Tripping with: Perez Hilton


Perez Hilton, or Mario Lavandeira, hardly needs any introduction. Love him or hate him, he changed the face of blogging in general and celebrity gossip blogging in particular when he launched Perezhilton.com in 2004. Since then, the site has grown by leaps and bounds, currently attracting an incredible 2 million readers each month. His success allows him to regularly explore the world, having been to Turkey, Israel, and India in the past year.

Hotel Review: Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul


Once in a long while LTB comes across a hotel so excellently executed, on such prime location and containing the most unique and diversified amenities that it snags the A++ distinction. We first saw this with the Breidenbacher Hof hotel in Dusseldorf last year, but hard as we tried, we were just not able to find a worthy opponent. It seems rather fitting that a hotel in Istanbul, once the seat of the Ottoman empire, would be the one to restore LTB’s faith in European luxury hotels.