Malaysia Truly Asia

Malaysia offers travelers two distinct experiences: its peninsula and Borneo, an island the country shares with Brunei and Indonesia. The peninsula offers a blend of Indian, Malay and Chinese flavors within the modern capital of Kuala Lumpur, while Borneo combines wild jungle, granite peaks and orangutans among its attractions.

Combined with a selection of colonial towns and beautiful islands, Malaysia offers a fascinating mix of sights. Here’s a look at some of the exciting places to see and best things to do during your vacation in Malaysia. Read More…

Mallorca island of sun, sea, nature and culture

Mallorca is the largest of the Balearic Islands and for many European tourists the perfect destination for a relaxing holiday in the sun. Most travelers stay in the south of Mallorca in the popular beach resorts such as El Arenal, Playa de Mallorca, and Playa de Palma. But besides the beautiful beaches, Mallorca has so much more to offer!

I flew last week for a city trip to Palma de Mallorca and sought out the best sights for you. One thing the Balearic islands all have in common is the weather. Most of the time it is good with plenty of sunshine. Whether you are making a cultural visit to the town of Palma, discover the beautiful scenery on the north coast or just book a relaxing beach holiday, you find it all on Mallorca.

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Top 10 accommodations in Bali

Last February I spent a whole month on the beautiful island of Bali. Since then, the beauty of this island has stolen my heart! I went on a discovery trip from the impressive jungle of Ubud to the beautiful south to the bustling Seminyak.

Every place has something unique, and I was selecting the best accommodations for you. Below I share my personal top 10 accommodations in Bali.

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Active travel in Bali

Bali is one of the popular islands of Indonesia that many tourists like to visit. Bali is a place where you easily lose your heart, because this Indonesian island has so much to offer, also for active travelers. You can take a bike ride in between the beautiful green rice fields, go trekking in the inland, or go horseback riding on the beach, and last but not least go surfing! In Bali everything is possible, read below my best tips.

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Ubud, a unique place in the jungle of Bali

The surroundings of Ubud – the cultural heart of Bali – are characterized by a hilly jungle landscape with green rice fields and palm trees. It is a perfect place to stay if you want to unwind and to escape the hustle and bustle of the popular town of Ubud; famous for its many art shops, museums, and boutique shops.

Around Ubud, you will also find many temples, and in the small neighboring villages you can experience the Indonesian culture and become acquainted with the always friendly smiling Balinese people.

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Bali, the pearl of Indonesia that never looses its charm

Bali – one of the 17,500 islands of Indonesia – is a popular all-in-one destination. In comparison to the other islands of the Indonesian archipelago, it jumps out with its incomparable beauty. Bali is the island of endless rice fields, mountainous highlands, and many sacred temples.

You choose Bali for its magnificent coastline with beautiful beaches and perfect surf spots, but also for its colorful underwater world, beautiful sunsets and the perfect climate. Everyone can find something interesting in Bali. I recently spent a month on this wonderful island and below I list the highlights for you.

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New Gypset Resort Kanuhura Maldives: unique ambiance and experience

Are you already familiar with the Gypset Style? Gypset is a mix between the Gypsy and Jetset culture. A style which is getting more trendy. Nowadays you can find more Gypset hotels that integrate these two styles in one theme. The characteristic of a Gypset hotel is that guests can feel themselves completely free and at the same time can fully enjoy all its luxuries.

Now guests of the Kanuhura Resort can enjoy a luxurious holiday while venturing into “Ibiza-style atmospheres.” Gypset means here lingering along the pool on large sofas, walking all day barefoot and feel completely free. And for the ladies among us, pull your dashing summer dresses out of the cupboard because at Kanuhura they come to full advantage.

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Gili Lankanfushi, imagine yourself back in the time of Robinson Crusoe

For many years, the Maldives have been a dream destination, and since I set foot on this paradise a couple of weeks ago, I can only confirm this. When you go for the first time to the Maldives, you’ll be amazed by the range of top resorts. So which one do you choose? For two consecutive years, Gili Lankanfushi was ranked in the reviews on TripAdvisor as the best resort in the world!

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The real Maldives, Thulusdhoo surfers island Nr. 1

Thulusdhoo is a wonderful local island in the Maldives that you need to discover. The island is located just 28 km north of Malé and can be reached in about thirty minutes from Malé via speedboat. Thulusdhoo village, the capital of the Kaafu Atoll, is characterized by its colorful walls and sandy lanes. The coral reef that stretches all around the coastline of Thulusdhoo protects the crystal clear lagoon providing for unlimited surfing conditions on almost any given day of the year.

This surfing paradise offers though much more. It has stunning white sandy beaches, surrounded by warm turquoise waters and dolphins as regular visitors. Even if you are just relaxing on Thulusdhoo beach, you’re sure to see dolphins. Since a few years it is possible to stay on the local islands of the Maldives, as on Thulusdhoo. This gives tourists the chance to sleep in alternative accommodations and to discover the real Maldivian life.

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Paradise on a private island: LUX* South Ari Atoll, Maldives

Less than a year ago I mentioned during an interview that it was my dream to go to the Maldives and to stay in a super deluxe resort. That dreams can come true, I have experienced at firsthand this year. When I received the invitation to fly to the newly opened LUX* South Ari Atoll Resort I had to tell it myself a few times that it was real. That is why even until the day of departure I did not reveal to social media where I was going. I first had to see, before believing it…

Remember the name LUX*. This new luxurious hotel chain is working hard on the road to get a good reputation in the high segment of luxury resorts and hotels. On the world map, you will find LUX* already in Mauritius, Reunion, Vietnam, China, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and of course in the Maldives. In 2017 LUX* will open its second luxury resort in the Maldives called LUX* North Malé Atoll. I had the opportunity to take already a look at the new LUX* South Ari Atoll situated at one of the best diving locations in the Maldives.

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