If you are looking for an unspoiled tropical paradise beach, without hordes of backpackers or plastic trash washed up on the shore, Long Set Beach on Koh Rong is your best bet. With few hotels, few visitors and a well maintained stretch of white sand, it’s as nice a beach as I’ve found in Cambodia.
Check out the alternatives in my review of the Best Beaches of Cambodia!
Cambodia’s Beaches are the latest, hottest trend for beaches in South East Asia and they are promised to be remote, uncrowded with white sand and warm waters – a tropical paradise. And indeed, you can still find a Robinson Crusoe paradise in Cambodia on Long Set Beach or Otres Beach – but not all beaches are created equal and some … Continue reading
Luang Prabang is one of the most peaceful and relaxing towns I know and my favorite “activity” is to watch the sunset over the majestic Mekong River from one of the countless restaurants and bars overlooking the river! Or, for a slightly better view (but shared with a lot more people), head up to Phuxi Mountain!
Read my Mini-Guide Luang Prabang to find out why you should go and how easy it is!
After a few days of fighting Bangkok traffic, touring the sites or exploring crowded malls, taking a break from the crowds seems like a great idea. But how do you escape the crowds in this busy city of more than 8 million people? You head to one of the parks that are a green oasis for a stroll, a snack … Continue reading
Luang Prabang in Laos is one of the most peaceful places I’ve ever visited. Nestled on a pensinusla between two rivers, the old town is a Unesco World Heritage site and offers a great getaway with wonderful sights!
Check out my Mini Guide Luang Prabang to find out more!
Hong Kong is a bustling city that never stops and that is fun and exhilarating. And when it is just too much, there is an easy escape from the crowds with a short trip the relaxing beaches of Repulse Bay on the Southern side of Hong Kong island, only a short ride away! You can dig your toes into the … Continue reading
Hong Kong is a bustling metropolis and probably the last thing most people think of is a sandy beach! But, if you want to escape from the hustle of the big city, you only have to take a bus for a short ride across Hong Kong island to Repulse Bay and you can stick your toes into the sand, look out over the ocean or enjoy lunch or drinks in one of the restaurants lining the beach. It’s the most relaxed place I’ve found on the island and it’s worth the trip!
Bondi Beach, Sydney
What makes Sydney special to me is the combination of a vibrant city with fantastic beaches and sunny weather, giving you a chance for fun and relaxation in one trip! What makes it even better is that Sydney’s Eastern Beaches are connected by a beautiful coastal walk, so you can check them out and pick your personal favorite for the day! Which one is yours?
One of the best things about Sydney is that in addition to the vibrant city, you get amazing beaches and sunny weather, making it the ideal location to combine city fun with a trip to the beach. And while there are plenty of choices around city, my favorites are the Eastern Beaches along the ocean, ranging from Bondi in the … Continue reading
Twelve Apostle, Great Ocean Road, Australia
The Great Ocean Road is one of my favorite road trips, with stunning views all along the dramatic shore line. And the Twelve Apostle are the most amazing spot! It’s also a great getaway from Melbourne, with sandy beaches and small coastal towns to relax and enjoy a few days! If you like to drive, rent a car and try it out – it’s a trip of a lifetime!