Kanuhura, Maldives

I had once visited the Maldives in my youth, before the tsunami, and before I had found the courage to go snorkelling, to truly appreciate the waters, and the activities and the maturity to really appreciate the luxury. So this trip, I did my absolute best to pick a good resort with just the right amount of luxe, and the right amount of rustic charm. I think Michelle and I have found it.

Kanuhura is a resort on the island of the same name in the Lhaviyani Atoll in the Maldives. It’s about 40 minutes by seaplane from the capital of Malé, (pronounced Mah-leh).

The island experience begins on Malé itself, where you will be whisked from your plane or your hotel to a lounge at the seaplane airport on Hulhumalé, the artificial island the airport and seaplane facility is nestled on. There you’ll enjoy a beautiful lounge meant only for Kanuhura’s guests, and soon will be taken to your seaplane which takes you to Kanuhura itself.

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Schloss Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau and Mittenwald

After leaving Munich, we drove towards the Austrian border with the intention of finally laying eyes on the fantastically beautiful castles of Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau. Did you know that Neuschwanstein is the inspiration for the castle in Disney’s movie Sleeping Beauty? And it more than lives up to its name. Even as you are driving towards this stunning example of royal largesse, you cannot help but have your breath taken away by its architecture and the way it seems to just leap right out at you from the side of the Alps. The interiors were largely inspired by Richard Wagner, King Ludwig II’s muse. Unfortunately I cannot show you any pictures of the interior but honestly what pictures will do such a magnificant structure justice. Continue reading “Schloss Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau and Mittenwald”


Munich was quite a fascinating city, it was filled with life and a vibrancy that one would be hard pressed to find elsewhere. I loved it. The people almost unequivocably spoke English and generally of a rather high standard. We stayed @ the Four Points by Sheraton hotel right in the middle of the Olympic Park. It was really quite a nice hotel even though when you first arrive the exterior looks like it hasn’t been changed very much since the 70s. Continue reading “Munich”