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Posted on Sunday, May 30, 2010

Cheap flights to Bangkok

Today is the last day to book cheap flights to Bangkok from Kuala Lumpur for less than $20 dollar.

Air Asia is having a promotion offering 10.000 cheap flights to Thailand, calling it free flights to Bangkok. Of course in typical Air Asia style, free means that you still have to pay for tax, fees and the irritating "convenience fee" when you pay by credit or debit card. I mean, who books his tickets online, pays the ticket with his credit card and needs to pay a penalty for that? Welcome to Air Asia :-)

Do hurry: you need to book your cheap flight before the first of June, which is tomorrow. you have to depart to Bangkok between the 7th of June and the 31st of August this year. And of course, you need to book your own return flight.

However, this is a very cheap and convenient way of flying out of Malaysia, into Thailand and booking cheap flights to other South East Asian departing from Bangkok. Apart from bathing suits, do bring lots of sunscreen - more important than packing shampoo! - as the sun just feels hotter and hotter these days.

Posted on Thursday, May 27, 2010

Rima Fakih in Bikini

Apart from a dazzling sexy lingerie photo shoot, Rima Fakih in bikini looks equally stunning:

Rimah Fakih naked

Rima Fakih Naked according to Muslim standards...

So who is the new Miss USA and is she really a Muslim stripper as the media is wanting you to believe?

Rima Fakih Pole Dancing

Of course Rima Fakih is not a stripper, although she did win a pole dancing contest in 2007 better known as the Mojo In The Morning’s Stripper 101 contest.

Rimah Fakih

Rima Fakih winning a stripper pole

The judges where the only strippers in a female-only audience. Rima did not only win the first prize, but was also awarded jewellery, gift cards, a stripper pole and some adult toys.

The former Miss Michigan, residing in the large Arab-American community of Dearborn is from Lebanese Muslim descent. Only a person like Donald Trump would be pushing the boundaries and depict a Muslim woman in a hot and sexy lingerie shoot.

I can assume lots of people will have many things to say about this, yet in a world that is growing more and more global every minute, she is the first Miss USA who is a Muslim and shows off her stunning body in a bikini, without making it a cultural nor a religious issue.

The next time you will be able to admire Rima Fakih in a bikini will be when she represents the USA in the 2010 Miss Universe pageant, which will be hold in the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas on August 23.

Posted on Saturday, May 22, 2010

Miss Lebanon bikini

Although the controversial bathing suit and lingerie pictures of Rima Fakih in a bikini is hitting the Internet like a storm, as if something is new and daring...

What is new is the misconception that all people in all Muslim countries behave the same. That would be similar like saying that all American girls behave the same, making no differentiation in latinas, afro-american girls, native american girls, italian-american girls...

Above Miss Lebanon in a bikini posing during miss Universe 2005 and below another Miss Lebanon in a bikini taken last year 2009:

Miss Lebanon in a Bikini

Miss Universe Swimsuit Shoot in Paradise Island, Bahamas" 8/5/2009

So no need to be alarmed by the way Rima Fakih is showing off bathing suits being a Muslim woman. If you are alarmed, that means you now know a little bit more about the many different ways Muslim women wear clothes and look at fashion.

Posted on Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Centara Karon Resort Phuket

Now is the ideal time to book a room in the Centara Karon Resort Phuket or in other hotels in Phuket. Why? Because prices are extremely cheap due to the cancellations that are a direct result of the Red shirts demonstrations in Bangkok.

So is it safe to travel to Phuket you might ask? For what I hear from my colleagues in Thailand, Phuket is spared from all the violence that you see on TV in Bangkok.

But to be on the safest site: book your rooms at the end of this month or later, as it seems that the demonstrations are going to end soon. That means that Thailand has to make a tremendous effort to attract people to spend their holidays in Thailand again. And the easiest way to do that is to slash the prices like never seen before.

Especially big hotels like the Centara Karon Resort Phuket need their rooms to be vacant as soon as possible, so start booking online and look for the cheapest packages available. I wouldn't be surprised that the budget airlines will start offering packages with free flights to Thailand.

