🇮🇳 Visit India

Taj Mahal 🕌

The Taj Mahal is located on the right bank of the Yamuna River in a vast Mughal garden that encompasses nearly 17 hectares, in the Agra District in Uttar Pradesh. It was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal with construction starting in 1632 AD and completed in 1648 AD, with the mosque, the guest house and the main gateway on the south, the outer courtyard and its cloisters were added subsequently and completed in 1653 AD.

Panna Meen Ka Kund 🌊

Panna Meena Ka Kund is a square-shaped stepwell, with adjoining stairs on all four sides and a room on the northern wall. It’s believed this room was used for religious ceremonies before weddings or on popular festival dates. Panna Meena ka Kund is not one of the biggest stepwells in Rajasthan, but it’s worth visiting.

Kolkata 🏰

Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) is the capital of India’s West Bengal state. Founded as an East India Company trading post, it was India’s capital under the British Raj from 1773–1911. Today it’s known for its grand colonial architecture, art galleries and cultural festivals. It’s also home to Mother House, headquarters of the Missionaries of Charity, founded by Mother Teresa, whose tomb is on site.

Hawa Mahal 🏰

Hawa Mahal is a structure made of red and pink sandstone and has a pyramidal structure which almost resembles a crown. It has been embellished with 953 tiny windows, also known as ‘Jharokhas’ and embellished with gorgeous latticework. From within, the Hawa Mahal palace is based on five floors each of which has a uniquely decorated chamber. A charming fountain welcomes you inside the main palace, from whereon you can make your way up to the different floors.

Jama Masjid 🕌

The Jama Mosque is a 17th-century congregational mosque located in the historic core of Agra, Uttar Pradesh. It was built by Jahanara Begum, Padshah Begum of the Mughal Empire, during the reign of her father, Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. It is one of the largest mosques in India.

Alappuzha 🚣‍♀️

Alappuzha (or Alleppey) is a city on the Laccadive Sea in the southern Indian state of Kerala. It’s best known for houseboat cruises along the rustic Kerala backwaters, a network of tranquil canals and lagoons. Alappuzha Beach is the site of the 19th-century Alappuzha Lighthouse. The city’s Mullakkal Temple features a traditional design. Punnamada Lake’s snake boat races are a well-known annual event.

Jal Mahal 🏰

Jal Mahal is a palace in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake in Jaipur city, the capital of the state of Rajasthan, India. The palace was originally constructed in 1699; the building and the lake around it were later renovated and enlarged in the 18th century by Maharaja Jai Singh II of Amber.

Chandrashila 🏔️

Chandrashila is the summit above Tungnath temple. It literally means “Moon Rock”. It is located at a height of about 4,000 metres above sea level. This peak provides views of the Himalayas, including Nandadevi, Trisul, Kedar Peak, Bandarpunch and Chaukhamba peaks. There are various legends associated with this place.

🇪🇬 Visit Egypt

Great Pyramid

The Great Pyramid of Giza is a defining symbol of Egypt and the last of the ancient Seven Wonders of the World. It is located on the Giza plateau near the modern city of Cairo and was built over a twenty-year period during the reign of the king Khufu (2589-2566 BCE, also known as Cheops) of the 4th Dynasty. The pyramid rises to a height of 479 feet (146 metres) with a base of 754 feet (230 metres) and is comprised of over two million blocks of stone. Some of these stones are of such immense size and weight that the logistics of raising and positioning them so precisely seems an impossibility by modern standards.

Great Sphinx

The Great Sphinx of Giza is a limestone statue of a reclining sphinx, a mythical creature with the head of a human, and the body of a lion. Facing directly from west to east, it stands on the Giza Plateau on the west bank of the Nile in Giza, Egypt. The face of the Sphinx appears to represent the pharaoh Khafre.

Luxor Temple

Luxor Temple was the largest and most significant religious center in ancient Egypt. In what was then Thebes, Luxor Temple was “the place of the First Occasion,” where the god Amon experienced rebirth during the pharaoh’s annually reenacted coronation ceremony. Today, remains of this vast complex include the colossal Great Colonnade Hall, almost 61 meters long, with 28 twenty-one-foot-high columns, its decoration largely undertaken by Tutankhamun around 1330 B.C.

Theban Necropolis

Across the Nile from Luxor, the Theban Necropolis testifies to the same obsession with death and resurrection that produced the Pyramids. Mindful of how these had failed to protect the mummies of the Old Kingdom pharaohs, later rulers opted for concealment, sinking their tombs in the arid Theban Hills while perpetuating their memory with gigantic mortuary temples on the plain below.

Valley of the Kings

The ancient Egyptians built massive public monuments to their pharaohs. But they also spent time and treasure creating hidden underground mausoleums. The most famed collection of such elaborate tombs—the Valley of the Kings—lies on the Nile’s west bank near Luxor. During Egypt’s New Kingdom (1539-1075 B.C.), the valley became a royal burial ground for pharaohs such as Tutankhamun, Seti I, and Ramses II, as well as queens, high priests, and other elites of the 18th, 19th, and 20th dynasties.

Abu Simbel Temples

Abu Simbel is an ancient temple complex, originally cut into a solid rock cliff, in southern Egypt and located at the second cataract of the Nile River. The two temples which comprise the site were created during the reign of Ramesses II (c. 1279 – c. 1213 BCE) either between 1264 – 1244 BCE or 1244-1224 BCE. 

Mosque Madrasa

The Mosque-Madrasa of Sultan Hassan is a monumental mosque and madrasa located in Salah al-Din Square in the historic district of Cairo, Egypt. It was built between 1356 and 1363 during the Bahri Mamluk period, commissioned by Sultan an-Nasir Hasan.

🇨🇳 Visit China

Tiananmen Square 🏯

Tiananmen Square or Tian’anmen Square is a city square in the city center of Beijing, China, named after the eponymous Tiananmen located to its north, which separates it from the Forbidden City. The square derives its name from the massive stone Tiananmen (“Gate of Heavenly Peace”; first constructed in 1417)—once the main gate to the Forbidden City—situated at its northern end. On a two-tiered marble terrace in the centre of the square is the Monument to the People’s Heroes (completed 1958).

Dongfang Fodu Gongyuan 🙏🏻

Dongfang Fodu Gongyuan (Oriental Buddha Park), holds more than 3,000 Buddhist statues. The centrepiece is reputedly the world’s longest reclining Buddha, measuring 170 meters, which is the largest in the world.

The Leshan Giant Buddha is a 71-metre tall stone statue, built between 713 and 803. It is carved out of a cliff face of Cretaceous red bed sandstones that lies at the confluence of the Min River and Dadu River in the southern part of Sichuan province in China, near the city of Leshan.

Terracotta Army 🏇

The Terracotta Army was constructed to accompany the tomb of China’s First Emperor as an afterlife guard. There are thousands of detailed life-size terracotta soldier models representing the guard troops of the first emperor Qin Shihuang. They were molded in parts, fired, then assembled and painted.

The Terracotta Army Museum in Xi’an is a must-see. It is considered one of the greatest archaeological sites in the world, and one of the greatest discoveries of the 20th century. 

