July 30 marks World Friendship Day, and what better way to spend your weekend than planning a trip with your friends and exploring the other side of the world? Here are Agoda’s top destination picks for your next adventure together:
When in the UK, The London Edition provides a great photoshoot backdrop, with its blend of modern and classic European architecture. Located on the edge of the artsy London neighborhood Soho, this glitzy hotel is within walking distance of picturesque galleries and restaurants.
Photo worthy accommodations include Bali’s Bambu Indah Hotel, a green oasis with breathtaking views of rice fields and Ayung River, and Malacca’s The Rucksack Caratel, a hip boutique hotel that serves as a hidden green sanctuary in the middle of the city.
The London Edition
Bambu Induh Hotel
The Rucksack Caratel
Go on a shopping and food trip
Test your taste buds in Malaysia this August as it is the prime durian season. Check out Vortex KLCC is located right in the city center of Kuala Lumpur and close to all the shops, restaurants, and food stalls selling durian, of course!
More adventurous eaters can head to Osaka to try out Dotonbori Street’s diverse food options including fugu, delicious pufferfish that are notorious for being poisonous. Don’t worry, Japanese chefs need a special license before they can serve this delicacy. A stone’s throw away is Dormy Inn, a minimalist boutique hotel with your very own hot spring.
Party the night away
If you’re looking for something closer to home, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam’s nightlife offers hundreds of bars and nightclubs to choose from—from upscale nightclubs down to hole-in-the-wall dive bars. Take it easy the morning after at Chill Box, a cozy homestay right in the city center.
You can also consider Bangkok, Thailand for your next trip as it has a lot of rooftop bars and trendy speakeasies. Agoda Home Cape House Serviced Apartment offers relaxation for when you need some extra TLC after a big night out.