Getting from Lao to Cambodia wasn't too difficult. I booked my ticket on Don Det (4000 islands) and got to the border about 1,5 hour later. At the border they have a scam going on where a man has a table by the Lao border making it seem like he works there charging 5 extra … Continue reading My first week in Cambodia (Kratie, Phnom Penh and Kampott)
Can you reach that place where the single life is happy and free on a full time basis? I say, not a chance in hell. There will always be bad days. Days of doubt and when you question yourself and your life. Days where it feels unfair and like you’ve made zero progress. This obviously … Continue reading When negative feelings and thoughts about ourselves get triggered
After leaving the caves in Thahek next stop on this journey was Pakxé! The bus ride was 8 hours long and involved a man forgetting his 5 year old daughter at a bus stop (true story) but it all ended up well don’t worry. The ticket can be bought at the local bus terminal and … Continue reading Pakxé: Golden Buddha,waterfall looop + 4000 Islands
Ok, so when I was in Vientiane I was considering going to Konglor cave. This massive cave is supposed to be incredible. You need take a huge boat inside and it goes on forever. While talking about it with Khadyja another backpacker told me not to go to the village close to the cave but … Continue reading Thakhek: Experiencing healing caves
Before I arrived in Vientiane I had talked to at least three people who had expressed their disapoinment with the capital city of Lao. To sum up their reviews: it's boring, nothing to see and very busy. Big cities have never been my cup of tea and I was considering skipping it and heading straight … Continue reading Vientiane – the boring capital delivered entertainment!
Vang Vieng which was my next stop dosen't exactly have the best reputation. Known for its huge party scene with tubing down the river while consuming alcohol (which a couple of years ago killed 87 tourists in one year) and the unlimited and openly sold drugs attracts a certain type of crowd for sure (one … Continue reading Vang vieng: hard partying or hiking?
My time in Thailand came to its end and now it was time to enter Lao. There are three was to cross the border. The most common way is to go by slow boat. When I first heard about the slow boat I thought it was some kind of cruise since the trip to Luang … Continue reading Luang Prabang: The adventure in lao begins!
Honestly I had no expectations when arriving in Chaing Rai. I don't know why but I assumed Chaing Mai was the star of the north of Thailand. Maybe having zero expectations yields the best results because I was in for a real treat! Once I arrived I went looking for a cafe to hijack some wifi. … Continue reading Chaing Rai- A pleasant surprise!
Having a breakdown is a crucial part of life. There are different types of breakdowns but the main focus here is when you've reached your limit. When you've given something your all and it still did't work out the way you wanted to. All you are left with is exhaustion and frustration caused by the … Continue reading Breakdowns- redirecting your path
Arriving in Ching Mai was such a relief. As soon as I got of the fully packed bus I could sense the calmness after the hectic atmosphere in Bangkok. I got to the hostel around 7 am so I went for breakfast and a walk around. My hostel was in old town which is the … Continue reading Chaing Mai- Temples, waterfalls, the highest point in Thailand and..a visit to the dentist