David Hawkins

Amangalla, an Aman Resort, Galle, Sri Lanka

Galle, Sri Lanka

Originally built in 1684 as the local headquarters of the Dutch colonists, the property was converted into one of Galle’s grandes dames, the New Oriental Hotel...
Villa Fontelunga, Arezzo, Tuscany, Italy

Villa Fontelunga
Arezzo, Italy

Totally in tune with its location, Villa Fontelunga is a gorgeous collection of nine double bedrooms, with separate one-bedroom and two-bedroom villas, making ...
Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, Mumbai, India

The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel
Mumbai, India

This palatial grande-dame complex is easily the most iconic building in the bustling city. A residence fit for royalty, it’s played host to kings, queens, head...
Jaipur, India

Written in the wind
Jaipur, India

David Hawkins returns to India on a quest to discover Jaipur’s pink Palace of the Winds and learns that there is great colour, beauty, scent and sound ling...
ITC Rajputana, Jaipur, India

ITC Rajputana
Jaipur, India

It may be a cliché to say that we felt like Maharajas at this luxury hotel, but stepping into the distinctly Rajasthani lobby with its marble inlaid floors, in...
ITC Maurya

ITC Maurya, New Delhi, India

As chaotic as New Delhi is, we could spend weeks, even months here. For many others, they see it as no more than a quick stopover, the gateway to the rest of In...
Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra, India

Oberoi Amarvilas
Agra, India

In nine dreamlike acres of elaborate gardens, terraced lawns, fountains, reflection pools and pavilions, this gorgeous property is a storybook palace in it...
Omega George Clooney Buzz Aldrin


In the ultimate feat of travel, Buzz Aldrin stepped on the lunar surface in 1969, wearing an OMEGA Speedmaster Professional, carving a unique place for the wat...
The Sun House, Galle, Sri Lanka

The Sun House
Galle, Sri Lanka

Just outside the fort city of Galle, we were transported back in time somewhat to a small, boutique residence, away from the tourist hustle and bustle. The Sun...

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From: London, UK | From, from: Hampshire, UK | Traveller type: Escapist