The Ramada Manila puts you in the heart of Chinatown a short ride from Manila’s old town, Intramuros, with its historic sights, making it a interesting alternative for visitors who want a more “local” feel in the neighborhood. The modern room, free breakfast and fast WiFi at a low price make it great value! … Continue reading →
Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia, is a great springboard to explore South East Asia, with plenty of inexpensive flights to countless destinations in the region. But there is a lot to see and do on stop-overs in the city as well – from one of the most iconic buildings in Asia to shopping and delicious street food, there a … Continue reading →
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 →
Philippine Airlines Economy Class is offering good service, food and entertainment, as well as nice cabins on their new planes, at reasonable prices. That makes them good value on trans-pacific routes or across Asia and a good alternative to US carriers and other low-priced Asian airlines! PAL Economy Class varies by plane, so read my full Philippine Airlines Economy Class … Continue reading →