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
If you have followed my blog, you already know that I love sunsets. And Anilao, South of the Philippine’s capital Manila, is not only a great and inexpensive place to dive, it also guarantees you beautiful sunsets every evening. I can’t remember a single visit where we didn’t have a sunset as beautiful as in this photo. Add an outrigger (banka) boat on the water and a cocktail in hand and you have a great way to end a day in Anilao!
Want to go yourself – check out my Guide to Manila to get your trip started!
One reason I like to stay on Hong Kong Island when visiting the city are the great, little restaurants you’ll find in Central, Wen Chai or Sheung Wan. And Les Fils a Maman is a great example: It’s a funky French restaurant in a quiet alley with a view of a park, friendly service and great food. It’s a little … Continue reading
The Novotel Century Hong Kong in Wan Chai on Hong Kong island is an older property with small, well maintained but dated rooms. You get access to a large pool and gym and have a restaurant, bar and lounge on site. The service is very friendly. The location is not great but central enough. If you don’t mind the location … Continue reading
Cebu Pacific Airlines is cancelling 116 domestic flights between May 1-10, reflecting 58 round-trip flights mostly from its Manila hub. According to local paper “Inquirer” this is part of the “ongoing effort to improve on time performance and reduce inconvenience” for the low-cost carrier’s passengers. While this might cause inconvenience for passengers affected, I think it’s actually a step into … Continue reading
The Philippine islands of Boracay, El Nido and Palawan are some of the most beautiful and popular islands in the world, inviting millions of visitors to the white-sand beaches, warm waters and famous Filipino hospitality. And while most visitors fly through the country’s primary airport in Manila, few take the time to see the nation’s capital city – and that’s … Continue reading
Jet Airways has ceased all operations, leaving thousands of travelers stranded around the world. Jet Airways was in negotiations with lenders to rescue the struggling airline, but wasn’t able to get financing to continue operations and had to shut down. While those negotiations are continuing, the likelihood of rescue is getting smaller by the day, as airports re-assign valuable landing … Continue reading
Singapore is a busy, cosmopolitan city and “Nature” is probably the last thing that comes to mind. But Singapore has made big efforts to maintain forests and nature preserves or create green parks all over the island, inviting to a retreat from the busy city life. Nature is just a short train ride away, like at the Chinese Garden!
Plan your own city trip with nature breaks – Destination Guide Singapore!
Updated 2019: Mabuhay Miles is the award program of Philippine Airlines (PAL), the oldest Asian airline. Find out how to earn Mabuahy miles, how to redeem and what they are worth. Read my Mabuhay Miles review to find out about Mabuhay Elite levels, Mabuhay Lounge access and wether it’s worth to join for you! … Continue reading
Plaza Premium Group, with headquarters in Hong Kong, is planning to open lounges in the USA. I’m a frequent guest at Plaza Premium lounges at airports around Asia thanks to my Priority Pass membership and enjoy their services. This is great news for US travelers as there are far to few lounges at US airports, they are frequently overcrowded and … Continue reading