Jardín Japonés Buenos Aires! Hablas español?

Jarín Japonés in Buenos Aires Argentina!

Buenos Aires is a vibrant and huge city. With its different neighbourhoods, parks, museums, shopping malls, cinemas, restaurants, bars it is a must do! I have stayed a total of 2 month there and had a blast.

You will find many places to relax for such a busy city. parks to lay down, read a book and forget about the traffic noise.

 

I would recommend you going in the morning, it will be colder and less crowded. In January February it can get 35 up to 40 degrees Celsius like 95 – 104 F.

One of the parks is called Jardín Japonés and he is located in the neighbourhood Palermo near Recoleta. You need to pay a little entrance fee but in my opinion it is worth it!

The Park was completed in 1967 and opened on the occasion of the visit of the Japanese Crown Prince Akihito and his wife Michiko.

Within you will find a Buddhist temple, a cultural centere, a restaurant, a greenhouse known for its collection of bonsai trees, and a souvenir shop.

There is a big lake in the middle of the Park with two red bridges. Beautiful plants, a little waterfall in the middle and a lot of fish swimming around. The park is home to a lot of typical plants of South America.

 

Palermo is the place to be if you are looking to party and have a fun night out with friends in Buenos Aires!  Also you will find parks like this picture, with beautiful flowers. 

Like always I will keep you posted! Thanks for reading my blogs!

With best regards David!

 

 

One day at Cali Colombia, City of Salsa

A day in Cali!

I rented an apartment near the city centre. That day I woke up around 8 o’clock. I made my breakfast like always, eggs, ham, toasts and a coffee.

I payed 160 dollars for 7 night and my friends almost 400 dollars. So check out https://de.airbnb.com/ if you’re interested in renting an apartment. It is normally even cheaper than a hotel in South America!

At 10 am I met my friends that stayed at the sheraton hotel close by, which was to expensive for my taste. But of course I used there Rooftop Pool!

Hotel Four Points by Sheraton Cali, nice rooms, breakfast and near to all the good streets, with bars, restaurants etc.

 

Here the view from the Rooftop Pool!

 

At 10.15 we started our City tour with a little bus up the hill to the Cristo Rey Statue. It kind of reminds me of the one in Rio de Janeiro.

The view over the city, must be nice at night!

So from there we drove to the city centere to see the Catpark. In 2006 there was held a contest between different artists that had to create a design for one of those cats. It is a relaxing place next to the river.

Here some pictures of those cats

Salsa Caleña, Capital of Salsa

Cali is the world capital of salsa because here the dancers of the 60s and 70s (Salsa dancers) risked to speed up the salsa music a little, because they felt it was slow. So since that time Cali is famous for its salsa Caleña.

Within the City you will find this monument for salsa. Las trompetas de niche. If you walk under it, you are able to listen to the different stages of the creation of a salsa song.

MUST DO! SALSA

So if you are in Cali, you have to dance Salsa! There are a couple places to take Salsa classes.

The Viajero Hostel offers free Salsa lessons and a nice pool, included in the Price! Of course there are Salsa clubs all over the City to enjoy a night out in this vibrant city. http://www.elviajerohostels.com/categorias/hostels/contenido/el-viajero-cali

 

After a long day we visited two churches near the centere. The Iglesia la Ermita was in my opinion a really beautiful one.

Iglesia la Ermita

Of course we needed to eat some traditional food so we got some Empanadas and ended the day with a nice meal in a trendy restaurant.

Empanadas what?

But what are Empanadas? An empanada is a fried or baked pastry in Latin America.  Empanada comes from the Spanish word empanar that literally means enbreaded.  Normally they are stuffed with meat or cheese, corn and other ingredients. Just amazing and a must try if you visit South America!

 

Wedding Day!

Also that week was the weeding of a good friend of mine. He married a wonderful girl from Cali. I had to dance Salsa with all of her friends and family. In this picture you can see, where the ceremony took place.

I will keep you posted with more stories of my travels and pictures I took along the way.

With best regards David

Cloudforest of Singapore

cloudforest singapore

One of the most important spots in Singapore is Gardens by the Bay with its Cloudforest. Its an artificial forest which makes you feel walking through a forest of the future. We were for the first time in Singapore and super excited to explore this place.

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How to get there?

