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Fantastic Foto Friday: Honeymoon in the Maldives

Conrad Rangali Pool

The Maldives are on of my Top 5 Romantic Getaways – and when you see the stunning beaches, crystal clear waters and experience the luxurious hotels, it’s easy to understand why so many couples plan to spend their honeymoon there!
The Conrad Maldives where this photo was taken, is one of my all-time favorite hotels for points stays and we thoroughly enjoyed it! It offers great privacy, beautiful beaches, an innovative underwater restaurant and impeccable service!

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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

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Fantastic Foto Friday: The largest flower on Earth – Rafflesia

Rafflesia is considered the largest single flower of any plant on Earth, at least by weight, and I took these photos in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo! It takes 6-9 months from the bud in the upper left to flower – and the bloom only lasts 2-3 days, making this a very rare sighting, before it dies in the bottom right!
It’s easy to get around Sabah, cheap to stay and the wildlife is incredible – check out the Top 5 things to do

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Fantastic Foto Friday: Private Beach near a busy city: Kota Kinabalu, Borneo

Kota Kinabalu is the capital of Sabah, Northern Borneo, and a busy city with a population of around 500,000 people. And while most people us it as their base to explore the Orang Utans at Sepilok or the wildlife in the Danum Valley preservation area, you also can have the long, sandy beach of Tanjung Aru almost to yourself – a great place to relax after hiking Mt Kinabalu or exciting wildlife watching!
Find out more, How to find flight deals to Kota KinabaluHow to Get around Sabah &  Where to Stay and the Top Things to Do!

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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: Hike the highest mountain on Borneo – Mt Kinabalu!

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
Find out more, How to find flight deals to Kota KinabaluHow to Get around Sabah &  Where to Stay and the Top Things to Do!

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Fantastic Foto Friday: Beautyful nature at the end of the world: Sossusvlei, Namibia

Namibia is one of the least populated countries on Earth and the Sossusvlei desert is the most remote region I have ever visited. It’s strikingly beautiful and very much worth the effort! I went as part of my Cape Town to Victoria Falls Adventure and highly recommend the trip!

 

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Fantastic Foto Friday: Grand temples without the crowds – Borobodur, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Jakarta and Bali get all the attention from foreign visitors to Indonesia – but my favorite city in Indonesia and one of the most underrated historic destinations is Yogyakarta with the incredible temples of Borobudur – and without the crowds you’ll find in Angkor Wat or even Bagan