If you are visiting Myanmar, you will most likely pass through the business capital Yangon and it’s new international airport. Even if you have little time, I recommend to stay over for at least a day and see the sights – the Shwedagon Pagoda is the most impressive, single pagoda I have seen anywhere and alone worth a visit. And … Continue reading
Hong Kong was one of the first cities in Asia I visited and the skyline of modern high rise was breathtaking – and I still feel the same way every time I return! Whether you see the city from Victoria Peak at night, Hong Kong Island from Kowloon by day or look up when wandering around the city – impressive views are never far away!
On a recent trip to Bangkok, the City of Angels, I was looking for a hotel that’s convenient to the airport train after arriving into the city – and found the True Siam Phaya Thai near the terminal station of the Airport Rail Link & BTS at Phaya Thai just a few minutes walk away. It’s a budget hotel with … Continue reading
Many visitors come to Phuket to party – and that usually involves beer in the countless bars or overpriced cocktails in the high-end hotels. But there is a lot more fun to be had off the beaten path: Zimplex, a tiny bar in Phuket town, serves some of the most innovative and photo-worthy shots in Thailand – worth trying out, … Continue reading
Coral Executive operates a number of contract lounges at airports around Thailand, including Bangkok’s Don Mueang and Phuket airport. On a recent trip from Bangkok to Phuket, I had a chance to try out the domestic lounge at Bangkok’s Don Mueang Airport (DMK). It’s accessible for members of PriorityPass and a great place to wait for your flight! … Continue reading
Filipino food is very delicious, with favorites like Lechon – roasted pig, but it is also very rich and not the healthiest food on the planet. Thankfully, Manila now offers some great healthy options and SaladStop is one of my favorites. With a selection of signature salads and wraps and the option to create your own, you can have a … Continue reading
I love the energy of big cities – but I also need some peace & quiet to get away from the crowds. Yangon has a lot of parks and lakes in the city area to get away from the noise and my favorite place is Kandawgyi Lake. With a boardwalk around the peaceful lake, great views of the Shwedagon Pagoda … Continue reading
Bangkok, the City of Angels, is a fun city – as long as you don’t have to fight your way through the maddening street traffic. Fortunately, Bangkok has the wonderful BTS SkyTrain and MRT Subway taking you quickly and in air conditioned comfort to most of the places you want to visit. It’s easy and inexpensive, too, leading me to … Continue reading
I call Singapore “Asia for Beginners” – because it is the easiest city to visit in Asia. Some people think it is boring – but I have lived there: Dig a little deeper and you can find it’s quirky side, like this art display on Orchard Street, or it’s quieter side in the Chinese Garden or its natural side on Mt Faber!
Interested to go – check out my Travel Made Easy – Getting to Singapore, and Getting around the city, Where to Stay and What to Do in Singapore
For our second stay in Yangon on my most recent trip to Myanmar, we selected the Best Western Chinatown on the edge of Yangon’s downtown area. It received good reviews online and photos promised modern rooms in a central enough location, but we ended up disappointed after our stay – read on to find out why! … Continue reading