Golden Summit Temple 🏯

The Jinding, elevation 3,077 metres, is the main peak of Mount Emei, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Sichuan, China. Jinding is the highest Buddhist temple in traditionally Han areas of China. Located atop Mount Emei is an epic statue at 48 meter so high, is the 22nd tallest statue in the world. But its height is not its most notable feature, so much as its unique head, as this massive graven image faces in ten directions, one for each of the Bodhisattva’s ‘Ten Truths of Universal Worthiness’.

Xi'an Bell Tower 🏯

The Bell Tower marks the geographical center of the ancient capital. From this important landmark extend East, South, West and North Streets. The wooden tower, which is the largest and best-preserved of its kind in China, is 36 meters (118 feet) high. It stands on a brick base 35.5 meters (116.4 feet) long and 8.6 meters (28.2 feet) high on each side. During the Ming Dynasty, Xi’an was an important military town in Northwest China, a fact that is reflected in the size and historic significance. The tower was built in 1384 by Emperor Zhu Yuanzhang.

Great Wall of China 🏯

Great Wall of China, Chinese (Pinyin) Wanli Changcheng or (Wade-Giles romanization) Wan-li Ch’ang-ch’eng (“10,000-Li Long Wall”), extensive bulwark erected in ancient China, one of the largest building-construction projects ever undertaken. The Great Wall actually consists of numerous walls—many of them parallel to each other—built over some two millennia across northern China and southern Mongolia. The most extensive and best-preserved version of the wall dates from the Ming dynasty (1368–1644) and runs for some 5,500 miles (8,850 km) east to west from Mount Hu near Dandong, southeastern Liaoning province, to Jiayu Pass west of Jiuquan, northwestern Gansu province.

Mount Emei Sea of Clouds 🏔️

With an elevation of about 3,079 meters, the Golden Summit of Mount Emei is the perfect location to appreciate the breathtaking sea of clouds. Most of the 72 peaks of Mount Emei are over 2,000 meters above sea level. The peaks emerge from the clouds, looking like floating islands in the sky.

Wenchuan Earthquake Memorial

Wenchuan Earthquake Memorial is a memorial site located at the ancient town of Anren in Dayi County, Sichuan, China following the devastating Wenchuan Earthquake on 12 May 2008 in Sichuan Province of China. The memorial is built on the site of the Beichuan Middle School which collapsed killing more than 1000 pupils and teachers inside.

Temple of Heaven 🏯

The Temple of Heaven is an axial arrangement of Circular Mound Altar to the south open to the sky with the conically roofed Imperial Vault of Heaven immediately to its north. This is linked by a raised sacred way to the circular, three-tiered, conically roofed Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests further to the north. Here at these places the emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties as interlocutors between humankind and the celestial realm offered sacrifice to heaven and prayed for bumper harvests. To the west is the Hall of Abstinence where the emperor fasted after making sacrifice. 

Fenghuang Town 🏯

Fenghuang Ancient Town, praised as “the most beautiful town in China”, is a small county town renowned for its natural beauty, rich history, colorful ethnic customs, and photogenic night scenery. This town, with a history of over 400 years, boasts rich culture and natural beautyThere are 20 ancient streets, dozens of ancient lanes, and over 200 ancient residences there, which display the architectural styles of the Ming and Qing dynasties. The ancient town is home to the Miao and Tujia ethnic minorities, with their unique ethnic languages and customs.

Oriental Castle 🏯

Founded in 111 BC, Taoping Qiang Village has a history of more than 2,000 years. In the Western Han Dynasty, it was called Guangrong County (广柔县), serving as an important pass and defense position. Through battles and wars, the village has still survived perfectly. Now, there are 98 households in the village. Taoping Qiang Village is well known as the “mysterious oriental castle” because of its typical Qiang-style architectures and its complicated road structure.

Zhanjiang 🏖️

Though we may not find the name of the city in the latest edition of travel blogs, but there is no question what the main attraction in Zhanjiang is – its seafood. Fringed by the sea on three sides and with five islands just off shore, Zhanjiang has many fishing ports which supply fresh and plentiful seafood that is cheap but of high quality. 

Fortunately for us, the locals love their seafood lightly cooked just like we do, usually quickly boiled to retain all the natural sweetness. This was our first experience eating sandworms and it taste quite good, sort of like sea cucumber but with a sweeter texture to it.

Bipenggou Valley 🏔️

Bipenggou Valley, also known as Bipenggou National Park, is a natural reserve located in northern Sichuan, about 200km away from Chengdu. It enjoys a full length of 35km and a width of 4km. The main scenic area covers an occupation of 613 square meters and you get great fun in the park. Because of its unique geographic position, Bipenggou Valley is blessed with typical alpine views, including virgin forest, plateau lakes, old glaciers, snow-capped mountains, tinkling streams and waterfalls as well as primitive meadows.

Shanghai Tower 🗼

Shanghai Tower is a 632-metre, 128-story megatall skyscraper in Lujiazui, Pudong, Shanghai. It is the world’s second-tallest building by height to architectural top and it shares the record of having the world’s highest observation deck within a building or structure at 562 m. We had afternoon tea at The Ritz Carlton with a great view of the Shanghai Tower. 

Yu's Family Kitchen 🖌️

We saw Yu’s Family Kitchen featured on Discovery Chanel’s “Bizarre Foods” and decided that we would have to check it out. It exceeded all of our expectations! This place is reservations only, so few days before you eat, you have to go in to make a deposit and talk about any food you don’t want to eat or have allergies to.

When we got there to eat, we were seated in our own room of the restaurant, which used to be a house. All 32 courses were brought out to us throughout the evening, all with beautiful presentation and very unique yet amazing tastes! I would highly recommend trying this place out, you won’t be disappointed!

🇮🇩 Visit Indonesia

Mount Bromo 🌋

Located some 4 hours drive from Surabaya, the capital of East Java, Mount Bromo is a part of the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park that covers a massive area of 800 square km. While it may be small when measured against other volcanoes in Indonesia, the magnificent Mt Bromo will not disappoint with its spectacular views and dramatic landscapes. At 2,392 meters tall, Mt Bromo is not among the tallest of Indonesia’s mountains but its stunning beauty lies in its incredible setting.

Prambanan Temple 🛕

Prambanan Temple is a Hindu-style temple complex located in Sleman, Yogyakarta. This temple is also known as Roro Jonggrang Temple. Prambanan Temple is the largest Hindu temple complex in Indonesia. The history of this temple was first built in the 9th century AD during the Mataram or Medang Kingdom.

According to the Siwagrha inscription, the original name of this temple is Siwagrha Temple, which in Sanskrit means Shiva’s House. This temple was built as an offering to the Trimurti, namely the 3 main Hindu gods, namely Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva. But indeed Lord Shiva is preferred in this temple.

Komodo Island 🦎

Komodo island, part of the Lesser Sunda chain of Indonesian islands, is the rugged habitat of the 3m-long Komodo dragon monitor lizard. Komodo National Park covers the entire region and is home to more than 4,000 dragons, and is made up of rusty-red volcanic hills, savannah and forests. Its surrounding waters of seagrass beds, mangrove shrublands and coral reefs are famous for diving.

