If you are looking to escape from the hustel and bustle of Sydney, Australia, you can head to the Chinese Garden at Darling Harbor. As soon as you leave the crowds of the city behind and step through the doors of the Chinese Friendship Garden, peace settles around you and you can enjoy the beautifully designed and maintained garden to … Continue reading →
The Kirketon Boutique Hotel in Darlinghurst, Sydney, was one of the first stylish hotels to pop up in the neighborhood. I returned after many years and the hotel hasn’t changed much: You get a compact room with stylish (if aging) decor in a great location. The service has become friendlier and the prices are great value in an expensive city, … Continue reading →
Tahiti is made up of many beautiful islands and Bora Bora is my favorite romantic getaway. With a stunning mountain at the center and the atoll ringing the island, you have one of the most stunning scenes you can wish for in an island getaway. Add the long list of luxury hotels like the InterContinental Bora Bora and you have a memorable getaway in the making!
Manila has its fair share of happy hour places and my favorite in Bonifacio Global city is Murray & D’Vine at Serendra: You get nice cocktails, good bar food and friendly service at reasonable prices with some of the best people watching in BGC! … Continue reading →
The Microtel Manila Mall of Asia commands a great location near the SMX Conention Center, the Arena and Mall, but only offers small, basic rooms and middling service at a very high price. Unless you are a Wyndham fan or just have to be in this location, there are better alternatives – read my review of the Microtel Manila to … Continue reading →
Planning a trip to South East Asia? Why not start in Kuala Lumpur, the springboard to Asia! Read my mini-guide to Kuala Lumpur to find out why Kuala Lumpur makes a great starting point to explore South East Asia, where to stay, the top things to do and where to eat, as well as tips on how to get around … Continue reading →
Sydney is one of the most beautiful cities in the world and it was love on first sight for me – and the stunning harbor views with the iconic bridge – the locals say: hahhbahhh bridge – are a big wow factor for anybody visiting for the first time!
And I’m still stunned every time I see it on my many return visits, feeling compelled to take one more photo! I recommend to go and take your own photos, it’s worth it!
The Holiday Inn Resort Baruna Bali is right on the beach, near the airport, and offers a big pool, direct beach access and sunset views at a reasonable rate. If you have a stop-over and want to stay near the airport in a resort setting steps from the beach, the Holiday Inn Baruna is a good choice! Read my snapshot … Continue reading →
Manila is a huge, bustling city and it’s nice to get away from the madness for a weekend. There are a lot of destinations to choose: from private beach clubs like Punta Fuego near the city to the sandy beaches of Puerto Galera; from Taal Lake and Volcano to scuba diving and boat trips in Anilao!
Whenever I’m in Kuala Lumpur, my favorite Malaysian restaurant, Madam Kwan’s is on my itinerary! It’s delicious homestyle Malaysian food in central locations – think quick street food in a simple restaurant setting. After first having the Beef Rendang at the Singapore outlet years ago, I’ve come back many times and suggest you give it a try! … Continue reading →