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 […]

Luang Prabang World Heritage Temples

Luang Prabang World Heritage Temples

Luang Prabang houses several World Heritage Temples 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 responsibly

Watching elephants responsibly

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 […]

The cultural highlights of Hue

The cultural highlights of Hue

Annoyed with the money hassling After breakfast, and before my afternoon flight to visit the cultural highlights of Hue, 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 […]

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 […]