I believe that to travel and to discover the wonders of the world and its people truly changes you. I grew up in small town Switzerland and as a child France, Italy, Germany, and Spain were my vacation playgrounds. Today, Canada is my home and North and South America have been easy to fully explore. I've had the great privilege to seek out many corners of our amazing planet and have met magnificent humans and remarkable landscapes along the way. While each continent is incredible, there is something truly magical about Asia that continues to lure me back to it. It is a continent with great diversity in culture, traditions, and food. Whether it's your first time on this amazing continent or you have been many times before, I can guarantee that you will find out something new about Asia as well as yourself.
My favourite places
I have never taken up residence in Thailand, yet everytime I arrive in this beautiful country I have the overwhelming feeling of coming home. The locals are amongst the friendliest people I have met anywhere, the food is delicious, and there is absolutely no shortage of wonderful things to experience.
In my opinion, Bhutan is like no other place on earth and a visit to this great Himalayan kingdom will leave you forever changed. Bhutan is stunningly beautiful and the locals are authentic and truly happy. The government takes huge measures to preserve Bhutan's culture, traditions, and history.
Japan is truly timeless. At first glance it may seem like Japan is at the cutting edge of modernity, but when you look beneath the surface you come to realize that it is also steeped in ancient traditions. The modern and the traditional are fused together to make it truly unique and one of a kind.
My birth nation is now also one of my favourite travel destinations. The clear beauty of Switzerland is breathtaking and unbelievable. From mountains, lakes, and picturesque villages to stone clock towers and herds of cows crossing the street, Switzerland is a thing of beauty.
Did you know?
- Bhutan is the only country that measure Gross National Happiness in addition to Gross Domestic Product.
- There are over 1,600 temples in Kyoto, Japan, making it a city synymous with Japan's religious history.
- Japan has the longest life expectancy of anywhere in the world, with people living an average 84 years.
- Both the highest point on land, Mount Everest, and the lowest point on land, the Dead Sea, are found in Asia.