When it comes to travelling, Southeast Asia has long been a favourite amongst individuals from all over the world. When you start to look through what it has to offer, it becomes pretty simple to see why. Many areas are budget-friendly, which takes a lot of pressure off you when you’re planning and saving for your trip.
Singapore is a multicultural city-state; it is home to a variety of people from diverse religious and racial backgrounds. Malay, Chinese, Indian and Middle Eastern cultures are present in Singapore creating a blend of customs and traditions.
Qatar is a wonderful place to visit, even though some might argue it’s harsh weather conditions are not worth the trouble. They are wrong, and you’d only be robbing yourself of the great experience. In fact, there are plenty of reasons to visit it, and the friendly visa requirements make the decision that much easier. So, let’s analyze them and outline the specific places of interest you should definitely not miss!
Thailand is South East Asia’s most popular tourist destination, and it isn’t hard to see why. Known for its beautiful beaches, awe-inspiring temples and exciting modern cities like Bangkok, the country has something to offer everyone, no matter who they are or what they’re into.
The Italians have a concept for piddling around known as “Dolce Far Niente,” which means – the sweetness of doing nothing. I learned about this concept after watching Elizabeth Gilbert’s masterpiece Eat. Pray. Love. like a million times. The idea finally sunk in to me so I asked my dear husband to spend a weekend “staycation” with me in one of the resorts in Mactan just because. Sure, there are plenty of high end resorts to choose from but Maribago Bluewater Beach Resort clearly stood out for many reasons.
We love walking around a city, especially one that we’ve never been to before. We get to explore so many of the city’s sights, smells, sounds etc. However, during our recent trip to Hong Kong, we didn’t have much time to explore and we didn’t want to be hauled up on the MTR for half the day so exploring the city by open top bus seemed perfect. We could hop on and off all over the city therefore, we could still hear the sounds of the city and really feel like we were experiencing everything Hong Kong had to offer but with the speed a bus offers over walking.
Nestled in Kowloon’s ‘Golden Circle’ and minutes away from the Olympic MTR Station, The Olympian Hong Kong is new in Hong Kong’s hospitality scene but has quickly gone up the ranks in the span of less than a year by offering more sophisticated accommodations by combining refined tranquility and urban vitality.
Everyone thinks of Hong Kong as a city when in fact, it is a sprawling archipelago of 260 islands. By everyone, I mean including me. All along, I thought Hong Kong is one whole city slash country; apparently not. It consists of a few main areas – Hong Kong Island, the Kowloon Peninsula, the New Territories and over 200 offshore islands. For the purpose of being a tourist who wants to spend time exploring the main tourist attractions of Hong Kong, we considered staying in Hong Kong Island. Although hotel choices are limited to the upper range, finding OZO Wesley Hong Kong is definitely heaven sent.
After months of contemplating, Olivier and I has finally decided to visit Bali as our first holiday destination as a married couple. People have been raving about Bali ever since I can remember so like the saying goes… It’s better to see something once than hear about it a thousand times. So, Bali it is! 🙂
Thailand, like much of South East Asia, is blessed with a plethora of temples and wats to explore. There are thousands of wats (or temples) disseminated all around Thailand and there is no way to see them all in one lifetime. So, I’ve tapped my fellow travel bloggers to plug their favorite temples to guide you in your temple run around Thailand.