Croatia: A non-fan’s guide to ‘Thrones’ sites

Croatia is to Game of Thrones what a Waikato hillside is to fans of The Hobbit. But what if your travel buddy isn’t a fan of the show? Here are a few of the GoT settings that are stunning in their own right.

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Mandarin Oriental Milan Review

Recently we were excited by the news that the first Mandarin Oriental hotel opened in Italy. Located in the center of Milan, the Italian fashion capital, it promises a mix of Italian flair and tradition with Asian hospitality. Keen on experiencing that combination we drove to Italy and stayed at the Mandarin Oriental Milan for four days.

The new Mandarin Oriental features 104 guestrooms of which 32 are suites. Blessed with one of the best locations in Milan with the famous Duomo, Teatro alla Scala and via Montenapoleone with it’s countless boutiques all in walking distance. It took no less than 8 years to complete the hotel construction within four 18th century buildings.

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A Guide to Eating on the Beaches in Rio de Janeiro

With a mix of flavors and cuisines, the beaches of Rio offer many options for the hungry beach goer.

The beaches of Rio’s Zona Sul (South Zone) are filled with vendors selling a mix of snacks and drinks, and the adjacent streets filled with a variety of eateries to sustain every kind of craving. With so many options it is possible to spend sunrise to sunset at the beach and not lose sight of the sand all day. Continue reading “A Guide to Eating on the Beaches in Rio de Janeiro”