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Two weeks Cambodia Itinerary

We spent almost two weeks in Cambodia during our Christmas vacation. Here is our itinerary, which has a good mix of ruins, beaches, and culture. At a glance: 1 night at Model Angkor Resort in Siem Reap 5 nights at Song Saa Resort in Cambodia’s Koh Rong Archipelago 6 nights at Sala Lodges in Siem […]

10 Angkor temples worth a visit

The main reason tourists flock to Cambodia is to visit one of the most famous and important archaeological sites in Southeast Asia: Angkor. There are so many temples in the Angkor area that it’s simply not possible to see them all. Based on our visit in January 2017 and the trip-planning research we did beforehand, […]

No news, no shoes in the Maldives

When somebody asks us where to go for a relaxing beach vacation, we always answer: Maldives! There is no other place that combines such incredible white sand beaches with no crowds, unbelievable turquoise water, luxurious hotels, great snorkeling, and breathtaking sunsets. We visited Maldives twice and would return in a heartbeat. Choosing the right hotel […]

Bali’s unique culture

Traditional Balinese dance is a cultural specialty of Bali island that is passed on from generation to generation. Every dance tells a story that has a spiritual and religious context within the local culture. Colorful costumes, expressive moves, exotic musical and voice performance make Balinese dance a thrill for tourists. We watched Legong, Barong, and […]

Kokuya ryokan

Kokuya ryokan is a Japanese Inn with 400 years of history at the center of a charming hot springs resort town. This place is well maintained and full of tradition. Rooms There are 19 traditional rooms on the property, 9 of which have private outdoor hot spring baths. The Shinanoji room, where we stayed, is […]

Honjin Hiranoya Kachoan

We stayed at Honjin Hiranoya Kachoan for 2 nights in February 2015. It is ideally situated, just around the corner from Takayama Jinya Morning Market, and steps away from the Nakabashi Red Bridge and historic Takayama Old Town. On the one hand, Honjin Hiranoya Kachoan is a ryokan, which is a traditional Japanese inn. Ryokans […]

Shirakawa-go, a UNESCO world heritage site

Shirakawa-go is a group of a beautiful, historic villages remotely located in the middle of Gifu Prefecture, which is situated in the Japanese Alps. Despite its remoteness, Shirakawa-go is a popular tourist destination. Several buses connect it daily to Takayama and Kanazawa. In fact, it’s so popular that our 9:50 am bus from Takayama filled […]