Oh My Mandalay

Leaving Bangkok behind us – a short one hour flight brought us to Mandalay. First time to Myanmar for both of us. To our surprise, everything was very well organised – from changing money at good rates to getting a sim card to the minibus into the city. The...
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Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Myanmar here we come

Hello from Chiang Rai. Time for a bit of a catch up :). After returning from Switzerland we stayed for two weeks in our home base in Singapore. Plenty of time to catch up with friends, play some board games (a favorite hobby of ours), do some admin and...
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Sunny Salzburg

After having conquered the Gotthard and before going back to Singapore we spent some in Salzburg and Munich. Beautiful old Town in the Austrian Mountains After a beautiful train ride through the Austrian Alps we arrived in Salzburg and checked in with our nice Airbnb host. On a first...
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Hello Swiss Mountains

Hello Switzerland – here we are ! Since one week we are now in Switzerland and already had quite a program. Besides meeting family and friends again we already have slotted in one first hike. Up to Kronberg Kronberg in the Appenzell Mountains in Eastern Switzerland was our designated...
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A short History of Everything

Hello there. It has been while since our last post – about 6 years to be precise. Lot happened in the meantime. The Swiss Life After returning to Switzerland in 2013 we settled in there in the small but fine city of Aarau. Near to our friends we spent...
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Pit Stop in Bangkok

After leaving Laos we stayed four nights in Bangkok. As we have been to the ever buzzing Thai capital numerous times we fully focused on food and relaxation. China Town Night Markt Besides the must-visits of MBK (one of Bangkok’s largest and oldest shopping centres), a boat ride in...
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Relaxing in Vang Vieng and Vientiane

After exploring the Plain of Jars we were bound to Vang Vieng and Vientiane. Vang Vieng Another six hours minibus journey brought us to Vang Vieng. This time we didn’t have a flat tire but a very rude Chinese Lady on board which annoyed all other passengers with her...
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Mysterious Plain of Jars

After five days in lovely Luang Prabang it was time to move southwards to the mysterious Plain of Jars. High Mountains and a Flat Tires Although Phonsavan is only about 265 km away from Luang Prabang the journey took us a good eight hours by minibus. The main reason...
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Beautiful Luang Prabang

After our two days on the Mekong we looked forward to revisiting Luang Prabang (after 2011). Colonial Charm and super soft Beds Once again we were lucky with our accommodation – the Mekong Charm Guesthouse must have the softest beds in the whole of Asia. That was probably one...
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Slow Boat down the Mekong

After a mayhem of temples in Northern Thailand it was time for us to head over to Laos. We had visited the landlocked country first in 2011 and like it a lot. Therefore we were quite excited to go again. Our first stage was a two day slow boat...
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Colorful Temples in Chang Rai

A three hours bus ride brought us from Chang Mai to Chang Rai. Thanks to the low season we had the whole Airbnb apartment complex (with about 15 rooms) for ourselves. After an extensive afternoon nap, we finished the first day with some yummy ribs and beers. White Temple...
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Chang Mai – Heart of the North

I am writing this post in Chang Rai, watching the clouds go by with a cold Leo Beer to my left. Very relaxed ;). But before we cover laid back Chang Rai it’s time for a summary of Chang Mai. Leaving Singapore with our big backpacks we arrived in...
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Culture and Beer in Munich

Less than two hours away from Salzburg by train Munich was our next stop. Once again we were lucky and stayed at a fantastic Airbnb. On the other hand we thought that the Munich Card which allows free transportation and some discounts on museums was not really worthwhile. You...
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