maugham oriental bangkok

On 6 January 1923 Somerset Maugham arrived in Bangkok by train from Chiang Mai and booked a room at The Oriental: ‘I was in Bangkok. It is impossible to consider these populous modern cities of the East without ... more

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doorman at entrance to the pera palace istanbul by famoushotels

Pera Palace Hotel (1892)

Istanbul is probably the most fascinating and diverse European city, and the Pera Palace is its legendary, mysterious and…more