Bali Swing ✨

Have you ever swing over the abyss? Bali Swing have 12 single swings ranging from 10m to 78m, 9 cute nests, helicopter and heart rock in the jungle and huge stone over the edge above the valley with an amazing view on the canyon and waterfall.

Swinging time is not limited and amount of use neither. Experience thrilling feelings, adrenaline rush, unforgettable experiences and unique pictures. 

Kelingking Beach 🏖️

Kelingking Beach locally known as Pantai Kelingking is one of the most iconic and recognisable tourist attractions in all of the Nusa islands. This hidden beach located in the village of Bunga Mekar, on the southwestern coast of Nusa Penida Island, which are accessible via a 40 to 50 minutes boat ride from Sanur. An incredible hidden beach which framed by towering, steep cliffs, deep turquoise blue waters further embraced by powdery white sand with the most amazing view like heaven on earth. The secluded beach itself is down a rugged 400m cliffside hike, however the view of Kelingking is arguably more popular than the beach itself. From the viewpoint, visitors look down onto the white sand enveloped by the famous limestone headland that reaches out into the Indian Ocean.

Pura Tirta Empul 🛕

One of the busiest water temples in Indonesia, Tirta Empul is a temple considered sacred by Balinese Hindu community. The temple has several holy springs which are said to have been created by The God Indra and believed to be blessed water that could purify those who bathe there. 

Tirta Empul is dedicated to Vishnu, the Hindu God of water. In the Balinese language, Tirta Empul loosely translated means water gushing from the earth, which for this reason Tirta Empul is regarded as a holy spring. The Tirta Empul Temple includes shrines to Shiva, Vishnu, Brahma, as well as one for Indra and Mount Batur. It is considered one of the five most holy temples in all of Bali and is considered one of the holiest water sources in Bali.

Scuba Diving 🤿

The USS Liberty Wreck is the most famous dive site in Bali. It is also one of the best sunken ship wrecks in the world! When I arrive in Bali, I absolutely have to dive here!

The liberty ship was hit by a Japanese torpedo then was beached near Tulamben. In 1963, the eruption of Mount Agung caused the vessel to slip off the beach, and it now lies on a sand slope in 9 to 30 m of water.

The wreck is about 130 m long with the shallowest part at about 5 m deep and the deepest on the other side of the wreck at about 30 m deep.

Rice Terraces 🌾

The Tegallalang Rice Terraces in Ubud are famous for their beautiful scenes of rice paddies and their innovative irrigation system. Known as the subak, the traditional Balinese cooperative irrigation system is said to have been passed down by a revered holy man named Rsi Markandeya in the 8th century. Tegallalang forms the 3 most splendid terraced landscapes in Ubud’s shared region, with the others being in the villages of Pejeng and Campuhan.

Vintage Car 📸

There is something special about a classic car – graceful lines, elegant curves, a time of style and class that you can add to your photo-shoot. Classic car will give the photo-shoot a sense of refinement. Timeless style means a classic car is the perfect vehicle for any style or theme – sensual, elegant, retro or classic, these cars have a presence that is enduring.

Pura Luhur Lempuyang 🛕

Obscurity aside, the temple of Pura Luhur Lempuyang is one of Bali’s most important religious places: it’s one of the six sad kahyangan (“temples of the world”) dedicated to Sang Hyang Widi Wasa (the supreme God), and it’s also one of the island’s nine directional temples that “protects” the native Balinese from evil spirits.

The temple presents an interesting challenge to visitors: reaching the top means conquering 1,700 steps cut into mountainside jungle, requiring about an hour and a half of serious climbing. Ordinary Balinese make their way up the stairs to ask for divine assistance with problems or request blessings from above.

Floating Breakfast 🦄

If the idea of a floating breakfast seems silly, know that Bali is extremely hot and humid. Being able to cool off in our villa pool while sipping coffee and nibbling on a delicious breakfast doesn’t seem half bad if it means we get to escape the heat.

Floating breakfasts are also an awesome way to pamper ourselves. I highly recommend experiencing this at least once if you’re planning a trip to Bali, Indonesia.

Ayana Resort & Spa 🏖️

AYANA’s Kubu private white sand beach is the perfect place to unwind, away from day-to-day crowds. Ayana Resort & Spa is an upscale 5-star oceanfront retreat with elegant rooms, suites & villas, plus 9 restaurants & 4 pools.

Exclusively for in-house guests, Rock Bar is a world-famous and most exclusive bar offers 360 degrees of sheer glamour, on the rocks. Situated on natural rocks, 45 feet above the Indian Ocean at the base of AYANA’s towering cliffs, this innovative open-air bar is Bali’s chicest sunset destination.

Treasure's Bay Lagoon 🏖️

Treasure Bay Bintan’s Crystal Lagoon is South-East Asia’s first man-made seawater lagoon at 6.3 hectares. Here, we discovered an extensive range of recreational and sporting activities suitable for all ages from dawn till dusk and Gem’s first experience with canoeing.

The lagoon’s specially filtered seawater is delicate on the skin and provide perfect water conditions all year round. Future development surrounding the lagoon promises a vibrant and exciting host of dining, spa, retail, entertainment and night-life options catering to all our holiday needs and desires.

Nirwana Resort Hotel, Bintan 🏖️

Situated on the water’s edge of Indonesia’s Bintan island, Nirwana Beach Club is the ultimate rustic beachfront hideaway. Indulge in a variety of water sports, nature and the timeless traditions of a village-style living. Feeling our spirits lifted amidst the spacious thatched-roof chalets, sunny beaches and a blue ocean, savouring relaxation and a boundless choice of tropical activities.

We stayed at Nirwana Resort Hotel 4-star accommodation which has 242 guestrooms, all with a sweeping sea, pool or garden views. Full modern amenities and facilities were made available to us and an ensemble of restaurants and bars to satisfy our taste buds.

Montigo Resorts, Batam 🏖️

An award-winning 5-star family resort, Montigo Resorts Nongsa is a perfect gateway destination for all travelers. It is only 30 minutes from Singapore by private Montigo Yacht Transfer or ferry. Situated on Batam Island’s exclusive northeastern coast, all villas are spacious and feature panoramic views of the beautiful sea.

There are TADD’s Restaurant serving local cuisine and Panitai Restaurant serving fresh seafood, along with private in-villa dining or sky terrace barbeques. Plus, the Montigo Spa, cooking classes, and OLO Kid’s Club are all provided to fulfill our stay.

The Edge 🏖️

Experience tranquillity, luxury, and impeccable service at The edge. Nestled upon a clifftop in Uluwatu, Bali with breathtaking views of the ocean, this is your chance to enjoy an unforgettable romantic getaway or family holiday.

Sophistication, elegance, and tranquillity all wrapped into one. oneeighty is our day club which features a breathtaking glass-bottom sky pool overhanging the ocean, along with a sunbed area and enclosed bar. The menu offers classic beachside food which you can enjoy amongst the swaying palm trees, and at 5 pm the ambience changes with chilled music and your favourite cocktails made by our all-star mixologists.

