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Aqaba - Where the Red Sea meets the desert - Jordan

At sunset, Aqaba comes alive with the scent of spices and the inviting hum of the night market. Visitors are drawn here by the clear waters of the Red Sea and the proximity to world-class attractions such as Petra and Wadi Rum.

Sri Lanka – Homeland of the true cinnamon

Cinnamon has been a major export commodity from Sri Lanka ever since the 17th century. But what exactly is "true cinnamon" and is there really a difference between "cinnamon and cinnamon"?

Jerash - The well-preserved Roman city - Jordan

At the junction of two of the Middle East's ancient trade routes lie the ruins of the ancient city of Jerash, one of the best-preserved Roman cities in the world.

Clothing in Jordan - Packing tips for all seasons

Packing clothes for a tour of Jordan is not easy. Here are my best packing tips!

Jordan - 10 must-see sights

Jordan offers experiences from Petra's magnificent rock architecture to the excruciatingly salty waters of the Dead Sea. Here you will find my top ten attractions that you must not miss!

Flying Royal Jordanian Airlines to Amman: How was it?

In just under 5 hours of flight, you reach the land of fairy tales, Jordan, with a direct flight from Stockholm with Royal Jordanian. But what is it really like to fly Royal Jordanian? Here is my full report!

The Citadel of Amman - Among Romans and Ruins - Jordan

A visit to the Citadel in Amman is not only a journey back to the impressive architecture and wealth of Roman times, but the area's history begins thousands of years earlier.

Wadi Rum - Desert Adventure in an Otherworldly Landscape - Jordan

Wadi Rum's red dunes offer desert adventures in a unique space landscape. Stay in a glamping igloo under the stars and experience the unique ecosystem on dromedaries or on four wheels.

6 Instagram-friendly places in Singapore for foodies

What has a 2D world in black and white, a forest with autumn leaves, an airline and a safari in Africa in common? These are the themes of some of Singapore's most Instagrammable cafes and restaurants!

Katong & Joo Chiat – A walking tour of Singapore's hot heritage district

Once a coconut plantation and resort for the rich and well-to-do. Since the beginning of the 20th century, Katong and Joo Chiat have developed into a vibrant residential area where the Peranakan heritage is cherished.

Fly Finnair Helsinki-Singapore t/ri A350 in economy class

What is it really like to fly with Finnair's A350 on a long-haul flight to Asia? How is the cabin? The service? And the food? Here comes my review!

Photo album from Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Join us for a colorful photo album with pictures from our four trips to the city where everything is possible!

Thien Mu Pagoda – The imposing tower in Hue – Vietnam

Thien Mu Pagoda stands high on a hill overlooking the Perfume River. A landmark in the imperial city of Hue that is well worth a visit.

8 attractions in Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Dubai is a city full of activities and attractions for the whole family! Here are my favorites!

The rice terraces at Jatiluwih in Bali – Indonesia

In Bali, rice is an important staple food. We have walked among Jatiluwih's rice terraces and irrigation canals, which are not only beautiful - but also a cultural world heritage.

Hotel Amarterra Villas – Nusa Dua, Bali – Indonesia

I found the best hotel breakfast I EVER had at the beautiful Amarterra Villas in Bali - a wonderful hotel for those who want peace, quiet and their own pool villa.

Singapore with children - Travel guide to my 14 favourites

Planning a family vacation to Singapore? Singapore happens to be one of our favorite cities! Here you will find the ultimate list for happy children in Singapore!

Hotel Dwaraka the Royal Villas - Ubud, Bali - Indonesia

Are you looking for a lovely boutique hotel in Bali, with beautiful surroundings and where you can relax and feel like a Balinese princess? We have stayed at Dwaraka Royal Villas - a dream hotel in Ubud.

Pura Taman Ayun - The temple with the beautiful garden in Bali - Indonesia

The Taman Ayun temple with its unique temple roofs and almost 400 years of history is one of Bali's most famous temples.

