lunes, 7 de noviembre de 2011


150 20th street, Miami Beach, FL 33129, USA

Townhouse was originally conceived as an alternative to the growing demand for hotels in South Beach, miami. The initial idea, shared by the promoter and the designer, was to create a small hotel that was fun as well as welcoming. Without abandoning the glamour just outside the hotel's doors, and a way to make easy hotel reservations and offer the best hotel deals they wanted to make it modest and affordable. 

sábado, 5 de noviembre de 2011

Hotel Tulbingerkogel

Vienna, Austria

This addition to an existing hotel is located in a small forest on the outskirts of Vienna. The small, new, three-story building is strategically located in order to take advantage of the spectacular views of the area. The project houses a spa that takes up the entire first floor and six additional rooms from which to enjoy the views of the surrounding forest and Schneeberg Mountain (alps). An attempt was made to respect the natural surroundings, and this is reflected in the building's scale as well as its materials.Of all the building's features, the design of the vertical screens, which unfold to provide privacy or protection from the sun and have and image of the forest being the building printed on them, stand out as examples of this goal.

viernes, 21 de octubre de 2011

Winter Escapes

Looking for some ideas for this winter?
Check out this 3 offers... and start to planning your next vacations.

Take a truly memorable trip this season, with one night's bed and breakfast in Nairobi followed by five nights on safari. Game drives will be taken in style - in a stretch, save, seater 4x4 which affords guaranteed windows seats for spotting the big five.

Head for the bustling city and bright lights of Thailand's capital on a four-night break, staying in the five-star surrounds of Pullman Bangkok King Power

Shop, sightsee and eat in Michelin-Star eateries during a four-night stay in the Big Smoke. The grosvenor JW Marriott hotel will be your base, a luxury abode that's a stone's throw from the sights.

miércoles, 19 de octubre de 2011

How to choose your seat on an airplane

We've found an interesting article written by Jeremiah Faith about airplane's seats.

Good seats / Bad seats 
On most airplanes there are a few seats that are particularly good and particularly bad. The good seats typically have extra legroom (e.g. exit rows); the bad seats typically have less legroom, are directly adjacent to a bathroom (where you have lots of people standing around and the occasional bad smell), or do not lean back fully or at all. Every airplane is different and even the same airplane design at different companies can have slightly different layouts, particularly for larger international flights (e.g. the coach section of a Boeing 777 can have two-seats|aisle|five-seats|aisle|two-seats OR it can have three-seats|aisle|three-seats|aisle|three-seats).

Most airlines provide the seat layouts for their airplanes, but it can be difficult to determine good seats and bad seats from these layouts alone. The best place to find the good seats and bad seats on your next flight is SeatGuru. SeatGuru has a vast and growing collection of the interior layouts for different airlines. For each plane, they provide a graphic seat map where the good seats are green and the poor seats are red. The good seats for most flights can be a little hard to get since many of them (e.g. exit rows) can only be assigned at check-in. However, SeatGuru can definitely help you avoid sitting on a five-hour flight with a seat that doesn't lean back.

General airplane cabin attributes Beyond the individual seats, each region of the airplane interior (i.e. front, middle, back) has particular features that can help you decide, which seat to choose. Getting off the plane fastest

Most people optimize their seat selection to get them off the plane fastest. The closer you are to the front of the plan the faster you'll get off when the plane lands. Largely because of this, airplane seats tend to fill up from front-to-back. However if you check your luggage on a domestic flight, there's really no reason to sit where you'll get of the airplane fastest, because even if you sit at the very rear of the plane and get off last, you'll still likely arrive at the checked luggage belt before your luggage. Only on international flights where you have to wait in line at immigration does your luggage often beat you to the luggage belt. On these international flights, there can often be a strong advantage to seating towards the front of the airplane, because immigration lines can be very slow; by getting out of your plane earlier you'll at least be in line in front of the other 200 people on your flight.

The quietest part of the cabin

The engines of commercial airplanes are most often located under the wings or (less commonly) on the rear fuselage towards the tail. It is noticeably quieter on domestic flights if you sit in front of the wings, which is another reason why people like to sit close to the front. Sitting in front of the wings is rarely possible when you fly coach on international flights as the entire coach section typically starts at the wings – only business and first class seats are in front of the wings.
On international flights, infants are typically placed in the first row of the coach section where beds are often provided that hang on the wall. If screaming kids bother you on airplanes, steer clear of the front of coach on international flights. On the other hand if you have a kid that makes a lot of noise, you'll blend in better and they might find more friends if you sit at the front of coach. On domestic flights, folks with small children often sit towards the back where there is more engine noise to mask any potential child screams. In addition the rear of the cabin is typically close to the bathroom for quick-and-easy diaper changes.

