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The Best of Hong Kong in 60 seconds!

Hong Kong is a fascinating city: The setting on the harbor is beautiful, the skyline is breathtaking and you can easily get lost in all this city has to offer. You can spend days tasting the food, checking out the neighborhoods, watching cultural performances or enjoying the nightlife. And when you need time to relax, you can head out to Repulse Bay for a day on the beach!

There is a lot to like about Hong Kong – see the best in 60 seconds!

 

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Fantastic Foto Friday: Death Valley, USA

Death Valley, USA

Death Valley is one of the hottest places on Earth, with an unbelievable temperature of 134F (56.7C) measured there. Located on the border of Nevada and California in the Western United States of America, it also has the lowest point at 86m below sea level. It earned its name during the Gold Rush, but neither the temperatures nor the name have kept countless visitors from exploring this National Park!

Robin took this stunning photo that captures the natural beauty of Death Valley – and he has many more, equally captivating photos on Robin’s Photo Site. You can view them, order photos or create photo products on the site!

A city with lots of history and character – Melaka, Malaysia

Melaka is home to some of the most important historic sights in Malaysia, with leftovers from Portugese, Dutch and British colonial times, resulting in a unique mix you won’t find anywhere else in Asia. The city by the river has a character all its own and the night market, great food and little cafes along the riverfront make it a … Continue reading

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Fantastic Foto Friday: Find Taiwan’s history in Tainan!

Tainan is the oldest city of Taiwan and was its capital for more than 2 centuries. From the early forts built by the Dutch East India Company to the rule by Chinese Koxinga and Qing Dynasty, Tainan has a turbulent history and there is a lot to see in the city today, making it a great destination for anybody who wants to learn more about Taiwan! And it’s only a short trip by HighSpeedRail from the modern capital Taipei!

Destination Guide Angkor, Cambodia

Angkor Wat, Cambodia, and the surrounding temple sights are one of the most impressive historic sights in the world and despite returning several times, I’m still awed everytime Angkor Wat unfolds its size and beauty in front of me. Read my mini-guide to Angkor to find out why you should go,  where to stay in Siem Reap, the top things … Continue reading

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Fantastic Foto Friday: Repulse Bay – a sandy beach on bustling Hong Kong island

Hong Kong is a bustling metropolis and probably the last thing most people think of is a sandy beach! But, if you want to escape from the hustle of the big city, you only have to take a bus for a short ride across Hong Kong island to Repulse Bay and you can stick your toes into the sand, look out over the ocean or enjoy lunch or drinks in one of the restaurants lining the beach. It’s the most relaxed place I’ve found on the island and it’s worth the trip!

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Fantastic Foto Friday: Sunrise over Lake Tahoe, California

Lake Tahoe is one of my favorite destinations in Northern California for a summer getaway or a ski trip in winter! Robin got up very early to catch this great photo of the sun rising over Lake Tahoe on a trip to the North Shore during winter! If a photo like this doesn’t make you want to visit Lake Tahoe, I don’t know what will – it’s a beautiful nature destination and a great place to relax or have fun skiing or snowboarding!
Robin has more, equally captivating photos on Robin’s Photo Site. You can view them, order photos or create photo products on the site!

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Fantastic Foto Friday: Banteay Srei, Citadel of the Women, Cambodia

Banteay Srei Temple, Cambodia

The more visitors the famous temples of Angkor in Cambodia receive, the more the tours and guides seem to focus on the most popular ones, like Angkor Wat or the famous jungle temple of Ta Phrom, but if you want to see some impressive temples without the crowds, try to start the day early and go further to see the Citadel of the Women Banteay Srei, a smaller yet beautiful example of early Angkor Architecture! 
To make the most out of your visit, I suggest to avoid the tour groups and crowds by going on your own. It’s easy – check out my Tips for getting around Angkor and Best Places to Stay in Angkor!

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Fantastic Foto Friday: Bronte Beach, Sydney, Australia

What makes Sydney special to me is the combination of a vibrant city with fantastic beaches and sunny weather, giving you a chance for fun and relaxation in one trip! What makes it even better is that Sydney’s Eastern Beaches are connected by a beautiful coastal walk, so you can check them out and pick your personal favorite for the day! My favorite is Bronte Beach which one is yours?