Culture shock in Bandung

What can I say…Bandung is the real Asia. Bandung is a city conveniently located on the way from Jakarta to Yogjakarta. It only takes 3 hours by train from Jakarta to Bandung. Bandung is popular for its factories: nike, puma etc and different jeans brands. You’ll find everything really cheap here. We stopped in Bandung because Continue reading “Culture shock in Bandung”

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How to volunteer at an Elephant sanctuary

For all of you who want to do something extraordinary, something challenging and simultaneously something good: volunteer for a month at ElephantsWorld in the province of Kanchanaburi, Thailand. This month will be one of the best months of your life. Promise.  Continue reading “How to volunteer at an Elephant sanctuary”

Climbing in Vang Vieng with Central Climbers

Once in Vang Vieng, there are countless outdoor activities you can choose from. It doesn’t have to be the Tubing experience. We tried something new: rock climbing. And we have to say that we absolutely loved it! It was a great day outdoors with a great guide.  Continue reading “Climbing in Vang Vieng with Central Climbers”

What to do in Nong Khiaw

Nong Khiaw. Up in the north of Laos. Only two buses leave Luang Prabang each day to this lovely city nestled up into the mountains. We took the 10:30 bus. We were collected at our Guesthouse in Luang Prabang, the Lotus Villa. The transport system in Luang Prabang works as follows: Continue reading “What to do in Nong Khiaw”

How to get from Chiang Mai to Pai – on a scooter

Don’t let anybody make you worry to drive from Chiang Mai to Pai. Don’t. It’s not worth listening to them. We drove from Chiang Mai to Pai on a 125cc motorbike and we definitely enjoyed it and would recommend it to any other traveller. So this is our review: Continue reading “How to get from Chiang Mai to Pai – on a scooter”

Pakbeng – an enjoyable overnight stay

If you decide to travel from Thailand to Laos via the Mekong, you’re gonna be stuck on a long boat for 2 days with an overnight stay at the little charming town Pakbeng. A lot of travellers don’t pay any attention to Pakbeng, but we quite enjoyed the atmosphere there. You meet all the travellers you were on the boat with, everybody seems to be excited to spend their first night in Laos…and you get to eat a good dinner. Continue reading “Pakbeng – an enjoyable overnight stay”