Kerala | Kochi (Cochin)

Hello from a most interesting part of south India very south east Asian, water centric, great food, friendly people. Ayurveda was invented here.

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Mumbai | Bombay

First, it doesn’t matter whether you call it Mumbai or Bombay. Bom bay is Portuguese and as you’ll remember they built a town here first.

It’s a complicated place. Poverty. How poverty is defined. What the government owes its citizens and what it doesn’t. More on that later. These pix attempt to explain a little about it. Gandhi

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Himalayan Luxury Walks

I just came across a fascinating combination of a culturally fascinating, fairly active and extremely comfortable vacation.  It’s walking in the Himalaya.

You could combine a few days to a week of such an excursion with the typical and spectacular sights of a traditional Indian vacation.

Check out these itineraries in India (Kumaon), Sikkim (the Buddhist Kingdom in Northeast India adjacent to Bhutan), and in Ladakh.

Details are on Shakti’s site.  Let me tailor your culturally fascinating and luxury (to a point) vacation. For my on my experience in India, check out my site.

 

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His relationships built over twenty years with the world’s top hotels, cruise lines and local agencies will ensure your successful vacation. As a client you get exclusive and complimentary perks that you can’t get on your own — from VIP introduction to the hotel’s management to upgrades, scrumptious breakfasts and hotel spending credits.

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His relationships built over twenty years with the world’s top hotels, cruise lines and local agencies will ensure your successful vacation. As a client you get exclusive and complimentary perks that you can’t get on your own — from VIP introduction to the hotel’s management to upgrades, scrumptious breakfasts and hotel spending credits.

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Luxury Travel | 10 Places I Would Go in 2014

Only ten places? That will be hard but 10 seems to be a popular number so I’ll try to whittle the list down.   Here then are 10 places I would go to, because they’re fabulous, hot, fun, historic, fascinating, spectacularly beautiful, offer awesome food and wine, have a top hotel or resort to crash out and where we can work with a great local partner to bring you unique sightseeing and learning opportunities.

India | I just went for my first time in May but I want to go back. Perfect if you’ve never traveled anywhere, and outrageous if you’ve been almost everywhere like me.  The people, architecture, daily life, food, spirituality, yoga, cows, monkeys – all an incredible feast to your senses.

jaipur elephant
jaipur, india

Normandy | June 2014 will mark the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings. You can experience this area by land (we offer excellent traditional châteaux to stay in and superb guides and we’ll pick you up in Paris).  Or you can take a 7 day river cruise round-trip from Paris. Combine with Brittany and the Loire.

Amalfi Coast | The ultimate honeymoon getaway are these villages on the cliffs above the Mediterranean not too far from the Naples airport such as Ravello, Positano & Sorrento. Enjoy probably Italy’s freshest produce grown in the sun drenched area, awesome pasta and limoncello. The hotels are studies in spectacular tile work reflecting the sparkling sea below. Capri is right there too.  Fly home from the north and visit Umbria and Tuscany.

Bora Bora & Le Teha’a | Maybe this is the ultimate honeymoon getaway instead.  The reports from my clients who have been are always off the charts.  On either of these islands lose yourself into your hut sitting on top of their respective lagoons. I’ve not yet been and it’s at the top of my list.  While “Bora” is more famous and has two ultra-luxury resorts, Le Teha’a is bit more authentic and more secluded.

Bali | I’ve been wanting to go back here since I went there in 1994 when I worked for Seabourn.  The culture is fascinating, the hotels and resorts sybaritic.  It’s just so different from Western life, and much calmer than India. Be prepared to slow down a lot. Bali makes Mexico seem fast paced.

Seabourn Cruise Line | Just take me anywhere on the Sojourn, Odyssey or Quest.  Seabourn continues to be one of the top cruise lines, if not the best, for world travelers who demand the best service and best food & drink — at sea or on land.  Next time I think I wouldn’t mind a trip to the fjords of Norway.  I love visiting the Land of the Midnight Sun in the summer where it’s easy to stay up almost 24/7.

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Seabourn Spirit docked in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, Fredericksted, February 2012

Silversea Cruises | You can take me anywhere with Silversea too.  With Seabourn and Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Silversea completes the trilogy of ultra-luxury cruising with smaller ships.  And that’s easier now that they’ve expanded their fleet to include adventure sailings in the Galapagos with Silver Galapagos, throughout the polar regions with Silver Explorer and the Pacific with Silver Discoverer launching in March 2014. And their first ship, Silver Cloud, was recently refurbished.

