10 Things you must do and see in Bangkok

10 Things you must do and see in Bangkok You got your ticket, now it’s time to start planning! On this page, you’ll find my personal selection of must-do experiences in Bangkok, so you’ll get an idea of Thai culture even before you arrive.   MY TOP 10 BANGKOK TIPS 1. Take a tuk-tuk You know what I’m referring to, right? It’s the symbol of Bangkok, an auto rickshaw with a driver seat and two or more passenger seats. Here’s my advice: Always negotiate the price before taking a ride. Tuk-tuk drivers know perfectly well that they are [...]

2018-10-07T23:03:21+00:00

6 Fascinating temples In Bangkok you don’t want to miss | Opening times, prices and other tips

6 Fascinating temples In Bangkok you don’t want to miss | Opening times, prices and other tips You got your ticket, now it’s time to start planning! On this page, you’ll find my tips for visiting Bangkok, specifically, its most beautiful temples. If you already read my other articles or watched my videos, you’ll know that this city didn’t meet my expectations. You shouldn’t make the decision to visit Asia lightly, thinking it’ll be all fun and games. Bangkok, or other Asian cities, are nothing like the Western capitals we’re accustomed to. You can read more about this [...]

2018-10-16T21:10:30+00:00

Getting around Singapore: the metro and the ‘Singapore Tourist Pass’

Getting around Singapore: the metro and the ‘Singapore Tourist Pass’ One of the easiest and cheapest ways to get around Singapore without restrictions: the Singapore Tourist Pass. Almost all the big cities that have a metro or subway offer tourist passes, so Singapore couldn’t be an exception! WHERE TO BUY THE SINGAPORE TOURIST PASS I suggest that you buy it when you land at the airport. If you are looking for specific information on Singapore Airport, one of the most beautiful in the world, read this article "Singapore: all you need to know about public transport and Changi [...]

2018-10-18T20:45:54+00:00

Singapore Toy Museum – MINT

Singapore Toy Museum - MINT Are you ready to explore a museum of toys from all over the world, the MINT of Singapore? I haven’t even found an article in Italian about this museum which, in my opinion, is to be included among the mandatory stops of your Singapore itinerary. If you’re into fantasy and love vintage things, then this is a must, with over 8000 toys on display ranging from the 1840s to the 1970s. FREE ADMISSION WITH THE ‘SINGAPORE TOURIST PASS’ Have you already watched my video on YouTube "Everything you need to know about Singapore"? [...]

2018-10-18T21:32:46+00:00

Tornare da Hong Kong e aver voglia di ravioli al vapore! Prepariamoli!

Tornare da Hong Kong e aver voglia di ravioli al vapore! Prepariamoli! Che tu sia stato in Asia o meno, se stai leggendo questo articolo è perché ami - tanto quanto me -  i ravioli al vapore. I ravioli al vapore cinesi chiamati dumplings sono dei fagottini ripieni di verdure, carne o pesce. Ciò che accomuna tutte le varianti è la presenza della salsa di soia con il suo particolare sapore dolciastro. In Asia ne ho assaggiati in ogni tipo di variante anche se i migliori li ho trovati a Hong Kong, patria del cibo cinese. Questi sono gli [...]

2017-07-21T12:36:57+00:00

The most beautiful boutique hotel in the world: “The Luxe Manor” in Hong Kong

The most beautiful boutique hotel in the world: "The Luxe Manor" in Hong Kong Come along and enter a world of elegance & charm: The Luxe Manor. This is probably the most beautiful boutique hotel I've ever seen in my life. WHERE IS THE THE LUXE MANOR BOUTIQUE HOTEL LOCATED? "Yes, it is beautiful but ... where is it?" It is a bit far from Italy but if you’re thinking of traveling to Hong Kong, I suggest you read this article and consider staying here on your trip. The hotel is opposite Hong Kong Island and, more precisely, [...]

