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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

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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

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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,

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Mekong Delta – Tour from Saigon to Phnom Phen

Three days Mekong Delta trip from Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Phen or also known as ‘Tourist-Souvenir-Shopping-Tour’. As you can guess there were a lot of people selling souvenirs everywhere. Lucky enough it was mostly on the first day and

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Hanoi and Halong Bay – first stop in Vietnam

Hanoi was a welcome change after almost seven weeks in China. Already on the bus to the city center I spotted some differences to China. Of course the differences are massive and Vietnam is independent from China and has adopted

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Lugu Lake 2600m above sea level

How a 7 hour bus ride turns into a 11 hour bus ride and why it was worth the wait – read on. Sleep deprieved from the night train I arrived in Xicheng 7am. No English signs, no buses to

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Gobi Desert Tour in Mongolia – starting in Ulaanbaatar

A more than 30 hours train journey brought us to Ulaanbaatar (or just called UB). We wanted to book a tour to the Gobi Desert and thought it is as easy as just turning up at the hostel and arrange

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Irkutsk to Listvyanka seeing Lake Baikal and trying to catch a fish

Irkutsk is around 70km away from Lake Baikal. I wasn’t really aware of that fact because I expected to come to Irkutsk and walk to Lake Baikal from there. This was not possible. On the first day I haven’t felt

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