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
Singapore Gardens by the Bay
Singapore is the perfect stop-over destination for a trip to Asia: It’s safe, well organized and great public transport makes it easy to get around. English is the first language. And there is plenty to see for a few days stop-over on your way to see the wilderness of Borneo or the beaches of Thailand. One of my top recommendations are the Gardens by the Bay with the fantastic supertrees above and the unique domes that even hold a waterfall!
To plan your perfect stopover in Singapore, check out my Destination Guide Singapore!
Thailand’s Siam Commercial Bank (SCB) is launching a pre-paid Visa Card in partnership with The Mall Group. You can use it to pay anywhere Visa is accepted and there are no sign-up, monthly or load fees. And you even earn reward points and get discounts at the mall. I recommend pre-paid cards for peace of mind when traveling and using … Continue reading
Thai Smile, the short-haul & low-cost subsidiary of Thai Airways, is planning to become a StarAlliance Connecting Partner. While you won’t be able to earn or burn miles from another StarAlliance carrier like Lufthansa or United, Elite members will be able to get lounge and priority benefits on connecting flights that include a Thai Smile flight. Find out what to expect below! … Continue reading
The Royal Hotel Hoi An MGallery by Sofitel commands a perfect location with great views over the river and in walking distance of the old town. You have a choice of classic and modern rooms, have access to nice amenities like the pool, gym and rooftop bar. The service of the team giving me the tour was outstanding, in line with … Continue reading
Hoi An is my favorite destination in Vietnam, offering the flair of the old town as well as access to beautiful beaches. And the Cozy Hoian Boutique Villas is a great base to explore both without breaking the bank. It offers cute rooms, great service, good breakfast and a refreshing pool in a convenient location at a bargain price, making this … Continue reading
Manila’s NAIA airport is one of the most congested in Asia. It’s operating well beyond its design capacity of 30 million passengers, having served 45 million passengers in 2018! This is showing in crowded terminals and never-ending delays. Proposals for expansion have been discussed for years and it looks like there is finally some progress! … Continue reading
The Novotel Ambassador Seoul Dongdaemun offers beautiful, modern rooms, friendly and professional service and an outstanding Executive Lounge, as well as great wellness amenities with a large gym, indoor, outdoor and jacuzzi pools. The location is great for return visitors to Seoul, although a little out of the way if you want to see the historic sights. Despite the below-par … Continue reading
Hong Kong Double Decker Tram
There are iconic transport options around the world you’ll recognize immediately, like the black London Taxis or the Manila Jeepneys and they’ll always make me smile. Hong Kong has it’s iconic double decker trams, rambling open-air across the island. It’s a fun way to get around and I try to do it whenever I’m in Hong Kong, for old time’s sake!
Check out my Destination Guide Hong Kong to find out what else to see & do in Hong Kong, where to stay and how to get around!
The Bayleaf Intramuros offers a perfect location to see Manila’s Spanish colonial history in the old town on a stopover in the Philippine’s capital city. You can walk the city walls, visit Fort Santiago and see beautiful churches, without having to fight Manila’s horrendous traffic. Rooms are stylish and modern and you get great views from the rooftop bar and … Continue reading