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Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai

Posted from Mueang Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai, Thailand. After arriving in Chiang Mai from Udon Thani I was completely overcome by the number of “farangs” running around the streets. Had I entered another universe? Did we pass through some portal on the airplane and I was in backward-land? It was hard to grasp, but then […]

the hidden French secret of Luang Prabang

the hidden French secret of Luang Prabang

Posted from Luang Prabang, Louangphabang, Laos. I’m not sure anyone is really quite prepared for Luang Prabang. People tell you of its beauty. You hear from other travelers about this diamond in the rough, the gem of Southeast Asia, but after two days of travelling through the desolate and mountainous landscape of northern Laos, past […]

Chúc mừng năm mới (Happy New Year)

Chúc mừng năm mới (Happy New Year)

I had no clue about Tet when I started to plan my route through Southeast Asia. The lunar new year – also known as the Chinese New Year – happens in January or February – the time when most of us Westerners leave our snow-torn countries for the warmth of tropical and cheap locations. In […]

Saigon … I think I love you

Saigon … I think I love you

Posted from Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The bus ride from Can Tho to Ho Chi Minh was rather uneventful. We stopped for food and I had some pork Pho. A lady told me to remember the number of my bus as they all look the same. Good thing she told […]

temples and more temples

temples and more temples

Posted from Siem Reap, Cambodia. Day 6-8 After switching beds early in the morning (to a much nicer bunk in a 32-bed room (with a towel and a blanket) for $2.50/night, I headed to the hostel’s café and had some scrambled eggs and toast for $1. My mission for the day half completed by 8 […]

Grand Palace and Wat Pho

Grand Palace and Wat Pho

Posted from Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand. Day 2 My plan – visit the Grand Palace and the reclining Buddha at Wat Pho. I’ve been noticing the cab drivers are the same here as in any other city, always taking advantage of the uninformed, so I decided to use public transit to get to the Grand Palace. […]

Wat Arun

Wat Arun

Posted from Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand.   Steph and I took the Chao Phraya River up to Wat Arun. It was late afternoon and the sun was back-lighting the temple creating a familiar silhouette on the river’s edge. A lot of foreigners took the boat, but there are other ways to get there. Bangkok does have […]

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Vienna

Posted from Address not found. The train ride from Salzburg to Vienna is a short journey. There are a few train stations in Vienna, with trains departing and arriving from different locations. I wasn’t sure where my ticket would leave me, but the transportation system in the city is excellent and very straight forward to […]