Archive for 'Asia'

Living it up in Manila

Posted on 26. Feb, 2015 by .

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I expected to hate Manila, but I ended up having a terrific time there and even spent more time in the city that I had wanted! Read to find out what made Manila so great for me..

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Polaroid of the week: A picture-perfect lagoon near El Nido, Philippines

Posted on 21. Feb, 2015 by .

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As it turned out, I had saved the best for last: El Nido, my last stop on my island hopping trip through the Philippines, turned out to be absolutely stunning.

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On the CINNAMON Trail in Sri Lanka: My suggested itinerary for Sri Lanka

Posted on 20. Feb, 2015 by .

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This is the tour I’d recommend to anyone visiting Sri Lanka – it includes the essence of Sri Lanka: the main UNESCO World Heritage Sites, cultural and historical highlights, wildlife, beaches and city life in the capital.

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Travel Fail: How not to visit Hong Kong

Posted on 18. Feb, 2015 by .

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I had it all planned out so well: three days to get a taste of Hong Kong before returning for a longer visit in the spring. But nothing went according to plan..

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Polaroid Of The Week: The Chocolate Hills Of Bohol, Philippines

Posted on 14. Feb, 2015 by .

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Bohol was the only island in the Philippines that I visited NOT for beaches and snorkeling, but for wildlife (tarsiers!) and the natural wonder of the Chocolate Hills.

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Introducing Sri Lanka : My first impressions and some fun facts

Posted on 04. Feb, 2015 by .

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Let me introduce you to the Pearl Of The Indian Ocean (and find out why it’s called that!): Sri Lanka! In this post, I am sharing my first impressions and some fun facts.

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Polaroid Of The Week: Nightlife in Hong Kong

Posted on 30. Jan, 2015 by .

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I spent five days in Hong Kong and the city swept me off my feet! I am already about my return trip in a few months – Hong Kong is an absolutely mesmerizing city!

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Polaroid of the week: The boys of Jaffna

Posted on 20. Dec, 2014 by .

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I made it all up to Jaffna in the far north west of Sri Lanka, a city still very much marked by the civil war that tore the country apart until 2009. However, I found a hopeful, welcoming community of Tamil people there!

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Koh Samui: Thailand’s picture-perfect tropical island

Posted on 14. Dec, 2014 by .

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  Koh Samui is the third largest island in Thailand and it represents one of the most loved holiday destinations in Asia. The reason why it is so popular among tourists across the globe is its unique scenery and luxurious accommodation offers. Koh Samui is the ideal place to spoil yourself while relaxing on a […]

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Polaroid of the week: The awe-inspiring Jetavanaramaya Stupa in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

Posted on 13. Dec, 2014 by .

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This past week was all about temple hopping as I explored the ancient cities of Sri Lanka’s cultural triangle. The most remarkable sight: The Jetavanaramaya Stupa!

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