Singapore is Asia for Beginners – save, clean, organized and easy to navigate! English is the official language, public transport is fast and reliable, officials and police is straight-laced, making Singapore the easiest city in Asia to visit! And there is a lot to see, much more than people give Singapore credit for. Find out my in my Destination Guide Singapore!
One of the best things about Sydney is that in addition to the vibrant city, you get amazing beaches and sunny weather, making it the ideal location to combine city fun with a trip to the beach. And while there are plenty of choices around city, my favorites are the Eastern Beaches along the ocean, ranging from Bondi in the … Continue reading →
Sydney is one of the most beautiful cities in the world and it was love on first sight for me – and the stunning harbor views with the iconic bridge – the locals say: hahhbahhh bridge – are a big wow factor for anybody visiting for the first time!
And I’m still stunned every time I see it on my many return visits, feeling compelled to take one more photo! I recommend to go and take your own photos, it’s worth it!
Kuala Lumpur is the springboard to South East Asia, with the iconic Petronas Towers the most recognized sight! From the historic Merdaka Square to the Mosque and unusual Batu Caves, there is a lot to see. And the shopping and food streets of Bukit Bintang make for a great stop as well!
Kuala Lumpur is not a city I fell in love with on first sight, yet I found myself coming back regularly. It is a modern city in the heart of South East Asia and has become a low-cost carrier hub, making Kuala Lumpur a springboard to explore the region. Enjoy the food, sights and shopping while you are there – … Continue reading →
Bangkok, the City of Angels, is known and loved for its busy markets and malls, historic sights, great food and buzzing nightlife. But if you look a little, you can also find the quieter side, with nice parks like Banjakitti above. If you need a break from the crowds, check it out in the early evening when the temperatures are most pleasant!
Adelaide, the capital city of South Australia, was planned to be the capital of Australia, settled by free immigrants and not convicts like the bigger cities Sydney and Melbourne. Those plans led to a neat grid of streets in the center of Adelaide, surrounded by a ring of parks. While that plan never quite worked out, it left a compact … Continue reading →
Melbourne is the second largest city in Australia and competes friendly but fiercely with Sydney. While Sydney was love at first sight with its beautiful setting on the harbor and the iconic Opera House and bridge, Melbourne has been growing on me from one visit to the next. It’s cosmopolitan, fun, foody and artsy – without some of the attitude … Continue reading →
George Town on Penang Island is one of my favorite cities in Malaysia: The colorful, multi-culturual city offers impressive cultural sights like Kek Lok Si Temple above, historic buildings like Town Hall and Fort Cornwallis from colonial times and the food & fun of the Old Town with lots of character. Add in the sandy beaches elsewhere on the island, and you have a complete vacation just a short flight from Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur or Singapore!