Singapore continues to improve upon itself. The laser light show at Marina Bay Sands has been one of my favorite evening events to watch and it has now been taken to a much higher level with the revamped light and water fountain show in front of the Marina Bay Sands Mall. You get a fantastic view of the Singapore Skyline by night and the well choreographed show of water fountains, lights and music is very impressive and should be high on your list of things to see in Singapore.
Check out my Destination Guide Singapore for more things to see and do!
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!
While Phnom Penh is known for it’s Royal Palace, a leisurely stroll along the river promenade at sunset will also take you past some impressive temples. Wat Ounalom in Phnom Penh’s downtown is my favorite!
To plan hour own getaway, check out my Destination Guide – Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Kuching, the capital of Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo, isn’t high on many people’s travel list, but it’s a very relaxing town with nice vibes. While most come for the amazing wildlife, a walk along the river promenade and drinks with a nice view as the sun sets over the river is a great way to end your adventurous day in Borneo.
Check out my Destination Guide Kuching to plan your own trip of Nature Exploration, Wildlife Adventure and relaxing city getaway!
Bratislava Market from City Hall
Brastislava is a fun city, beautifully set on the Danube River. The Market Square is at the heart of the city and the streets leading away from in invite to a stroll through the old town, with plenty of restaurants, bars and shops to explore! An the much lower prices than in Prague, Vienna or Paris make it an affordable weekend!
Check out my Perfect Weekend Itinerary – Bratislava to plan your own city getaway!
Benchasiri Park, Bangkok
Bangkok, the City of Angels, is a bustling city with crowded sidewalks and gridlocked streets and “peaceful” is not the first word that comes to mind! But Bangkok has a great number of parks that give you a little break from the city. There are lakes and outdoor fitness equipment and you’ll spot runners, people exercising or couples on a date! The largest park is Lumpini, but smaller parks like Banjasiri Park in the photo or Benchakiti Park, both near Sukhumvit, are also worth a visit.
Check out my Destination Guide Bangkok to plan your own peaceful break in Bangkok and explore the map with my favorite spots!
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Angkor Wat and its famous temples are one of the most amazing historic destinations I’ve visited – and it’s one of my most recommended places to go! One of the less visited sites is Kbal Spean. At this unique site, you’ll find 1,000s of lingas carved into the riverbed for fertility and prosperity! And you’ll get to enjoy it in the cool of the forest with fewer visitors than elsewhere in Siem Reap no less! It doesn’t hurt, that Siem Reap is also the cheapest city in Asia for 5-star hotels – so, feel free to be pampered after visiting the temples!
Swissotel Patong Rooftop
If you want to mix your beach getaway with a good party, Thailand’s Phuket is a popular destination and Patong is the undisputed party beach. You can party all night and relax by the beach all day – or just hang out at the hotel pool, if you can’t be bothered to go ALL THE WAY to the beach. And the Swissotel Patong has a very stylish rooftop pool & lounge area!
Cambodia and its capital Phnom Penh have a turbulent history. A good place to learn a little about the earlier eras is the National Museum – it houses artifacts of more than 2,000 years of Khmer history and is worth a visit!
Check out my Destination Guide – Phnom Penh to plan things to see & do, where to stay &eat!
Yellowstone National Park, Bison
Yellowstone National Park is one of my favorite parks in the United States – you can explore it on your own and you are going from one fantastic landscape to the next. And you can run into wildlife at any time, quite literally, as bisons and other large animals can be on or next to the roads! It’s a breathtaking experience!