Ulun Danu Beratan 🛕

Set within the highlands of the mountainous Bedugul Regency in Bali, atop a plateau that sits on Lake Beratan, stands the majestic Ulun Danu Temple. Pura Ulun Danu was built in adoration of the Goddess Danu. Danu, in the Balinese tongue, means lake, while the goddess Danu is queen of water, lakes and rivers. The temple complex consists of four sacred buildings. Linga Pura stands three levels high, and is a place of worship to the god Shiva. Pura Puncak Mangu stands 11 levels high, and was built in dedication to the god Vishnu. PuraTeratai Bang is the main temple, and Pura Dalem Purwa is built in worship to Sang Hyang Widhi. 

🇦🇺 Visit Australia

Ayers Rock 🏜️

Our Sounds of Silence experience begins with canapes and chilled sparkling wine upon a dune top overlooking the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. As the sun sets and darkness falls, we listened to the sound of a didgeridoo and we joined our table of fellow travelers for an unforgettable dining experience. Settling back and listening to our resident star talker decode the southern night sky. Locate the Southern Cross, the signs of the zodiac, the Milky Way, as well as planets and galaxies that are visible due to the exceptional clarity of the atmosphere.

Lancelin Sand Dunes ⏳

Lancelin has become one of Australia’s premier sandboarding destinations. Featuring pure white sand dunes, over three stories high, with free entry, the Lancelin sand dunes are must on our Western Australian adventure. Whether our intentions is to get an adrenaline rush of sandboarding, quad-biking or 4 wheel driving, the Lancelin Dunes is where the fun happens.

Shell Beach 🐚

This beautiful snow-white beach is made up of billions of tiny shells up to 10 metres deep and stretching for over 70 kilometres. There is no sand, only shells!

On a still day, the ocean at Shell Beach transforms into a palette of the most intense greens and blues – and the water is very salty (hypersaline), making it easy to float even though we aren’t strong swimmers – similar to the Dead Sea in Jordan. 

Darling Harbour 🛥️

Darling Harbour is a harbour adjacent to the city centre of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia that is made up of a large recreational and pedestrian precinct that is situated on western outskirts of the Sydney central business district. 

Darling Harbour ticks all the destination boxes, matching a splendid waterside location in the heart of Sydney with some marvellous attractions such as an aquarium and great dining options. Within the area, Cockle Bay and King Street Wharf offer funky nightclubs, wine bars and bistros serving fine food and delicious cocktails.

Sydney Harbour Bridge 🌊

The Sydney Harbour Bridge is a heritage-listed steel through arch bridge in Sydney, spanning Sydney Harbour from the central business district to the North Shore. The view of the bridge, the harbour, and the nearby Sydney Opera House is widely regarded as an iconic image of Sydney, and of Australia itself. 

The Sydney Harbour Bridge is one of the world’s most recognisable landmarks. Not only is it the largest steel arch bridge on the planet, but it also spans one of the globe’s finest natural harbours. Affectionately named the Coathanger by locals, it’s an intrinsic part of the city; you can walk or cycle across it and even climb to its peak for incredible views.

Colonial Tramcar Restaurant 🚋

A famous fleet of historical trams that have become The Colonial Tramcar Restaurant. These glossy, burgundy restaurants on wheels are the first travelling Tramcar Restaurants in the world and ensure a delightful, innovative approach to dining.

Gliding along the scenic streets of Melbourne, we get to enjoy a seasonal menu, quality Australian wines or make a selection from the fully stocked bar at an all inclusive price.

Bubblegum Pink Lakes 🌸

Australia pink lake’s striking pink colour is thanks to the algae that live in the water, Dunaliella salina. When exposed to sunlight, the algae produces beta-carotene, the red pigment found in carrots and other vegies.

Thanks to those colour-producing properties, the algae are farmed for use in cosmetics and supplements, and as a natural food dye.

Yacht Sailing Experience ⛵

We stayed the night on a yacht parked in one of Perth’s yacht club and sailed our way to Frementle Harbour Port. No visit to Australia will be complete without an early morning trip to its famous seafood markets, where the freshest catch of the day caught by fishermen in the wee hours of the morning can be seen, bought, and if we choose, eaten at restaurants located right by the jetty. And it is the vibrancy of this experience that Fremantle Seafood Market has captured, transporting diners to the sights and sounds of dining in Perth’s famed Fremantle harbour port.

Smiling Quokka 🦫

The Quokka is the only mammal which is native to Rottnest Island and can be found almost everywhere on the Island. It is mainly nocturnal. This means that it is mostly active at night, preferring to rest or sleep in the shade during the day.

The Quokka bounds and hops along the ground although it can climb trees if it needs to. It will sit on its hind legs to look around and will also use its front paws to search for and pick up food. They have become one of the main tourist attractions of Rottnest Island because they have a cute appearance and are easy to see.

State Library 📚

The State Library Victoria is the main library of the Australian state of Victoria. Located in Melbourne, it was established in 1854 as the Melbourne Public Library, making it Australia’s oldest public library and one of the first free libraries in the world. It is also Australia’s busiest library and, as of 2018, the fourth most-visited library in the world. The library’s vast collection includes over four million items, including books, photographs, manuscripts, maps and newspapers.

St Paul's Cathedral ⛪

St Paul’s Cathedral is an Anglican cathedral in Melbourne, Australia. It is the cathedral church of the Diocese of Melbourne and the seat of the Archbishop of Melbourne, who is also the metropolitan archbishop of the Province of Victoria.

The cathedral was designed by the English Gothic Revival architect William Butterfield and completed in 1891, except for the spires which were built to a different design from 1926 to 1932. It is one of Melbourne’s major architectural landmarks.

Sea World Gold Coast 🐬

Sea World is a marine mammal park, oceanarium, and theme park located on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. It includes rides, animal exhibits and other attractions, and it promotes conservation through education and the rescue and rehabilitation of sick, injured or orphaned wildlife. 

There are many land and water based animal adventures on offer at Sea World that you won’t find anywhere else in the world. Make memories you’ll cherish forever with one of the many exclusive experiences on offer. Get up close and personal with our seals, dolphins, penguins plus much more! 

Kalbarri National Park 🏜️

Kalbarri National Park surrounds the lower reaches of the Murchison River, which has cut a magnificent 80km gorge through the red and white banded sandstone to create formations such as Nature’s Window and The Loop, Z-Bend and Hawks Head, with scenic gorge views at the Ross Graham Lookout and views of the town and river mouth at Meanarra Hill.

Perched right on the cliff-top, sits two 100m high lookouts, that project 25m and 17m beyond the rim of the Murchison Gorge. Visitors can venture out onto the new Kalbarri Skywalk and enjoy incredible views of the spectacular gorge and surrounding environment.

Koala Experience 🐨

Get up close and personal to one of Australia’s biggest icons. We got the opportunity to learn about the koala’s features, habitat, reproduction, gum species preferences and other quirky little facts about these gorgeous critters.

Meet some of the koala families inside their Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary homes. At the completion of our experience we got to will hold one of everyone’s favourite little Aussie legends whilst having a professional photograph to capture our experience.

