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 →
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 →
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!
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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 →
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 →
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 →
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!
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 mini-guide to Angkor to find out why you should go, where to stay in Siem Reap, the top things … Continue reading →
Hong Kong is a bustling metropolis and probably the last thing most people think of is a sandy beach! But, if you want to escape from the hustle of the big city, you only have to take a bus for a short ride across Hong Kong island to Repulse Bay and you can stick your toes into the sand, look out over the ocean or enjoy lunch or drinks in one of the restaurants lining the beach. It’s the most relaxed place I’ve found on the island and it’s worth the trip!
The InterContinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong offers great service and renovated rooms in a waterfront location in Kowloon, at high prices typical for Hong Kong. Despite enjoying a flawless stay, we are not likely to return – because the other InterContinental Hong Kong is better in every way and my recommended choice for Hong Kong! … Continue reading →