2018-10-19T22:33:53+00:00

10 posti nel mondo in cui riposare corpo e mente

10 posti nel mondo in cui riposare corpo e mente India, Europa, ma anche Italia: ci sono angoli dove ci si può abbandonare al relax e tornare arricchiti da un’esperienza preziosa e indimenticabile. Sì, ti parlerò proprio dei migliori luoghi rilassanti del mondo. Secondo L’International Travel Survey* di momondo, il 24% degli italiani sceglie per quest’anno una vacanza rilassante in luoghi come spa o centri Yoga, angoli del mondo che stanno attraendo sempre più vacanzieri alla ricerca di silenzio e pace interiore. Non solo India o California, ma anche Europa e Italia per chi non ha intenzione di lasciare il nostro [...]

2017-07-11T17:16:16+00:00

Singapore: Changi Airport and public transport

Singapore: Changi Airport and public transport The fourth and last part of my long trip to Asia (If you want more information about it you can read Asia: my travel itinerary | Thailand, China and Malaysia), ends with Singapore, the fourth most important financial center of the whole world. Because of its economic power, Singapore has the highest concentration of millionaires in relation to the population (about 5 million), that’s more than either Hong Kong, Qatar, Switzerland or Kuwait.I arrived in Singapore late in the morning and before reaching the city center, I collected some information for those who have [...]

2018-11-09T22:54:47+00:00

Candlelit dinner in Krabi, Thailand! The Srisuksant resort

Candlelit dinner in Krabi, Thailand! The Srisuksant resort I was in the middle of planning my trip to Asia when I received a dinner invitation from a prestigious hotel restaurant in Krabi, Thailand. Let’s go a step back. I went on a long-haul trip to Asia for both business and pleasure. I traveled to Thailand, China and Malaysia, if you want to know more you can read ‘Asia: my travel itinerary | Thailand, China and Malaysia’. A SPECIAL INVITATION FROM A RESTAURANT HOTEL IN KRABI I can hear you saying “How did you get an invitation from a [...]

2018-11-09T23:11:46+00:00

A morning on the Island of Lantau, visiting the Giant Buddha

A morning on the Island of Lantau, visiting the Giant Buddha Join me as I explore the island of Lantau, about 50km from Hong Kong and exactly in front of the airport. The Buddha statue, also known as "Tian Tan Buddha", is entirely made of bronze and represents an Amoghasiddhi Buddha, one of the Buddha's five impersonations. The statue, 34 meters high and weighing 250 tons, was completed in 1993 after 12 years of work and symbolizes the harmonious relationship between nature and people. The Buddha is depicted in the act of raising his right hand to the [...]

2018-11-09T23:23:26+00:00

Love it or Hate it: this is why I’ll never go back to Bangkok

Love it or Hate it: this is why I’ll never go back to Bangkok You are reading this article for the first time but I have read it over and over and every time I like myself a little less. I know that I come off as a spoiled brat who won’t stay anywhere except 5-star hotels, but I can assure you, that’s not who I am. I always try to look at the positive side of things, but here’s the trouble with Idealizing something, you often end up being disappointed.   Bangkok is a city that I [...]

2019-01-01T23:12:05+00:00

Hotel vista cielo a Hong Kong: Citadines Harborview

Hotel vista cielo a Hong Kong: Citadines Harborview Lo dice il nome stesso dell'Hotel "Citadines Harborview": l'Hotel a Hong Kong con vista sull'Harbor, il punto più bello dal quale ammirare la baia e i grattacieli di Kowloon. Giungevo per la prima volta ad Hong Kong, il mio aereo era atterrato alle 20:30 e dopo un'infinita serie di peripezie legate al mio bagaglio rotto, sono giunta in città a mezzanotte passata. Le corse della metro erano già sospese e ho dovuto chiamare un taxi nonostante Google Maps mi indicasse l'albergo a circa 900 metri dal punto in cui ero. [...]

2019-02-05T18:35:51+00:00

All the pros and cons of staying near Bangkok’s Khao San Road

All the pros and cons of staying near Bangkok’s Khao San Road After my long trip to Asia, one of the questions people kept asking was whether they should stay near Khao San Road when traveling to Bangkok.I was biased with my answers, I have to admit it. And that’s exactly what I want to avoid with this article. Instead, I want to talk about this neighborhood’s positive and negative aspects, from a broader perspective.🙂 Take a long breath, Vale, and remember to be objective! 🙂PRO: MANY TRANSPORTATION OPTIONSAs you can clearly see from the map, this central neighborhood is [...]

2019-01-09T23:30:00+00:00

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