I instantly fell in love with Hoi An, an ancient trading port city the moment I stepped in. Dragging my luggage passed a Vietnamese couple taking their wedding photoshoot along the scenic Thu Bon River, rows of historical shophouses and other buildings that were pretty well preserved throughout the years came into sight.Continue reading “Top Things To Do At Hoi An, Vietnam”
This time the journey involves riding a bus lying down! Yes, I spent my 2-3 hours long journey sleeping on the double decked design bus which I could lay back and snooze away. (Check out from the left picture above.)
The Imperial Citadel was one of the prominent highlights of Hue and was where the royal family of Nguyen dynasty lived, we spent our entire morning till noon exploring it. One interesting fact, the Imperial Citadel was actually modeled based on the Forbidden Palace in Beijing, China! Pay an entrance fee and you could enrich yourself with knowledge and culture.
As mentioned from my previous post, we travelled from Da Nang to Hue, a city that sits along the tranquil Perfume River.
After a night’s rest at Da Nang, we travelled north-west via train to our next destination, the city of Hue. Just a short introduction, Hue is a city of central Vietnam which was the capital of Dang Trong from 1738 to 1755 and of the Nguyen Dynasty from 1802 to 1945. It is a small town rich in culture and history where you could explore royal palaces and tombs of great Vietnamese emperors.
It was already nightfall by the time our Grab arrived at Kon Tiki Da Nang Hostel, our lodging place for the very first night in Vietnam! This was my second time travelling to Vietnam, yet the first time departing from Da Nang Airport. For this trip, we mainly stayed in hostel and homestays due to their very affordable pricing. Let’s check out Kon Tiki Da Nang Hostel!
Kuching, despite being the capital of Sarawak, was a perfect place for a weekends getaway from a bustling city life in Singapore. I absolutely was in love with Kuching’s slow pace after spending 3 days 2 nights on this island of Borneo, East Malaysia.
Being someone who fancies the urban city more than nature itself, I have visited and listed down some of the places which you might want to add to your bucket list when visiting Kuching. Since driving wasn’t an option for myself, all these places are easily accessible by cab.
I have decided to blog about Pullman Kuching Hotel where I stayed for 2 nights during my short trip to Kuching, Malaysia which was quite some time back. Since I have taken quite a decent amount of pictures at Pullman Kuching Hotel, why not just share my experience right?
As Singapore has lifted its Circuit Breaker measures and has progressed into post circuit breaker phrase 2, locals will once again be able to enjoy hotel staycations. Let me just reminisce the time I enjoyed my staycation at Carlton City Hotel Singapore last year.
Situated within the business district of Tanjong Pagar, Carlton City Hotel Singapore is pretty much accessible since the train station is less than 10 mins walk away and has a 100am shopping mall and many other dining options within its vicinity.
Are you someone like me who would love to have a little climb for a scenic view of the urban landscape instead of a hike up a mountain?
There are amazing things about climbing a city’s structure that would cause nature lovers to frown upon. We avoid the dirt and dust from the sandy slopes as the the concrete/stone steps would be way safer and bearable to the non adventurous. As nature lovers enjoy nature, we also could enjoy the beautiful architecture of the cities as we admire from a bird’s eye view. You might probably spot your favorite fast food joint from the point you are standing! Not only that, you would not be able to argue that the resting points within a building/structure could be way more comfortable!
Hotel Ibis Dusseldorf Hauptbahnhof will be my last hotel review for this entire Germany-France trip which I am already missing so much, especially the gothic cathedrals and beautiful architectures.
As it was finally the last night remaining in Dusseldorf and we had to take the train or should I say metro, to the airport the following morning, we naturally picked Hotel Ibis Dusseldorf Hauptbahnhof to stay in. (By the way, Hauptbahnhof actually means main railway station.) Continue reading “Hotel Review – Hotel Ibis Dusseldorf Hauptbahnhof”