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June 20, 2020

#JapanVacations #FriendsTravelWestHollywoodCa90069 #JessKalinowskyJESS@FriendsTravel.com

Filed under: Asia,Japan,Osaka,Tokyo — asiawithfriendstravel @ 9:55 pm

The bigger the city, the more dangerous it is? Not true for Tokyo. This city has a population of over 13 million and it’s still one of the safest cities on the planet. In terms of how well your cyber security is protected, Tokyo is ranked on top. This means identity theft is super rare and digital privacy is highly respected and protected. The low crime rates are probably related to the fact that the majority of the Tokyo residents are considered “upper-middle class.” What’s more? Tokyo boasts a world-famous nightlife scene which can be enjoyed worry-free!

If safety is your top priority when you’re traveling, Japan is a great choice. Osaka is the second Japanese city to make our list of safest cities in the world. The city of roughly 2.6 million shares some similar characteristics with Tokyo. Osaka is home to a wealthy population, is considered to be the second safest city in the world in terms of violent crime (just behind Singapore), and has an excellent health care system ensuring its residents are well cared for. To clarify: safe doesn’t mean boring. Osaka’s got a happenin’ nightlife and stylish restaurant scene that rivals the likes of Paris and New York City.

 

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Filed under: Asia,Singapore — asiawithfriendstravel @ 9:35 pm
The number of violent crimes, theft, and level of police engagement is the lowest in the world in Singapore. If that doesn’t make you feel safe, we don’t know what will. In fact, Singapore reported a 135-day completely crime-free streak in 2017. The small island nation has close to 100,000 surveillance cameras positioned around the city, keeping citizens honest and majorly deterring those who are tempted to stray. Because of their super-safe environment, Singaporeans really trust each other. It’s not uncommon to see shops without windows, locks, or doors!
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June 7, 2020

#Baihe #Taiwan #FriendsTravelWestHollywoodCa90069 #JessKalinowsky JESS@FriendsTravel.com

Filed under: Asia,Baihe,Taiwan — asiawithfriendstravel @ 12:33 am

Baihe, Taiwan

This town, #Baihe, captures the very best of #Taiwan. The rural town is set in a stunning natural setting offering visitors a chance to connect with lush, serene nature. From mud baths to hot springs, this spot has everything you need to become one with Mother Nature. If you want your own private hot spring bath, check out the Guanziling Lin Kuei Yuan Hot Spring Resort. Visit during the Lotus blooming season for an extra special experience.

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June 3, 2020

#MaldivesVacations #FriendsTravelWestHollywoodCa90069 #JessKalinowsky JESS@FriendsTravel.com

Filed under: Asia,Maldives — asiawithfriendstravel @ 3:13 am
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Maldives
The Maldives, officially the Republic of Maldives, is a small island nation in South Asia, located in the Arabian Sea of the Indian Ocean. It lies southwest of Sri Lanka and India, about 1,000 kilometres from the Asian continent. The chain of 26 atolls stretches from Ihavandhippolhu Atoll in the north to Addu Atoll in the south to the equator. Comprising a territory spanning roughly 298 square kilometres, the Maldives is one of the world’s most geographically dispersed sovereign states as well as the smallest Asian country by land area and population, with around 515,696 inhabitants. Malé is the capital and the most populated city, traditionally called the “King’s Island” where the ancient royal dynasties ruled for its central location.
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June 2, 2020

#MyanmarVacations #FriendsTravelWestHollywoodCa90069 #JessKalinowsky JESS@FriendsTravel.com

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#MyanmarVacations #FriendsTravelWestHollywoodCa90069

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(formerly Burma)

Prominent tourist destinations such as #Singapore, #Thailand, and #Indonesia have already propelled #SoutheastAsia into a world-class destination for tourists, but the region is still rife with hidden gems, with #Myanmar, also known as #Burma, serving as one of the most underrated. The country comes equipped with many of Thailand’s most charming attributes – ornate Buddhist temples, remnants of ancient civilizations, and bustling cities – while the developing economy allows more budget-conscious travelers to explore without breaking the bank. The capital of Naypyidaw is a planned city, notable for its massive size and low population (resulting in very little traffic), while the former capital Yangon is home to the nation’s most sacred Buddhist pagoda along with a wide array of English colonial architecture.

