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!
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
Yangon is the largest city in Myanmar/Burma and the economic center of the country. It also has the main international airport of the country, making it the gateway to all the sights in Myanmar, including fantastic Bagan with its thousands of temples! The big cities are always a great way to learn about the culture of a country and with … Continue reading
Berlin is the most fun capital to visit in Europe – and it’s also a lot less expensive to visit than London, Paris or Rome. And the great public transport makes it easy to see a lot in just a single day. You can get a mix of historic architecture, great museums, outdoor parks, shopping food and nightlife – all … Continue reading
When I considered moving to the USA as part of an exchange program, the first opportunity was to go to Boston, Massachusetts, and I had a photo of Boston Harbor on my desk for months. After it fell through and I ended up in San Francisco, the city I fell in love with, I returned to Boston as a visitor … Continue reading
While I generally recommend to take your time when traveling, Singapore, Asia for Beginners, is the easiest city in Asia to see on a “Perfect Day” itinerary: The compact size of the island nation and the great public transfer make it easy to see the multiethnic heritage, enjoy amazing parks, great shopping and dining, all in a single day! Check … Continue reading
Arco da Rua Augusta
Lisbon is one of the most underrated capitals in Europe. This largest Portuguese city has an interesting history, beautiful architecture and fun dining and nightlife to offer, all without the prices you pay in Paris or London! Read more why you should consider going here!
I explored the Baltic States on my Baltic Explorer trip and Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, was such a wonderful surprise. The old town had been lovingly restored with the towering walls and castle, churches and cobblestone streets. If you want to see “old Europe” – this is a great alternative from the busy capitals in Western Europe!
Paris will always be the city of love for me – and what better way to enjoy than sitting in a cafe along the streets of the city, side-by-side watching the crowds and enjoying a hot coffee and buttery croissant?
Read about more reasons to love Paris in my review of The City of Love!
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