Sea Dream Yacht Club | I’m dying to take a cruise on Sea Dream. It’s all about the water and I love being in and around a lot of it since I’m from Miami Beach and Los Angeles. The ships have only 100 guests and everything revolves around being outside – on the deck or in the water.  I’d be perfectly content to spend 1 or 2 weeks in the Caribbean this winter with SeaDream.  They even offer Glatt-Kosher cuisine for private charters which by the way is a GREAT way to celebrate – say a 60th birthday? Kosher is optional.

Japan | This is not a popular destination for my clients but it’s always seemed so interesting to me.  I think it’s the history, the style and the hospitality that intrigues me around Tokyo and Kyoto. I’ve met many Japanese at my annual luxury travel conference and I’m sure if they’re anything like the folks back home it would be a great trip. The hotels (including Hoshinoya in Kyoto), lodges and ryokans appear to be unique and worthy of a visit.  Stay 7-10 days and combine with the beaches in Thailand or  Vietnam for a fun vacation!

Dublin at Trinity College
Dublin at Trinity College

Ireland | I got a taste of Dublin a year ago when I accompanied my partner John there on a business trip. Not sure I’d recommend that you go in February (no lines though at Trinity College for the Book of Kells), but a good 7 to 10 day trip any other time would be pretty wonderful.  The Irish are super friendly, like to have a good time and the countryside is absolutely beautiful I’m told – and have seen virtually.  Staying at a castle and touring the Ring of Kerry sounds very fun. And I can vouch for the excellent whisky selections and Guinness in Dublin.

All the best for a wonderful 2014!

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INDIA – Rishikesh Ananda Spa and The Himalaya | Josh’s Journey

A Holy Man (Sadhu) in Rishikesh
A Holy Man (Sadhu) in Rishikesh

India Part 4| The Himalaya, Ananda andRishikesh

After Jaipur I went to Udaipur, Varanasi, and then up into the Himalayan foothills, where I wrote this post.  I would have loved to have written in between but time did not permit. Fortunately my photos do a lot of storytelling on their own: Click for Udaipur photos & Varanasi photos. Earlier posts were from Delhi , the Taj Mahal (Agra) and Jaipur, Rajasthan.

The below post was written near Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India on May 8, 2013

It’s the last day of my journey to India and I have a lousy head cold – since later yesterday. I’m at the top of a mountain above Rishikesh at Ananda, the best destination spa in northern India.  If you Google Rishikesh, you’ll see it’s quite the place and let me tell you that is really is.  More on that in a minute.

This area is the beginning of the Himalayan foothills and the view from my room is rather spectacular as the mountains appear one in front of the other as they make their way higher toward Everest.  No, too far to see that 😦 The border with Tibet is about 400km and I understand that you can get a great view of the snow capped peaks about 40km from here.  Alas, the roads are pretty bad and there is just not enough time. But at least for me the excitement of being in the famous Himalaya is palpable. The respite at this peaceful resort from the chaos that is otherwise India is wonderful –probably why I got my cold after letting down my defenses of the last 10 days.

Here at Ananda, people typically spend 1 to 3 weeks or longer (they also have shorter packages) and I’ve met friendly people from Scotland, France & England. Haven’t spoken with the Russians as I’m not sure their English is too good and they seem a bit to themselves.   It’s not a spa like Miraval* but the setting is great and as I’ve found all over India, the service levels are excellent. To generalize, they’re a very warm and hospitable people. And peacocks wander freely around the property as they have in several of the hotels I’ve stayed at.

Ananda Spa Peacock
At Ananda Spa (a local)

Rishikesh is the town at the base of the mountain here, about half way between here and the airport at Dehradun, about a 30 minute windy drive. This town with many ashrams is where the Beatles spent time with their yogi back in the 60s.  You could pretty much have expected to see Julia Roberts here too, straight out of the movie Eat Pray Love. A holy city sitting on the Ganges, a lot quieter than Varanasi (Benares) people come to meditate and seek peace and understanding I suppose. It was hard to grasp the true nature of the place in 2 days, but that was my take. It can take you so far away from what you, as a Westerner, are used to, that I’ll bet it can be transformative.

We attended the aarti** on the river banks (ghat) to the music, chanting and prayer to the Hindu deities, including Hari Krishna. I felt like I was part of a George Harrison song and had traveled back in time to when I was barely a teenage.  With the flames being passed around, the colors (sky, water, clothes), the huge statue of Krishna in the Ganges, the appearance of the local yogi and the intensity of the people, it was something else.

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*  The food is good, but not as healthy as Miraval. The pool and spa are just OK here. All-inclusive packages are available.

** the sunset observance similar to what we experienced in Varanasi

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INDIA – Rajasthan and Jaipur | Josh’s Journey

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India Part 3| Jaipur

The drive from Agra took a few hours and headed south into the Rajasthan desert.  The highway was a mix of busy 2 lane roads and 4 lane highway, each of which went through towns and villages — there are no exits (or entrances) in India. You just kind of pull over when you need to.  Or are forced to because a cow happens to be walking in the fast lane. No joke.

