After our flight with Cathay Pacific to Singapore we took a taxi from the airport to our hotel, the InterContinental Singapore Robertson Quay. We selected this hotel as it was brand new, just operating for a few months, and cheaper than the ‘old’ InterContinental at Bugis.
Last year Timothy and I decided to have a short weekend trip to the sun during the Winter and we decided to head for Singapore, a city that was on Timothy’s to visit list. Since we would only be there for a weekend we decided to splash out and fly business class to fight the effects of jet lag and get the most out of our days there.
The Crowne Plaza London Kensington is one of the few hotels I stayed at multiple times, once with Timothy and once with my sister. It’s a modern and comfortable hotel located in some old townhouses giving it a more intimate atmosphere. The location is also superb. It’s situated in Kensington so a bit calmer than the centre of London, but located on a walking distance from the Kensington museums, Harrods and Kensington palace. Thanks to its proximity to Gloucester Road tube station you can enjoy an excellent connectivity to all parts of London on the Circle, District and Piccadilly lines, the latter even providing direct connections to Saint Pancras International station and Heathrow airport for international arrivals and departures
After a smooth flight on Lufthansa we were swiftly transferred from the airport to the hotel. Upon arrival our bags were handled by the hotel staff while we were brought straight up to the Club lounge (because we had booked a club room) where we would be checked in while having a drink. This probably was smoothest arrival experience I’ve had up to date, having a cup of tea at my hotel within an hour of landing in the country. Continue reading
Last year my friend Michel and I decided we wanted to have a weekend soaking up some early Spring sun to get rid of our winter blues. Since I never had been to Malta before, and Timothy was so lyrical about his experience there, we decided to jet off to the small island in the Mediterranean Sea. Since Michel had a gold status with Star Alliance we decided to fly on Lufthansa so we could make use of all the benefits this would provide us.
Yesterday I got to experience the 2017 of China Light at the Antwerp Zoo. During this festival from 1 December through to 14 January, you can take a stroll during the evening in the zoo following a route passing by beautiful lit up Chinese sculptures scattered throughout the zoo. This colourful and magical experience lights up the darkest months of the year and enables people to visit the zoo from another perspective. If you expect to see the animals you will be disappointed as they are all sleeping in their indoors areas, so to see them you should still visit during the day.
As we heard that the Euronight Jan Kiepura From Dortmund to Warsaw would stop running at the end of 2016, along with all other Deutsche Bahn night services, we decided to make one last trip and decided to go for a weekend to Warsaw there we decided to try out the InterContinental hotel as I heard a lot about it and wanted to experience it myself.