A pinch of culture in Phnom Penh

A pinch of culture in Phnom Penh

Chaos at Phnom Penh Immigration Right upon arrival at Phnom Penh airport we experience a sample of how chaotic things are being run. Everyone needs to obtain a visa on arrival at the Immigration booth, but an orderly queue of people waiting for their turn is out of the question. It is more like everyone […]

Mekong river chill-out in Luang Prabang

Mekong river chill-out in Luang Prabang

Favorite chill-out spot in Laos Of all the places that I have visited in Laos, it is definitely Luang Prabang, flanked by the Mekong river, which is my favorite. The city itself has been classified as a World Heritage site because of its ancient temples. But the best thing to do around here is to chill-out. Laziness as […]

First Impressions of Myanmar

First Impressions of Myanmar

Lots of malfunctions in Yangon More specifically I am talking about my initial encounters in Yangon in Myanmar. It is even worse here than expected. Dilapidated streets, parts of the road have been broken up, and not replaced. Apartment blocks where the paint is peeling of. Moreover, the electrical power supply malfunctions on a very regular […]

Buddhist Ritual Participation

Buddhist Ritual Participation

A temple located in between rice fields Honestly, I never thought I would participate in a Buddhist ritual unless I was taken in tow by a Thai, and that is precisely what has happened. An appointment was made by telephone with a monk in a temple in San Patong. This village is located about 20 kilometers […]