July 15, 2019

Top Attractions in Macau

Ruins of St. Paul´s Cathedral

Originally posted: July 17, 2013

First visit: May 2013

For most tourists, traveling to Hong Kong wouldn't be complete without doing a day trip to Macau. After all, it is just an hour away by ferry, and being a former Portuguese colony, it is always interesting to see the unique blending of two cultures that made this place a special and charming destination that it is today. And so on our last day in Hong Kong, we decided to take a ferry for a day trip to Macau making this little country my 33rd visited one. Buying our tickets from TurboJet was easy, and with fares ranging from 148 to 184 Hong Kong dollars in economy class, I think it was quite a good price.

Top Attractions in the United States of America

Times Square, New York

First visit: April 2013
Places visited: Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Atlanta, Seattle, Miami

In April of 2013, I was able to visit the USA for the first time thus making it my 32nd visited country. I happened to travel together with the Singelresor group that time visiting Nevada, Arizona and California during our 10-day trip to the US plus a night in New York on my own. Since then, I´ve been back to the US a few more times visiting New York (staying more than just a night), Seattle and Miami. Below are some of the places we visited during my visit to the US in 2013 with links on the top attractions when exploring New York, Seattle and Miami.

July 12, 2019

Top Attractions in Germany

Brandenburg Gate in Berlin

First visit: April 2013
Places visited: Frankfurt, Munich, Berlin

I´ve been to Germany a few times visiting the cities of Frankfurt, Berlin and Munich and among the three, my favorite is Berlin as there´s just so much to explore in this beautiful city. In case you are traveling to these cities, here are some of my travel tips.

July 10, 2019

Top Attractions in the United Arab Emirates

Burj Al Arab, Dubai´s 7-star hotel

Originally published: March 17, 2014

First visit: December 1997
Places visited: Dubai, Abu Dhabi

The United Arab Emirates was the first country I have ever visited making it officially my country "numero uno". Although my first visit was in 1997, it wasn't until my succeeding visits in 2011 and 2012 that I was able to make a tour of Dubai, one of its Emirates.

Top Attractions in the Philippines

The Philippine Tarsier in Bohol

Originally published: January 20, 2014

Having explored 39 different countries in the past, I was finally able to explore my own country last month together with the Singelresor group. We started in Banaue in northern Luzon, then we flew to Cebu for our Cebu/Bohol trip and then back to Manila. Our itinerary was somehow limited due to the fact that the Swedes could only fly with PAL operated flights within the Philippines so Sabang's underground river (one of the seven wonders of the world) as well as the world famous beaches of Boracay were not included. I am happy I was able to visit Boracay though during my trip to the Philippines in 2007. To all visitors, Filipinos and foreigners alike, here are my suggestions on the top attractions when visiting the Philippines. Enjoy!

June 28, 2019

Top Attractions in Austria

St. Stephen´s Cathedral in Vienna

First visit: October 2010
Places visited: Vienna, Salzburg, Innsbruck

It was October of 2010 when I had the chance to visit Austria for the first time, thus making it my 19th visited land. Since then, I have visited this wonderful country a lot of times (mostly staying in Vienna) and each time had been full of extraordinary memories. Here are my top recommendations when traveling to Austria.

June 16, 2019

Review: Turkish Airlines Business Class, Istanbul-Stockholm

Turkish Airlines A330 business class, Istanbul to Stockholm

Flight: TK1793
Departure time in Istanbul (IST): 7:30
Arrival time in Stockholm (ARN): 9:55
Aircraft: Airbus A330 (TC-JNL) Trabzon
Seat: 3A
Duration: 3h 25m
Date of flight: May 29, 2019
*This is a revenue ticket (used Elite Plus upgrade voucher) Business Class flight #193

June 9, 2019

Review: Turkish Airlines B777 Business Class, Manila-Istanbul

Turkish Airlines Business Class, Boeing 777 Manila to Istanbul

Flight: TK85
Departure time in Manila (MNL): 21:30
Arrival time in Istanbul (IST): 5:05 (+1)
Aircraft: Boeing 777-300 (TC-JJH) Rumeli
Seat: 7A
Duration: 12h 35m
Date of flight: May 28, 2019
*This is a revenue ticket (used Elite Plus upgrade voucher) Business Class flight #192

June 5, 2019

Photo Review: PAGSS Premium Lounge, T3 Manila (MNL)

PAGSS Premium Lounge, Terminal 3 Manila (MNL)

Location: Terminal 3, International Departure Area Level 4
Access: Passengers traveling in business class on airlines like Qatar Airways, Turkish Airlines, Qantas and KLM; passengers with elite status flying in Qatar Airways, Turkish Airlines, Qantas and KLM; Priority Pass members; walk in guests for 25USD
Opening hours: Daily from 5am to 12am

June 4, 2019

Review: Hilton Manila One Bedroom Suite

Hilton Manila Executive Lounge

Date of stay: May 27-28, 2019
Address: 1 Newport Blvd, Pasay, 1309 Metro Manila
Room: Booked King Guest Room, upgraded to One Bedroom Suite as a Diamond member
Rate: 7377.08 PHP
How to get here: From the airport, you can take the complimentary Resorts World Manila shuttle bus.

May 18, 2019

Review: Turkish Airlines B777 Business Class, Istanbul-Manila

Turkish Airlines Business Class, Istanbul to Manila

Flight: TK84
Departure time in Istanbul (IST): 1:50
Arrival time in Manila (MNL): 18:45
Aircraft: B777-300
Seat: 6K
Duration: 11h 55m
Date of flight: May 10, 2019
*This is a revenue ticket (used Elite Plus upgrade voucher) Business Class flight #191

May 16, 2019

Photo Review: Turkish Airlines Lounge Miles&Smiles, Istanbul (IST)

Turkish Airlines Lounge, Miles&Smiles Istanbul (IST)

Location: International Departures opposite Gate C1
Access:  Turkish Airlines business class passengers; First and Business class passengers on a flight operated by Star Alliance; Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles elite and elite plus members; Star Alliance Gold passengers; United Club members; Air Canada Maple Leaf Club members
Opening hours:  Daily, open 24 hours