The Royal Palace in Phnom Penh is one of the most impressive architectural and historic highlights of the city. The Palace was built as the residence of the Cambodian Kings in 1866 and today is again occupied by the current King and the Royal Family. The golden roofs and towers are visible from the river promenade and many spots in … Continue reading
The Aquarius Hotel & Urban Resort Phom Penh is a thoroughly modern hotel with industrial-chic rooms, friendly service and killer views from the rooftop infinity pool. You can walk to the Royal Palace, riverfront and countless bars and hotels from the location in the heart of Phnom Penh. Add good WiFi internet and a tasty breakfast at a great price … Continue reading
Bangkok is one of the most fun cities in Asia and the best place to see it for yourself is in one of the popular rooftop bars: Enjoy the sunset and the sparkling lights of the city, have a drink and watch the crowds!
Find out more things to do in Bangkok, where to stay or how to get around in my Mini-Guide Bangkok!
If you are planning a trip to Thailand’s party beach of Patong on Phuket island, the Swissotel Resort Phuket Patong is a good choice. It’s an older hotel close to the beach with nicely renovated rooms, excellent service and an upscale rooftop pool & club straight out of Miami and without the crowds. Prices vary greatly, so read my review … Continue reading
After much rumbling since Philippine President Duterte called Boracay a “cesspool”, the government has now announced the closure of the islands for tourists from April 26 to October 26, 2018. With close to 2 million visitors to Boracay, one of the best beaches in Asia, this is a major impact on tourism in the Philippines. The countries major airlines Philippine … Continue reading
Rambutan Resort is a mid-range boutique hotel near Siem Reap’s old town. It’s a great base to explore the temples of Angkor Wat or the nightlife of the old town. Service is exceedingly friendly, you get stylish rooms with a relaxing outdoor tub and have access to a pool and spa! It’s good value, too, making Rambutan Siem Reap an … Continue reading
Manila is one of the few cities were you can explore its colonial history. Fort Santiago is a fortress built by the Spanish that has survived the centuries and is a great place to learn more about the city’s history and Rizal, the hero of the countries independence war.
To find out more about Manila, how to get there & around or where to best stay, read my Mini-Guide Manila!
Cathay Pacific (CX) is a SkyTrax 5-Star Airline and has been in the Top 10 for the last 8 years. CX Business Class contributes to those awards with a great hard product, good food and entertainment and solid service. My recent experience on a long-haul flight on their latest Boeing B777 from the US to Hong Kong wasn’t quite a … Continue reading
Phnom Penh is the capital of Cambodia, yet most visitors bypass the city and head straight to Siem Reap to see the story of the ancient Khmer capital with its amazing temples. But there are reasons why you should visit Phom Penh: It also has a story to tell, off the French Colonial period, the dreadful times of the Khmer … Continue reading
Singapore’s Orchard Road is a popular shopping destination, with every brand imaginable representing in one of the countless malls along the strip. But it’s also a fun place to hang out and people watch, you’ll see interesting architecture and a representation of the diverse crowds in town! Check out my Mini-Guide Singapore for more information!