Top 10 Things to Do in Myanmar

  1. Watch Sunrise in Bagan
  2. Witness a unique Burmese architecture with Mandalay Palace
  3. Immerse yourself in the nature in Inle Lake
  4. Take a sunset cruise at U Bein Bridge
  5. Enjoy the beach life in Ngapali
  6. Visit and pray at Yangon Pagoda
  7. Take a ride in a hot air balloon over Bagan
  8. Contemplate Buddha statues in Pindaya Caves
  9. Make efforts to come to Taung Kalat monastery

May 28, 2020

#MekongRiverCruise #FriendsTravelWestHollywoodCa90069 #JessKalinowsky JESS@FriendsTravel.com

Filed under: Asia,Asia Cruise,Cambodia,South East Asia,Vietnam — asiawithfriendstravel @ 10:14 pm

Culture and civilizations have flourished around great rivers throughout history, and the Mekong is no exception. The opportunity to discover rich heritage and traditions enriched by 2,000 years of human history is what makes the Mekong small expedition ship one of Asia’s most epic and worthwhile journeys on water, where the vestiges of the mighty Khmer empire and the colorful lives of its descendants await discovery.

To truly follow in the footsteps of the royalty who have sailed before, embark on an unforgettable cultural odyssey through Cambodia and Vietnam aboard the five-star Mekong River Cruise!

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May 20, 2020

#AmazingAdventures #ExcitingExpeditions #FriendsTravelWestHollywoodCa90069 #JessKalinowsky JESS@FriendsTravel.com

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Trips by Region

#PolarBearTours

Meet the King of the #Arctic roaming its wild tundra home on #HudsonBay in #ChurchillCanada

#USANationalParksTours

Look for wolves in #Yellowstone, gape at the #GrandCanyon, hike #Glacier’s alpine heights, and more!

#Alaska & #NorthernAdventures

Get close to #Alaska’s #grizzlies, watch #icebergs calve in #Greenland, witness the wonder of the #northernlights

#AfricanSafaris

Intimate #wildlife #adventures featuring uncrowded private reserves and remote #luxury #bush #camps

#GalapagosTours

Meet amiable wildlife up close on expertly guided small-group explorations in the Enchanted Isles

#AsiaPacificAdventures

View endangered #pandas, #tigers, #orangutans, #pygmy #elephants, #rhinos, #koalas & other #wildlife

#SouthAmericaAdventures

From the #Amazon to the #Andes, from the #Pantanal to #Patagonia, explore this continent’s #amazing #biodiversity

#MexicoCentralAmericaTours

#Ecotourism #adventures with #graywhales, #monarchbutterflies, #seaturtles, #scarletmacaws & more!

#EuropeAdventures

Explore the wild side of Europe as we leave big cities behind to explore less-discovered #naturalwonders

#AntarcticaArcticJourneys

Commune with #penguins, #puffins and #polarbears in the most #remotewilderness areas on the planet

#PhotographyAdventures

For avid photographers of all ability levels, with coaching from an expert naturalist–photographer guide

#AdventureCruises

#Smallship #expeditionvoyages to the ends of the earth: explore #polarregions, #Amazon, #Alaska & beyond

January 19, 2016

#KualaLumpurMalaysia #JessKalinowsky JESS@FriendsTravel.com 24|7|365

Filed under: Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia — asiawithfriendstravel @ 6:06 am
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Brief Itinerary

