Singapore Gardens by the Bay
Singapore is the perfect stop-over destination for a trip to Asia: It’s safe, well organized and great public transport makes it easy to get around. English is the first language. And there is plenty to see for a few days stop-over on your way to see the wilderness of Borneo or the beaches of Thailand. One of my top recommendations are the Gardens by the Bay with the fantastic supertrees above and the unique domes that even hold a waterfall!
To plan your perfect stopover in Singapore, check out my Destination Guide Singapore!
Hong Kong Double Decker Tram
There are iconic transport options around the world you’ll recognize immediately, like the black London Taxis or the Manila Jeepneys and they’ll always make me smile. Hong Kong has it’s iconic double decker trams, rambling open-air across the island. It’s a fun way to get around and I try to do it whenever I’m in Hong Kong, for old time’s sake!
Check out my Destination Guide Hong Kong to find out what else to see & do in Hong Kong, where to stay and how to get around!
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
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!
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!
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!
Poznan Market Square
Poznan in Western Poland had a turbulent history. It’s old town has been beautifully restored and the city has developed well since the fall of the iron curtain. It’s a great destination for a weekend getaway, to enjoy the history and lively bars and restaurants in the old town!
To plan your own weekend getaway, check out my Perfect Weekend Itinerary: Poznan!
Wroclaw in Poland has a turbulent history and has emerged as a colorful city that’s beautifully restored and vibrant. If you want to go an a city getaway for a weekend to enjoy a vibrant, walkable city without the price tag of popular Western European cities, check out my Weekend Guide to Wroclaw to plan your own getaway!
Lonely Planet is my favorite guide book to prepare for new destinations and I enjoy their publications to inspire me to visit new places! I recently reviewed the Top Countries and Top Cities to visit in 2019. If you are on a budget, don’t worry, there is a list of the Top 10 Affordable Destinations for 2019 as well – … Continue reading
The Gardens by the Bay are one of my favorite places to visit in Singapore. With the two stunning domes, creating unique environments, the lush gardens and the unique SuperTrees, it offers natural beauty and a feat of engineering at the same time.
This shot is taking from the (very nice) Lavo Restaurant at the Marina Bay Sands Hotel. Check out my Singapore Guide to start planning your own trip to Singapore!