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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 …

Happy Chinese New Year!

I missed my usual New Year's post so I'm catching up with Chinese New Year! Here are some of the numerous decorations in Bangkok at this time of year. The horses below were in the Siam Paragon Mall, indeed they may have been the only interesting thing in there! Interestingly the temples were busy in the week before the holiday, as people for whom the year of the horse is not deemed advantageous were making merit in preparation for the New Year.

Happy New Year to you wherever you are, I hope the year of the horse be a good one for us all. 
May 2014 bring you all that you need and many new places to see.