Melaka (aka Malacca) is another of the British Straits Settlements. It has a long colonial history, having been conquered by the Portuguese then the Dutch and then the British. It was also occupied by the Japanese in the 2nd World War. Nowadays it is a popular tourist spot, both for domestic and international travelers. It’s interesting for its history, street art, scenic river and cafe’s. I headed there after my… Read moreMelaka – Malaysia 2016
Me, Eugene, Marij and Marte set off for Sa Pa with the intention to trek, having heard stories from other travellers about pouring rain and a horrific amount of mud. We must have timed it perfectly because the weather for us was actually awesome!! Sure it’s a little colder than the rest of the places I’ve been so far in South East Asia but we had a great combination of… Read moreSa Pa – Vietnam 2016
Hanoi was a city I was expecting not to like so much, but turned out to love! It has just the right amount of hecticness, so that there’s always something to do or observe but you can navigate your way pretty easy once you’ve figured it out. Getting the night bus from Hue I made a few friends, which was great as 4 of us ended up in the same… Read moreHanoi – Vietnam – Happy New Year 2016!
Leaving Laos for Vietnam So from Don Det I took a somewhat nightmare bus journey to Savannakhet. After struggling at snails pace for awhile the bus broke down, the journey overall took hours more than it should have, the drivers/bus people neglected to tell me and the 2 others making the same journey when we had to get off until after we’d been sitting somewhere for 10 mins (despite one… Read moreFrom Laos into Vietnam – border crossing and Hue
Si Phan Don, aka the Four Thousand Islands, is beautiful. Right on the border with Cambodia, it consists of a whole bunch of islands, outcrops, mini beaches and rocks in the Mekong. I stayed on Don Det, the most backpacker friendly of the islands. You arrived by boat from Nakasang at the tiny beach on the North of the island, where there is a mini town and from there you… Read moreDon Det – 4000 Islands – Laos 2015