Sarawak Museum Kuching, Borneo
Borneo has a history for its headhunters, but today the best place to see those skulls and learn about their history is the Museum in Kuching, the capital of Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo. You’ll also learn about the longhouses that hold a whole village and the amazing flaura and fauna of the region! That makes it well worth a visit!
Check out my Destination Guide Kuching to plan your own trip!
Nha Trang in South Central Vietnam is blessed with endless beaches. You can walk for miles along the boardwalk or sandy shore and enjoy the view out over the warm see. Not a bad place to relax.
Check out my Destination Guide Nha Trang to plan your own beach getaway.
Poznan in Western Poland had a long history and the city has managed to bring it into the modern day: This old brewery tower is now part of a modern mall, making for a great backdrop do your meal!
To plan your own weekend getaway, check out my Perfect Weekend Itinerary: Poznan!
Hoi An is my favorite city in Vietnam and it must be one of the most “instagrammable” places – everywhere you turn, you’ll find beautiful views: in the old town, along the river, on the beach or in the fields surrounding this relaxed town in Central Vietnam.
Check out my Destination Guide Hoi An to plan your own trip to Hoi An!
Lisbon is a vibrant city with lots of things to see and do. And when you need to get away from the busy city, a 15km stretch of sandy beach along the Atlantic Coast is just a short ride away – you can head to Costa Caparica, enjoy a long walk along the beach, soak up the sun, splash in the waves or kick back in one of the beach clubs!
Check out my Destination Guide – Lisbon to plan your own city trip with beach time!
I love long walks on the beach, looking out over the ocean to the horizon, it has something relaxing and calming for me. And one of the longest beaches I’ve found is on the coast of Central Vietnam, from Da Nang in the North to Hoi An in the South with over 30km of white sand beach. Some are quiet, some are busy, so there should be a stretch of sand right for everybody!
Singapore Gardens by the Bay
Singapore is the perfect stop-over destination for a trip to Asia: It’s safe, well organized and great public transport makes it easy to get around. English is the first language. And there is plenty to see for a few days stop-over on your way to see the wilderness of Borneo or the beaches of Thailand. One of my top recommendations are the Gardens by the Bay with the fantastic supertrees above and the unique domes that even hold a waterfall!
To plan your perfect stopover in Singapore, check out my Destination Guide Singapore!
Orang Utan, our distant cousins with 97% shared DNA, are experts in peeling bananas – and ob Borneo you can observe that first hand and close up.
The two orang utan rehabilitation centers at Semenggoh (near Kuching) and Sepilok (near Kota Kinabalu) are great places to observe the orang utan in the semi-wild environment.
Check out my guides to Kuching and Kota Kinabalu to plan your own trip to the last frontier.
Bratislava Opera House
Bratislava, Slovakia, is one of the overlooked cities in central Europe. It has a rich history, offers great food and lots to see & do at prices that are a fraction of what you’ll pay in popular Vienna or Prague. So, If you are looking for a historic city to explore that not everybody has been to – check out my Weekend Guide Bratislava for some inspiration and planning tips!
Hong Kong Double Decker Tram
There are iconic transport options around the world you’ll recognize immediately, like the black London Taxis or the Manila Jeepneys and they’ll always make me smile. Hong Kong has it’s iconic double decker trams, rambling open-air across the island. It’s a fun way to get around and I try to do it whenever I’m in Hong Kong, for old time’s sake!
Check out my Destination Guide Hong Kong to find out what else to see & do in Hong Kong, where to stay and how to get around!