Posts Tagged: Asia

Khmer Architecture Tours, Cambodia

The historical architecture of Cambodia is said to be divided into three broad categories: 1) The ubiquitous ‘Chinese shophouse’ style structures, some as old as the late 19th Century but most from later periods, 2) Late 19th/early 20th Century French Colonial buildings incorporating a range of influences and styles, and 3) ‘New Khmer Architecture’ of […]

Hotel Casa Colombo, Sri Lanka

The highlight of MHM’s recent stay to Sri Lanka was the very quirky Casa Colombo Hotel.     This 200-year-old Moorish mansion, originally built by a wealthy Indian trading family, has been carefully restored as a stunning 12-room boutique hotel. It is centrally located down a private cul de sac in Colombo 4, so escaping […]

Cheng Chau Island, Hong Kong

It is always a little strange going back as a tourist to a country you have lived in for many years.  Last month we spent a few days in the wonderful city of Hong Kong.   We decided last minute to escape the skyscrapers and spend a day at Cheng Chau Island, and what a great […]

The Waterhouse, Shanghai, China

The Waterhouse in Shanghai is a four-story, 19-room hotel built into an existing three-story Japanese Army headquarters building from the 1930’s.                                                           This boutique hotel is located […]

Inujima Seirensho Art Museum, Japan

Inujima (“dog island”) is a small island off Okayama in the Seto Inland Sea.   In recent years, like nearby Naoshima Island, Inujima has become known as a site for modern art  and serves as a venue for the Setouchi Triennale modern art festival. Due to its small size, the peaceful island can be explored entirely on foot. […]