Over the weekend, we made a road trip to Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park (meaning Three Hundred Mountain Peaks in Thai) which is only 2 hours and 30 minutes drive from Bangkok. The landscape ranges from towering limestone islands, hundreds-years-old-stalactites caves, mountains, beaches, to country’s wet land & largest freshwater marsh. This place is a paradise for day-trippers and bird watchers alike (accounting for more than 300 species of bird). If you are lucky enough, you will catch a glimpse of dolphins. It is here that we have also found our new favorite spot for sunset <3
A home to one of the eighth wonder of the world, The Angkor Wat, and a living proof of Khmer Empire’s glorious era and flourish civilization with impeccable geometry, extraordinary architecture, and unmatched designs, Temples of Angkor, Siem Reap is a Star Attraction and a city that is truly like no others. It is a kind of place to be seen by your very own eyes only. Truly magical and forever sensational to both of us! We are so excited to be back, always have ton of fun shooting here as unlimited amount of fine photography is being made despite numbers of our visit. The Temples of Angkor have the grand scale of The Great Wall of China, the majestic beauty and delicacy of Indian’s Taj Mahal, and the strong resemblance of Egyptian Pyramid, all combined into one; making its European castle counterparts blush. Akin to that of Egyptian Pyramid, they both provoked an obvious question “How were they built? (Especially when It was build almost a thousand years ago, in 1101”). These irresistible authentic Cambodian charms, unanswered wonders, and endless inspirations luring us to make our repeat visit to Siem Reap. As we have always been very fond of how Park Hyatt flawlessly and exquisitely blends chic modern vibes together with that of the charm of local authentic heritage, we have chosen to stay at Park Hyatt Siem Reap. It is exactly what we thought and hope it to be, an ultimate 5-star oasis located at the very heart of the vibrant, Siem Reap. It totally is a perfect & long waited holiday, a little break from GMAT. Ready to explore the enchanted Siem Reap and its spellbound temples of Angkor? Come this way! Quick!
As soon as the boat pulls up to the balcony of our ultra-luxe 250 square meters’ overwater villa home “Crusoe Residence No.5”, we wanted to jump out into this endless crystal clear turquoise water and blue lagoons, plant both of our feet in the sand, then swim out to our private overwater hammock along with incredible underwater wildlife friends, and lay there from sunrise to sunset. Then stay right there without moving as we watch the stars coming out at night, each one of them blazing out so brightly across the sky, like nothing we’ve ever seen before. Yes, our overwater villa home can only be accessed by boat, that is how exclusive this paradise is. This is by far the best overwater villa we have ever stayed in here in Maldives. Gili Lankanfushi or the formerly known as Soneva Gili Lankanfushi runs with one rule and one rule only “no news, no shoes”. Making it feel so damn good leaving the rest of the world behind as this place leaves us breathless and makes us believe we can walk on water, an ultimate barefoot luxury. Not only that they are a home to the world’s Overwater Villas (Yes! All of those you now see in Bora Bora is the imitation of this) but they also are a home of The World’s Largest Overwater Villa “The Private Reserve” 1,700 Square Meters. It is not often you found yourself in a place that its real life beauty surpasses that of magazines and advertisement you have ever seen. Gili Lankanfushi is a resort beyond any words and expectation. Something truly to be experienced by oneself.
Our jaws drop as our longtail boat cruising closer to Koh Kradan and the ocean started turning into crazy shades of vivid turquoise blue. No wonder why our resort is called “Sevenseas Resort”. The water is crystal clear we can see white sand underneath the ocean’s floor. As professional island hoppers we are not afraid to say that this is most definitely one of the most beautiful islands in Thailand. We got asked by many of our followers where the under radar, non-touristic, and secluded tropical paradises are? Koh Kradan just made it to that list.
On our trip to Phuket we would like to try something different, we would like to experience Phuket by the nature, in great tranquility, and have peaceful and relaxing vacation far away from Bangkok city life as well as from the buzzing light and sound of Patong and Phuket Town. This is when we found “Ayara Kamala”, secluded ocean front luxurious boutique resort on the west coast. I absolutely love the combination between the touch of Traditional Thai and contemporary ambience. Little perfect sanctuary in Kamala Beach, you couldn’t believe that this is only 20 minutes from Patong. So you really can enjoy the best of both worlds; perfect isolation within the reach of city center.
First day in Bali and we already felt in love with both the city and The Edge, our home away from home. Situated on the top of the cliff with this million dollar panorama view of the ocean. Describe The Edge in few words? Superb Exclusivity and Luxurious Tranquility. Stay tuned for the full review. We are so excited and can’t wait to share all about it with you guys!!! xx
With a lot of love from Bali, Jybby & Patrick Holiday Runway