"Unspeakably hot. The equator is arriving again. We are within eight degrees of it. Ceylon present. Dear me, it is beautiful! And most sumptuously tropical, as to character of foliage and opulence of it. 'What though the spicy breezes blow soft o...
I am having breakfast with Kai Speth, the man who manages the legendary Hotel Metropole in Hanoi, Vietnam, the first of the “Legends” of Sofitel and of course a Select Member of The Most Famous Hotels in the World.
The Metropole histor...
by Andreas Augustin
Oh people of the shelter
what a gift you've given me,
To smile at me and quietly
let me share your agony,
And I can only bow in utter humbleness and ask,
Forgiveness and forgiveness for the things
For over one week, singer and former peace activist Joan Baez stayed once again at the legendary Hotel Metropole Hanoi. This time in peaceful days she remembered her days at the hotel during the dreadful ‘Christmas bombing‘ of 1972.
1919: Versailles, France
Ho Chi Minh
It is one of those "what would have been if ..." footnotes of history. World War 1 was over. We are in Paris. In 1919 at Versailles, France, America’s President Woodrow Wilson arrived at the Par...
Since decades “The Oriental”, as it is affectionately known by travellers from all over the globe, leads the lists of all...Read More
Happiness is made to be shared, knew the great French dramatist Jean Baptiste Racine (†1699).
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