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Bhutan: Meditation und Yoga “Abenteuer im Land des Donnerdrachens”

Bhutan: Meditation und Yoga “Abenteuer im Land des Donnerdrachens”

Das Amankora Yoga Retreat “Abenteuer im Land des Donnerdrachens” führt Sie in das im Himalaya gelegene buddhistische Königreich Bhutan. Erleben Sie Yoga und Meditation und verbinden Sie dies mit einer Rundreise durch dieses einzigartige Land, das von westlichen Einflüssen noch weitgehend unberührt geblieben ist. Sie wohnen in 4 verschiedenen Lodges des Amankora: It’s Aman Style!
Leitung: Lorraine McConnon, international bekannte Iyengar Yoga-Lehrerin. Sprache: Englisch
Reisezeit: 15. Juli -24. Juli 2012

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Tweet Digest for January 19, 2012

 


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What we are reading

some of the best travel stories we read over the last week

  • An interview with Sean Flakelar, GM of Amanjiwo
  • Hotel Chatter: Inside the Upper House Hong Kong
  • The Independent reviews the excellent PuLi Hotel and Spa, Shanghai
  • The New York times reviews the W Hotel in Barcelona
  • Top detox tips from the blog of Mr&Mrs Smith
  • Trekking with Elephants at Anantara Golden Triangle
  • 40 breathtaking examples of aerial photography
  • Die Welt über Luxus-hotels in Marrakesh
  • Die Welt zeigt die schönsten Golfplätze auf Mauritius


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What we are reading

some of the best travel  stories we read over the last few days

  • ABC News: Restaurants uploading menus on iPads for diners
  • The New York Times: 41 places to go in 2011 and 10 restaurants worth a plane ride and 36 hours in Bali
  • The Telegraph previews 2011’s best new hotels
  • The Independent with its preview
  • Melanie Nayer with her list of Top 10 Luxury Hotels to visit in 2011
  • Hotel Chatter with the Master List of Worldwide Hotel Openings in 2011
  • The always insightful Purple Passport reviews the Opposite House in Beijing and the Anantara Spa at the Commune by the Great Wall
  • Sassy Hong Kong with a report on a weekend at the Grand Hyatt Macau
  • Cathy Yan in the Wall Street Journal with an excellent 4-part series on the future of Lan Kwai Fong
  • Die Welt mit einem Ausblick auf das Reisejahr 2011 und einer Liste neuer Hotels
  • The Kiwi Collection blog reviews the Peninsula Tokyo
  • CNNGo: Shanghai hotels after the Expo
  • Hotel Design blog: URBN Hotel Shanghai
  • Just Luxe: Amangalla and Amanwella
  • Luxury Travel Advisor: Anantara Golden Triangle
  • Mail Online reports on the tourist destination Montenegro
  • WSJ Scene Asia: Asia’s best penthouse suites


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What we are reading

some of the most interesting travel stories we came across over the last week

  • The Luxury Travel Bible reviews Amanfayun
  • Amanresorts unveils plans for new villas at Amangiri
  • Market Manila at Amanjena
  • Kim Salmela visits the Upper House in Hong Kong
  • CNNGo with a list of restaurants with incredible views
  • The ladyironchef blog with a weekend trip to Hong Kong
  • Slim Paley: The Kingdom of Bhutan
  • The New York Times reports from Northern Vietnam
  • Stu Lloyd checks out the Alila Cha-Am
  • Hoosta magazine on the Murano Marrakech


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What we are reading

some of the most interesting travel articles we came across over the last few days:

  • Hotel Design features one of our own photos of the Balé in Nusa Dua
  • LUXEtasy checks out some of Shanghai’s new restaurants and bars
  • Yohanes Budiyanto offers his take on the Landmark Mandarin Oriental with a lot of great pictures
  • The Frog + Princess Blog on the top luxury resorts in Langkawi and the best rooftops in the world
  • Sassy Hong Kong tries a staycation at the Hyatt Sha Tin
  • Hoihnuhauzel’s blog reports on Amanbagh
  • Market Manila has lunch at Amansara
  • The Luxist on the Puli Shanghai
  • The Luxury Travel Bible reports on the Nam Hai in Vietnam
  • Yoga with elephants at Anantara Golden Triangle
  • 10 unforgettable hotel bathtubs over at CNNGo


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Amansara, a review

Amansara

Amansara

what is it

The former guesthouse of King Sihanouk, beautifully restored by Aman with 24 suites in Siem Reap minutes away from the ancient Angkor temples.

what makes it special

  • Amansara makes it possible to see the temples in a way that avoids the crowds, some smaller temples you have for yourself and they manage to be in the most popular temples when they are least crowded
  • Airport pick-up in a vintage 60’s Mercedes
  • You have your own remork and driver at all times
  • Young and extremely nice staff
  • The dining room, once the King’s screening room, is open all times and the open bar
  • The feeling that you stay at a friend’s guest house
  • The contemporary design is the perfect contrast after spending the day exploring the temples

Amansara suite

you should know

  • If you want to see the Angkor temples without the crowds you will have to get up very early, like 4am.
  • Much smaller than other Amans, so not so much public space.

conclusion

Without a doubt the most exclusive way to explore Angkor.

more pictures on Flickr

Bayon temple, Angkor