D1: Arrive Kuala Lumpur.
D2: Kuala Lumpur City Tour (Breakfast)
D3: Morning free for personal activities or optional tour. Evening Kuala Lumpur Night Tour .
(Breakfast, Dinner)
D4: Free till time to depart. (Breakfast)

Inclusions

✔ 3Night hotel stay as indicated below
✔ Daily Breakfast
✔ Kuala Lumpur City Tour
✔ Kuala Lumpur Night Tour + Dinner
✔ KL Tower visit wt entrance tickets to Tower Deck
✔ Return airport transfers

December 1, 2015

#KyrgyzstanVacations #FriendsTravelWestHollywoodCa #JessKalinowsky JESS@FriendsTravel.com

Filed under: Asia,Kyrgyzstan — asiawithfriendstravel @ 8:28 am

Unknown Kyrgyzstan – to the headsprings of the great river Naryn

Best time: July – beginning of September

Activity: Exploring expedition

Duration: 21 days

 Day 1. Arrival to Bishkek. Meeting at the airport, transfer to hotel, accommodation. Small excursion around the city. Getting ready to the program and equipment check. Meeting with the guide and program discussion. (B/L/-)

 Day 2. Transfer to Kegeti gorge (90km), Radial acclimatizing trek to Kyol-Tor alke (2725 m). Coming back to the camp (12 km). Overnight in tents on the height of 1870 m above the sea level. (B/L/D).

 Day 3. Transfer Kegety gorge – Kochkorka village – Sary-Bulak village, merger of Kichi-Naryn and Kara-Kaman (420 km – about 8 hours). Camp in the valley of Kichine Kara-Kaman river. Overnight in tents on the height of 3100 m. (B/L/D)

Day 4. Trek up along the valleys of Kara-Kaman and Ichke-Tor rivers in direction of nameless pass (3727 m). Smooth ascent from 3100m up to 3720 m then the descent to the level of 3500 m. We will put our camp in the beautiful place on the shore of Teshik-Kyol lake (3504 m, 18 km). Overnight in tents. This evening we will not have car supply and you have to be prepared to carry all your things, tents, one day food and some dishes by your own. (B/L/D)

Day 5. Short descent down to Djili-Suu valley, meet our transport. Short transfer to the place of our next camp. Overnight in tents on the height of 2950 m. (B/L/D)

Day 6. This day you may climb on a nameless peak (4342 m), but this climbing will take you about 8-9 hours. The view from the summit is amazing. On the east you will be able to see the beautiful valley of Burkan river which will be our aim for tomorrow. On the north, south and west we are surrounded by the majestic Tian-Shan mountain ridges. Coming back to the camp. Overnight in tents (B/L/D)

Day 7. Transfer to the merger of Burkan and Egiz-Tor rivers (60 km). Here we will put our base-camp where we will spend our next three nights. The height is 3330 m. (B/L/D)

Days  8-9. Next two days we will devote to the exploration of the region and to the climbing. This part of the program is free. You may have little walks or climb the surrounding peaks on Terskei and Djetim-Bel ridges (all the summits are higher than 4100 m). The summits you may choose yourself.. Overnight in tents (B/L/D)

 Day 10. Circle trek with the entrance to Ara-Bel plateau where you will be able to enjoy the great panorama of the valley itself with its innumerous small lakes. From the plateau you will see many amazing peaks and will have a chance to choose the ones you would like to conquer in the next 3 days. Descent from the plateau to the headwaters of Burkan river where we will put our base-camp. All the distance we will have to make today is about 16-18km and will have to ascend the height of 4000 m above the sea level. Overnight in tents on the height of 3600 m. (B/L/D) 

Day 11. The rest day at the base-camp and the preparation for summits’ climbing which you will pick up by yourself. (B/L/D)

Days 12-14. These days you have a free program. You may have an ice climbing training on the closest glacier and climb some peaks on Djetim-Bel ridge. For the climbing you will need: rope, crampons, ice axe and of course your skills. All peaks are over 4200 m high. For those who doesn’t like to conquer mountain summits we may offer to have one day radial treks and small ascents. Overnight in the base-camp at the same place in tents (B/L/D)

