Best places to stay in Bali

Bali fulfills different dreams for different people – from wild parties in Kuta to upscale beachclubs in Seminyak. From family beach vacations in Nusa Dua to honeymoons at luxurious villas. And from surfing on remote beaches to finding your personal zen moment in Ubud. If you want to make sure your vacation is just what you expect it to be, … Continue reading

Travel Made Easy: Bali – Getting There & Around

Bali fulfills many dreams – from beautiful beaches to lush forests, from surfing the waves to relaxing among the rice paddies, from historic sights to nature & adventure. Thankfully, you can see a lot without spending a fortune. But there a plenty of taxi scams and there is no public transport, so check out my travel tips for getting around … Continue reading

Destination Guide Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Many visitors to Cambodia bypass Phnom Penh and go straight to Angkor Wat or the Beaches of Cambodia – but Phnom Penh is well worth a visit. You’ll get insights into Cambodia’s unique and difficult history as a backdrop for people’s life today. And Phnom Penh is a lot more fun than people give it credit for, with great hotels, … Continue reading

Top Things to Do in Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh might not be on top cities to visit lists, but it is a charming city to hang out and a good introduction to Cambodia. You can relax in resort-style hotels in the center of the city at low prices and learn about Cambodia’s history – an important backdrop to understanding the country ad its people today! There is … Continue reading

Getting around Sihanoukville and to Cambodia’s best beaches

Cambodia has stunning beaches in the area around Sihanoukville and with more flights to the city, taxis to take you around town and speed boats to shuttle you to the islands, they are easier to reach then ever. But the old habits of the local taxi mafi die hard, so check out my tips for Getting Around Sihanoukville to reduce … Continue reading

Best Place to Stay in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia, is a fast changing city in the heart of South East Asia. While most people head straight to Siem Reap to see the marvels of Angkor Wat, there is a lot to see in Phnom Penh and there are lots of wonderful, independent hotels offering great value – but where to stay in the … Continue reading

Travel Made Easy: Getting around Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh is the capital of one of the poorest countries in South East Asia and developing rapidly. You find public transportation common in developing countries, like rikshas or tuk tuks, and all the haggling and scams that come with it!  But modern technology has arrived – and now you can order that riksha right from your smart phone, no … Continue reading

Destination Guide: Hong Kong

Hong Kong is one of the most visited cities in Asia, and for good reason: Hong Kong’s dramatic skyline along the beautiful harbor alone is a good reason to visit. You’ll find lots of shopping, cultural events and great food.  Read my mini-guide to Hong Kong to find out why you should go, where to stay in Hong Kong and the top things … Continue reading

How to get around Phuket, Thailand

Getting around Phuket is a hassle and one of the reasons I rather visit (or recommend) other islands in Thailand. Pretty much any land transport available exposes you to one scam or another, so check out my trips how to make the best out of the situation and enjoy your visit to Phuket! … Continue reading

Destination Guide: Luang Prabang, Laos

Luang Prabang is one of the most relaxing little towns on the planet. I well in love with it more than 15 years ago and rediscovered it recently. Even though a lot has changed, it’s still one of the most beautiful small towns I’ve seen in Asia and worth a trip! Read my mini-guide to Luang Prabang to find out why … Continue reading