All the world’s big name hotels are here and The Pullman Jakarta Central Park Hotel is the newest. It looks more like a funky pop-art museum. Cutting edge design at its most hip, and at its most whimsical.
What grabs my attention in Jakarta’s Batavia Square are the candy-colored bicycles for rent, some of them complete with sunhats and sorbet-tinted helmets.This South-East Asian capital is full of surprises.
The quaint Chinese village of Zhouzhuang may not command the same attention as nearby Shanghai, but the town’s preservation as the country’s oldest water town gives travellers the chance to delve into a historically significant past.
Luxury boutique hotel manager Andreas Breitfuss is on a mission to climb Mount Everest and he literally trains, late at night, up an especially-made rock wall on the Tower Lodge estate in the Hunter Valley.
Our Travel With An Open Heart project found a shocking statistic: According to UNICEF there are an estimated 150 million children living or working on the streets worldwide. Many are beggars and vulnerable to prostitution.
Sailing is one of my passions and Intrepid Travel’s options for 2012 look pretty good to me. And you get to meet a whole crew of people with the same interests. There’s truely no better way to explore the Greek islands.
In 2012 Taste for Travel will be regularly posting stories on voluntourism and aid projects worldwide which give severely disadvantaged children better lives. We call it our Travel With An Open Heart project. Let’s get started!