Singapore is a country and city in the continent of Asia. It has a economically stable situation and is home for a lot of big companies situated in the city of Singapore. This brings cheap flights because of the business infrastructure. Singapore has its own airport and from there you get to almost every corner of the city with the metro. The metro works great and the prices are good. Feel free to grab a taxi in to the city and Uber and Grab are often used and accepted.

Find your way to Gardens by the bay or take the metro right to the station so called. The Gardens are beautiful to walk through and after a couple of minutes walking you will arrive to the Cloudforest. Close is also the Flowerdome or the Skywalk, also famous attractions.

cloudforest gardens by the bay

this is me standing in a catacomb of the Cloudforest overlooking the Singapore.

Where to stay?

The most famous hotel of Singapore is probably the Marina Bay Sands. It is known for its infinity pool with a breathtaking view on the city. We stayed at a hotel close to the center but a more affordable one! click on this Link or watch the video log i filmed there.

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What is special about the Cloudforest?

The Cloudforest is an artificial construction full of plants and an waterfall under a huge glass dome. It is really impressive to walk through and you can walk all the way up on a passage high above the ground and enjoy this futuristic place from different perspectives. It is an amazing adventure! 

cloudforest

the view from a skybridge inside of the Cloudforest.

How much does it costs?

You can enter the Gardens by the Bay for free which is cool because you will experience a couple of statues formed with plants. To enter the Cloudforest you have to buy a ticket. The price for the entrance for an adult is: 28 Singapore Dollar. With this ticket you can also enter the Flower dome right besides it.

The Perfspots Project

Perfspots stands for Perfect Spots. My passion is to explore places I've never been before. While running a startup, i travel as much as possible. Here i share the Perfect Spots i enjoyed the most. Spots you can get a great meal, sip a coffee with a breathtaking view or experience an exciting adventure. learn more about the project.

 

 

Singapore supercity

Singapore Skyline

After we arrived in Singapore the day before, we slept perfectly in the Mercure Bugis Hotel and were super excited to explore the City of Singapore! whatch the video and see what we experienced. I mention things to do in Singapore and things to see there.

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How to get to Singapore?

Singapore is a country and city in the continent of Asia. It has a economically stable situation and is home for a lot of big companies situated in the city of Singapore. This brings cheap flights because of the business infrastructure. Singapore has its own airport and from there you get to almost every corner of the city with the metro. The metro works great and the prices are good. Feel free to grab a taxi in to the city and Uber and Grab are often used and accepted.

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chinatown singapore

an impression of Singapore's Chinatown

Where to stay?

The most famous hotel of Singapore is probably the Marina Bay Sands. It is known for its infinity pool with a breathtaking view on the city. We stayed at a hotel close to the center but a more affordable one! click on this Link or watch the video log i filmed there.

Check it out here

What is special in Singapore?

The city offers huge skyscrapers with stunning views. The Marina Bay Sands for ecample is a huge hotel but a big shopping center as well. Futuristic architecture, especially the "gardens by the bay" will make your jaw drop. Besides those modern buildings Singapore has a clash of cultures and different religions. Experience how peaceful they life side by side in little India or Chinatown. 

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gardens by the bay

Exploring Gardens by the Bay

Singapore Orchid Garden

Singapore Orchid Garden

The Perfspots Project

Perfspots stands for Perfect Spots. My passion is to explore places I've never been before. While running a startup, i travel as much as possible. Here i share the Perfect Spots i enjoyed the most. Spots you can get a great meal, sip a coffee with a breathtaking view or experience an exciting adventure. learn more about the project.

 

 

Bondi Beach and the Icebergs Pool

bondi beach icebergs

There are many options to go on day trips from Sydney. One of them is the day trip to Bondi Beach. This is the place where the famous Australian series called Bondi Beach Rescue was filmed. And as the name of the Series reveal it: Bondi has a famous Beach but the sea can get ruff there. It is easy to reach Bondi Beach with the bus. from the bus station we walked couple of minutes and arrived at the Bondi Beach Icebergs Pool.

The Bondi Beach Icebergs Pool

This Pool is an iconic construction which is a part of Bondi. It is a pool built right by the sea and when the tide is high, as it was when we where there, the waves clash against the pool corner and wash the swimmers with salty water. Its was so fascinating to observe how the waves splashed up against the Bondi Beach Icebergs poolcorner!

