This past week, travel blogger Nicola Easterby aka @polkadotpassport has been on an Ascott adventure to Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Manila! Keep a lookout for her blog posts coming up in March - there's much you don't want to miss!
Where oh where would I be without my morning cup of tea! What's your morning ritual? --- If you’ve been following my Instastories, you might have noticed that I went from hanging out with huskies and star gazing in Finland, to eating delicious street food and chilling at rooftops bars in South East Asia… did I mention a temperature change from -22 degrees to 35 degrees? I’ve spent the past week and a half exploring Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Manila with @ascott_ltd, getting a chance to experience the lifestyle, culture, and cuisine of each city. I’ll be releasing blog posts of my adventures in each destination this March - so stay tuned! #AscottLifestyle
#France's third-largest city, #Lyon is #FamousFor being the #gourmet capital of the nation. Its gastronomic delights are best sampled at a #bouchon, one of the few officially certified, small eateries that serve traditional offal like bone marrow, donkey snout and pig's brain (gulp!). Don't miss Le Poêlon D'Or for its chicken liver cake and ground fish dumplings. They're promised to be delicious!⠀
Photo: Patricia Feaster (Flickr)⠀
A day trip from bustling #Chennai to the soothing #Kanchipuram district offers many wonders. Return to #nature with a tour of the rice fields and dairy farms sustained by the Cheyyar River. Discover why the area's known for its mulberry silk saris as you meet their skilled weavers. Then, visit the glorious Kailasanathar Temple from 600AD before you return.⠀
Photo: Girish Gopi (Flickr)⠀
10: The number of consecutive years Ascott has won the DestinAsian Readers' Choice Awards - Best Serviced Residence Brand. A symbol of recognition for our consistent dedication in delivering outstanding residences and impeccable service. A big #ThankYou to our supportive guests and our committed team for creating the ideal home for our guests, wherever they are!
[Weekend Takeover] I always look forward to coming back to my little haven in the city, that's fit for a King (or Queen!). Smack dab in the middle of Gangbuk district, Somerset Palace Seoul is pretty much as comfy as it gets. Surrounded by lush gardens and with a killer view of the city, it's no wonder this feels like the perfect home away from home. I'll be back for sure! – Ying Yu, #Somerset guest⠀
[Weekend Takeover] Was craving for a feast today, so I rallied the troops and set off for a restaurant named 무한조개구이까까, to chow down on a 9-tier steamed seafood tower! Located near Seoul National University, the restaurant was packed with both locals and tourists. Working our way down the tower included sinking our teeth into fresh lobster, scallops, and stuffed squid! Who's ready for round two? – Ying Yu, #Somerset guest⠀
[Weekend Takeover] Just right around my Somerset serviced residence, I stumbled upon the charming hanok (traditional Korean house) known as Cha-teul, where various types of traditional Korean tea are served. Stepping inside felt like I'd just found a secret space of zen; a beautiful open garden full of flowers and soft traditional Korean music playing in the background. Pure bliss. – Ying Yu, #Somerset guest⠀
[Weekend Takeover] We set off for an hour-long roadtrip to Ganghwa Island, and boy was this a good call! It was tough picking from our long list of to-dos (what? we're ambitious people), but I'd definitely recommend Yeonmijeong Pavilion, Manisan Mountain and Ganghwa Pungmul Sijang (Traditional Market). P.S: If you love hiking too, this island needs to go on your bucket list. It's already on mine! – Ying Yu, #Somerset guest⠀
We're on the last leg of travel blogger Clint Johnston's (@triphackr) Macau and Hong Kong adventure with Ascott! Tap the link on our bio to find out which spot in Hong Kong captivated Clint most, during his trip!
We're both happy and grateful to be awarded 8 @TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Awards 2017! Congratulations to our team for a job well done, and thank you to our guests and fans for your continuous support!⠀
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