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Fantastic Foto Friday: A Quiet Corner in a Busy City: Chinese Garden, Singapore

I call Singapore “Asia for Beginners” – because it is the easiest city to visit in Asia. Some people think it is just a big city – but I have lived there: Dig a little deeper and you can find plenty of peaceful places to rest and relax, like in the Chinese Garden!
Interested to go – check out my Travel Made Easy – Getting to Singapore, and Getting around the cityWhere to Stay and What to Do in Singapore

Melbourne, Australia – a city I learned to love!

Melbourne is the second largest city in Australia and competes friendly but fiercely with Sydney. While Sydney was love at first sight with its beautiful setting on the harbor and the iconic Opera House and bridge, Melbourne has been growing on me from one visit to the next. It’s cosmopolitan, fun, foody and artsy – without some of the attitude … Continue reading

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Fantastic Foto Friday: History, Food & Fun in Penang, Malaysia

George Town on Penang Island is one of my favorite cities in Malaysia: The colorful, multi-culturual city offers impressive cultural sights like Kek Lok Si Temple above, historic buildings like Town Hall and Fort Cornwallis from colonial times and the food & fun of the Old Town with lots of character. Add in the sandy beaches elsewhere on the island, and you have a complete vacation just a short flight from Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur or Singapore!

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Fantastic Foto Friday: Yangon, Myanmar – the city to visit now!

YGN Kandawgyi Lake Night

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!

A historic town with a youthful feel – Heidelberg, Germany!

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