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Thursday, February 25, 2010


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What gorgeous-looking food - and ambiance! You're right about travel abroad being a rather unforgiving mirror that reveals standards we blithely accept at home. Thanks for another sensual missive from a far-off land.


Check out the Grand Hyatt in Tokyo. Hotels in south east asia they say are the best, but i was impressed by the Grand Hyatt in Roppongi as well.

and this restaurant sounds amazing!
my favorite aussie chef cooks at
Ubud's Mozaic (in bali)

you haven't seen the best hotels until you've been to bali. japan is good but spotty but bali is another world.


Are you in a place where there is a Tsunami alert? Keep us posted...Hoping that the far Pacific Coast will be spared the wrath of the high seas. Or at least be prepared.

In Upstate New York we are snowy,but, after a night of high winds (2 nights ago)and rising temps, it is melting. Calm, quiet, and muddy.

suvir saran

"sensual missive" - you make me sound like a man wearing a fancy hat and bright colored leather slippers.

Thanks Stacey for being so kind to me. You are so right about travels abroad revealing so much about our lives back home. I wish we would set higher standards back at home.

May, Indonesia, and especially Bali, will change how people rate hotels for sure. And now there are many amazing hotels across Asia, that are matching those standards, and doing new and wonderfully innovative and luxurious things for their guests.

suvir saran

we are right next to you Paula. Enjoying the snow, the wind, and the crisp and wet winter air.
It is beautiful to be in North Country in winters. There is no place else I would rather spend winter. Gorgeous, frigid, and surprising in how and what the weather can bring.


Welcome home. I've enjoyed traveling the world with you vicariously. Especially enjoyed the desserts.

suvir saran

Thanks Paula! And we enjoy your neighborly kindnesses, your husbands wonderful breads, and your mustard greens as additions in our lives that make us feel blessed.

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