The American tipping culture is beyond a joke!

The USA tipping culture is becoming beyond a joke and the Americans are causing the problem!! Let me start with the definition of gratuity. The definition of gratuity is a sum of money given to someone who provides a good service or a favour as a way to show graciousness or thankfulness.  I have just returned from a three-week…

Langkawi and the St Regis hotel

Langkawi Maylasia and the St Regis hotel. I was staying at the St Regis Langkawi and had organised a luxury car for my airport pick up. On arrival at the airport after collecting my baggage, I saw the St Regis representative, he welcomed us then started to escort us and the luggage to our car….

How would I describe Dubai? “Simply Addictive”.

How would I describe Dubai: one word comes to mind “Simply addictive”. I have been going to Dubai now for over ten years and I still love it now as much I did when I first visited. Why? Because you know what to expect and it feels like home away from home.  It is a…

W Maldives – The most memorable experience of my life.

I have travelled most of the world and have always been put off going to the Maldives as I could not justify the extortionate prices to stay there. I always thought why would it be that great, what am I paying for, why is it so expensive, will the service even be good? So this…

Thrown out of Hakkasan for using my own Chilli flakes.

I have eaten at a lot of restaurants around the world and generally eat out twice or three times a week in London. I always bring my pot of dried chilli flakes with me wherever I go in the world as I am a vegetarian and enjoy spicing up my food. Recently I was asked…