The part of the cabin that fills up last

The rear of an airplane is often the least crowded, which is biggest advantage of sitting in the back. If you sit on the back of the plane, you'll have to wait an extra 10-20 minutes to get off the plane; but unless the plane is full, you'll find more space in the back. In the back, you're much more likely to find a completely empty row, which you can claim as your own for a very spacious and comfortable flight.
Some couples are more proactive about securing more space on a flight and purposely try to get a 3-seat row for two people using the skip-a-middle trick. Most domestic (and may international) airplanes have seats in threes with a row seat, an aisle seat, and a dreaded middle seat. So dreaded are the uncomfortable middle seats that they almost always fill up last. Since planes typically fill up from front-to-back, the middle seats in the back of the airplane are the very last seats to get picked. If you travel with a companion on an airline that allows you to select your seats yourself, you can sometimes secure an entire row by selecting an aisle and a window seat (skipping the middle seat) towards the rear of the aircraft.
There is some risk to this strategy, because if the plane is completely or almost completely full, someone will likely have the middle-seat between you and your companion. When this happens you are still in a fairly good position bargaining-wise, because again no one likes the middle seat. You can typically offer to trade the middle seat person either the window or the aisle. If the person really wants their middle seat however, you're pretty stuck. Rather than spreading out over three seats with your companion, you've got some stranger in between you – that's the potential downside of the skip-a-seat trick.

The complete article here:

lunes, 17 de octubre de 2011

60 Thompson, NY

60 Thompson Street, New York, NY 10012, USA.
60 Thompson is located in the heart of New York's Soho neighborhood. Although it is the tallest building in the neighborhood, everything in its interior is carefully designed in a domestic scale and in a minimalist style.
The rooms are characterized by their ample interior space and the careful design of all the details. Even the toilet paper is printed with the hotel logo.

miércoles, 12 de octubre de 2011

The Muse - New York

The location of this hotel, in the heart of Times Square, New York's theater district, is an open invitation to create a fantastic interior space.
The objective was to inverse the visitor in a glamorous journey through the history of New York show business in the twentieth century. In order to achieve this, the designers drew upon the interior design styles of the broadway theaters.
In the exterior, a metal and glass percia frames the entrance and is distinguishable from a distance due the band of neon lights surrounding it.

domingo, 9 de octubre de 2011

Radisson SAS Hotel

Address: Karl-Liebknecht-Strabe 3, 10178 Berlin, Germany
Architect: nps tchoban voss Architekten
Opening date: 2004 Photos: Radisson SAS Hotel, Berlin.
Style: Contemporany Rooms: 427
Special features: aquarium with 2500 tropical fish, indoor pool, sauna.

lunes, 3 de octubre de 2011

St. Paul Hotel

355 Rue mcGill, Montreal, QC CANADA.

The heavy, solid external image of this building, a 1908 example of the Beaux Arts style of the city, contrast dramatically with the interior, where clean forms, airiness, and light stand out.

The project is rooted in contrast, which are found repeatedly from the public areas to the interior of the guest rooms.

 The interior designer works from the premise that is the foundation of every hotel: it's a place where a lot of visitors from different countries come and go in short time spans.

So a rather mute, neutral atmosphere is presented but each room has its own identifiable character.

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martes, 27 de septiembre de 2011

One option in Chicago Illinois

Here's one Hotel if you want to visit America’s first planetarium, opened in 1930!. BEST WESTERN Grant Park Hotel
You'll be within walking distance of the Shedd Aquarium, the Field Museum, the Art Institute and the magnificent Buckingham Fountain. McCormick Place, Soldier Field (Home to Chicago Bears) and the Loop commercial district are only blocks away. The summer festivals in Grant Park and the attractions at Navy Pier are close by. Everything Chicago is known for: great restaurants, music from blues to jazz. The Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Grant Park Petrillo Bandshell are just steps away. Shop the Magnificent Mile. Public transportation is conveniently nearby. Our friendly staff can help you find maps and resources, so you can make your trip more memorable and worth repeating.

 Hotel Information:
Number of Guest Rooms: 172
Number of Floors: 9
Check-In: 3:00 P.M.
 Check-Out: 12:00 P.M.
Currency: U.S. DOLLARS (USD)
Time Zone: Central Standard Time
Hotel Ratings: AAA-2 Diamond
Pet Policy: No pets allowed
Child Policy: Children 17 And Under Are Free In Room With One Paying Adult In Existing Bedding.

jueves, 22 de septiembre de 2011

Google Travel (Flights)

Recently Google released their Flight-Search service, we think that is the biggest beta version EVER.
Yes, google has the best results and a lot of engineering to make the best things but today we have a lot of services with more "experience" and much better results.

