorable time travel
The launch party of the Peninsula Manila's Salon de Ning.
What a party, what a night.
Take us back to old Shanghai anytime.

December 2010

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Most memorable hotel stay
Lake Kumarakom Hotel in Kerala, India
We stayed in the presidential villa
made out of an old Keralan house,

with a beautiful view of the lake.
March 2010

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Best travel companion


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Cities we visited at least twice
in the past 12 months

Tokyo, Hong Kong, Penang, Kuala Lumpur, Istanbul

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City we want to visit again in 2011
Marrakech on the
Travelife Magazine Morocco tour in May 2011
For more details, check out our blog entry on
2011 Travelife Tours & Experiences


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