The Twelve Apostles 🪨

The Twelve Apostles is a collection of limestone stacks off the shore of Port Campbell National Park, by the Great Ocean Road in Victoria, Australia. Their proximity to one another has made the site a popular tourist attraction. Seven of the original eight stacks remain standing at the Twelve Apostles viewpoint, after one collapsed in July 2005. The Great Ocean Road is an Australian National Heritage listed 240-kilometre stretch of road along the south-eastern coast of Australia between the Victorian cities of Torquay and Allansford.

Pinnacles Desert 🏜️

The Pinnacles Desert of Nambung National Park is located roughly 200km, or 2 hours’ drive north of Perth, and covers an area of 17,487 hectares providing natural habitat for an extensive array of native animals and bird life. The Pinnacles are amazing natural limestone structures, formed approximately 25,000 to 30,000 years ago after the sea receded and left deposits of sea shells. Over time, coastal winds removed the surrounding sand, leaving the pillars exposed to the elements. The Pinnacles range in height and dimension – some stand as high as 3.5m!

Sydney Fish Market 🦞

Sydney Fish Market (SFM) is the largest market of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere and the world’s second largest seafood market in terms of variety outside of Japan. A working fish market, SFM sources product both nationally and internationally and trades over 14,500 tonnes of seafood annually – with up to a hundred species traded every day.SFM employs approximately fifty-seven staff to organise the weekday wholesale auction, promote Sydney Fish Market as the centre of seafood excellence and operate the Sydney Seafood School.

🇯🇵 Visit Japan

Kimono Experience 👘

When it’s the summer we can not only rent a kimono, but we can also rent a yukata (an informal and light cotton kimono) as well. It goes without saying, but a yukata is perfect when viewing a fireworks festival, viewing the Gion Festival, watching the ceremonial fires of the large Japanese kanji characters on the mountains in Kyoto, and a number of other summer festivals. But it’s not just festivals, when visiting somewhere specializing in sweet foods and eating a matcha (powdered green tea) based parfait or shaved ice, wearing a kimono is part of the fun of doing so in Kyoto.

Sakura 🌸

In Japan, the appearance of cherry blossoms, known as sakura, signals the beginning of spring. The arrival of these flowers is an annual event so significant, that there are forecasts pinpointing exactly when and where the flowers are expected to bloom. From an outsider’s perspective, this may seem excessive.

However, when taking into account the fact that sakura are only in bloom for a maximum of about two weeks, it’s understandable that people would want to find out both the ‘kaika’ (blooming) and ‘mankai’ (full bloom) predictions in order to make the most out of the ‘hanami’ (flower viewing) season.

Mount Fuji 🗻

Mount Fuji is 3,776 meters high and the tallest mountain in Japan. It has been an object of faith and worship since ancient times for the Japanese people and has inspired countless paintings and poems – in short, it is dear to an entire nation. With this background, it has been registered as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site in 2013. Mount Fuji isn’t always visible from Tokyo and even if you stay for a week, weather and season might have it hide behind clouds the entire time. But for us, seeing Japan’s most famous mountain is at the top of our bucket list. 

Nara Park 🦌

According to Shinto tradition and lore, Nara deer were the sacred messengers of the gods, such that, in ancient times, killing a deer in Nara was a crime punishable by death. These days the deer are no longer considered sacred, but to honor tradition they’re considered national treasures, which is why we can see them roaming in Nara Park.

In fact, that’s why the park is sometimes called Nara deer park or Japan’s deer forest; it’s easily the area’s most defining feature. Today, there are over 1,200 deer in Nara Park, which is located in Nara, in Japan’s Kansai region. These deer are called sika, which is derived from the Japanese word for deer: shika

Senbon Torii Path ⛩️

The walkway of reddish-orange torii (traditional Japanese Shinto gates) is one of the features that makes this shrine so special. Two rows made up of hundreds of vermillion torii gates (known as Senbon Torii) are located behind Fushimi Inari Shrine and line a path that winds up the mountain. All of Fushimi Inari Shrine’s Senbon Torii were donated by Japanese businesses, as a way to honor the kami, ask for a wish, or say thanks for a wish that was granted. Each gate is printed with the business name and the date that it was donated. While the Senbon Torii are the most famous attractions at Fushimi Inari Shrine, the grounds actually contain more than 10,000 (and some say up to 32,000!) torii gates of different shapes and sizes.

Itsukushima Shrine ⛩️

Itsukushima Shrine is a Shinto shrine on the island of the same name, also known as Miyajima, located in Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan. Traditionally founded in the 6th century CE, the present layout of buildings dates to the 12th century CE. With its iconic torii gate, buildings on stilts standing over the sea, and soaring five-story pagoda, the shrine is one of the most easily recognisable of Japan’s many ancient shrines. Itsukushima Shrine is an official National Treasure of Japan and has been listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site since 1996 CE.

Tokyo Disneyland 🏰

Tokyo Disneyland is a 115-acre theme park at the Tokyo Disney Resort in Urayasu, Chiba Prefecture, Japan, near Tokyo. Its main gate is directly adjacent to both Maihama Station and Tokyo Disneyland Station. 

Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and many more of your Disney Friends appear in Mickey’s PhilharMagic magical concert that’s as fun to watch as to listen to!

Jungle Cruise where you can board the boat with a brave, light-hearted skipper who loves the jungle. You’ll see elephants, crocodiles, lions, and other wildlife on this adventure tour where surprises and mysteries await you.

Puffer Fish Sashimi Fugu 🐡

The Japanese delicacy fugu, or blowfish, is so poisonous that the smallest mistake in its preparation could be fatal. The tetrodotoxin found in fugu is more toxic than cyanide, and each year about 20 people are poisoned from badly prepared fish. It takes a lot of skill and training to prepare the fish safely and know which parts are poisonous. 

The Japanese government tightly control who can prepare fugu, and chefs need to take an extensive exam before they’re legally allowed to serve the fish. This rigorous regulation means that while the fish can be lethal, far more people die from eating oysters than fugu each year. 

All of the skill and training that goes into preparing this fish increases the price. The fish is killed seconds before preparation. And while the process looks gruesome as the muscles continue to spasm, the fish is dead. 

Fugu has a very mild whitefish-like flavor with a pure and clean quality to it. Its taste is subtle which is fairly unique for seafood, and is part of why the dish is sought after. Its texture will vary significantly depending on how it is cooked.

Osaka Tempozan Anipa 🦉

Tempozan Anipa is an animal cafe where you get to pet lots of animals. There are many animals in this small place, alpacas, capybaras, kangaroos, tortoises, dogs, cats, birds and many small animals.

It was our first time seeing capybaras and getting to touch them. The kangaroos were slightly scary but they weren’t the adult size. The alpaca was super cute.

Tokyo Tower 🗼

Standing 333 meters high in the center of Tokyo, Tokyo Tower (東京タワー) is the world’s tallest, self-supported steel tower and 3 meters taller than its model, the Eiffel Tower. A symbol of Japan’s post-war rebirth as a major economic power, Tokyo Tower was the country’s tallest structure from its completion in 1958 until 2012 when it was surpassed by the Tokyo Skytree. In addition to being a popular tourist spot, Tokyo Tower serves as a broadcast antenna.