Day 15. Hike over Djetim-Bel ridge to the Ekurgen-Kyol lake over Sary-Tyor pass (4050 m) Overnight in tents a little below the lake on the height of 3550 m. (B/L/D)

Day 16. Exploration of the surroundings. Today you will have a chance to make a circle hike around the nameless lakes or ascend to a panoramic flat on the height of 4050 m. Overnight in tents (B/L/D)

Day 17. Transfer to Ara-Bel valley over Soyol pass (4021 m) and then into Chon-Tor valley (52 km, 3-4 hours). Camp on the shore of Chon-Tor lake (3700 m). Overnight in tents (B/L/D)

 Day 18. Hike to the Djuuka valley over the same names pass (3633m). Our transport will wait for us at the Djuuka valley. This part is not hard, the path after the pass goes only down twirling along the gorge. The distance we will have to make today is about 15 km which will take us about 7 hours. Then we will be transferred down to the place of our camp. Overnight in a beautiful place in tents on the bank of the river on the height of 2500 m. (B/L/D)

Day 19. Transfer to the southern shore of Issyk-Kul lake to Tamga village. Rest on the shore. Overnight in guest house (B/L/D)

Day 20. After lunch we will be transferred to Bishkek (300 km), on the way we will visit “Fairytale” canyon. Overnight in the hotel, Farewell dinner (B/L/D)

Day 21. Transfer to the airport. Departure (B/-/-)

Price:

6-10 people – From $2090  per person [Request price for less than 6 persons]

+ $166. – single supplement

Price includes:

  1. Meeting and seing off at the airport
  2. Accommodation in the hotels 3* according to the program (twin accommodation)
  3. Accommodation in guest houses
  4. Tents to live in the camps and a meal-tent
  5. Meals 3 time a day according to the program
  6. Car supply on the whole way accept day 4.
  7. Guide
  8. Cook and cook helper for the trip
  9. Entrance fees for the excursions according to the program

Price does NOT include:

  1. Flight to Bishkek and back: arranged by JESS@FriendsTravel.com
  2. Equipment rental
  3. Single supplement
  4. Visa and consulate service: JESS@FriendsTravel.com
  5. Personal expenses in hotels: bar, international calls, other.
  6. Insurance
  7. Any changes in the program
  8. Kyrgyzstan Exspeditions
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August 22, 2015

#Singapore with Friends Travel JESS Kalinowsky JESS@FriendsTravel.com

Filed under: Asia,Singapore — asiawithfriendstravel @ 6:07 am

Swinging Through Singapore with

Friends Travel West Hollywood Ca.Swinging Through Singapore

A country in a city in a garden? Make the most of your stopover with our essential guide to the many faces of Singapore.  

Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2015, Singapore is a name that’s both familiar and strangely enigmatic. Is it a shopper’s paradise, or Asia’s most expensive city? A dull, sterile city state, or a thriving model of efficiency for other Asian hubs to follow? The only way to decide is to visit and see. The national airline and Changi Airport regularly rank among the world’s best, so there’s no doubt this tiny country is committed to impressing its guests. Easy connections across Asia make Singapore a tempting stopover during any trip to the region, and whether you’re on a half-day layover or stopping multiple nights, Singapore is ready to make its mark on your Asiamemories.

Night Shot of Gardens By the Bay, SingaporeFloral Singapore

Not content with being The Garden City, Singapore has a new mantra and a new attitude. Now aspiring to be a City within a Garden, this is by far the greenest, most eco-friendly of Asia’s stopover ports. The Singapore Botanical Gardensoffer a stunning showcase of plants native to Singapore and the surrounding region, including the National Orchid Garden (still the country’s top attraction, so TripAdvisor tells us). The gardens also incorporate sculptures from around the globe, though they remain committed to a natural tone removed from the increasingly hectic city.

