Archive for 'Asia'

Swimming with sea turtles in Apo Island

Posted on 29. Mar, 2015 by .

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Swimming with sea turtles is one of the most amazing things I’ve ever done – and in Apo Island in the Philippines, there are so many of them! Read all about my snorkeling adventure.

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Polaroid of the week: Lazy beach day in Cambodia

Posted on 28. Mar, 2015 by .

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I spent my last week in Cambodia on the glorious beaches in the south. Otres Beach remains my favorite one, and I enjoyed a few wonderfully lazy beach days there.

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Where to stay in Thalpe Beach, Sri Lanka: Era Beach by Jetwing Hotels

Posted on 27. Mar, 2015 by .

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This small boutique hotel on Sri Lanka’s south coast feels more like your own private villa with only eight rooms! A true gem of a hotel and well worth the splurge.

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Polaroid of the week: Country life in Cambodia

Posted on 21. Mar, 2015 by .

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This week I returned to my favorite place in Cambodia: the sleepy riverside town of Kampot. I just love the laid-back atmosphere and slow pace of life in rural Cambodia!

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Searching for magic in mystical Siquijor

Posted on 20. Mar, 2015 by .

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Siquijor had not been in my original plans for the Philippines, but I am so glad that I ended up there – this island paradise became one of my favorite places in the Philippines!

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Where to stay in Kandy, Sri Lanka: Theva Residency

Posted on 18. Mar, 2015 by .

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Theva Residency, perched to the side of a mountain high above the city of Kandy, makes for a wonderful retreat when visiting Kandy’s UNESCO site. Read my full review:

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Where to stay in Negombo, Sri Lanka: The Reefs Edge Hotel

Posted on 16. Mar, 2015 by .

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For my last couple of days in Sri Lanka, I had only one wish: relax and wind down, catch up on work, and be close to the airport. The closest town to the airport is Negombo, a small fishing town known for its long sandy beaches and fish market. While I was researching possible hotels […]

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Polaroid of the week: Back in Cambodia

Posted on 15. Mar, 2015 by .

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This week’s Polaroid is coming to you from Cambodia! If you’ve read my travel plans for March you might recall that they did not include any plans to visit Cambodia, and I am supposed to be in Indonesia right now, not in Siem Reap, close to the ancient temples of Angkor Wat. However, sometimes things […]

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Tarsiers and chocolate hills in Bohol | The Philippines

Posted on 14. Mar, 2015 by .

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Going to Bohol meant quite a detour, but I couldn’t NOT visit the Philippine’s 10th biggest island- there were tarsiers to be seen and Chocolate Hills to be climbed!

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Where to stay in Galle, Sri Lanka: Villa Templeberg

Posted on 09. Mar, 2015 by .

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I was sitting on the comfortable bright orange sofa right underneath the three terrace windows that were looking out into the lush green tropical gardens. Two dogs were lazing on the front lawn, and the only noise I could hear came from some lizards that were sunbathing on the stones by the pool and some […]

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