Archives 2015

Destination of the Week - Singapore

Singapore

This former British trading colony has become one of the most prosperous countries in the world and also has one of the world’s busiest ports. High-rising modern skyscrapers meet 24-hour coffee shops in a blend of traditional and new, Chinese, Malay and Indian influences in this metropolis in the heart of Southeast Asia.

For many, Singapore’s Chinatown is the place to head with it’s restored shophouses popular with both locals and expats. Those looking to take advantage of the shopping paradise that is Singapore should definitely head to Orchard Road for miles of malls. For a ...
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Destination of the Week - Avignon

Avignon

One of Provence’s most important cities, Avignon’s old world charm is infectious on many levels. One of the city’s most majestic landmarks, Le Palais des Papes, is also the largest Gothic building in the world. It was built as a direct result of the corruption of Rome when the Popes fled to Avignon in the 14th century. Even older is the famous bridge Le Pont d'Avignon or Le Pont Saint-Bénezet, believed to have been built when a local shepherd, inspired by angels, quickly built the bridge as a result of divine will.

A quintessential part ...
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Destination of the Week - Malacca

Malacca

Once the capital of the ancient Malay kingdom and now a joint UNESCO Heritage Site along with George Town, Malacca has been influenced by the Portuguese, Dutch and even British, making it a vibrant and culturally diverse place to visit. From its old colonial charm to Chinese temples, museums that vary from an actual Peranakan heritage town house to maritime artifacts, there’s no shortage of activities in Malacca. Head to the Portuguese settlement and get a peek inside the wooden houses that look more like their Portuguese counterparts than Malaysian residences. Visit the Padang Kemunting Sea-Turtle Sanctuary to ...
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We just released a new version of our iOS app, which is fully optimized for iOS 9. The new Triposo app adapts to all screen sizes and orientation. It's especially cool if you use Triposo on an iPad.

The new version also brings you a feature that may look smaller, but which gives you a glimpse of where we are going with Triposo. We recently raised a new round of financing, and with this money we will be adding a new way to arrange your trip to Triposo. We're adding chat functionality that connects you with a local ...

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Destination of the Week - Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh

Cambodia’s capital might still be a bit rough around the edges but this former ‘Paris of the East’ has plenty worth exploring. There are a number of French colonial buildings around the city and while many are in various states of decay, the Grand Post Office Building, Central Market and Raffles Le Royal still retain their splendor. For a taste of Asian architecture, visit the Royal Palace or the beautiful Wats in town. Rent a bike and explore the waterside or even take a cruise along the Mekong. Whether you’re en route to Angkor Wat, Bangkok ...
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Destination of the Week - Pattaya

Pattaya

Pattaya is familiar to many as one of the party capitals of Thailand. This seaside resort is easily accessible from Bangkok and it’s abundance of bars and clubs has made this a nightlife go-to spot for years. If a wild nightlife is what you’re after, then look no further than Pattaya Beach, as this is the center of the action. However, if you want to explore more, Pattaya has plenty to offer. Wong Phra Chan Beach is Pattaya Beach’s peaceful cousin and if you’re looking to relax, this is the place to head. Visitors can ...
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Destination of the Week - Manila

Manila

For many the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of Manila is a chaotic metropolis, but there’s so much more than that which makes Manila a worthwhile destination in its own right. Founded on the bank of the Pasig River by Muslim-Malays, by the 16th century the Spanish started colonizing the city which lasted over three centuries. This is none more evident than with the city’s architecture, especially churches, as well as forts and other colonial buildings now mostly centered in the neighborhood of Intramuros.

It doesn’t stop there, however. Manila is home to ...
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Destination of the Week - Porto

Porto

Portugal’s second-largest city is one that is not to be overlooked! Porto was built overlooking the Douro River estuary and it’s historical city center has been continuously occupied since the 4th century. Now a UNESCO Heritage Site, it’s filled with gorgeous churches, picturesque squares and meandering alleys to explore.

Visit the traditional Town Hall or the modern Casa a Música, take a cruise along the river or even catch a FC Porto football game. Enjoy the mild Mediterranean climate in the summer and sit outside sipping cocktails watching the world go by or visit the wine ...
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Destination of the Week - Bagan

Bagan

Home to the largest concentration of Buddhist temples, pagodas, stupas and ruins in the world, there’s no questioning why one would want to head to Bagan. Described by Marco Polo as "gilded city alive with tinkling bells and the swishing sounds of monks' robes", approximately 2,200 remnants of the once 13,000 temples and stupas remain from the city’s golden period which lasted from the mid 9th-century to the mid-13th century. Wandering around the temples, many of which from the 11th and 12th centuries, you’ll be amazed at the colors, the architecture and even the ...
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Destination of the Week - Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang

With its combination of Lao wooden houses and European architecture, golden-roofed temples and magical mosaics, Luang Prabang, Laos’ former capital, is not a destination to skip in Southeast Asia. A designated UNESCO sight, the center of Luang Prabang is clean and tourist friendly but that doesn’t make it any less marvelous.

Visit the Haw Kham or former royal palace which has been turned into a museum, take in an Alms ceremony and climb up Phou Si - a hill that provides a view of the entire city.

If you’re looking for some excitement, visit the Kuang Si ...
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