Magical MesaStila – A Javanese Royal Retreat?

What a view while sipping a cuppa

When a friendly chauffeur greeted at the airport at an early crack of dawn, it was just a sign the holiday will be a wonderful one. Between munching on complimentary snacks and short shut-eye in about 1.5 hours journey, the vehicle made its final turn into a long driveway where the discovery of MesaStila ResortRead more

A Guide to Abu Dhabi For Active Soul – Worth More Than A Weekend Visit

Father Zayed Potrait in Abu Dhabi

On the way to Ireland via the national’s carrier Etihad Airways, SOTG had a quick stop in the capital city of Abu Dhabi, one of the 7th state in United Arab Emirates. While many expats in the country prefer Dubai for a living (no surprise here) and tourists enter from Dubai normally do an excursion day trip, there are otherRead more

Mount Agung The Great – Bali Must Do

Sunrise on top of Mount Agung

No wonder it is called Agung – literally translated as ‘greatest’ in Bahasa Indonesia. And guess what, this is the first activity SOTG did in Bali straight from the airport – a rough start to a weekend on first visit to the magical island.  So why Mount Agung? The volcano last erupted in 1963 isRead more

Powerscourt – Wellness Retreat in Garden of Ireland

Crescent shaped Palladian design

“Good luck with Ireland’s weather’” said bunch of British friends after dinner at Pax in Dubai as we hugged each other goodbye to end the night. “Sure will be alright’” I replied.  A week spent at one of the most beautiful place on Ireland in County Wicklow has been one of the best rejuvenating break SOTG ever had. The green countryside andRead more