To Si Satchanalai historical park

To Si Satchanalai historical park

Visiting another World Heritage Site A visit to Si Satchanalai historical park is on my agenda today. Si Satchanalai is located 80 km above Sukhothai. Both are Unesco World Heritage Sites. The owner of my guesthouse drives me together with a French couple to the bus station. She provides all the information I need to […]

Scenic river trip to Battambang

Scenic river trip to Battambang

A spectacular boat trip to Battambang We got up early this morning for the river trip to Battambang. This seems to be one of the most scenic boat tours in Cambodia. Around a quarter past 6, a minibus picks us up. We stop at a couple of guesthouses and hotels and drive fully loaded to […]

Exploring Bagan in a horse cart

Exploring Bagan in a horse cart

In a horse cart to the more remote temples of Bagan This morning I decided to visit the most important temples of Bagan in a horse cart.  Well, at least, that was my intention. My guide, however, judges otherwise. It is better to visit the highlights of the old part of town by bike, he […]

Wonderful Kuang Si waterfalls

Wonderful Kuang Si waterfalls

Checking my trip to the Kuang Si waterfalls This morning I got up a little earlier, and I decide to drink less tonight. First, I walk to the guesthouse to discuss the trip to Kuang Si waterfalls, which I tried to book yesterday. The landlady has already talked to the bellboy. She confirms everything has […]

Sukhothai Loy Krathong parade stress

Sukhothai Loy Krathong parade stress

A late start of the day My second day in Sukhothai. My plan to wake up early does not work out as intended. The alarm goes off at 6 o’clock, but I stay in bed a while longer. It is already past 8 am when I get up, and I will regret that during the […]

With the sleeper bus to Ninh Binh

With the sleeper bus to Ninh Binh

Conversation with two professors Early in the morning, I left by bus, back towards Hue, where I will have a stopover for a day before taking the sleeper bus to Ninh Binh.  During a short break, two elderly Vietnamese join me for a conversation. One is a professor of geology, the other in environmental studies. […]

The remote temples of Angkor

The remote temples of Angkor

A view of ordinary Cambodian life on our way to Banteay Srei On our agenda today are the more remote temples of Angkor Historical Park; Banteay Srei in the north and the Roluos group in the east. First, we head to Banteay Srei. Our driver Djam wants some extra dollars for this trip because of […]

The temple highlights in Old Bagan

The temple highlights in Old Bagan

Express bus over dirt roads to Old Bagan So we left Mandalay this morning via the express bus to visit the temple highlights in Old Bagan. It would be best if you took the term express with a grain of salt in Myanmar. The bus drives at an incredibly slow pace and underway, we easily […]

Cycle around Luang Prabang

Cycle around Luang Prabang

Rent a bike to visit the more remote temples As it is a somewhat lazy day, I decided to cycle around Luang Prabang a bit today. First, I have an extensive breakfast diagonally opposite my guesthouse. The waiter starts a conversation while during my meal. He wants to know whether I already visited the Kuang […]