Kota Kinabalu is the capital and gateway to Sabah in Northern Borneo, home to the Orang Utan and fantastic wildlife watching at the Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Center or in the Danum Valley preservation area, the final frontier in wildlife watching! But you can also hike up the highest mountain of Borneo, stunning Mt Kinabalu!
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Ogetsu Hime is the Japanese restaurant in Manila we go to most frequently. It’s in a convenient location at SM Aura in Bonifacio Global City, has friendly service and good food at reasonable prices. They offeBonifacior sushi as well as teppanyaki and sukiyaki – three traditional Japanese ways of serving food! … Continue reading
My Baltic Explorer trip brought me to Krakow, one of the most popular cities to visit in Poland, and steeped in history. And part of the reason to visit was a trip to the Memorial and Auschwitz Museum for the holocaust at the concentration camp Auschwitz/Birkenau. It remembers one of the darkest periods of mankind’s history and it should be … Continue reading
I came to Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, for the unspoiled nature and incredible nightlife – but was looking for a peaceful beach to relax. And the nicest beach is also easy to reach and almost deserted: Tanjung Aru Beach is 20 minutes by car from town, near the airport and you get beautiful sunsets to boot – what’s not to like? … Continue reading
Most visitors to Phuket, the most popular island in Thailand, never leave their hotel or beach town. If you want to get away from the tourist crowds for an evening out on town with a more local feel, head to Chillva Market – a mostly local Thai crowd is doing some shopping, hanging out with friends, listening to live bands … Continue reading
Borneo offers some of the most spectacular wildlife in Asia and Kota Kinabalu, the capital of Sabah is a popular destination and good base to explore Northern Borneo. And if you want to combine the nature and wildlife with some time in the sun on a sunny beach, you don’t have to go far – you can hop on a … Continue reading
All over Asia, markets are very popular. Some have developed from being a regular place of commerce where you can buy food and household goods to selling arts, crafts or tourist goods. And night markets have become hang-outs where you can buy street food in addition to any goods you won’t find in a regular market or mall. The market … Continue reading
The Sofitel Manila is my favorite luxury hotel in town and we’ve been regular guests for weekend staycations. We love Spiral’s brunch, the great service at the executive lounge and the spacious pool area. The spa at the Sofitel is just as good and a great way to be pampered during your stay, whether after a long work day or … Continue reading
Many visitors come to Phuket to party – and that usually involves beer in the countless bars or overpriced cocktails in the high-end hotels. But there is a lot more fun to be had off the beaten path: Zimplex, a tiny bar in Phuket town, serves some of the most innovative and photo-worthy shots in Thailand – worth trying out, … Continue reading
Filipino food is very delicious, with favorites like Lechon – roasted pig, but it is also very rich and not the healthiest food on the planet. Thankfully, Manila now offers some great healthy options and SaladStop is one of my favorites. With a selection of signature salads and wraps and the option to create your own, you can have a … Continue reading