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Fantastic Foto Friday: Nature Getaway in Singapore

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!

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Fantastic Foto Friday: The Parks of Bangkok

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!

Lonely Planet Top 10 Affordable Destinations for 2019

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

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Fantastic Foto Friday: Relax in Luang Prabang, Laos!

Luang Prabang, Laos

Luang Prabang is one of the most peaceful and relaxing places I have visited. Set between two rivers and surrounded by forests, with countless temples scattered across towns and some of the most friendly people you’ll find, it makes the perfect setting for a getaway!
Check out my Guide to Luang Prabang, Laos, to plan your own getaway!

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Fantastic Foto: Orangutan Rehabilitation Center Sepilok, Borneo

Orangutan in Sepilok, Borneo, watching those funny humans

Seeing the orangutan at the rehabilitation center of Sepilok in Northern Borneo, Malaysia, is an amazing experience. Seeing them feed, play and observe you – while you observe them – left little doubt in my mind that they are our closest cousins with 97 shared DNA. 
To plan your own encounter with orangutans, check out my Destination Guide Kota Kinabalu!

Lonely Planet Top 10 Countries to visit in 2019

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

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Fantastic Foto Friday: Meet our cousins the orangutans at Semenggoh, Borneo

The orangutans share 97% of our human DNA, making them our close relatives, and the best place to see them is on Borneo. You can see them in the wild at the Semenggoh Wildlife Center, where orphaned or injured orangutans are rehabilitated and released into the wild! It’s a fantastic experience and easier than most adventures to see exotic wildlife. 
Check out my Guide to Kuching to plan your own wildlife adventure to Borneo!