Find a seat outside and watch the seaplanes and super-yachts shuttle back and forth on turquoise water.
There are ways to make the most out of a visit to one of the most spectacular man-made sites in the world.
What could ever top this wonder of the world, this building widely considered to be the world's most beautiful? Anything, surely, would be a major let-down.
Time Out has described it as the 'Woodstock, Live 8 and Ibiza of world literature ... James Joyce meets Monsoon Wedding'.
The incredible backroads of Rajasthan offer sights and experiences from the bizarre to the beautiful.
If you haven't seen the majestic cat in the wild, a luxury safari is perfect.
Transforming an 18th century warrior fort into a cruisy hotel was not without its challenges.
So much superb tea, so little time, alongside hip decor, top-drawer coffee and tempting treats.