Hong Kong is a fascinating city: The setting on the harbor is beautiful, the skyline is breathtaking and you can easily get lost in all this city has to offer. You can spend days tasting the food, checking out the neighborhoods, watching cultural performances or enjoying the nightlife. And when you need time to relax, you can head out to Repulse Bay for a day on the beach!
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Tainan is the oldest city of Taiwan and was its capital for more than 2 centuries. From the early forts built by the Dutch East India Company to the rule by Chinese Koxinga and Qing Dynasty, Tainan has a turbulent history and there is a lot to see in the city today, making it a great destination for anybody who wants to learn more about Taiwan! And it’s only a short trip by HighSpeedRail from the modern capital Taipei!
Hong Kong is a bustling metropolis and probably the last thing most people think of is a sandy beach! But, if you want to escape from the hustle of the big city, you only have to take a bus for a short ride across Hong Kong island to Repulse Bay and you can stick your toes into the sand, look out over the ocean or enjoy lunch or drinks in one of the restaurants lining the beach. It’s the most relaxed place I’ve found on the island and it’s worth the trip!
The InterContinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong offers great service and renovated rooms in a waterfront location in Kowloon, at high prices typical for Hong Kong. Despite enjoying a flawless stay, we are not likely to return – because the other InterContinental Hong Kong is better in every way and my recommended choice for Hong Kong! … Continue reading →
Hong Kong is a fun city I’ve returned to over and over and it’s easy to get there and around, too! With a great airport express train, iconic Hong Kong red taxis, historic ferry boats and modern trains, buses and trams, you have plenty of options to get around! Read my Travel Made Easy tips how to get around the … Continue reading →
The 2460m high Mayon Volcano, on the Philippine island of Luzon, has started to erupt, with lava flows down the slopes of the mountain visible at night. More than 12,000 people in the immediate danger zone have evacuated and many more in the area are on alert. A more powerful eruption with stronger lava flows, ash clouds and rock falls … Continue reading →
TigerAir Taiwan is the first and now only low-cost carrier based in Taiwan. TigerAir offers all jet service to China, Japan, South Korea and Thailand. I flew TigerAir on an international flight and wouldn’t hesitate to fly them again! Find out all about their fleet, destinations and service experience on the ground and onboard from my snapshot review! … Continue reading →
The Kindness Hotel Chihkan Tower offers simple, modern rooms in the heart of Tainan, Taiwan’s old capital. A large breakfast and dinner buffet are included in the price, making it great value. Tourists will appreciate the proximity to historic sights, restaurants and shops, making the Kindness Hotel Tainan a great choice for first-time visitors! … Continue reading →
Tainan is the oldest city of Taiwan and was its capital for more than 200 years. From the early forts built by the Dutch East India Company to the rule by Chinese Koxinga and Qing Dynasty, Tainan has a turbulent history and there is a lot to see in the city today, making it a great destination for anybody who … Continue reading →
Singapore Airlines (SQ) is one of the most highly awarded airlines in the world and has been in the top 3 for the last 6 years. I joined their KrisFlyer program after moving to Singapore and have been a fan of their airline and rewards program ever since. With access to some of the best First and Business Class cabins … Continue reading →