Has a very simple interface (good point) like all the other google's products; If you wanna go from Washington to San Francisco you just have to "say it to google" and the service will return the cheapest day.
At this moment small cities and outside the US is not available  ...

Let's wait some time to see if this products turns on or follows the same way of "Google Wave".

Comment, please.

martes, 20 de septiembre de 2011

Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport

Hartsfield–Jackson held its ranking as the world's busiest airport in 2010 (AND NOW IN 2011), both in terms of passengers and number of flights, by accommodating 89 million passengers (243,000 passengers daily) and 950,119 flights. Amazing, isn't it?

domingo, 18 de septiembre de 2011

A good question.

Today I saw on "The Seattle Times" a very interesting new "Travel Q&A: Who rules on airline seats?" Have you ever been on this situation? What should we do?
The post, please comment:

Q: I recently traveled round trip to Philadelphia on Southwest. On the return flight, just as the plane was ready to depart, a woman boarded with two children. First, the person near the window was asked to move to a middle seat, and later I was asked to move to a middle seat. I declined because I'm not comfortable in anything but an aisle seat. Eventually, this very late boarder got to sit with her kids. Could the crew have forced me to move?
— T. Byrnes, Lompoc, Calif.
A: Probably not.
Although preflight safety announcements note that it's a violation of federal regulations to fail to comply with a crew member's instructions, airline representatives said the flight attendant probably made a request and wasn't issuing an order.
"We have an open-seating policy that in some instances could cause difficulty for a late-boarding family," Marilee McInnis of Southwest said in an email. "In those rare instances, we will ask for volunteers so that family members can sit together. As the term volunteer implies, it is voluntary!"
But — and when it comes to seats, there's always a but — circumstances alter cases. "If a person is seated in an exit row and is not willing or able to comply with those responsibilities, we do ask them to move," Alison Croyle, manager of corporate communications for JetBlue, said in an email. "Additionally, we have 'Even More Legroom' seats that customers can select for an additional charge, and if a customer moves to one of these seats without purchasing one, we offer them the opportunity to buy at that time or request they move back to their originally assigned seat.
"If they do not comply in either situation, for example, this could be considered interfering with an in-flight crew member's duties."
"Crew members" also include the PIC, or pilot in command, said Ian Gregor, a Federal Aviation Administration representative. "We have a rule that says that the PIC has ultimate authority over everything."
So if the pilot tells you to do it, you'd better do it. Add him or her to the list of people you should never cross (a list that presumably also includes any nun or your mother). No buts about it.
Catharine Hamm / Los Angeles Times

lunes, 4 de abril de 2011

If you're planing to go to Thailand Part II


The following information about Thailand's visa information is obtained from the Office of the Immigration Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Tourist Visa Exemption
The Thai government allows nationals from 41 countries and 1 special administrative region to stay in Thailand for tourism purpose for up to 30 days without an entry visa.

List of 41 countries are as follows:
Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bahrain, Brunei Darussalam,
Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece,
Hong Kong, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan,
Korea, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Monaco, Netherlands,
New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Qatar,
Singapore, Spain, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland,
Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, USA, Vietnam.

Temporary Tourist Visa : Visa on Arrival
Passport holders from 21 countries may apply for visas at the immigration checkpoints for the purpose of tourism for the period of not exceeding 15 days.
Documents required: Valid passport, visa application form completely filled in, confirmed air ticket paid in full, one recent photograph
(4x6 cm), and application fee of 1,000 baht.
Validity of stay: 15 days
The visa is granted by Immigration officers at 24 designated international checkpoints located in Thailand's international airports -- Bangkok, Phuket, Chiang Mai, Hatyai, and at other points of entry into the country.

List of 21 countries are as follows:
Bhutan, China, Cyprus, Czech, Estonia, Hungary, India, Kazakhstan, Latvia,
Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Maldives, Mauritius, Poland, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Taiwan, Ukraine

Transit Visa
Documents required:
1. Passport or travel document with validity not less than 6 months
2. Visa application form completely filled out
3. One recent photograph (4x6 cm)
4. Confirmed air ticket paid in full
5. Evidence of adequate finance
(20,000 Baht per person and 40,000 Baht per family)
6. Visa of a third country in a passport or travel document

Visa fee : 800 baht per entry
(The fee may be changed without prior notice.)
Validity of stay: 30 days

