VietNamNet Bridge - Inspired by memories of classical Frencharchitecture, and infused with the vibrant, striking colors of Vietnam’snorthern hill tribes, a stunning new five-star accommodation has restored Sapa- a once-forgotten ‘summer retreat’ - back to the heights of its heyday. The birth of Sapa At the turn of the 20th century,the French first started travelling from Hanoi to Cha Pa (the original name forSapa) in the mountainous northwest of Vietnam. Despite the long distances, notto mention the precipitous slopes and harsh terrain they had to traverse, theywould have been instantly enchanted by what they discovered on arrival. Vying for dominance of Asianterritories with the British Empire, Sapa was situated in an ideal location asfar as the French military strategists were concerned - a garrison wasconstructed in 1903. But the intrepid colonials must also have been bowled overby the awe-inspiring views and rejoiced while breathing in the crisp and … [Read more...] about The glory days of Sapa return
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Inspired by memories of classic French architecture, and infused with the vibrant, striking colours of Vietnam’s northern hill tribes, a stunning new five-star accommodation has restored a once-forgotten ‘summer retreat’ back to the heights of its heyday. The birth of Sa Pa At the turn of the 20th century, the French first started travelling from Hanoi to Cha Pa (the original name for Sa Pa) in the mountainous northwest of Viet Nam. Despite the long distance, not to mention the precipitous slopes and harsh terrain they had to traverse, they would have been instantly enchanted by what they discovered on arrival. Vying for dominance of Asian territories with the British Empire, Sa Pa was situated in an ideal location as far as the French military strategists were concerned, and a garrison was constructed in 1903. But the intrepid colonials must also have been bowled over by the awe-inspiring views and rejoiced while breathing in the crisp and cool mountain … [Read more...] about The glory days of Sa Pa have returned
By Jerry Rice | [email protected] | Daily BulletinPUBLISHED: January 10, 2019 at 8:37 am | UPDATED: January 14, 2019 at 3:49 pm In 2019, there are so many fun things to do in Southern California it will take 52 weeks to fit them all in. Whether you’re into art, beer and wine, classic cars, food, movies, music, sports or something else, here’s our annual guide to dozens of the best events happening during the next 12 months. Jump to a month: February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December JANUARY Palm Springs International Film Festival One of the largest film festivals in North America features more than 200 films from nearly 80 countries. Regular screenings continue through Jan. 13, with Best of the Fest presentations happening Jan. 14. When: Through Jan. 14 Where: Six theaters in the Palm Springs area, including Regal Cinemas Stadium 9 and Palm Canyon Theatre Tickets: $13 individual screenings, $69 for six Information: … [Read more...] about 2019 list of festivals, fairs and special events in Southern California
After a fun day on the slopes, you’ve got options: sit in a notorious Interstate 70 traffic jam (boo!) or take part in Colorado’s celebrated après-ski scene. If the latter sounds more fun, here’s where you can do just that without detouring far from I-70. Bread Bar in the winterSilver PlumeTake Exit 226 and a short drive on a gravel road and you’ll arrive at an unexpected gem: a bygone-era craft cocktail bar housed in a century-old bakery. (The word “Bread” remains spelled out in white lettering on the building, hence the bar’s name.) Cocktail names are nods to historical players who helped shaped Silver Plume, a former silver mining camp with a population of 177. For example, the Clifford Griffin is a rye whiskey cocktail with a red wine float and is named after a miner who played the violin outside his cabin each night. Bread Bar doesn’t serve food, but food trucks do make cameos. There’s also occasional live music. 1010 Main … [Read more...] about 7 après-ski spots along I-70 to finish off a powder day
THE five-star hotel hosted Meghan Markle and her mother Doria Ragland the night before the Royal Wedding. Here's everything you need to know about the luxury estate... Where is Cliveden House hotel? Cliveden House is a National Trust-owned estate in Buckinghamshire, on the border with Berkshire. The mansion-like hotel is just 2 miles away from the town of Maidenhead. It sits on banks 40 metres above the River Thames, and its grounds slope down to the river. What's its history? Cliveden House has been home to many royalties. Duke of Buckingham resided there after the house was built in 1666. After, 1st Earl of Orkney moved into the house in 1896. The Earl employed the architect Thomas Archer to add two new "wings" to the house, connected by curved corridors. After he passed away in 1737, he passed the mansion to his daughter the Countesses of Orkney, who instantly leased it to Frederick, Prince of Wales. In the 19th Century, the estate was purchased by Sir George … [Read more...] about Where is Cliveden House hotel, what’s its history and does it serve Afternoon Tea?