The tower’s main deck at 150 meters is reached via elevator or a 600-step staircase (both paid). Thanks to the tower’s central location, the observatory offers an interesting view of the city despite being only at a relatively moderate height. There are also some “lookdown windows” in the floor to stand on, a souvenir shop and a cafe.

Hanamikoji Street

The historic architecture of Hanamikoji Street is one of its highlights, particularly the prevalence of its machiya, or wooden merchant homes, which feature narrow facades. Many now house restaurants where you can sample delectable local cuisine prepared in the distinct Kyoto style. Tucked in between these machiya are also ochaya, or teahouses, where you can learn more about Japanese heritage during a tea ceremony with a geisha. The most famous teahouse is Ichiriki Chaya, instantly recognizable for its imposing red walls. Ichiriki has hosted samurai warriors and some of the world’s most powerful politicians over its 300-year-old history.

🇮🇸 Visit Iceland

Northern Lights ✨

The northern lights, or the aurora borealis, are beautiful dancing waves of light that have captivated people for millennia. But for all its beauty, this spectacular light show is a rather violent event. 

Energized particles from the sun slam into Earth’s upper atmosphere at speeds of up to 45 million mph (72 million kph), but our planet’s magnetic field protects us from the onslaught. 

As Earth’s magnetic field redirects the particles toward the poles — there are southern lights, too, which you can read about below — the dramatic process transforms into a cinematic atmospheric phenomenon that dazzles and fascinates scientists and skywatchers alike.

 

Reyniskirkja Church ⛪

In the remote seafront village of Vik, the Reyniskirkja Church stands among the desolate and dazzling landscape of Iceland’s southern coast. Surrounded by an astonishing environment of cliffs, glaciers, and volcano, the Church is situated on a hill and overlooks the small coastal community. Over the centuries, Vik continued to operate as a small seaside settlement, but it wasn’t until 1890 that traders permanently settled there. Residents sold flour, salt, sugar, and produce and eventually five grocery stores and two slaughterhouses were opened. In 1929, the Church was built and solidified Vik’s status as a community.

Seljalandsfoss Waterfall ⛅

Seljalandsfoss waterfall along Iceland’s southern coast is fed by melting water from the famed glacier- capped Eyjafjallajokull volcano. This powerful waterfall cascades into a pretty meadow. However, the path that runs behind the curtain of water is the main attraction. There you can enjoy a truly unique viewpoint of the waterfall. It cascades over steep cliffs, which makes it possible for you to walk behind the waterfall. You will get a spectacular view of the waterfall itself and the surroundings. Make sure you don’t forget your camera, but be advised, it might get wet.

Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon ⛰️

Fjaðrárgljúfur is a 2 km long canyon in the South-East Region of Iceland. The canyon is about 100 meters deep and through it runs a small freshwater stream. It’s known to be one of the most picturesque places in Iceland.

The Fjaðrárgjúfur Canyon was formed during the last ice age when a glacial river carved its way through soil, creating a massive canyon about 100 meters down. Even though the canyon was created at a cold period, today it’s a very fertile place with beautiful vegetation.

The fairytale-like Fjaðrárgljúfur has steep tuff walls on both sides. They are believed to be about 2 million years old. The Fjaðrá River runs like a snake in between the palagonite walls and originates in the Geirlandshraun lava field. It also falls from a cliff into the Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon, creating quite the scene. The river then joined the powerful Skaftá river.

Gullfoss Waterfall 🌊

Located in the Hvítá river canyon, Southwest Iceland, Gullfoss Waterfall is crowed as one of Iceland’s most iconic falls. Translating directly to ‘Golden Floss’, the waterfall is one of the top three landmarks in the Golden Circle and surely does justice to its name!

With the high sediment glacial water making the falls glow, The Golden Floss is a two-tiered waterfall offering a deviating view over the seasons. The summer sees a cascading veil of heavy water flow down from two levels.

While the waterfall produces numerous rainbows by the clouds of sprays from the continuously tumbling water in summers, the winter freezes it into glistening waves of ice. The stunning waterfall is a must-see location when in Iceland in any season.

Jökulsárlon Ice Cave 🧊

The ice caves form when the glacial rivers retract and freeze during the winter. The Iceland ice caves form in different shapes and locations every year and create worlds of deepest blue. It’s one of the most impressive natural wonders.

The ice caves form where glaciers melt, and the most popular area to visit is the ice caves in Vatnajökull National Park in south-east Iceland. The most popular cave of all is the Crystal Cave because it’s so accessible, tour companies can drive right up to the entrance.

Icelandic Horses 🐴

The Icelandic horse is a breed of horse developed in Iceland. Although the horses are small, at times pony-sized, most registries for the Icelandic refer to it as a horse. Icelandic horses are long-lived and hardy.

The Icelandic horse is as local to this volcanic land as its people. It arrived here on the very first ships of the settlers and has, ever since, remained a loyal friend and vital servant.

The horse, therefore, holds a very special place in the people’s hearts and souls, and if you ever have the honour of meeting a member of its species, you’ll immediately understand why. Notably more curious, intelligent and independent than other horse breeds, the Icelandic horse is loved by all.

🇬🇷 Visit Greece

Oia Blue Dome Churches ⛪

Standing side by side on the picturesque caldera cliffside & overlooking the Aegean Sea, the blue-domed churches of Oia are easy to spot & they have been captured countless times, as one of the most charming landmarks in Oia.

They are probably the most photogenic churches in the Cyclades, adding an extra charm to the postcard-like landscape! They both have a traditional style of Cycladic architecture & they can be approached on foot, passing through the narrow alleys of Oia:

Anastasi Church: Anastasi Church was constructed in 1865 & it is dedicated to the Resurrection of Christ. In addition to its signature blue cupola, you will instantly notice a distinctive pink bell tower.

Agios Spyridon Church: Only 10 meters away from Anastasi, Agios Spyridon was built in 1867 & it has a matching blue dome & a blue bell tower. It was named after Saint Spyridon & the closer you get, the better caldera views you are going to have!

Mykonos 🌊

Mykonos is an island in the Cyclades group in the Aegean Sea. It’s popularly known for its summer party atmosphere. Beaches such as Paradise and Super Paradise have bars that blare thumping music. Massive dance clubs attract world-renowned DJs and typically stay open well past dawn. Iconic landmarks include a row of 16th-century windmills, which sit on a hill above Mykonos town.

Oia Satorini Sunset ⛅

Oia is a coastal town on the northwestern tip of Santorini, a Greek Aegean island. The town has whitewashed houses carved into the rugged clifftops, and overlooks a vast caldera filled with water. In a 19th-century mansion, the Naval Maritime Museum has exhibits on local seafaring history, including old figureheads, sailors’ chests and models of old ships. Nearby is the ruined Oia Castle, known for its sunset views.

Acropolis of Athens 🏛️

The Acropolis of Athens is an ancient citadel located on a rocky outcrop above the city of Athens and contains the remains of several ancient buildings of great architectural and historical significance, the most famous being the Parthenon. The word acropolis is from the Greek words ἄκρον (akron, “highest point, extremity”) and πόλις (polis, “city”).The term acropolis is generic and there are many other acropoleis in Greece. During ancient times the Acropolis of Athens was known also more properly as Cecropia, after the legendary serpent-man, Cecrops, the supposed first Athenian king.

