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Cambodian Pyjamas

​Ladies, have you ever wanted to own an outfit that seamlessly transitions from day to night? Well, you need to move to Cambodia (or the north of England) where it is totally socially acceptable to wear your pyjamas 24/7. The abundance of ladies in...
Loas Markets

Loas Markets

​The first thing that hits you when you wander into one of Laos markets is the smell; the pungent aroma of fish sauce, for me, will forever be synonymous with Southeast Asian bazaars. Added to this, an olfactory fusion of garlic, frying shrimp paste, spices,...
Hill Tribe Life in Laos

Hill Tribe Life in Laos

We spent most of our time in Laos driving the small mountain roads, particularly in the north of the country. Remote and rural, at times we found ourselves bumping along pot-holed surfaces or driving in billowing clouds of dust on half-finished tracks. The scenery was...
Wild Coast statt Wildlife

Wild Coast statt Wildlife

In Bluff, nahe Durban haben wir das Beast wieder voll aufgerödelt, die Wasser- und Dieseltanks randvoll getankt, Vorräte eingekauft und die Gasflasche gefüllt. Alles ist auf 100%, auch unser Andrenalinspiegel. Die Heimreise beginnt, Transafrika auf der Ostroute. Vom...

Monthly living costs in Chiang Mai, Thailand

I know, such posts can be a bit dull at times, but when preparing an extended trip or to live abroad this information  can come in handy. As we are in Chiang Mai now for about one and a half months we are not the complete authority, but we start to get a picture. With...

Chiang Mai – welcome to the digital nomad capitol

Remember the post I wrote some time ago? The Don’t plan too much ahead one? Well, I think our experience in Chiang Mai is a good example for what I wrote back then. Our original plan (find the mistake) was to drive all the way along the border of Thailand first to the...
The Hidden War

The Hidden War

​The ‘Secret War’ in Laos was a covert proxy war, fought in the shadows of the Vietnam War and was fuelled by the belligerent global Cold War superpowers. The war was fought between the Communist Pathet Lao which was effectively organised, equipped...

The Sapphires

A great movie about an Aboriginal soul group of 4 women who performed in front of American soldiers in the Vietnam War. Amazing voices, great songs, a lot of inspiration and most of all SOUL All rights on the pictures belong to Screen Australia,  Goalpost Film and the...
Water Festival – Thingyan

Water Festival – Thingyan

​Myanmar maybe a little tricky and expensive to drive your car through but it certainly is worth it. We timed our trip well, making sure we were there for the country’s New Year water festival. Like most of South-east Asia, Myanmar celebrates...
Hoi An

Hoi An

Hoi An gets it’s own post. It is that good. If I’m perfectly honest I’m not sure why we enjoyed it quite as much as we did. I’ve been trying to tell myself that it’s not because of the 9p beer (well… Probably 15p since Brexit), but...
Ein Roadtrip durch das wilde Sumatra

Ein Roadtrip durch das wilde Sumatra

Wir sind zurück auf Sumatras Festland, zurück in Banda Aceh. Hier wollen wir nicht lange verweilen, denn vor uns liegen knappe 3000 km auf dem Weg in den Süden, bis wir die nächste indonesische Insel Java erreichen – Sumatra ist...
South Vietnam

South Vietnam

Vietnam is a huge country. Sure, it’s not in the league of Kazakhstan or Russia, or even Mongolia, but it’s still pretty big – particularly as the temptation is to try and see the whole country in one trip. We had 3 weeks, and to be honest, with any...
Georgetown

Georgetown

Mention Georgetown or Penang to anyone in Malaysia, the reply is always the same: “Ahh good food”. Surprisingly enough, with a response like that, it was firmly on our radar as somewhere to visit.  Along with Malacca and Singapore, Georgetown was a...
Le Grand Voyage 2016-05-28 11:25:00

Le Grand Voyage 2016-05-28 11:25:00

The Perhentian Islands – possibly the best island paradise so far And trust me, that’s an achievement. Read on to find out why I’m making such a big claim! Right up on the north east coast of Malaysia, close to the border with Thailand, lie the...