In contrast to this, Gardens by the Bay looks like it beamed down from another world. Singapore’s stunning new waterfront garden showcases plants from across the globe in two temperature-controlled domes and numerous outdoor gardens. The domes contain an awesome recreation of a Cloud Forest environment, and what could be the final word in flower gardens. Looming over it all are the Supertrees, gigantic vertical gardens supported by the space-age towers you’ll see throughout the park. Just like natural trees, these amazing structures photosynthesize using solar energy, and collect rainwater for irrigating the rest of the Gardens. Enjoy a walk along the elevated Skyway between them at 8.45pm to be immersed in a surreal sound and light show.

Clothing Shop in Little India, SingaporeEthnic Singapore

While Singapore naysayers call the city bland, sterile, or artificial, we’re willing to bet many of them haven’t weaved their way through the tailors, merchants, and hawkers of Chinatown, Little India, or Kampong Glam (the Malay district). Yes, Singapore is still a baby in chronological terms, albeit an immensely prosperous one, made up of migrant communities rather than evolving naturally over time. But a walk through the rows of splendid saris being tailored at Little India’s Tekka Centre, or one bite of just about anything served over the counter on Chinatown’s aromatic Smith Street, will assure you that this doesn’t matter. Serving Asia in miniature, Singapore is a town where Sri Mariamman Temple happily conducts Hindu ceremonies just a few blocks from the impressive Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum, to say nothing of the half dozen temples and mosques surrounding nearby Amoy Street.

Bottom line? Singapore is immensely proud of its young, but vibrant mixed heritage. Nobody would blame you for spending a day exploring its diversity, knowing that a new slice of Asia is just a short cab or metro ride away. And if the tropical heat is getting to you, put all those cultures into perspective with an hour or two at the Asian Civilisations Museum.

Singapore Zoo MonkeysWild Singapore

Does Singapore have the world’s best zoo? We’re not making that call, but we wouldn’t be the first if we did. This idyllic walk through the island’s rainforest acquaints you with a wide variety of the world’s most spectacular species – 315 of them, including White Tigers, White Rhinos, Cheetahs… even a Polar Bear, plus a wide variety of primates including cheeky Sumatran Orangutans, who roam freely near their enclosure, and even have breakfast with the guests! The Zoo has also drawn praise for its conservation work, including from Steve Irwin, Australia Zoo’s late Crocodile Hunter. It’s an ideal half-day excursion or an affordable family outing for any animal lover.

If you’d like to get a taste of Singapore Zoo without giving up half of your day, consider the adjacent Night Safari. This popular attraction covers an even larger area than Singapore Zoo, but only opens after dark, showcasing a very different collection of animals with its unique nocturnal concept. Newly opened River Safari completes the trio, offering river-themed zoo and aquarium exhibits, along with Kai Kai, an adorable Giant Panda.

Raffles Hotel Lobby, SingaporeHeritage Singapore

In a country with few genuinely historic attractions, the stately Raffles Hotel is an indelible slice of Singapore lore. The city-state’s first hotel has become a by-word for Singapore’s colonial era. Dating back to 1887, it predates ‘modern’ Singapore by almost 80 years. In that time it has hosted nobility, celebrities, and world leaders of every stripe. But any visitor to Singapore can experience Raffles. Those splurging for a room will enjoy exquisite, fully equipped suites, tastefully furnished in colonial style. A choice of fifteen restaurants and bars offer culinary delights for every taste, including Singapore’s most popular High Tea, which is also available to the general public. Singapore’s love affair with shopping extends to the Raffles Hotel Arcade, where products range from hotel and city mementos to fine food and drink. The most popular Raffles experience however is a Singapore Sling cocktail enjoyed at the Long Bar. This sweet creation – original to Raffles – may not be cheap, but for many, it’s a Singapore rite of passage, and a superb way to cap off a day’s shopping or sightseeing.

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