Seven cities in four countries over three weeks; that was the schedule for my Global Travelers trip around Asia. I mentioned in my introductory post that I love Asia, and this trip has confirmed that view.
To recap, here are the seven places I visited:
I had not expected to revisit Davao so this time around I went out to some of the nearby beaches and caught up with some business friends who are living there.
Where I Stayed: Park Inn by Radisson Davao, Davao – Philippines
Phuket is best known for its beaches and surrounding islands (and fair enough), but it also has an interesting old town in the provincial capital of Phuket Town.
Where I Stayed: Radisson Blu Plaza Resort Phuket Panwa Beach, Phuket – Thailand.
I love Bangkok so any excuse to revisit and you can find me here. After my umpteenth visit I’m still not tired of this megacity.
I wasn’t expecting to visit India this year, so to go back to Mamallapuram and drink lassi’s, chai tea, and coconuts, while sweating it out under the South Indian sun was a highlight of my year.
Where I Stayed: Radisson Blu Resort Temple Bay
A was thrilled to be going back to Jaipur as last time I was here I was sick and didn’t end up seeing much. This time around I visited the palaces and forts in the area that make Rajasthan so famous.
Where I Stayed: Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Jaipur
Despite the GFC the building boom in China appears to be continuing at a steady pace. The skyline of Chongqing has grown considerably since I was last here.
Where I Stayed: Radisson Blu Plaza Chongqing
Shanghai, yet another great megacity that is worthy of revisiting. I hadn’t been for three years so I was wondering if I would like it as much this time around.
Where I Stayed: Radisson Blu Hotel Pudong Century Park.
I have also put together a video of the three weeks of travel. As every third day was a travel day it seemed appropriate to include the transit days in the video as well.
Win 1 Million Gold Points from Club Carlson
This trip was sponsored by Club Carlson, and as part of this promotion they will be awarding 1 million gold points to one of the three bloggers on this trip (here is Sherry and Nora’s trip report). The winner will be announced this week so I will publish how you can enter to win the points in the next Nomadic News.