Upscale oasis on Patong Beach – Swissotel Phuket Patong Thailand

If you are planning a trip to Thailand’s party beach of Patong on Phuket island, the Swissotel Resort Phuket Patong is a good choice. It’s an older hotel close to the beach with nicely renovated rooms, excellent service and an upscale rooftop pool & club straight out of Miami and without the crowds. Prices vary greatly, so read my review … Continue reading

How to get around Phuket, Thailand

Getting around Phuket is a hassle and one of the reasons I rather visit (or recommend) other islands in Thailand. Pretty much any land transport available exposes you to one scam or another, so check out my trips how to make the best out of the situation and enjoy your visit to Phuket! … Continue reading

Phnom Penh, Cambodia – Why you should go!

Phnom Penh is the capital of Cambodia, yet most visitors bypass the city and head straight to Siem Reap to see the story of the ancient Khmer capital with its amazing temples. But there are reasons why you should visit Phom Penh: It also has a story to tell, off the French Colonial period, the dreadful times of the Khmer … Continue reading

Grab acquires uber business in South East Asia

Rumors about the pending sale of uber’s business in South East Asia to rival Grab have been circulating for weeks. Now, it’s official and the two companies announced the acquisition. uber is selling their transportation business for a 27.5% in the rival with the uber CEO joining the board. The consolidation has been pushed by Softbank, a major stakeholder in … Continue reading

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Fantastic Foto Friday: Singapore – Shopping Central

Singapore’s Orchard Road is a popular shopping destination, with every brand imaginable representing in one of the countless malls along the strip. But it’s also a fun place to hang out and people watch, you’ll see interesting architecture and a representation of the diverse crowds in town! Check out my Mini-Guide Singapore for more information!

Best time to visit Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia

The best time to visit the breathtaking temples of Angkor Wat near Siem Reap in Cambodia is in the dry season from November to March, with the least chance of it raining on your vacation. There are a few holidays in that period, so look out for very busy days with larger crowds and higher prices! … Continue reading