With warm apricot flavoured Turkish tea and sweet Turkish delight in hand the gentle, welcoming shopkeeper guides me around the Grand Bazaar Spice Shop. I’m not a special VIP getting an exclusive tour; I’m just an ordinary shopper and being offered tea while you shop is very common in friendly Istanbul.
I knew I was about to have the experience to last a lifetime when a welcome letter arrived via email from the Butler of the Villa Premiere Boutique Hotel & Romantic Getaway presenting me with a “pillow menu” and a “scent menu” that I could select from before my arrival.
Nestled in the Dana Valley in Jordan, Feynan Ecolodge is a class-act example of what sustainable accommodations should strive to be like. The hotel is effective because it has managed to overcome some of the difficulties that plague other similar projects: financial, social, and environmental.