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Ventana - An Enchanting Resort in BIg Sur

Summary: I love Ventana. I highly recommend visiting  and exploring the landscape at Lime Kiln and Andrew Molera State Park which I've blogged about here. Please note this is #notsponsored . Yes, that means we paid our own bill! Lots of details in the following review. including a Post Ranch vs Ventana comparison.  Can you tell there's something exciting beyond this beautiful gate? There's something special about Big Sur, a magic in the light, the presence of the Pacific, the cliffs, beaches, redwood forests and the murmur of the surf. It's one of my favorite places in California. I couldn't think of anywhere else I wanted to be to celebrate turning fifty, because it's a place where there's a sense of nature, space and light and a wide horizon. We've been to Big Sur many times and for a celebration there are two fantastic hotels vying for your attention. The exclusive, modern and very private, cliff top Post Ranch Inn and on the other side of the road the …

Royal Pita Maha - Ayung Healing Villa or Deluxe Pool Villa?

Royal Pita Maha - Ubud, Bali

Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon

Chin Village Visit - Mrauk U

Traditional Crafts in Burma

Mrauk U - History and Diversity

Mrauk U - Lots and Lots of Buddhas

Sittwe - A Way Station on the Way to Mrauk U

Inle Lake -

Kakku - Lots and Lots of Stupas

Colonial Buildings in Yangon - A Walking Tour

Bagan - Day Three

Electric Bikes - Bagan Day Two

Bagan - Day One

Bewitching Burma, 2014

On the Beach in Burma - a Few Days in Ngapali

On the River... from Mandalay to Bagan by Boat

U Bein Teak Bridge

The Imperial Capital of Ava - Burma

Street Food in Burma

Mythical Mandalay

Stepping off the Tourist Track - Burma

Our Burmese Itinerary

Drinks with a View and Without the Crowds - Bangkok

Menmonikos - Art of Memory in Contemporary Textiles

The Jim Thompson House, Bangkok

The Banyan Tree - A Bangkok Hotel Review

Religious and Cultural Diversity in Bangkok - Walking Through Thonburi

Chatrium Riverside - A Bangkok Hotel Review

Sri Lanka not Bangladesh, 2014

Mango House, Galle Fort

Galle Fort, Sri Lanka

Walking Little Adams Peak in Ella, Sri Lanka

Sabbatical Homes

Rice and Curry Sri Lankan Style...

Yala National Park, Sri Lanka

Taking the Train Through Tea Country in Sri Lanka

Elptiya Walauwa Heritage Hotel, Gampola, Sri Lanka

Polonnaruwa - An Unexpected Delight

Sigiriya - Sri Lanka's Rock Fortress

Jim's Farm - An Organic Retreat in Sri Lanka

If it's Tuesday This must be Sri Lanka....

Overwhelmed....Not Writing...

Five Resources for Rome

Street Art in Rome

Villa Giulia Etruscan Museum

Walking the Appia Antica

Chirico House Museum Rome