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!
Manila is the most important sight of Spanish colonial history in Asia and a stroll along the centuries-old fortress walls, the sight of old bastions surrounded by parks makes for a wonderful day of relaxed sightseeing. Throw in a beautiful church, some delicious Filipino food and friendly service and you have the making of a great visit!
Check out my Perfect Stopover Itinerary Manila Intramuros for a weekend visit or a short stop-over on a visit to the beautiful island beaches of the Philippines!
While Phnom Penh is known for it’s Royal Palace, a leisurely stroll along the river promenade at sunset will also take you past some impressive temples. Wat Ounalom in Phnom Penh’s downtown is my favorite!
To plan hour own getaway, check out my Destination Guide – Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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
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
Angkor Wat offers some of the most magnificent historic sights in the world and after many visits, I’m still fascinated by walking around the amazing temples built centuries ago. Yet, very little is known about the Khmer Empire and it’s capital city Angkor that had 1 million citizens when London was a town of only 50,000 people. The Angkor National … Continue reading
Chiang Rai, a small city in Northern Thailand has an outsized reputation for some of the most unusual temples in South East Asia. The famous White Temple is unique and worth a trip to Chiang Rai alone! Check out my Guide to Chiang Rai to plan your own weekend getaway!
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, Poland’s fourth-largest city has an interesting, if difficult history. One symbol you can find all-over the city are the small dwarfs. They started as the symbol of the anti-communist movement and you can now find many of them across town, for different guilds, a prison dwarf or even washing dwarfs on the river.
Plan your own trip to Wroclaw with my Perfect Weekend Itinerary Wroclaw and include a tour of the dwarfs!