Perhentian Islands

Wow, first time snorkling for me and this on beautiful, picturesque Perhentian Islands it couldn’t get any better. But let’s start with the promissed story about the bus ride first. We left Penang around ten at night by minivan. There

Georgetown on Penang

Penang was just a one day stop on my way to the Perhentian Islands. And it was a good one. The bus driver dropped us off in Chinatown upon request. Hostels are plentiful available so is food and cafés. On

Thailand – BKK, Beach, Transit

Thailand was originally my first and most important destination when I started planning the trip. Now it turns out that I haven’t spent muchtime sightseeing and I didn’t get to see much of Thai-Life. Somehow I didn’t feel like exploring

Bagan – Sunrise and sunset watching

Bagan is high up on my list of favourit places. The area and view from one of the thousand pagodas is hard to describe in words. It is breathtaking climbing up a pagoda and overlooking the flat sandy plain with

Inle Lake

Nyaungshwe is the town closest to Inle Lake with affordable accommodation. I arrived from Hsipaw on a nightbus. I was lucky to find the PYI Guesthouse with it’s friendly owner Joe. Unfortunately it wasn’t a great start as I got

Trekking in Hsipaw

Untouched nature, tourist deserted villages and great trekking is what recommendations promissed us. They where right to some degree. The Guesthouse Mr. Charles was a very friendly and well run place. Most of the foreigners where staying there as it

Mandalay and around

Mandalay is a beautiful name for a town and that is pretty much it as Mandalay doesn’t habe much character. It is a newer town with few attractions for visitors and little to explore compared to Yangon. However around Mandalay

Yangon – a journey in less travelled Asia

I needed a change from the Banana-Pancake-Tourist-Trail and booked a flight to Yangon in Myanmar. A culture rich country bursting with all kind of flavours in every sense. I am eager to discover more of the culture and find answers

Ankor Wat – a must see Temple

Angkor Wat is a breath takingly large temple with many more temples and buildings around it. I have spent two days exploring the site as there is so much to see. I went to see the sunset at Angkor Wat,