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
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
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!
Updated 2019: Angkor Wat, Cambodia, and the surrounding temple sights are one of the most impressive historic sights in the world and despite returning several times, I’m still awed everytime Angkor Wat unfolds its size and beauty in front of me. Read my guide to Angkor to find out why you should go, where to stay in Siem Reap, the … Continue reading
Chiang Rai, a small city in Northern Thailand has an outsized reputation for some of the most unusual temples in South East Asia. The famous White Temple is unique and worth a trip to Chiang Rai alone! Check out my Guide to Chiang Rai to plan your own weekend getaway!
Chiang Rai is a small town, set in the mountains of Northern Thailand, along a quiet river, perfect for a peaceful getaway from busy city-life. It also offers two of the most unusual temples in South East Asia, with the stunning White Temple and the bright Blue Temple, giving you something to see you won’t find anywhere else. Check out … Continue reading
Wroclaw, Poland’s fourth-largest city has an interesting, if difficult history. One symbol you can find all-over the city are the small dwarfs. They started as the symbol of the anti-communist movement and you can now find many of them across town, for different guilds, a prison dwarf or even washing dwarfs on the river.
Plan your own trip to Wroclaw with my Perfect Weekend Itinerary Wroclaw and include a tour of the dwarfs!
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
Poznan Town Hall
Poznan in Western Poland has a turbulent history and you can see the signs of wealth and war, of destruction and rebuilding in its historic old town, demonstrating it’s development from the middle-ages with Polish and German roots.
To plan your own weekend getaway, check out my Perfect Weekend Itinerary: Poznan!
Sabah Heritage Village
Most people visit Kota Kinabalu for its beaches or to explore the wildlife of Borneo in Sabah. But in-between those wildlife adventures to Sepilok or Danum Valley, it’s worth checking out the local Museum to learn about the cultural history of Borneo – it’s well worth an afternoon of your time!
Every year Lonely Planet, my favorite travel guides, publishes a list of top destinations to visit. The countries and cities Lonely Planet selects are usually beautiful places that are just making it (back) onto traveler’s lists, yet before they become mainstream and the tour buses arrive. That always makes for an intriguing list to check out and find inspiration for … Continue reading