After spending almost one week in two resorts on Phu Quoc island, we decided to stay for our last 3 nights there in a hotel. That’s how we chose Ocean Pearl, a one year old 4 star hotel situated in the heart of Phu Quoc’s cultural area. The hotel is famous for its twin buildings facing each other and it offers a panoramic view of the mountains and of the sea. Because of its facilities, it is Continue reading
When we visited Hong Kong we chose to stay in a conveniently located hotel which would allow us to easily access the local transportation means in order to explore the city properly. This is one of the reasons why we chose OZO Wesley . Bus and tram stations are right in front of the hotel, it is situated between two MTR stations, Admiralty and Wan Chai, each of them at 5 minutes walking distance and if you are visiting Continue reading
Our first destination in Vietnam was Phu Quoc, a very busy but beautiful island in Vietnam. Phu Quoc, a pearl island and one of the best honeymoon destinations in the world, enchants travelers with beautiful beaches, amazing streams, primeval forests, and immense pepper gardens which wants to become the Singapore of Vietnam. The old airport is in process of becoming a big harbour which can receive huge cruise ships with tourists.
Because of this development process, the island is bustling with Continue reading
One of the things which we noticed while searching online for accommodation in Siem Reap is that it is full of resorts and luxurious hotels. When we arrived there, what we supposed while searching online, was true: you can see a resort everywhere you turn your head on the main roads, they are literally everywhere.
With this image of the accommodations in this town, Continue reading
The 4th island that we chose to explore in Indonesia was Lombok. This island is blessed with white sand beaches, good surf spots, a lot of nature with forests, waterfalls, hiking trails through rice fields and spices plantations. With so many activities ahead of us, we chose to start the exploration from Kuta, but in the same time Continue reading
Previous time when we visited Thailand, in December, we were only in Bangkok and in the north part of the country. As my parents wanted to visit me and because I found the cheapest flight for them to Phuket, this was a great opportunity to explore the south of the country and its islands.
Because we were four persons now and my parents were arriving after a 10 hour drive in Germany and an 11 hours flight to Phuket, we looked for a place to offer us comfort and privacy in the same time. We found Continue reading
One of the islands we decided to visit in Thailand was Koh Yao Noi, situated in the famous archipelago of Phang Nga Bay. Phang Nga Bay national park is a geological wonder filled with islets, sunken caverns and formation rising vertically from the sea. It is one of the most beautiful places in the southern Thailand. Some 10.000 years ago, when sea levels were lower, one could walk from Phuket to Krabi. With such amazing surroundings, we chose to accommodate at Koyao Island Resort, place where we spent a few perfect days and which I would now call Little Paradise.
Koyao Island Resort is surrounded by lovely, sandy beaches, rain forests and uninhabited islands in a place where mass tourism and hotels are far away and the original Thai hospitality has free reign.
Since we arrived we were greeted by a very well trained management team, always at our disposal and, of course, always smiling. Let’s not forget we were in The Land of Smiles. After we refreshed with a cherries welcoming drink, we were taken tour rooms. Because at Koyao Island Resort all rooms are Continue reading
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Before going in a certain destination, I try to make a list with the things that I want to experience. And because Singapore is known as a futuristic city, we really wanted to try to sleep in capsule hotels. For the ones that are not familiar with this concept, a capsule hotel also known as a pod hotel, is a type of hotel developed in Japan that features a large number of extremely small “rooms” (capsules) intended to provide cheap, basic overnight accommodation for guests who do not require the services offered by more conventional hotels.
On the other hand, I must admit that we were a little bit scared of the thought of sleeping in a very small space where we couldn’t see the natural light in the morning. Despite all of these, Continue reading
I remember even now the day when we were pushing our bicycles through the hot sand in Gili Air, Indonesia and while passing in front of a dive centre, looking at it on our left side, we heard a voice with a foreign, different and beautiful accent asking us: „Hey guys, do you want to try scuba diving?”. Obviously that we wanted to try this, only that we were not determined enough to do it, we were missing that thing that would make us say a convincing YES. To be honest, we stopped only because he was Continue reading