Siem Reap – Cambodia

I made it to Siem Reap, Cambodia after a super long journey and some troubles by bus. First the border took really long because they charged more for the visa than they were supposed to. Cambodia, like some other Asian countries as well, is known for corruption and I experienced it the very first minute…

Wat Rong Khun – Thailand

You want to see the most unusual temple ever, go to see this one. It was an old temple bad in shape and a designer bought it and this is what he made out of it. A temple out of a weird fantasy. Fascination to look at, but not very Buddhist anymore. Lots of tourist…

Chiang Mai – Thailand

Thailand as I think one of the most popular tourist destinations for at least European tourist was my next destination. I have never been there before. First, I thought about visiting the islands but the time would have been to short for that. I would have needed to skip Cambodia or another of the countries…

Mandalay – Myanmar

Boat ride from Bagan to Mandalay I decided to do a day cruise from Bagan to Mandalay. A bit of luxury is nice sometimes and it wasn’t that expensive. The Irrawaddy River took us north to Mandalay. It was beautiful and relaxing. Breakfast, lunch and dinner were included and we also were able drinks on…

Bagan – Myanmar

Bagan, known for its over two thousand temples spread through a huge area. The area can be explored easily by electric scooters if you are willing to drive one. That is what I did for three days. They are super easy to handle and no one wants to see a driver’s license, even though I…

Trekking to the Inle Lake – Myanmar

Oh Myanmar. As mentioned in the last blog the people in Myanmar are what made me fall in love! The rural villagers always have a smile on their face and are so curious. I couldn’t stop smiling as well. All that without wanting anything from you, just because that is the way they are. Especially…

Yangon – Myanmar

Finally, Myanmar or Burma if you prefer to call this stunning country that way. I started in the capital Yangon former known as Rangun. Don’t forget to get a visa in advance! If not, you’re not allowed into the country! One guy I met in a hostel actually was flown back to Thailand to get…

Manila – Philippines

My exchange semester ended in mid-January 2017 and a backpacking journey for around two and a half months through Southeast Asia started. This is how I stated. I had a 55 + 10 liters backpack on my back and another small backpack with my valuables in front. Way too much as I figured shortly after….

Why I fell in love with Japan!

I wasn’t planning on doing a general post about Japan, but since this journey was one of the best I ever had in my life and so many things in general made Japan so amazing I wanted make a compilation about some thinks that I loved about Japan that I only touched in the previous…

Nikko – Japan

Nikko is a cute little town around an hour by train and then bus from Tokyo. Perfect for a daytrip. I heard of the ton of beautiful temples in this town and the beautiful mountain nature around it. That is what brought me there and Nikko held what it promised. I don’t know why, but…

Nara – Japan

Nara, known as the deer town and sure that is what it is. Lots of deer that are not shy at all and are happy to get a snack from you. But apart from the deer it has beautiful parks and temples. All in walkable distance for a nice daytrip either from Osaka or Kyoto…

Osaka – Japan

As far as what I heard before Osaka mostly loses as not being worthy to spend time at. Most of the people I met just traveled though without having a longer look at it. What a pity. I only had two days there but I did not regret it at all and had a great…