First temple visits in Angkor Wat

First temple visits in Angkor Wat

First day at Angkor Archeological Park A big today, as it the first day of our temple visits in Angkor Wat. At 9:15 am we are ready to start. Mr. Kasal introduces us to Djam, our tuk-tuk driver for the next three days. First, we drive to the reception of the Angkor Archeological Park to get our […]

The World Heritage Temples of Luang Prabang

The World Heritage Temples of Luang Prabang

Guesthouse in town away from the rivers Having just returned to visit the World Heritage Temples of Luang Prabang, I take a blue jumbo taxi to the center of the city. The driver brings me to the guesthouse of my choice. Once there, it appears that they started renovating the place. So I check the hostel next […]

Watching elephants in a responsible manner

Watching elephants in a responsible manner

Early wake-up to visit the Elephant Conservation Center Around 7 o’clock in the morning, I wake up. That is because today I want to go watching elephants. I need to calculate enough travel time if I do not want to miss the show at the Elephant Conservation Center. Yesterday when I was heading to Lampang from […]

Visiting the cultural highlights of Hue

Visiting the cultural highlights of Hue

Annoyed with the money hassling After breakfast, I take a taxi to the Museum of Ethnology. It was almost inevitable that I paid too much for the ride; the driver did not know the exact location, and furthermore, he hardly understood English. Though the museum here in Hanoi itself is worth visiting, with good explanations […]

Rural Lampang: a tranquil town

Rural Lampang: a tranquil town

No issue to leave your backpack unattended The tuk-tuk driver from the guesthouse brings me to the Arcade bus station. As I still have to buy a ticket inside, my bag remains unattended in the meantime. No problem according to the driver, so I take the risk. Apparently, this is entirely possible in Thailand. His […]