Sònia Graupera is a freelance travel advisor based in Barcelona.

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Marco Polo & Harbour City, the total Stay-Shopping experience in Hong Kong

The Gateway Hong Kong is a 400 hotel rooms, upscale property totally recently refurbished, with a sleek contemporary styling throughout. It is  part of the Harbour City Mall and together with its sisters hotels, all in the same mall building: Marco Polo Hong Kong & Prince Hotel there is no shortage of high-end shopping oportunities right at the door. The stylish & modern rooms come with free smartphone loans, perfect for me as I had wifi during my whole stay. The breakfast is huge even offering Japanese or Indian food stations, and the alfresco terrace is a great place for a breath amidst the shopping rush. Overall is an outstanding hotel in a great location and a very convenient kind of luxury.
See my pictures of Gateway Hotel in this link 
See my video of Gateway Hotel in this link 

Read my article about Gateway Hotel & Harbour City in this link


Green Hong Kong: Trekkings to discover the great outdoors

We all have in mind skyscrapers, food & shopping, but Hong Kong is more than that: Check the great website of Tourism Hong Kong to discover the great sites for trekkings and biking trips, all with perfect indications. Hiking has never been so easy. Choose which trekking, go with public transportation and walk!
Read my article about the Trekkings in Hong Kong in this link
See my video of Shek O Beach in this link
See my pics of my experience with Green Hong Kong in this link

To arrive to Hong Kong I chose Cathay Pacific and its Business Class. The airline will connect Spain with Hong Kong from June 2016


Six Senses Zighy Bay, the perfect eco-luxury escape in Oman

Set in a wonderfully secluded bay in the Sultanate of Oman, the hotel is nestled between the gruff Hajar Mountains on one side and a 1.6km stretch of powdery sand. Just 90 minutes drive from Dubai. The area has retained its charm as a quaint fishing village populated by friendly, humble people and its architecture of Zighy Bay is completely unobtrusive and blends seamlessly into the mountainous landscape. In fact, each of the 82 villas and retreats are decorated with the environment in mind. Made simply from local stone and wood, the rooms are styled with charming rattan and ceramic accents, and villas come with non-chlorinated pools.
As all Six Senses Resorts, the focus is on the spa and well being, so it’s no surprise that the spa menu is extensive, with a special selection of Asian treatments including reflexology, Thai massage and Ayurvedic treatments. 
There are plenty of outdoor activities to keep guests busy too: I did a paragliding descent into the bay, a sunset cruise on a typical dhow, kayaking in the turquoise waters and sunset cocktails in the unique Sense of the edge restaurant. A truly unique exlusive experience.
To see my pics of Six Senses Zighy Bay link here
To see my video of Six Senses Zighy Bay link here
To see my video of the Spa of Six Senses Zighy Bay link here


For my transportation to and from the Barcelona airport I always use Abaser Barcelona, my preferred limousine service in town

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