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Fantastic Foto Friday: Tricycle Tour in Melaka’s Old Town, Malaysia

Melaka Tricycle

I’m usually not a fan of tourist-oriented attractions, but a tricycle ride in Melaka’s Old Town, especially at night, is a fun treat: I have never, anywhere in the world, seen tricycles (or rikshas or any other public transport) seen as decorated as here. In the old days, the decoration would be elaborate flower arrangements. In 2019, they are over-the-top light shows. You can even pick a “Hello Kitty” tricycle for your tour of town.
To plan your own getaway to Melaka, Malaysia, easily reached from Singapore or Kuala Lumpur, check out my Destination Guide Melaka!

Lonely Planet Top Countries to Visit in 2020

Need some inspiration for your vacation in 2020? Now is the time to browse, research and prepare. Lonely Planet, my favorite travel guide book, publishes lists of destinations to visit each year and the recommendations are out for 2020. The Top Country to visit in 2020 is Bhutan – find out the rest of the Top 10 and dream of … Continue reading

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Fantastic Foto Friday: Stunning views from the Petronas Towers Skybridge, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur

I love getting a bird’s eye view of a new city and the landmark Petronas Towers in Malaysia’s capital Kuala Lumpur are a great place to get an overview of the city. The two towers are linked by a skybridge at breathtaking hights and the glass enclosure gives you great views. Just make sure you can handle the view down!
To plan your own visit to Kuala Lumpur and what else to see in the city, check out my Destination Guide Kuala Lumpur.

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Fantastic Foto Friday: Singapore – a melting pot of cultures

I call Singapore “Asia for Beginners” because you can find the vast diversity of Asia in the small city state, giving you a chance to see the architecture, religion and culture of different groups all in reach of a simple subway ride. 
The Buddha Tooth Relic Temple in Chinatown is a great example. Once you step inside, you’ll be overwhelmed by the sight of 100s of buddha statues along the wall. It’s an amazing experience and worth a visit on your trip to Singapore.
Plan the rest of your Singapore Stopover or longer visit with my Destination Guide Singapore!

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Fantastic Foto Friday: Bangkok, the most popular destination in the world, again!

Bangkok, the City of Angels, has been crowned the most popular destination in the world, again, receiving more visitors than any other city in the world. I’m sure shopping is a contributor to that success. There are so many malls throughout the city center along Sukhumvit Road, from extravagant malls like the EmQuartier above to the old-style markets, everybody will find something!
If you want to plan your own (shopping) trip to Bangkok, check out my Destination Guide Bangkok!

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Fantastic Foto Friday: Relax in Hoi An, Vietnam

Hoi An in Central Vietnam is a beautiful town, offering the amenities of a small city with a relaxed vibe that’s in stark contrast to Vietnam’s big cities, like Ho Chi Minh City. So, if a ride on a bicycle along the river, reading a book with a view or just going for a stroll without getting run over by a motorcycle sound like a great escape from the big city – Hoi An is for you!
Check out my Destination Guide Hoi An to plan your own trip to Hoi An!

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Fantastic Foto Friday: Pena Palace – A Disneyland Fantasy outside Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon is a vibrant city with lots of things to see and do. One of my favorite day trips is to Sintra in the mountains outside Lisbon. You can see Pena Palace – that seems to be straight out of a Disney Fantasy Movie, the walls of an old moorish fortress and the Sintra Palace, all in one easy day!
Check out my Destination Guide – Lisbon to plan your own city trip with beach time!

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Fantastic Foto Friday: Beautiful Hoi An, Vietnam

Hoi An is my favorite city in Vietnam and it must be one of the most “instagrammable” places – everywhere you turn, you’ll find beautiful views: in the old town, along the river, on the beach or in the fields surrounding this relaxed town in Central Vietnam.
Check out my Destination Guide Hoi An to plan your own trip to Hoi An!

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Fantastic Foto Friday: Relax on Lisbon’s beaches

Lisbon is a vibrant city with lots of things to see and do. And when you need to get away from the busy city, a 15km stretch of sandy beach along the Atlantic Coast is just a short ride away – you can head to Costa Caparica, enjoy a long walk along the beach, soak up the sun, splash in the waves or kick back in one of the beach clubs!
Check out my Destination Guide – Lisbon to plan your own city trip with beach time!

Destination Guide: Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon is one of the most underrated cities in Europe, but Portugal’s capital has been getting much more attention in the last view years: It has a lot to offer from historic buildings and museums to fairy tale castles and beaches and great food and nightlife. It’s easy to explore, the city is compact, locals are friendly and prices are … Continue reading