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…

Malaysian Airlines- Dry lounge, dry flights, yet high prices.

Malaysian Airlines- what a nightmare I flew Malaysian Airways from Kuala Lumpa to Langkawi and from Kuala Lumpa to Singapore. It was my first time flying Malaysian Airlines and was put of in the past due to the incident when a Plane went missing the other year. It was a nightmare for me to be…

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….

Las Vegas: Sin city for sure, but also fabulous architecture.

 It was  my first time to Las Vegas and after going I will probably not return.  I stayed at the “Trump Towers” as I did not want to stay at a hotel that was connected to a casino. I wanted to escape the gambling and club scene at the end of each evening and return to some form…

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…

St Regis Bal Harbour: Love hate Relationship

I have to say at the beginning of this blog that I am not a big fan of Miami. Even though the weather is fabulous, it is really a little bit run-down for a US state. The airport is probably one of the worst in the world for international flights. My anecdotal evidence is that…

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…