By now (at the end of my 2nd day here, I’ve been here 24 hours) cows milling about, dogs scavenging and camels pulling carts is not a big surprise — although the camels are much rarer than the others, and are way cooler. Saw my first two pigs today, too. They were in front of a slum on the edge of Jaipur. I expect to see elephants tonight as part of an effort to help them from abuse.

Yesterday and today I was very lucky to have had a private guide (today two) to walk me through the local markets. Peirce and Leslie, our partner in India, is amazing. They have gone so much above and beyond what I’ve ever experienced while traveling – and as you all know that’s a lot. Overall the hospitality we’ve been shown by them and by the hotels has been nothing short of perfection.

Today’s afternoon excursion was a walk through the city checking out the local vendors, buying a sari and a girl’s dress for a friend and a kurta (a long shirt) for me. This isn’t Prada or even Banana Republic — it’s just what your average person buys.  I did see a BMW and Mercedes yesterday (but today not  – just your generic small car.) Today’s excursion was capped off by chai at Jaipur’s most famous place, a subterranean hole in the wall with maybe 5 table. Chai was 12 rupees – or about 25 cents.

Yesterday’s waking excursion was through the wedding stores. Alley after alley of stores selling special saris, special wedding clothes for men, bangle stores (whole stores selling nothing but bracelets), stores selling pots for the bride’s kitchen and other required items to make up the dowry.

This morning we visited the current palace of the Maharaja of Jaipur (yes, there still is one and he’s a teenager) which is a pretty stunning complex in the middle of town.  A museum displaying their old clothes was fascinating. We visited two rooms where the old guys (many maharajas since the 18th century) entertained special friends.  One room was small, made of reflective glass and seemed suited for a singular purpose.  The other larger room was at least big enough for dinner and had lush furnishings, more glass, dramatic architecture — and I’m thinking of recreating it in my basement.

We also had refreshments in the State Ballroom where the Maharajah has entertained President Clinton, Queen Elizabeth, Charles & Diana, Charles & Camilla, Oprah and the like. There were actually photos of all the above in the room which is still used.  This private access we had was astonishing.

The Oberoi Rajvillas is a resort just outside the city and is done in the style of Rajasthan. The outfits the staff wears are very authentic, down to the folds in their turbans.  Whereas the Oberoi Amarvillas in Agra was quite glitzy, this place is all dark woods, white linens, wonderful prints and white marble bathrooms with a private opening to a garden.  You can have a tent, too, if you wish. Service levels continue to impress above and beyond. Watch for photos on my Flickr site.

Addendum
Fast forward 24 hours and I’ve now visited Amber Fort and taken a walk to a nearby lake and experienced the domicile of simple farmers. The fort we only saw from the road due to time restraints but I understand the presence from the road – the external architecture – is what makes this place and I’d add this to my list of one of the most impressive constructions I’ve ever seen. It literally commands an entire mountain.  Elephant access to the top is not politically correct and has been severely limited by the government, so the way to get there is by car.

We also had lunch and toured the Rambagh Palace Hotel, managed by Taj. Yes, you can still live an authentic maharaja life (or actually maharana in Jaipur).

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 If you’d like to learn more about luxury travel and our services, please contact Josh Friedman Luxury Travel in San Francisco’s Financial District via phone at 415.987.0372  or email: josh [at] joshfriedmantravel [dot] com. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook, too.

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INDIA – Delhi | Josh’s Journey

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I arrived in Delhi in the wee hours this Sunday morning and have had 2 days of good exploration. Including layover time it was 26 hours from San Francisco – nonstop to Shanghai and onto Delhi. China Eastern was respectable and both aircraft were new Airbus 330s. Did not like their terminal in Shanghai (I’ve seen a lot better at almost any American airport) – a transfer anywhere else would likely have been better.

The interior of Delhi’s 2 year old airport, from what I saw, is an artistic stunner including an entire wall sculpture most definitely Indian.

I’m on an organized tour for luxury travel advisors sponsored by Peirce & Leslie and the six of us have 12 days to visit Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Udaipur and Varanasi.  I just learned yesterday that a city ending with “pur” designates a Hindu city versus ‘bad” i.e. Hyderabad, as Muslim.

Our hotel in Delhi is The Lodhi, until earlier this year part of Aman. It’s one of the top hotels I’ve ever stayed at with the service levels going well above the norm of your average five star property. The aesthetic is cool modern which I love, along with very Indian touches like marigold and rose petal cauldrons  to create a definite sense of place.  The 40 suites are over 1,300 square feet with private plunge pools, large balconies, open stone showers and soaking tubs. I could move in here, easy.

