Rooftops, tuk tuks and dark alleys – one night in Bangkok Read more Bangkok – one day in the city of angels
If there was an Amsterdam in Asia, there is no doubt it would be Bangkok. It looks like there are no restrictions on “having fun” here. The nickname “Sin City” itself suggests that there are many opportunities to do so. Looking up “night in Bangkok” in the Internet leaves you with a question “are there […]
Read more Back to childhood at Universal Studios Singapore
Bangkok. To my opinion the city was rather precisely presented in the Hangover movie. It’s big, it’s crazy and it has its own character which is not so easy to handle. You can’t be too careful here, as there is just too much happening, too many distractions and too many people exploiting this. Don’t get […]
Read more Exploring Jakarta’s colonial heritage – Batavia
A child needs entertainment more than he needs food or good sleep. And if he gets it with no supervision that becomes the dream. We fulfilled this one by jumping back into childhood shoes and paying a visit to Universal Studios Singapore – a home to Shrek, Madagascar creatures, the Mummy and other famous characters.
Read more Fast cars and humidity – F1 Grand Prix in Singapore
In the north of Jakarta there is a place where you can still feel the colonial time. You can embark on a journey into the past and experience the atmosphere of the Dutch era. The place is called old Batavia. It unites the remains of the Dutch colony that was setup here long time ago.
Read more Riding elephants at Borobudur
Singapore itself is astonishing and deserves several separate posts to describe and feel it (and I promise I will write it). For now it is about the world-scale event that has recently taken place there – the F1 Grand Prix night race.
Read more Unforgettable sunrise and sunset at Borobudur
Did you know how fun elephants are? Much more than I could imagine in a circus or in a zoo. You don’t see much activity from them there, eating being by far the only one they enjoy. This part remains largely unchanged, as elephants eat A LOT – as I was told it is around […]
Read more Expectations and reality – being a tourist in Jakarta
Only 50-minute flight away from the capital of Indonesia, in the very center of the island of Java, you will find the biggest Buddhist temple in the world – Borobudur. This place of worship was built in the distant 9th century and is currently listed among UNESCO heritage sites, though I would promote it to […]
Expectations are tricky – you form them before you even do something and base them on limited information, experience, or knowledge. I had my own before I came to Jakarta, but I can safely say that they were nowhere as near as what I’ve experienced in this vibrant city.