Amazing architecture in Singapore! The place to be is Marina Bay. I spent a full day in the area, shooting like crazy under extreme heat. The heat worked towards my advantage. Besides losing some weight, most of the shooting areas were deserted of people, who took cover from sun inside the enormous shopping mall.
Geylang is part two from the “Let’s Go to Singapore!” series, after a short introduction to the Lion City.
From Changi airport I took the MRT train to the “Aljunied” station where I was welcomed by 14 CCTV cameras!
My two stars “Fragrance Hotel Ruby” is located in the middle of the Geylang red light district. After checking-in, I went out to explore the neighbourhood.
Landing page to a series of posts exploring the island city-state of Singapore.
It was a quick decision to travel to one of Asia’s top destinations. Booked the flight in Bangkok through AirAsia.com and the “Fragrance Hotel Ruby” in the middle of the Singapore red light district, Geylang.
Quick planning of the trip using the Frommer’s online guide, letting the details out for the fate (or whim) to decide.
For the five days trip I renounced to the checked baggage (that would cost extra) and I took only my backpack as a carry-on luggage.
And, of course I left my chewing gum at home. Singapore banned the chewing gum since 1992!
Revamping some old stories from West Africa, with a hint of nostalgia and wanderlust.
The longest flight I ever took was from Bangkok to Banjul, the Gambia: 40 hours, with stops in Cairo (Egypt), Lagos (Nigeria) and Accra (Ghana).
Once I arrived in Africa, the adventure started!
Galleone(s): sailing ship in use (especially by Spain) from the 15th through 17th centuries, originally as a warship, later for trade.
Brisa(s): A gentle to moderate wind.
Brisas Los Galeones is an intimate, adults-only all-inclusive resort set on top of a hill, overlooking the Carribean Sea and Sierra Maestra Mountains (two hours drive from Santiago de Cuba). With only 32 rooms and most of the guests being retired Canadians, the place is pretty quiet – except for the occasional goat bleats during the day and the beautiful Cuban music – performed by local jazz and salsa bands during the dinner time.
Welcome to Koh Lipe island, in the Andaman Sea, Thailand!
White sandy beaches and turquoise blue waters are an invitation for exploring and relaxing.
Take a photographic tour of this beautiful small island once inhabited by sea gypsies.
The photo of Tibetan prayer flags was taken in 2010 during my trip to Tibet. It was exhibited in a couple of Toronto art galleries, printed in photography magazines, as well being “stolen” and posted online, on social media and spiritual websites. Now the photo is being displayed at Toronto Pearson International Airport, following the Fujifilm “Life Captured” contest.
What can go wrong when crossing the border overland between Thailand and Cambodia? Follow our 2016 Cambodia adventure and find out!
“There is no certainty; there is only adventure.” – Roberto Assagioli