Author Archive for Cristy Elmendorp

Top 5 things to do in Borneo

Top 5 things to do in Borneo

According to ancient manuscripts, the western coastal cities of Borneo had become trading ports by the first millennium. From gold, tortoise shells, rhinoceros horn and edible bird’s nest were some of the valuable items found in Borneo. Home to one of the oldest rainforest in the world and about 15,000 species of flowering plants, including […]

Top 5 boutique experiences in India

Top 5 boutique experiences in India

The second most populous country in the world, India is a refined blend of remarkable cultures and ancient traditions that date back for several millennia. A nation that is rich in diversity, geography and cuisine, India offers something for everyone. Here is a selection of the top 5 boutique experiences that can be found in […]

8 boutique experiences in Asia

8 boutique experiences in Asia

Traveling to Asia and looking for an alternative to the luxury chain hotels? There are many advantages to staying at smaller resorts in that you can have a more tailor-made experience that is harder to find when staying at a hotel that has over a hundred check-ins daily. Here is a collection of properties that […]

Top 5 things to do in Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Top 5 things to do in Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Experience the exotic culture of Yogyakarta, known as the centre of classical Javanese fine art and culture. Yogyakarta has an international airport giving you the option to fly directly from Singapore or Kuala Lumpur. Surrounded by dramatic scenery of towering volcanoes, rice fields and rich tropical landscapes, choose to combine cultural overland journeys with short […]

The ultimate Bhutan experience

The ultimate Bhutan experience

Bhutan is a Kingdom that is known for its unspoiled nature, preserved culture and spiritual traditions, which can largely be attributed to the great reverence and respect that the Bhutanese people have towards their heritage. Situated in the eastern end of the Himalayas, this small Kingdom has less than 900,000 people and is often referred […]

Discover and explore Indonesia’s ‘Ring of Fire’

Discover and explore Indonesia’s ‘Ring of Fire’

Indonesia is a dynamic country that spans almost two million square kilometres across the equator between Asia and Australia and offers plenty of adventures and explorations to suit all travellers. Its more than hundred-twenty volcanoes throughout the chain of islands is why Indonesia has often been referred to as the “Ring of Fire”. From romantic […]

5 of Asia's best yoga and meditation retreats

5 of Asia’s best yoga and meditation retreats

Always wanted to go on a yoga and meditation retreat but just didn’t know where to go? Here are some of my favourite resorts that not only offer a serene and tranquil environment but are located in some of Asia’s most exotic destinations. From the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Angkor Wat in Cambodia and […]

24 hours in Bangkok

24 hours in Bangkok

Bangkok, the capital city of Thailand offers a myriad of experiences and activities. Explore the vibrant streets of Bangkok with its colorful displays of trinkets and streetfood amidst towering malls and accommodation. Try one of the many spa treatments and massage therapies that this country is famous for or indulge in some of the best […]

The top 5 things to do when in Sydney

The top 5 things to do when in Sydney

Sydney is a vibrant and cosmopolitan city, located on the south east coast of the Tasman Sea. The state capital of New South Wales offers some of the world’s best beaches, excellent shopping and exquisite dining experiences from around the world. Here are some of my favorite activities. Bondi Beach  Just twenty minutes from Sydney’s […]

What to do when visiting the ancient capital of Myanmar

What to do when visiting the ancient capital of Myanmar

Myanmar (or Burma) is still one of the few destinations in South East Asia that has remained largely unknown. It is only more recently that it has become one of the most sought after destinations for travelers. If you are thinking of visiting Myanmar and its charming former capital Yangon, here is how to experience […]

The top 10 things to do on a luxury trip to Indonesia

The top 10 things to do on a luxury trip to Indonesia

Indonesia, an archipelago comprised of more than seventeen thousand islands, is known for its richness in culture, exotic cuisine, and an extensive variety of ethnicities and cultures. Described by Lonely Planet as ‘the last greatest adventure on Earth’, Indonesia is a country that will appeal to any traveler. Whether you want to discover the ‘Ring […]