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 city, Where to Stay and What to Do in Singapore
You live in the United States and need to get away to the beach, but Hawaii has just become too expensive? Boracay has been on many “best beaches” lists and its soft white sand, clear water and fun nightlife have made it popular. And while luxury hotels no the island have become more expensive, you can still stay on the … Continue reading
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
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!
Toronto is one of the great cities in North America and one of my favorites. And if you like New York City, but always thought it’s a little too big and too busy, you should visit Toronto. It has just as much to offer as New York, but feels a little warmer, a little more relaxed and a little more … Continue reading
You are living in Europe and want to get away for some city fun and beach time, spending a week in comfort without breaking the bank – no problem, Thailand offers both! Bangkok is not only one of the most fun cities in Asia, but also close to the beaches, so you can enjoy the city and relax on the beach a few … Continue reading
Milan has been my favorite city in Italy ever since my first visit many years ago and a place I could imagine living. It’s a city of contrasts that finds a way of blending so many different things into a very livable fun city. While the Duomo might capture the most selfies, there are many more sights to see and … 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!
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
You are living in Asia and need to get away for some city fun and beach time to get away from it all, but only have one week and a limited budget? No problem, Thailand offers both! Bangkok is not only one of the most fun cities in Asia, but also close to the beaches, so you can enjoy the city … Continue reading