Panagia Island 🌊

The islet of Kyra Panagia close to Alonissos Greece, Sporades: The islet of Kyra Panagia, also called Pelagonisi, is found to the north east of Alonissos. It is a small, uninhabited island with two natural harbors, Agios Petros and Planitis. From the two of them, the bay of Planitis is the safest to moor your ship. This bay was used as a pirate shelter in the Middle Ages. Archaeological findings on Kyra Panagia show that this is where the ancient Alonissos, mentioned by the orator Demosthenes and Strabo, must have been. 

Three Bells of Fira ⛪

The Three Bells of Fira, officially known as The Catholic Church of the Dormition, is a Greek Catholic church on the island of Santorini. The church is famed for its three bells, blue dome, and picturesque views. The building is located in the town of Fira, directly above the cliffs which dominate western Santorini.

Assos Kefalonia 🌊

Assos Kefalonia: Assos is a small and charming village located 36 km north of Argostoli, the capital of Kefalonia. The traditional architecture, the peaceful landscape and the pebbled beaches compose the natural beauty of Assos. A stroll around the narrow alleys reveals colorful houses with pink and white blooms, lovely paths and old churches. Little taverns perched on the quayside overlooking the bay attract most of the visitors. The visit to the castle requires a long walk amidst the olive tree forests until you reach an archway. This journey is quite interesting and refreshing.

Zakynthos 🌊

Zakynthos is a Greek island in the Ionian Sea and a well-known summer resort. The harbor city of Zakynthos is the capital and major hub, centered around waterfront Solomos Square. Popular beaches like Agios Nikolaos, Alykanas and Tsilivi offer swimming and water sports. Accessed by boat, Navagio beach is the site of a famed 1980 shipwreck resting in a sandy cove framed by cliffs.

🇸🇬 Visit Singapore

Jewel Changi Airport ✈️

Singapore’s Changi Airport has been named the world’s best airport for the eighth year in a row at the annual Skytrax World Airport Awards. Singapore Changi Airport remains a very popular choice with customers and delights at nearly all points in the airport journey, and it is this attention to detail that proves so popular. 

Jewel Changi Airport is a nature-themed entertainment and retail complex on the landside of Changi Airport, Singapore, linked to three of its passenger terminals. Its centrepiece is the world’s tallest indoor waterfall, the HSBC Rain Vortex, which is surrounded by a terraced forest setting. 

Merlion Park 🧜‍♀️

The Merlion’s fish-like body symbolises Singapore’s origins as a fishing village, known as Temasek a name which comes from same root as the word tasek (‘lake’ in Malay). The statue’s head represents the city’s original name of Singapura (lion city in Sanskrit). According to legend, Sang Nila Utama—a Srivijayan prince of Palembang landed on our shores amidst a tempest at sea. Near the mouth of the Singapore River, the prince spied a strange creature which he identified as a lion, thus giving Singapura its name.

National Gallery Singapore 🏛️

The latest jewel in Singapore’s art crown, the National Gallery Singapore is a visual arts institution housing an unparalleled collection of modern Singapore and Southeast Asian art. Fittingly located in the heart of the Civic District, the Gallery is housed in the City Hall and the former Supreme Court, two iconic buildings that have played a monumental role in Singapore’s history.

Dedicated to curating a collection that will provide insights into the unique art, heritage and history in the region, the Gallery is a must-visit destination in Singapore. At 64,000 square metres, it is the largest visual arts venue in Singapore and one of the largest in the region.

Gardens By The Bay 🌳

The Gardens by the Bay is a nature park spanning 101 hectares in the Central Region of Singapore, adjacent to the Marina Reservoir. The park consists of three waterfront gardens: Bay South Garden, Bay East Garden and Bay Central Garden. Measuring between 25 and 50 metres tall, Gardens by the Bay’s Supertrees are designed with large canopies that provide shade in the day and come alive with an exhilarating display of lights and sounds at night. 

Chijmes Hall ⛪

Step into awe at CHIJMES Hall, filled with unique charm and ambience. An exquisitely restored early Gothic styled 19th Century chapel with intricate design and detail, it’s the perfect location to make memories that will last a lifetime. Boasting enviable high ceilings and detailed stained glass windows, the chapel’s columns and corridors also bear lovely motifs of flowers and birds – all adding to its lasting allure. Gazetted as a National Monument in 1990, CHIJMES Hall is indeed a stunning venue in the heart of the city.

Singapore Flyer 🎡

Singapore Flyer is Asia’s largest observation ferris wheel towering at 165m above ground level with 28 glass cabins that make a slow circular revolution, you can enjoy a bird’s eye view of the surrounding Marina Bay and panoramic views of Singapore’s skyline. We wanted to give Gem an unforgettable 3 year old birthday experience so we decided on The Singapore Flyer Private capsule. As Daddy surprised her with flowers and toy pearl necklace in proposal style, she was so happy and the first words that came out from her mouth “It’s amazing” and it’s the first time she used the word Amazing and that amazed us.

Marina Barrage 🪁

When we climbed up on the roof of this water reservoir, we discovered an atypical spot where we get to see ‘the other side’ of Marina Bay Sands Hotel, the Supertree Grove, the two domes of Gardens by the Bay and the reservoir’s distinct dual curvature – framing an image of Singapore’s skyline that is truly our own. We invited family and friends to join us in celebrating Gem’s birthday as we unpacked our picnic basket, light up the picnic mat and open the bottles of wine.

Marina Bay Sands Hotel 🏨

Marina Bay Sands is a destination for those who appreciate luxury. An integrated resort notable for transforming Singapore’s city skyline, it comprises three 55-storey towers of extravagant hotel rooms and luxury suites with personal butler services. In addition, its architecture is made complete with the Sands SkyPark which crowns the three towers.

At the Sands SkyPark be prepared to be wowed by the 360-degree views on the observation deck. As hotel guests, we really enjoyed the breath-taking experience of swimming in the infinity-edged swimming pool overlooking the horizon. Diving into the pool before dusk and witness the picturesque view of the sunset from the pool’s edge, 200 metres in the sky.

Singapore Grand Prix 🏎️

The Singapore Grand Prix is a motor racing event which forms part of the Formula One World Championship. The event takes place on the Marina Bay Street Circuit and was the inaugural night race and first street circuit in Asia designed for Formula One races.The Singapore Grand Prix has been considered to be one of the most challenging and unique tracks on the Formula.

The main reason for holding the Singapore Grand Prix at night was so an Asian race could be broadcast at lunchtime in the UK. As the race is held on a street circuit, it could be properly illuminated during the evening, with demand for tickets remaining high.

Sofitel Sentosa Resort & Spa 🏨

Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa is a French luxury 5-star resort hotel. Situated at the top of a cliff that overlooks the South China Sea, it offers a stunning view of sunsets over the horizon. The 215-room hotel includes luxury rooms, suites and villas, and offers an array of delectable cuisines from around the world at its various F&B establishments. Facilities include indoor and outdoor event spaces, a state-of-the-art gym, children’s playroom, complimentary internet access and shuttle services. Completing the experience for guests is a spacious swimming pool deck and the world’s largest Sofitel Signature So SPA.

