The followings are my personal recommendation of excellent services/stay (in no particular order)


Personal Guide / Driver

Sapa homestay and trekking guide

Name: Pham Mẩy Lý


Phone: +84 165 317 4756

Taichung / Taipei

Name: Grant Lee


Phone: +886 918 485 041 




Cape Town, SA

2inn1 Kensington

Hanoi, Vietnam

Meracus Hotel 2

Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Kenya

Sweetwaters Serena Camp

Sabi Sand (Private Game Reserve), SA

Lion Sands River Lodge
Fukuoka, Japan

Zen Oyado Nishitei (膳・お宿 西亭) (B&B)

Saga, Japan

Onyado Chikurintei (御宿 竹林亭) (Luxury with Michelin star)

Shiibasanso (椎葉山荘) / Yushuku Seiryu (湯宿 清流) (These are sister establishments of Taishoya which allow for free use of onsen amongst them...but these two are situated on a hill top with open air onsen next to a rapid river which have much more natural surrounding than Taishoya)

Yugawara, Japan

Sekiyou (石葉) (Luxury ryokan)

This place serves 明日葉 as its welcome drink.