Delhi. The air smells like there’s a huge fire burning somewhere nearby and subsequently it’s very hazy.  Initially it was hard to breathe, got better over time and the locals don’t even realize it so I can’t advise whether it’s better in the winter when it’s not 100 degrees every day.  The City isn’t as scary as I thought it would be — I was expecting child amputees crawling along the streets.  Yes there are homeless, and beggars (including young boys) at traffic lights but it’s not more than I could take. And I thought it would be, and maybe it should be.  Apparently the back story is that many of these kids were kidnapped from Bangladesh and from the villages across India and forced to beg and give the proceeds to their enslavers.  The reality is too shocking to absorb.  But it is – slowly.

Many of the storefronts looks like they could collapse if the Big Bad Wolf just blew hard. In Old Delhi, the power wires are strewn about above street level like nothing I’ve seen anywhere.  The guide said about 90% were not authorized. Nonetheless this is where people of varied socio-economic backgrounds come to shop.  There’s one street for saris, another for wedding planning and so on. A groom has just mounted his white horse to ride to his wedding. The musicians who will be playing at his wedding are getting ready. And it’s all happening on the street as the Autos (aka tuk tuks) zip by on their 3 wheels taking school girls home after class.

Some of the amazing sites I saw were:

Jamal Masjid  (#1 on my list)/ An outdoor mosque. Beside the scale and the beauty of the Islamic curves the people who have come to visit on a Monday afternoon in April are what make it so interesting. Young men there together, families with kids. Lots of kids.

Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, the Sikh temple / A modest building and not attractive, the Sikhs I understand represent about 5% of the population but provide over half the charity. There’s a huge soup kitchen there feeding both the needy as well as your average citizen, Sikh or not, who wants a safe place to rest and pray. [FYI, tourists can participate in the kitchen].

Qutub Minar  قطب مینار‎ / The oldest stone minaret in India/the World. Can’t remembers. Quite breathtaking. And it’s in a park with other archeological ruins and a lot of families just enjoying their Sunday. Many of the visitors are from all over India and you’ll see women in saris or full burkas, and men in Western dress or in those white bloomers.

Humayun’s Tomb / the precursor to the Taj Mahal.

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 If you’d like to learn more about luxury travel and our services, please contact Josh Friedman Luxury Travel in San Francisco’s Financial District via phone at 415.987.0372  or email: josh [at] joshfriedmantravel [dot] com. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook, too.

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Taj Hotels Nominated for Virtuoso Travel’s 2012 Best of the Best Award

The Taj Mahal Palace Mumbai If you have ever been inspired
by a hotel . . .
51 Buckingham Gate | Umaid Bhawan Palace Jodhpur | The Pierre New York | Taj Falaknuma Palaca Hyderabad | Taj Cape Town
This year, Taj Hotels from across regions have been nominated for the Sixth Virtuoso Best of the Best Awards as follows:
BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN DESIGN
The Jaguar Suite – 51 Buckingham Gate,
Taj Suites & Residences, London
BEST CULINARY EXPERIENCE
Chef’s Studio – The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai
The Quilon Restaurant & Bar – 51 Buckingham Gate,
Taj Suites & Residences, London
Campton Place Restaurant – Taj Campton Place, San Francisco
Bombay Brasserie – Taj Cape Town
BEST BAR
The Polo Bar – Rambagh Palace, Jaipur
Amrit Sagar – Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur
The Twankey Bar – Taj Cape Town
Harbour Bar – The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai
Sunset Pavilion – Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur
BEST FAMILY PROGRAM
Family First Package at The Pierre, A Taj Hotel, New York
Moods of Cape Town at Taj Cape Town
BEST SPA
Jiva Grande Spa – Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Maldives
Jiva Grande Spa – Rambagh Palace, Jaipur
Jiva Grande Spa – Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur
MOST INNOVATIVE
GUEST EXPERIENCE
Art Walk at The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai
Jiva Spa Boat at Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur
MOST SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE
Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur
Banjaar Tola, Kanha
The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai
Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Maldives
ONE TO WATCH
Taj Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad
Banjaar Tola, Kanha
HOTELIER OF THE YEAR
Mr. Satyajeet Krishnan – Rambagh Palace, Jaipur
Mr. Ranjit Phillipose – Taj Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad
Mr. Gaurav Pokhariyal – The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai
HOTEL OF THE YEAR
The Pierre, A Taj Hotel, New York
Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur
Taj Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad
Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur
Rambagh Palace, Jaipur
The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai
Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Maldives
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Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces Virtuoso