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Archive for July, 2007

Guide to Taj Mahal

July 23rd, 2007 by

Taj MahalBeauty, romance and history are the things that stand out when you think of the Taj Mahal. Built in the Indian city of Agra, the Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan, commissioned the mausoleum in remembrance of his beloved wife. Shah Jahan’s love for his wife, Mumtaz Mahal, is apparent in every detail of the exquisitely wrought building. More than a thousand elephants brought in the materials for construction, and it took twenty-two years to complete the entire structure. When you think of this beautiful building, most think only of the tomb itself, the dome stands out in your mind, not realizing that there is much more to this magnificent display. Read the rest of this entry »

5 Weirdest Things Chinese People Eat in Guangzhou

July 16th, 2007 by

A quick interview with a few Chinese locals have revealed some of the reasons why tourists visit China. Not only do they want to see attractions and become part of special events, but the thought of eating Chinese traditional food is an experience no one will forget. Here’s the Top 5 things people eat in Guangzhou: Read the rest of this entry »

Top 5 Ways to Spot Lady Boys in Thailand

July 13th, 2007 by

Despite having some of the greatest attractions in Thailand like The Big Buddha, Namuang Waterfall, Sawadee Shrine and Magic Buddha Garden, we can not dismiss the popularity of lady boys walking freely around country. I’m sure Thailand would love to be well known for their national icons, but its been such a common practice amongst men in Thailand that we need to be increasingly aware of who we talk to while visiting cities like Bangkok (no pun intended) or Phuket.

How To Spot Lady Boys

Unfortunately with the help of advance medical technology, its becoming harder to recognize male from female. Here’s a few tips:

Lady Boys1/ Check for Adam’s apple: Some men don’t have enough money to remove their Adam’s apple, so keep an eye out for this. Personally, I’d just grab their necks but maybe this approach is a bit direct.

2/ Check facial features: Wouldn’t be interesting if you saw a “female” with a few bristles stemming from their chin.

3/ Check the hips: You might be able to notice a different body structure, but even these days, some men are actually removing their ribs to form a more “lady like” figure.

4/ Check other bodily features: No need to go into details here. You can figure it out.

5/ Check passport: Perhaps the only real accurate way to check is on the passport. Thailand still does not allow individuals to change their sex status. If they are real lady boys, it must have a capital “M” for male. Lets hope the local government does not change this rule.

Don’t take this the wrong way. Lady boys are still very nice people. This might not be a good idea, but since we specialize in hotels, heres a few excellent hotels in Bangkok.

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Fishing for Love?


Romance in GuamRelease that romance by sharing a scuba dive or a zesty meal with your loved one in Guam! Surrounded by the North Pacific Ocean and Philippine Sea, Guam enjoys world renowned diving conditions in serene blue waters. Be consumed by the dance, festivals, cuisine and fantastic shopping that this island offers. Bellhop Picks:
  • Polls

    Top 5 Romantic Spots in Asia

    • Palawan, Philippines (39%, 182 Votes)
    • Boracay, Philippines (36%, 168 Votes)
    • Bali, Indonesia (31%, 143 Votes)
    • Agra, India (18%, 84 Votes)
    • Batangas, Philippines (17%, 79 Votes)
    • Male, Maldives (16%, 77 Votes)
    • Jeju Island, South Korea (16%, 75 Votes)
    • Sentosa Island, Singapore (15%, 72 Votes)
    • Krabi, Thailand (13%, 60 Votes)
    • Macau, China (10%, 49 Votes)
    • Halong Bay, Vietnam (7%, 34 Votes)

    Total Voters: 467

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