Tourist Visa
Documents required:
1. Passport or travel document with validity not less than 6 months
2. Visa application form completely filled out
3. One recent photograph (4x6 cm)
4. Confirmed air ticket paid in full
5. Evidence of adequate finance
(10,000 Baht per person and 20,000 Baht per family)
Visa fee: 1,000 baht per entry
(The fee may be changed without prior notice.)
Validity of stay: 30 days or 60 days for nationals of countries on Thailand's Tourist Visa Exemption List

Extension of Stay
Those who wish to stay longer or may wish to change their status of visa must file an application form at the Office of Immigration Bureau located on Soi Suan Plu, off South Sathon Road, Bangkok. The extension of stay as well as the change of certain type of visa is solely at the discretion of the Immigration officer.
The above information is subject to change. For more details, contact the Immigration Bureau, South Sathon Road, Bangkok,
tel. 0 2287 3101 to 10 or visit

Thanks to

miércoles, 30 de marzo de 2011

If you're planing to go to Thailand



• Thailand is a Buddhist country where Buddha images are held sacred. Sacrilegious acts are punishable by imprisonment even if committed by foreign visitors.
• Thai people hold their King and Queen and the Royal Family in great reverence, and so won't tolerate foreigners showing disrespect to them.
• Generally Thai women are conservative. So don't touch them without their consent.
• Dress properly when entering a Buddhist temple. Miniskirts and shorts are not allowed. Take your shoes off before going inside the hall of worship. Ladies must not on any account touch a Buddhist monk, give things direct to him or receive things direct from him.
• Intimacies between man and woman should not be shown in public. Sunbathing in the nude is prohibited.
• Call Thais their first names; use the title "Khun" for adults.
• Normally, Thai people address others by their first names and with the title 'khun'. So don't be surprised if you are addressed as 'Khun Mary' or 'Khun John' instead of by your surname.
• Traditionally, Thais greet each other with a wai (by pressing the palms together at the chest). If someone wais you, you should wai back (except wai-ed by a child).
• Thai people smile to express gladness and happiness, to thank for small services, to return the wai of children and inferior persons, and even to excuse small inconveniences.
• Don't touch a person's head, nor ruffle his hair. The head is the noblest part of the body. A sincere apology should be offered immediately if you touch someone's head unintentionally.
• Avoid placing your feet on the table while sitting. Never use your foot to point things out or to touch any part of the body of anyone, which is considered rude.
• Entering a Thai house, you're expected to remove your shoes.

Thanks to

domingo, 27 de marzo de 2011

A little Town: Mazamitla, Mexico.

Hello to all visitors, today we're glad to present a little town that we visit a year ago in Mexico: MAZAMITLA.

From Wikipedia:
Mazamitla (La Capital De La Montaña) is a town and municipality of the Mexican state of Jalisco. It is located 124 km south of Guadalajara in the Southeast Region and is a popular resort destination for travelers from Guadalajara. Its name comes from the Nahuatl and means "place where arrows to hunt deer are made"; its territorial extension is 177.18 km2. According to Count II Population and Housing, the municipality has 11671 inhabitants who are devoted mainly to the tertiary sector. For its natural beauty is considered by the federal Secretariat of Tourism as a Pueblo Mágico.
I've found a "Little guide" to get there if you're going from Guadalajara. (thanks to John And Susy)

How to Get There

From Guadalajara, take highway 54 toward Colima for 12 kilometers and turn off onto highway 15, signposted “Morelia.” After 20 kilometers, follow the Jiquilpan sign and keep going another 33 kilometers to the Mazamitla turnoff, just past Tuxcueca. Now go uphill 41 kilometers southeast to Mazamitla.

In town, pass Morelos Street and turn right on Galeana which becomes Manuel Cardenas. Go south until the street ends. Take a right and an immediate left to get onto J. Chavarria which takes you past Monteverde Enterprises to the entrance of Fraccionamiento Los Cazos. Inside, turn right at the first fork and then bear left. The waterfall is three kilometers southwest of the entrance, at N19°53’35.0”W103°02’29.3”. Total driving time from Guadalajara to Los Cazos gate: two hours and 20 minutes

John and Susy Pint.

The meaning of "Pueblo Magico", It's the way in mexico call to all those "little town" that preserve their original costumes, food, architecture and stuff... they're magic because it doesn't matter if we are living in a tech-era, they keep using horses to go to their school.

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jueves, 10 de febrero de 2011

¡We're Back!

Hello to our readers!
For some weeks we were absent for work reasons, but we're back with many many post, notices, tips and pictures for all the travel-lovers.

Thank you for all the emails asking about this project.

So... Enjoy!