If it looks somewhat familiar to you, you may have seen the James Bond movie ”View to a Kill”. This is the Golden Gate Bridge, built in 1937. It is a suspension bridge spanning the opening into the San Francisco Bay from the Pacific Ocean. The bridge has a main span of 1280 m and [...]
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Q: What is it? A: A very nice but tiny spa/hotel located in Desert Hot Springs. As the name suggests it’s located in the Californian desert, not too far from the Joshua Tree National Park. It’s called a resort… It’s actually more of a small hotel and it feels like a private villa. This is [...]
Q: What is it? A: Another Balacz operation. Interesting location. Playful design. Spectacular rooftop. Some quirky ideas. And a downright shitty attitude from the staff. Because first impressions last: The young Denzel lookalike is looking straight through me. I’ve been driving 200 miles then been through a lot of hassle while changing my rental car [...]
Q: What is it? A: Built in the 50s that was turned into a ”rock’n’roll hotel” in 1987 and has since seen Sinhead O’Connor, Linda Ronstadt and Tracy Chapman as its guests. It’s survivable, but the staff sure has an attitude. The neighbourhood is… quite interesting. The Tenderloin District in San Francisco offers a spectacle [...]
Q: What is it? A: Again and again it has been rated one of the best in the world. This hotel, located in one of the most spectacular locations possible, offers guests an insane level of service. And you’ve already guessed it; there’s a price tag attached to the experience. What if you decided to [...]