Mandarin Oriental Pudong, Shanghai.

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The sheer volume of hotels to choose from when booking my weekend mini break in Shanghai was quite overwhelming but in the end I decided to (really) splash out and treat myself to a night at the Mandarin Oriental Pudong http://www.mandarinoriental.com/shanghai/ which has got to be up there in my list of all time favourite hotels that I have stayed in. Continue reading

Jaan Bai, Battambang.

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One of the main reasons (ok, ok THE main reason) I wanted to go to Battambang was so that I could eat at Jaan Bai, a small, social enterprise restaurant there. All profits from the restaurant go towards the Cambodian Children’s Trust “a secular, non-profit Cambodian NGO working to enable children in Battambang to break free from the cycle of poverty and become educated, ethical and empowered future leaders of Cambodia” (I pinched that from their website https://www.cambodianchildrenstrust.org/ but I’m sure they wont hold it against me) Continue reading