The orangutans share 97% of our human DNA, making them our close relatives, and the best place to see them is on Borneo. You can see them in the wild at the Semenggoh Wildlife Center, where orphaned or injured orangutans are rehabilitated and released into the wild! It’s a fantastic experience and easier than most adventures to see exotic wildlife.
Check out my Guide to Kuching to plan your own wildlife adventure to Borneo!
Borneo is called the “last frontier” and it has the wildlife to prove it! The proboscis monkeys are only found on Borneo. And while they are hard to find, they are easy to identify with the pronounced nose. They love the leaves of certain trees and thanks to our knowledgeable guides, we were able to spot them several times in Bako National Park.
Check out my Guide to Kuching to plan your own wildlife adventure on Borneo!
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!
Sweet Orange WarungTrail near Ubud
Your first impression of Ubud is likely to be traffic gridlock and tourist crowds. But what brings most return visitors back to Ubud is the beautiful nature that’s just a short walk away, the serene environment and the calming influence it has no you!
To avoid the crowds and plan your own relaxing getaway, read my Destination Guide Ubud!
Luang Prabang is one of the most serene places I have been to and watching the alms giving ceremony one of my most humbling experiences: The monks of the temples in Luang Prabang receive food every morning at sunrise from the villagers and one of the young monks was sharing what we was giving with a street kid how had nothing – while I was taking photos with a digital camera probably worth enough to feed a whole lot of them…
Check out my Mini Guide Luang Prabang to plan your own trip!
I love sunsets anywhere, but they are magical on Bali. There is something about strolling along the beach at sunset, waves crashing onto the shore, lost in though…
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!
Giraffes are one of my favorite animals in Africa – they are so tall, yet look so fragile. They can run really fast, but graze so slowly – they might as well have invented Slow Food! And when you get a closer look, they are quite cute!
We spotted this one in Chobe National Park in Botswana on our tour from Cape Town to Victoria Falls, an adventure of a life time!
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!
Cambodia is popular among backpackers for its remote beaches – but it’s quickly offering much more. If you are traveling as a familiar or couple and want to be pampered in a resort without ever having to leave for food, entertainment, beach or massages, The Sokha Resort on (almost) private Sokha Beach is a good choice – find out more about Cambodia’s Best Beaches!