Puerto Galera is the closest “white beach” to Manila, with the island feel that’s harder to find on the beaches of Luzon and has been a favorite for weekend trips for decades. With low-cost airlines, it has become much more affordable to go to the many other islands in the Philippines and there is a lot of competition – but … Continue reading
Many times when I visited a city, I wonder how it was 10 years ago and wish I’d come sooner. But Yangon‘s time is now – I loved it seven years ago and it is a city that still feels unique now, so you should go sooner than later!
The Shwedagon Pagoda and Kandawgyi Lake are the most impressive sights and it’s great to see them at night from the rooftop of the Esperado Hotel!
While the rice fields on Bali are of course man-made, walking among the paddies around Ubud feels like a return to nature from the busy towns of South Bali – it is so very relaxing and peaceful, I’d recommend it to anybody visiting Bali!
Angkor Wat is one of the most fascinating historic destinations – so much so that I have returned a few times to visit Siem Reap in Cambodia, just to keep approaching the majestic temple of Angkor Wat via the long causeway and past the reflecting pools with the amazing temple’s mirror image!
I have lived in Southern Germany and later traveled there a lot on business – and Heidelberg became my favorite city to stay during those trips. With it’s historic old town with cobblestone streets and narrow alleys, the big castle overlooking the town and plenty of restaurants and bars, with a mix of tourists and locals, business travelers and students, … Continue reading
Bora Bora is my favorite romantic getaway: With overwater villas, beautiful lagoons and the stunning mountain backdrop, it doesn’t get any better for a honey moon!
Check out my review of Bora Bora, the amazing InterContinental Bora Bora Thalasso and how you can stay for only $49!
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!
One of my favorite national parks in the US is Yellowstone – from the reliable geysir Old Faithful to wildlife next to the roadside, there is so much to see, you’ll be sure to create memories for a lifetime! Read my review of Yellowstone for more photos and stories!
Phuket is the most popular beach destination in Thailand – it’s easy to get to, is very inexpensive and has a lot of activities night and day, bringing in the tourist crowds. The naughty nightlife and cheap prices bring in the crowds – and also turn of others in search for a quieter, more “Thai” beach vacation. But thanks to … Continue reading