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Fantastic Foto Friday: Stunning views from the Petronas Towers Skybridge, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur

I love getting a bird’s eye view of a new city and the landmark Petronas Towers in Malaysia’s capital Kuala Lumpur are a great place to get an overview of the city. The two towers are linked by a skybridge at breathtaking hights and the glass enclosure gives you great views. Just make sure you can handle the view down!
To plan your own visit to Kuala Lumpur and what else to see in the city, check out my Destination Guide Kuala Lumpur.

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Fantastic Foto Friday: Lumpini Park, urban oasis in busy Bangkok, Thailand

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I love the hustle and bustle of Bangkok, The City of Angels and Thailand’s capital. It’s a city that never stops and the crowds can be overwhelming to first-time visitors. But if you just need to get away from the crowds, fear not, there are plenty of places to escape in the heart of this city and Lumpini Park is one of the biggest and nicest places to go. You can go for a walk through the greenery, watch the sunset over the lake or watch locals exercising or playing volleyball. And then you can dive back into the city life!

Plan your own trip to Bangkok with my Destination Guide Bangkok!

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Fantastic Foto Friday: Visit the site of the Old Royal Palace at Ayutthaya from Bangkok, Thailand

Wat Phra Si Sanphet, Ayutthaya, Thailand

Bangkok is a fascinating and lively city. If you have seen the Grand Palace, Wat Po and Wat Arun and want to still learn more about the history of Thailand, you can do an easy day trip to Ayutthaya, the former capital of the Kingdom of Siam that was completely destroyed by the Burmese in 1767, leading to Bangkok becoming the capital. Start your visit with Wat Phra Si Sanphet – the “Temple of the Holy, Splendid Omniscient”.
You can plan your trip to Bangkok and all the sights to see with my Destination Guide Bangkok!

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Fantastic Foto Friday: Getaway to Hoi An, Vietnam

Rice fields around Hoi An, Vietnam

Hoi An is known for the most instagrammable old town in Vietnam, the shops and restaurants and 30km of beaches stretching all the way to Da Nang. When I think of a relaxing getaway, my mind usually wanders to beaches or mountain vistas, but I find the huge rice fields, gently moving in the wind just as calming to look out over. You can explore the rice fields around Hoi An on a bicycle and getaway from the tourists in town in less than 10 minutes!

Plan your own relaxing getaway with my Destination Guide – Hoi An!

FAA downgrades Malaysia to Category 2 after Air Safety Assessment

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced that the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM) does not meet international safety standards as defined by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). They downgraded Malaysia to Category 2, which means Malaysian airlines like Malaysia Airlines, Air Asia or Malindo are banned from launching new flights to the US. Because international aviation … Continue reading

Review apause inn Taipei: A small, windowless room in a great location

The apause inn is a small hotel across from Taipei’s Main Train Station, occupying two floor in a commercial building. The rooms are small and many don’t have windows, but they are  modern, clean, efficient and very quiet. You’ll get a small breakfast and have access to a laundry room and even a small fitness room. If that’s all you need, you’ll … Continue reading

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Fantastic Foto Friday: Singapore – a melting pot of cultures

I call Singapore “Asia for Beginners” because you can find the vast diversity of Asia in the small city state, giving you a chance to see the architecture, religion and culture of different groups all in reach of a simple subway ride. 
The Buddha Tooth Relic Temple in Chinatown is a great example. Once you step inside, you’ll be overwhelmed by the sight of 100s of buddha statues along the wall. It’s an amazing experience and worth a visit on your trip to Singapore.
Plan the rest of your Singapore Stopover or longer visit with my Destination Guide Singapore!

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Fantastic Foto Friday: Pura Luhur Batukaru, Bali

Most people visit Bali for the beautiful beaches, but you can also find a rich history and more temples than anybody could visit in one trip. One of the most impressive temples is a little off the beaten path – you get to enjoy it with fewer people!
Plan your own getaway to Bali to see this and other impressive temples with my Best Places to Stay in Bali!

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Fantastic Foto Friday: Beach Club Life on Bali

Potato Head Beachclub

Bali is one of my favorite islands and has fantastic beaches that invite to long walks, surfing and swimming. Many people come to Bali for the excellent beach clubs, that offer beach time in luxury, with lounge or party music, food and drinks all day. PotatoHead in Petitenget is one of the most popular ones. Having a drink while watching the sunset from a seat in the pool isn’t the worst way to end your vacation day…

Check out my Guide to the Best Beaches of Bali to find the one that’s right for you!