Relax at Repulse Bay from bustling Hong Kong!

Hong Kong is a bustling city that never stops and that is fun and exhilarating. And when it is just too much, there is an easy escape from the crowds with a short trip the relaxing beaches of Repulse Bay on the Southern side of Hong Kong island, only a short ride away! You can dig your toes into the … Continue reading

Is Boracay a Philippine island paradise – or a cesspool?

Boracay is famous for it’s soft, white sand beaches and clear warm water and has won plenty of “best island” awards. It’s the most popular tourist destination in the Philippines and has welcomed millions of visitors! I’ve been to Boracay several times and found it to have some of the finest sand, warm water and friendly locals to greet you. But … Continue reading

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The Best of Hong Kong in 60 seconds!

Hong Kong is a fascinating city: The setting on the harbor is beautiful, the skyline is breathtaking and you can easily get lost in all this city has to offer. You can spend days tasting the food, checking out the neighborhoods, watching cultural performances or enjoying the nightlife. And when you need time to relax, you can head out to Repulse Bay for a day on the beach!

There is a lot to like about Hong Kong – see the best in 60 seconds!

 

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Fantastic Foto Friday: Death Valley, USA

Death Valley, USA

Death Valley is one of the hottest places on Earth, with an unbelievable temperature of 134F (56.7C) measured there. Located on the border of Nevada and California in the Western United States of America, it also has the lowest point at 86m below sea level. It earned its name during the Gold Rush, but neither the temperatures nor the name have kept countless visitors from exploring this National Park!

Robin took this stunning photo that captures the natural beauty of Death Valley – and he has many more, equally captivating photos on Robin’s Photo Site. You can view them, order photos or create photo products on the site!

Philippine Airlines now 4-Star Airline, certified by SkyTrax!

The Philippine flag carrier, Philippine Airlines, has been certified as a 4-star airline, passing 3-star airlines like United or Delta and joining 40 other premium airlines with this ranking, like Thai Airways or China Airlines. In 2016 set out the ambitious target to become a 5-star airline and while they have not achieved that goal yet, the 4-star rating is … Continue reading

Great hotel, great price: Holiday Inn Melaka

The Holiday Inn Melaka offers modern rooms, friendly service, a great Executive Lounge and amenities like a pool, spa, gym and shuttle around town, at great rates. We had a fantastic stay, it’s great value and I’d return in a heartbeat! If you are planning a getaway to Melaka, you should check out my review and photos!  … Continue reading

A city with lots of history and character – Melaka, Malaysia

Melaka is home to some of the most important historic sights in Malaysia, with leftovers from Portugese, Dutch and British colonial times, resulting in a unique mix you won’t find anywhere else in Asia. The city by the river has a character all its own and the night market, great food and little cafes along the riverfront make it a … Continue reading

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Fantastic Foto Friday: Find Taiwan’s history in Tainan!

Tainan is the oldest city of Taiwan and was its capital for more than 2 centuries. From the early forts built by the Dutch East India Company to the rule by Chinese Koxinga and Qing Dynasty, Tainan has a turbulent history and there is a lot to see in the city today, making it a great destination for anybody who wants to learn more about Taiwan! And it’s only a short trip by HighSpeedRail from the modern capital Taipei!