ZAIREEN’S TRAVEL SECRETS
“I’m a nomad. There’s nothing more exhilarating than discovering a city, a town, an island. It’s all about creating memories that last a lifetime.” – Zaireen Azman
Your favourite getaway? New York for a spot of shopping or people-watching at a chic little café. I was just 12 when I first went to New York. Ever since then, I visit once a year. Most unusual destination? Kayakapi Premium Caves, Cappadocia. Favourite food stops? LA for Matsuhisa, Koi, and Cut. Las Vegas for Joel Robuchon, Bar Masa, and Prime. A place you fell head over heels for? Prague is stunningly picturesque, especially Ponte Carlo (Charles Bridge). The importance of travel? The different perspective gained from new people you meet is priceless. You learn a lot about yourself and the people you travel with. Holiday essentials? Walking shoes and a good camera. Best restaurants in the world? Petrus and Ottolenghi in London; Le Bernardin and Norma’s in New York; Yannick Alléno in Paris. Favourite travelling pastime? Attending concerts. The best yet has to be Madonna live in Vegas! Most relaxing escape? The Maldives. During the winter, nothing beats Arosa, Switzerland. Best-kept secret? Albayzín, a street I discovered in Spain. It overlooks the majestic Alhambra and is absolutely breathtaking. Three cities everyone has to visit at least once? New York, for its fabulous eateries, delightful desserts, and brilliant shopping; Spain, for its awe-inspiring architecture; the Maldives, for blissful relaxation.
Zaireen on the streets of Tokyo
Zaireen and Zahra in Central Park, New York
Zaireen takes to the slopes of Arosa