Hotel Segara Village - Sanur, Bali - Indonesia

For our first nights in Bali, we needed practical accommodation in a good location. The choice fell on Segara Village - a large mid-range hotel in Sanur, which unfortunately did not quite meet my expectations for a four-star hotel.

Giant Buddha on Lantau - Hong Kong

Did you know that Hong Kong consists of 250 islands? We went to Lantau Island to visit Po Lin Monastery and Tian Tan Buddha - one of the world's largest Buddha statues.

Flower market in Hong Kong – Among lucky bamboo and penjing

In market-dense Hong Kong, there is an entire street filled with happiness and beauty. Walk past the flower market in Mong kok and you'll see what I mean.

Photo album from Hoi An – Vietnam

For once, I'll leave the history of Hoi An's old town behind and let my pictures speak for themselves. Welcome to a picture gallery with Vietnam's most beautiful city.

Gardens by the Bay – Singapore

The green city of Singapore has built one of the world's most delicious parks, a park that I can never get enough of.

The songbirds in the Yuen Po Bird Garden - Hong Kong

In the Yuen Po Bird Garden, the elderly gentlemen meet every day together with their songbirds. This is a beautifully singing little oasis in the otherwise chaotic Mong Kok.

Forbidden City in the Imperial City of Huế – Vietnam

Have you heard of the Forbidden City in Huế? I didn't have it before we went to Vietnam, but the Imperial City of Huế is a world heritage site that you should not miss!

Marble Mountains – Temple Mountains outside Hoi An – Vietnam

The Marble Mountains just south of Da Nang offer five beautiful limestone cliffs with a really nice view and a large number of caves, pagodas and temples.

Hotel Sunrise Premium Resort Hoi An – Vietnam

Today's hotel tip comes from a really lovely resort in Hoi An, Vietnam! Family friendly, beautiful, affordable and with awesome pools. I would love to go back here for a coconut at sunset!

Restaurants in Hoi An - My 6 Favorites - Vietnam

In Hoi An's alleys hide small restaurants in all possible price ranges and with varying quality. We ate our way through Hoi An at mid-range restaurants and up and oh boy how many great places there were!

Singapore botanic gardens – A green oasis in the big city

One of my favorite places in Singapore is the Singapore Botanic Gardens. Once a large plantation, but nowadays a stunning park and Singapore's first UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Kampong Gelam - Sights in Singapore's Muslim Hipster Quarter

Exciting shopping on the Haji Lane pedestrian street or a semla at the pastry shop Konditori? In Kampong Gelam, the experiences are the biggest attractions!

Chinatown in Singapore - 9 attractions and tips

Chinatown is Singapore's historic heart, where everything Singaporean boils down into one tasty bustle of people and food. Follow me to my favorite places!

A lunch at the world's cheapest Michelin restaurant - Singapore

As I love the dish chicken rice, Michelin restaurants and Singapore, a lunch at the world's cheapest restaurant with a Michelin star was a given stop when we were in Singapore.

Hoi An Travel Guide - History, Attractions and Beaches - Vietnam

My very best tips and sights in Hoi An - the beautiful city with proximity to both fine beaches and historical world heritage sites - a combo of the best of both worlds.

Hua Hin or Phuket? What is best in low season in Thailand?

Where in Thailand should you go? Which of the Swedish favorites Hua Hin and Phuket is really the best during the Swedish summer months? Here comes the Thailand duel!

Miracle lounge at Bangkok Airport (Suvarnabhumi) – Thailand

Today's lounge tip for you with Priority Pass - a really good lounge in Bangkok.

An unplanned visit to the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple in Singapore

Sometimes you stumble across places that you don't really understand the greatness of until you've been there. That's exactly how our unplanned visit to the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple in Chinatown in Singapore felt.

Hai Van Pass - one of the world's most beautiful roads - Vietnam

We hired a car with a driver and drove over the Hai Van Pass in Vietnam - a mountain pass that has been named one of the most beautiful roads in the world!

Hotel Jumeirah Zabeel Saray in Dubai - United Arab Emirates

We have stayed at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray with club rooms and half board and have been spoiled among gold, marble and beautiful surroundings. If we want to stay here again? Yes thank you!