From the Bondi Beach Icebergs Pool starts the “Bondi to Coogee Walk”. It's a coastal walk known a tourist attraction and its really a beautiful path to explore, you’ll love

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Surf Bondi Beach

 

Bondi Beach is a well known surf spot. With the high tide and the decent size of the waves i rent a surfboard and tried to catch some wave. it was pretty hard to ride the waves because the current was strong and the lineup crowded. Neverthless it was fun to practice!

bondi beach to coogee

bondi beach surf

Icebergs Pool Bondi Beach

 

What i realized

"This world has more to offer than we can explore in a lifetime.", so what are you waiting for? go out there and explore this beautiful planet.

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The Sydney Opera House

sydney opera house

While landing in Sydney i experienced the most impressive plane window view i’ve ever had. I could directly see the famous Sydney Opera House right beneath the Harbour bridge. It made me even more excited to explore this city.

After landing you reach the Sydney city center easily with the train. We stayed in an amazing Hotel which we can recommend because of its fancy interior and it is good situated.

The first thing we had to do was visiting the famous Sydney Opera House! it is really an architectural masterpiece, no matter from which angle you look at it, it always shows up in a different shape. I also highly recommend to participate with an interior tour, the Sydney Opera House is inside as impressive as from the outside.

landing plane sydney

Sydney Harbour Bridge

I spend a week in Sydney to find out where the perfect spot to take a picture of sydney. I also cover which places to see, things to do in Sydney and this can also be used as a tourist guide.

On the hunt for the perfect picture in Sydney

Perfect Spots explored:

  1. Hotel 57
  2. Sydney Opera house
  3. Sydney Opera house Inside tour
  4. Barangaroo Towers
  5. Darling Harbour
  6. Brown Paper Bag Building
  7. Paddy's Market
  8. The Spice Room - Indian Restaurant
  9. Queen Victoria Building
  10. Westfield Shopping
  11. Time for Thai Restaurant
  12. St Mary's Cathedral
  13. MLC Center Food Court
  14. Mrs Macquaries Point

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Barangaroo international towers sydney

The Barangaroo international towers sydney

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Things to do in Melbourne

Melbourne things to do

We landed in the Melbourne Airport and bought a SkyBus ticket, which is the easiest way to get to the city center. The SkyBus terminal right in the center of Melbourne and was pretty close to our apartment we rent. A short walk, check it at the reception like in a regular hotel lobby, dropped the travel luggage in the apartment, and left for a first city exploration and of course to discover the Melbourne things to do.

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Melbourne things to do

Melbourne, Australia, was named the world's most livable city by the Economist Group, publishers of "The Economist" magazine. After spending a week in Melbourne and working on our list of the 14 Melbourne things to do, we really have to say it’s an amazing city. The People are very helpful, the government invest in good public infrastructure, Melbourne has a great culture and the Queen VIctoria Market (Point 13.) is really a place to have a great time no matter it's night or daytime.If you consider to travel Australia i’d say: a citytrip to Melbourne is an absolute must.

 

Melbourne Eureka Skydeck 88

A list of Sights, Restaurants and cafes. Some of them are unconventional spots but you’ll have a great time visit them. Watch the Youtube video below to see the details of all the spots.

 

  1. 1. Fitzroy Gardens & Cooks Cottage

  2. 2. Melbourne Central Shopping Center

  3. 3. Crown Entertainment Complex

  4. 4. 39 Pizzeria

  5. 5. Doughnut Time

  6. 6. Flip Flop Vending machine

  7. 7. City Circle Tram

  8. 8. Sushi Hub

  9. 9. Shrine of Remembrance

  10. 10. Smith & Daughters Restaurant

  11. 11. West Beach

  12. 12. Luna Park Melbourne

  13. 13. Queen Victoria Market

  14. 14. Eureka Skydeck 88

 

Let me know if i forgot an important spot on my “Melbourne thing to do”-list.

Melbourne Chinatown

Melbourne Federation Square

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Eureka Skydeck

The Eureka Tower Skydeck 88 in Melbourne, Australia

This tower is one of the highest in Australia and you can clearly feel the hight in the elevator when it shoots up to the 88th floor. Up there you get a 360 degrees view over Melbourne. I speend hours on this skydeck observing the people hurrying around like ants.