Updated 2019: I have traveled to more than 60 countries preparing my trips with guides and online. Yet since making my home in Manila and traveling around the Philippines a bit, I have not found a good, up-to-date guide for this fast-changing city. So, here is my Mini-Guide Manila with reasons why you should go, where to stay, eat or party … Continue reading
Every year Lonely Planet, my favorite travel guides, publishes a list of top destinations to visit. The countries and cities Lonely Planet selects are usually beautiful places that are just making it (back) onto traveler’s lists, yet before they become mainstream and the tour buses arrive. That always makes for an intriguing list to check out and find inspiration for … Continue reading
Poznan in Western Poland, also known under the former German name Posen, has a beautiful old town in the center that invites for a leisurely stroll, nice restaurants around the lively market square and beautifully restored historic sights. And you can enjoy all of that with fewer tourists than Gdansk or Krakow and at lower prices than what you’ll pay … Continue reading
Manila, the capital of the Philippines, has many faces. On TV, you often only see the face of natural disaster and developing-world-politics. But it also has trendy bars, modern restaurants and great street art. You’ll find a lot of large scale works in the new Financial District of Bonifacio Global City – check it out on your visit to Manila!
Bratislava has a beautiful and compact old town, with lots of hotels, restaurants, bars and shops all in easy walking distance. It’s easy to reach and inexpensive, making it a great destination for a weekend getaway, with lots to see and do! Check out my Perfect Weekend Itinerary Bratislava to start planning your own getaway to Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia!
Bratislava sits in a beautiful spot on the Danube River, has a cute old town with the castel towering over it, plenty of sights and good food and entertainment – all at prices much lower than neighboring Prague or Vienna – and, for now, without the tourist crowds. All this makes it the perfect weekend getaway – check out my … Continue reading
Singapore is an easy city to visit, so you should be able to see a lot more of the city than Kim and Trump during their summit! And Orchard Road should be on hour itinerary, with all its stores, restaurants and art installations – especially during the annual Great Summer Sale with lots of discounts thrown in!
Taipei surprised me on my return visit as one of the most changed cities in Asia, in a good sense! It has embraced its history, including its dark spots, It is a modern city that has preserved its historic roots. And Taipei is one of the most diverse and open cities in Asia, welcoming any and all with open arms! … Continue reading
Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia, is a great springboard to explore South East Asia, with plenty of inexpensive flights to countless destinations in the region. But there is a lot to see and do on stop-overs in the city as well – from one of the most iconic buildings in Asia to shopping and delicious street food, there a … Continue reading
Kuala Lumpur is not a city I fell in love with on first sight, yet I found myself coming back regularly. It is a modern city in the heart of South East Asia and has become a low-cost carrier hub, making Kuala Lumpur a springboard to explore the region. Enjoy the food, sights and shopping while you are there – … Continue reading