Parkroyal Collection Marina Bay 🏨

PARKROYAL COLLECTION Marina Bay has completed its transformation into a “garden-in-a-hotel”, the first of its kind in Singapore. Sitting in the heart of the Central Business District, the 5-star hotel is a stone’s throw away from well-loved Singapore landmarks, world-class attractions, and dynamic art scene – hallmarks of a destination hotel for travelers seeking unique experiences. Catering to conscious and mindful travellers, the hotel focuses on stylish and contemporary vibes that is brought to life through iconic architecture, eco-friendliness, and lifestyle experiences.

Universal Studio Singapore 🦖

Singapore’s only movie-theme park features 24 rides and attractions, including a pair of dueling coasters that brush past one another in several near misses in their aerial combat. Thrill-seekers can choose between a coaster where they are seated or the other where riders are suspended. Exciting loops, sudden turns, breathtaking drops and thrilling near-collisions will make you scream your heart out. Dinosaurs, lemurs, ogres and Egyptian mummies add to the thrills and adventures. With 18 attractions created or redesigned for Singapore, Universal Studios Singapore™ promises an experience that you will not forget.

Night Safari 🦒

As dusk falls, the shutters open at the Night Safari, welcoming you into a world of nocturnal creatures and their mysterious habitats. Your eyes will take a while to adjust to the darkness here, but once they do, you’ll be greeted by close to 900 animals from over 100 species in this world’s first nocturnal wildlife park. 41% of these species are threatened, including many indigenous to the region, such as the endangered Asian elephant, Malayan tapir and Malayan tiger.

Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa 🏨

Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa is a contemporary luxury resort in Singapore with 140 5-star rooms, suites, villas, and a mansion, offering unique environments in which to work, rest or play. In an intimate setting designed to relax and rejuvenate your senses, every moment at Amara Sanctuary is a unique memory.

From the sunlight streaming through your shutters, the free-roaming peacocks, to the warmth of hospitality, each moment will create a lasting impression. And it is all within minutes from Singapore’s central business and shopping districts, Universal Studios Singapore® and Sentosa’s attractions.

Places of Worship 🕌🏯

Sultan Mosque or Masjid Sultan is a mosque located at Muscat Street and North Bridge Road. It was named after Sultan Hussain Shah. In 1975, it was designated a national monument. Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum is a Buddhist temple and museum complex built in 2007, the temple gets its name from what the Buddhists regard as the left canine tooth of Buddha, which has been recovered from his funeral pyre in Kushinagar, India and displayed on the temple’s grounds.

🇵🇪 Visit Peru

Machu Picchu ⛰️

Machu Picchu stands 2,430 m above sea-level, in the middle of a tropical mountain forest, in an extraordinarily beautiful setting. It was probably the most amazing urban creation of the Inca Empire at its height; its giant walls, terraces and ramps seem as if they have been cut naturally in the continuous rock escarpments. The natural setting, on the eastern slopes of the Andes, encompasses the upper Amazon basin with its rich diversity of flora and fauna. The approximately 200 structures making up this outstanding religious, ceremonial, astronomical and agricultural centre are set on a steep ridge, crisscrossed by stone terraces. Following a rigorous plan the city is divided into a lower and upper part, separating the farming from residential areas, with a large square between the two. 

Rainbow Mountain 🌈

Located in the Peruvian Andes in Cusco just 3 hours away from the historical center, Rainbow Mountain or Montaña de Siete Colores is becoming the main attraction to see after or before Machu Picchu. As you could guess, the mountain is famed for its natural, multi-colored beauty at a staggering 5,200m above sea level. This rainbow-like appearance is created by the sediment of minerals throughout the area giving the mountain the turquoise, lavendar, gold and other colors. It was only recently discovered due to the snow melting revealing the hidden gem that’s still considered holy by many until this day. 

Supay Beach 🌊

The Paracas National Reserve is a protected area located in the Ica region, approximately 250 km (155 mi) south of the city of Lima and about 27 km (17 mi) from the town of Pisco, Peru. Established in 1975, the reserve protects desert and marine ecosystems and also includes archaeological remains of the Paracas culture. Supay is a Quechua word meaning ‘devil’ This beach where the desert meets the ocean, as nice as it is, is dangerous because of the riptides. Bathers are regularly swept out to sea.

Awana Kancha 🦙

Awana Kancha is known as the ‘living museum of the Andes’ – invites people to get up close and personal with native alpacas, treasured by the ancient Inca civilization and a sacred symbol of Peru. Although billed as a “weaving center,” Awana Kancha’s main draw is arguably its resident animals. Here, you’ll encounter all four species of the native camelid family up close; alpacas, llamas, guanacos, and vicunãs. These long-necked creatures have historically roamed the Andes and provided clothing, fuel, and companionship as domesticated animals for over 5,000 years.

Paron Lake 🌊

The Laguna Paron is one of the most beautiful lakes, and the largest in the Cordillera Blanca. It stands at around 4,200 meters above sea level, so unless you are already totally climatized to the altitude, take it easy hiking around. The water is a blue turquoise color. The lake is surrounded by gorgeous mountains with snowy peaks, the most famous being the Artesonraju mountain. The roads everywhere are unfortunately horrible so the drive over is pretty miserable but definitely worth it.

Cathedral of Lima ⛪

Construction of the Cathedral of Lima, which is located at Plaza de Armas, started in 1535. Francisco Pizarro, the city’s founder, requested the architecture in neoclassical style inspired by the Seville Cathedral. The Cathedral has been damaged several times by earthquakes over hundreds of years. Inside, there are dozens of altars in different styles, the most stunning being the João Batista’s alter with a magnificent sculpture of Jesus Christ. The monumental size, the intricate altars, the magnificent ceiling and the main altar make this Cathedral a beautiful sight. The remains of Pizzaro lie in a chapel there.

Immaculate Conception Cathedral ⛪

The Immaculate Conception Cathedral (Spanish: Catedral de la Inmaculada Concepción) or Pucallpa Cathedral (also known as the Cathedral of Ucayali) is the most important Catholic temple in the department of Ucayali in the South American country of Peru. The cathedral was inaugurated on December 8, 2005. Located next to the provincial municipality and the Plaza de Armas, it is the local tourism center. Dedicated to the virgin Mary, the first building dates back to the 1950s. It was imposed by the Apostolic Vicariate of Pucallpa under the command of Bishop Juan Luis Martín Bisson, with the support of the donations and work of thousands of citizens interested in his culmination

Lake Titicaca 🛖

By visiting Puno and the many manmade and natural islands on Titicaca, a traveler or a historian can get a deeper insight into centuries-old Aymara and Quechua civilizations that have thrilled on the banks of Titicaca, which is a special place for both Peruvians and Bolivians religiously. The altiplano geography and hilltop huts, the glistening blue waters of the ocean-like lake, the humble indigenous people, and the many peculiar islands with their simple way of living and ingenious style of survival.