The Killing Caves of Phnom Sampeau

The Killing Caves of Phnom Sampeau

A bumpy road sitting at the back of a motorbike After breakfast, we reserve our bus to Phnom Penh for tomorrow at the reception. Outside at the entrance of the hotel, we negotiate our trip to the Killing Caves for today with the drivers present. Eventually, we leave with two reasonably young guys on the […]

Visiting the Khmer-style temples of Ayutthaya

Visiting the Khmer-style temples of Ayutthaya

Heading for the ancient city of Ayutthaya After waking up, I take an extended breakfast. After all, there is a travel day ahead, a six-hour drive to Ayutthaya, an ancient city famous for its Khmer-style temples. The owner of the guesthouse is such an incredibly helpful lady: she drives me to the bus station, buys […]

Cycling through Old Bagan

Cycling through Old Bagan

Waking up feeling unwell Yesterday I made a stupid mistake which almost made me postpone my intention to go cycling through Old Bagan today. I ordered a lassi and a pancake for lunch somewhere. However, it did cross my mind that it is best not to eat in an empty restaurant. It is probably the […]

The countryside of Ninh Binh

The countryside of Ninh Binh

The bus drives past my destination Around 5 am we drive through the countryside of Ninh Binh … and the bus does not stop. When I see a board along the road stating: Goodbye – Hope to see you again in Ninh Binh, I rush forward. The driver’s assistant is snoring. I wake up almost […]