Posted on Friday, May 14, 2010

Michelle Lombardo bikini

Complimenting the female form in this Michelle Lombardo bikini from the 2005 Becca Swimwear collection taken in Belize for the Sports Illustrated swimwear edition.

If you aren't a regular reader: Becca swimsuits are designed by Rebecca V and are our favorite bathing suits for this year 2010.

Becca's bikinis and bathing suits have been featured in top magazines like Vogue, Glamour and Sports Illustrated. Which only shows that Becca designs luxurious bathing suits both sexy and sporty but foremost complementing your female form.

Some of Becca's bathing suits are eco friendly, which now is more relevant than ever since the oil disaster caused by BP on the coast of America. In stead of using oil based fabrics, part of the Becca collection is made out of soy pulp.

Posted on Monday, May 10, 2010

Audrina Patridge in bikini

Super sexy Audrina Patridge in bikini spotted celebrating her 25th birthday near the Liquid Pool Lounge Aria Resort & Casino in sin city Las Vegas.

Audrina Patridge Thong

Although no Audrina Patridge thong to add more sin to the city, the first bikini shot does show that you better have a Brazilian bikini waxing. Quite amazing that the stylish bottom only has some extra straps at the back to make it a kind of a skirt where at the front all down there is quite too exposed for my comfort.

We wish Audrina Patridge a happy birthday and wished we could have been up and close enjoying life at a pool in Las Vegas as well. Maybe I just need to join a reality show as well.

Posted on Friday, May 07, 2010

Tasik Ria Resort

I was about to book my holiday in the Indonesian Tasik Ria Resort, when I heard of yet another earthquake around Sumatra's Aceh province.

Quite a strong earthquake - 7.2 on the Richter scale - with a tsunami warning in place but the good news today is that it was false alarm.

Tasik Ria Dive Resort

My friend just returned last week end from the Tasik Ria Dive Resort, which seems to be an ideal place for diving in Sulawesi's Bunaken National Marine Park. Diving sites are a plenty and even beginners can join in the fun as well.

Snorkeling over the house reef seems to be quite ok and every evening you can relax at the Sunset Jetty Bar enjoying a marvelous sunset.

The Tasik Ria Resort is on the main land, which means you can stay some extra days without diving but doing excursions inland. You can buy fresh fish at the market and ask to cook it at the resort.

The spa is quite cozy with individual rooms and the management is British, which gives this resort just an extra oomph compared to the normally more slow and relaxed island resorts.

Posted on Sunday, May 02, 2010

Beach kaftan

The complete picture about piles: why do they show up the day you arrive at your tropical beach resort?

  • Some things are visible for everyone, but you don't know what to do about it... Just think about the humongous BP oil disaster nearby the Florida coast that is going to cost the tourism industry billions, not to mention the long term effects on the eco system.

  • Some things are invisible for everyone, but you don't know what to do about it... Just think about 50% of the population that from time to time suffers from hemorrhoids.

If you are one of these 50% and they seem to come up each time you are on a beach, spa and resort holiday, here is the complete picture about piles and what you can do to prevent them:

  • piles are a direct result of pressure on the anus: being cramped for 12 hours in the seat of your airplane destination paradise could well be the cause they appear once you arrive in your exotic destination. Make sure you stand up and walk around at least every hour you are on your flight

  • during your flight, make sure to wear cotton underwear to prevent moisture buildup

  • once in the resort or on the beach, wear loose clothing like sarongs, loose kaftans, skirts and light evening gowns. All but thong bathing suits!

  • again avoid sitting on your bum all the time: nothing better for your body than being in the pool or in the sea!

Although a nuisance, piles can be cured easily in the comfort of your home by changing your lifestyle in:

  • becoming less obese (less weight on your backside!)

  • producing looser stools by drinking more, exercise more and add more fibers (fruit, veggies and wholemeal grains0 to your diet.

When you take care of your body, and firms unlike BP take care of the environment, this world will have lots of beaches and tropical destinations you can enjoy how you want and when you want!