Wünsdorf, Germany (CNN) — Deep inside a pine forest in eastern Germany, a statue of Lenin keeps watch over a lemon-colored building that has housed everyone from the Kaiser Willhelm II, to the Nazis, and the Soviets. The abandoned military complex -- known as the Forbidden City -- sits behind a hefty padlocked gate in the quiet neighborhood of Wünsdorf. It has been empty since the last remaining Russian soldiers left 25 years ago, following the fall of the Iron Curtain. It wasn't always like this. The site was once home to around 40,000 Soviet soldiers, earning it the nickname "Little Moscow in East Germany," says tour guide Werner Borchert. A statue of Lenin keeps guard at the entrance of the former military complex. Sheena McKenzie/CNN Some 500,000 Soviet troops were stationed across the German Democratic Republic -- otherwise known as East Germany -- during the Cold War, and this sprawling military base hidden in the woods was their headquarters. "It was … [Read more...] about Inside the abandoned Soviet ‘Forbidden City’
(CNN) — The first clue is the name itself: The Sake Place. In busy Kuala Lumpur, Danny Leong's restaurant is a place to sit, relax and enjoy a glass of some of the world's best sake. "I think the best way to get people excited about sake is food," Leong says. "Everyone loves food!" And he knows what he's talking about. Leong is the first person in Malaysia to earn the coveted title of Master Sake Sommelier, and he takes his role as a food and drink ambassador seriously. While Japanese food is popular in Malaysia, the idea of pairing sake with non-Japanese foods is a new twist that has been bringing curious diners into The Sake Place. "In this part of the world we use a lot of sauces and spices," Leong explains. His star dish brings sake into one of those trademark sauces: shellfish glass noodles in a spicy assam broth. The Sake Place's diverse menu includes a delicious Asian seabass dish. Courtesy The Sake Place The Sake Place combines food and drink with … [Read more...] about Meet the man introducing Malaysia to new flavors
(CNN) — The world's first hydrogen-powered superyacht could be taking to the waters in the not too distant future. Dutch yacht-design company Sinot has unveiled a model for a cutting-edge concept that looks set to propel the superyacht industry in a more eco-friendly direction. Created in collaboration with Lateral Naval Architects, Aqua measures 112 meters and will be powered entirely by liquid hydrogen and fuel-cell technology -- which essentially means water will be its only emission. The superyacht, which features state-of-the-art facilities, is to operate at a top speed of 17 knots, with a range of 3,750 nautical miles. Groundbreaking technology Renderings for Aqua, a 112-meter superyacht concept powered by liquid hydrogen and fuel-cell technology. Sinot Yacht Architecture & Design 2019 "For development of Aqua we took inspiration from the lifestyle of a discerning, forward-looking owner, the fluid versatility of water and cutting-edge technology, to … [Read more...] about Is this hydrogen-powered vessel the superyacht of the future?
When it comes to home decor, we all have different challenges we need to overcome in order to create the perfect home. For some people, this hurdle is that their home is small. If this applies to you, I have some great tips and pieces of advice to help with. Continue reading to discover everything you need to know.Mirrors The first thing you need to do when it comes to a small home is to make clever use of mirrors. The reflective surface of a mirror is something that can be used to a huge advantage in a small property. If you place mirrors opposite windows. The sunlight from outside will reflect off the surface and bounce back into the room. This will open up the space, making it look brighter and feel a lot bigger too. You can make the mirror the statement feature of the room. There are lots of stunning and striking mirror designs on the market today, like these Hollywood mirrors. Reflective surfaces also have the same sort of effective as does high gloss furniture … [Read more...] about Interior Design For Small Homes
Events 2019Luxury TravelLuxury Travel MiamiVacation Ideas September 27, 2019 Spread the loveThe Art Basel Miami 2019 18th edition will be held in December from the 5th to the 8th. This year 269 galleries has been finalized and this year there will be 20 new international participants from Buenos Aires (Barro Arte Contemporàneo), Chicago (Mariane Ibrahim Gallery), Los Angeles (Parker Gallery), New York (Karma), Hong Kong (10 Chanccry Lanc Gallery), Jakarta (ROH Projects) among others. Haute Retreats has a selection of luxury accommodation in Miami that includes Luxury Apartments for rent and luxury villas. A selection of luxury private residences at The Setai right on Miami Beach could be a great location where to stay. There are six sections at the fair: Galleries (the main area), Positions (in which galleries present work by one artist), Nova (in which galleries show new projects), Survey where you can see work by an artist completed before the … [Read more...] about Art Basel Miami 2019 where to stay