The temples at Si Satchanalai historical park

The temples at 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 guesthouses and hotels and drive fully loaded to the […]

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 nature at the Kuang Si waterfalls

Wonderful nature at the 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 […]

Stress during the Sukhothai Loy Krathong parade

Stress during the Sukhothai Loy Krathong parade

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 […]

Waiting for the sleeper bus to Ninh Binh

Waiting for 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 […]

Heading for the temple highlights in Old Bagan

Heading for 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. You should take the term express with a grain of salt in Myanmar; underway we easily stop fifty times to pick up local people. Moreover, there is entirely no […]

Cycle around Luang Prabang

Cycle around Luang Prabang

Rent a bike to visit the more remote temples A somewhat lazy day 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 Si falls. He can arrange the trip by mini-van. Initially, I wanted […]