Cambodia and its capital Phnom Penh have a turbulent history. A good place to learn a little about the earlier eras is the National Museum – it houses artifacts of more than 2,000 years of Khmer history and is worth a visit!
Check out my Destination Guide – Phnom Penh to plan things to see & do, where to stay &eat!
Updated 2019: 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 … Continue reading
Chiang Rai is a small town, set in the mountains of Northern Thailand, along a quiet river, perfect for a peaceful getaway from busy city-life. It also offers two of the most unusual temples in South East Asia, with the stunning White Temple and the bright Blue Temple, giving you something to see you won’t find anywhere else. Check out … Continue reading
Wroclaw in Poland has a turbulent history and has emerged as a colorful city that’s beautifully restored and vibrant. If you want to go an a city getaway for a weekend to enjoy a vibrant, walkable city without the price tag of popular Western European cities, check out my Weekend Guide to Wroclaw to plan your own getaway!
The Gardens by the Bay are one of my favorite places to visit in Singapore. With the two stunning domes, creating unique environments, the lush gardens and the unique SuperTrees, it offers natural beauty and a feat of engineering at the same time.
This shot is taking from the (very nice) Lavo Restaurant at the Marina Bay Sands Hotel. Check out my Singapore Guide to start planning your own trip to Singapore!
Kota Kinabalu is the gateway to the untouched nature and wildlife of Northern Borneo. And while the trips to the Orang Utan rehabilitation center, the remote Danum Valley or Mount Kinabalu are all high on my list of recommendations, the city itself has a lot to offer: with a good museum, sandy beaches and island hopping tours, you can easily fill your days. And the views along the city’s waterfront are stunning anytime of day!
Check out my Destination Guide Kota Kinabalu and start planning your own adventure to Borneo!
Wroclaw has a long history and it shows in the beautifully restored historic buildings all around town. One of my favorite sights is from the bank of the Oder river towards the church island with its skyline of churches – it’s a sight to behold!
Check out my Perfect Weekend Itinerary Wroclaw to plan your own cultural getaway!
Wroclaw in Poland, the former Breslau, has a beautifully restored Old Town with a lively Market Place, stunning Town Hall and impressive church island along the Oder river! With lots of low-cost flights to the city from all over Europe and prices much lower than in Western Europe, it makes for a great weekend getaway! Check out my Perfect Weekend Itinerary Wroclaw to start planning your own getaway!
City Court House, Phnom Penh
Sunset is my favorite time in Phnom Penh, the Cambodian capital. When life slows down and seemingly everybody heads to the river for a stroll, a date or a game of sports, taking in the sunset before heading to drinks or dinner!
The beautiful City Court House and the park across the street, both located South of the Royal Palace, are a good place to start your stroll!
Phnom Penh River Promenade
Phnom Penh is a fast-growing city and changing quickly. It has turned from the town-trodden city in shambles after the end of the civil war in 1994 to a bustling city that you can enjoy on any budget. That becomes very obvious when you visit the riverfront promenade during sunset, when everybody enjoys the calm of the day’s end, from young couples on a date to boys playing soccer or wealthy tourists going for a stroll!