Hotel Boutique Hoi An Resort – Vietnam

We stayed for part of the trip to Hoi An at the Boutique Hoi An Resort on Cua Dai Beach. Here is our review of the stay!

Vietnam's food and flavors - 18 dishes you shouldn't miss

Vietnamese food doesn't win points for complexity or strength, instead we were treated to subtle flavors and loads of fresh spices. Here you will find my big food guide to Hoi An, with all my favourites!

Fly with Bangkok Airways - Thailand

What is it really like to fly with Bangkok Airways? We have tested one of their international routes between Bangkok and Da Nang!

Vietnam - When is the season to travel here?

One of the questions we most often get about our trip to Hoi An is why we don't go to Vietnam in the winter instead. Here is therefore the ultimate seasonal guide to Vietnam - when is it really best to go here?

Wild Wadi Water Park in Dubai - United Arab Emirates

The Wild Wadi water park in Dubai offers a wet day of excitement, laughter and crazy antics - the whole family had a really great day here! High five on that one!

Food guide to Hong Kong - My 8 favourites

Hong Kong is one of the world's most exciting food cities. But what do you have to taste while you're here?

Recipe: Palak Paneer – the Indian dish I never ate in India

A dish that I hoped to eat every time I was in India, is Palak Paneer. I don't know if I've been in the wrong parts of India, but the dish has been conspicuous by its absence.

Kyoto - Sights among bamboo forests and rock gardens - Japan

Kyoto is one of the most well-preserved cities in Japan, despite earthquakes, fires and wars. Here you will find peaceful stone gardens, swaying bamboo forests and more than a thousand temples.

Hotel Review: Heritance Ahungalla, Sri Lanka

Looking for an affordable hotel option for a beach vacation? Inheritance Ahungalla may be just what you are looking for!

Travel tips for your trip to Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Travel guide to Dubai and the United Arab Emirates - climate, sights, hotel tips and clothing tips!

Hotel Cape Nidhra - Hua Hin - Thailand

Cape Nidhra is one of Hua Hin's hotel oases. Check in and enjoy!

21 photos that will make you want to go to Japan

It's easy to come home with a few thousand photos when you visit Japan. Here are some of my favorites.

Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Resort & Spa - United Arab Emirates

Hilton Ras Al Khaimah offers a perfect beach holiday, far from the glitz and glamor of Dubai.

Food in Sri Lanka – 8 flavors and dishes you shouldn't miss!

Sri Lankan cuisine is a colorful mix of spices and vegetables. Don't miss these dishes when you go to Sri Lanka!

Photo album from Phuket – Thailand

Phuket has many fine beaches and beautiful hotels. Here are some of my photos from my visits to the island over the years!

7 tips for your first trip to Thailand

Traveling to Thailand (or the equator) for the first time? Here are some things that might be good to think about!

Hotel Review: The Surin, Phuket – Thailand

The Surin is one of Phuket's hidden gems. Here at the pristine Pansea beach you will find peace.

8 cheap things to do in Hong Kong for a budget holiday

Hong Kong is not known as a cheap metropolis, but there are pleasures that are even free. Here are 8 tips!

Hotel Review: The Slate, Phuket – Thailand

The Slate on Phuket's northwest coast, is a wonderful oasis for design-conscious families.

The Ritz-Carlton Dubai – United Arab Emirates

The Ritz-Carlton Dubai is a fantastic family hotel directly on the beach and with a large pool area. Recommended!

Photo album from Pulau Tioman – Malaysia

Off the southeast coast of Malaysia lies a string of beautiful islands. Go here as a weekend getaway from Singapore, or spend the whole holiday here on one of the many white sand beaches.

Train hopping in Japan - How does it work?

Traveling by train in Japan can be a breeze some days and endlessly difficult other days. Here are tips on how to plan your train trip, with everything from customs and traditions to accommodation and food.

Recipe: Gyoza

This is our favorite Gyoza recipe, don't forget the dip - that's half the fun!