Destination Guide: Taipei, Taiwan

Taipei, the Capital of Taiwan, is an interesting city few people have on their travel radar. It has a turbulent, rich history that is well documented and today is one of the most open & progressive cities in Asia. My first trip to Taipei was a convenient stop-over from the US to South East Asia – and I have returned … Continue reading

Destination Guide: Melaka, Malaysia

Melaka is home to important historic sights, with landmarks from Portugese, Dutch and British colonial times. Throw in ever-present Chinese and Arab traders and you get an early melting pot, resulting in a unique mix you won’t find anywhere else in Asia. You’ll also find those ethnic roots in the food scene, with the vibrant night market on Jonkers Street … Continue reading

Destination Guide: Nha Trang, Vietnam

Vietnam is blessed with miles of sandy beaches – and Nha Trang has a long stretch of it! Nha Trang has grown from a backpacker beach destination to a busy city beach and has plenty to offer, even if you are on a tight budget. Find out why you should visit Nha Trang, how to get to & around Nha … Continue reading

Destination Guide: Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon is one of the most underrated cities in Europe, but Portugal’s capital has been getting much more attention in the last view years: It has a lot to offer from historic buildings and museums to fairy tale castles and beaches and great food and nightlife. It’s easy to explore, the city is compact, locals are friendly and prices are … Continue reading

Destination Guide: Hoi An, Vietnam

Hoi An is my favorite city in Vietnam – it’s a beautiful, small town situated on the river with a lovely old town that invites you to hang out, read a book over coffee or wander among the stores. You can explore the rice fields around the town or head to the beach by bike. And some of the most … Continue reading

Destination Guide: Hong Kong

Hong Kong is one of the most visited cities in Asia, and for good reason: Hong Kong’s dramatic skyline along the beautiful harbor alone is a good reason to visit. You’ll find lots of shopping, cultural events and great food.  Read my mini-guide to Hong Kong to find out why you should go, where to stay in Hong Kong and the top things … Continue reading

Destination Guide Bangkok

Updated 2019: Bangkok is one of the most fun cities in Asia and a great place to start exploring continental South East Asia. The Thai are as friendly as can be and many speak English, the city is inexpensive and public transport is great! Read my mini-guide to Bangkok to find out why you should go,  where to stay in … Continue reading

Destination Guide Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Updated 2019: Many visitors to Cambodia bypass Phnom Penh and go straight to Angkor Wat or the Beaches of Cambodia – but Phnom Penh is well worth a visit. You’ll get insights into Cambodia’s unique and difficult history as a backdrop for people’s life today. And Phnom Penh is a lot more fun than people give it credit for, with … Continue reading

Destination Guide Angkor, Cambodia

Updated 2019: Angkor Wat, Cambodia, and the surrounding temple sights are one of the most impressive historic sights in the world and despite returning several times, I’m still awed everytime Angkor Wat unfolds its size and beauty in front of me. Read my guide to Angkor to find out why you should go,  where to stay in Siem Reap, the … Continue reading