Category: The Big Trip 2019/2020

Suwon and Seoul

Suwon is a suburb of Seoul and famous for its fortress walls which are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The first evening we tackled the eastern side. The about 200 years old walls are well maintained and offer various viewpoints of the city. After all the walking we got...
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Korea here we are again

Good news first, Hazel’s fingers are recovering well and at the time of writing, they are almost back to 100%. We just came back to Singapore for a few days before heading to Perth. Read all about our twelve days in Korea in this and the next post. BBQ...
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Hsipaw – Off the Beaten Track

After semi-chaotic Mandalay, we were heading to the mountain town of Hsipaw to relax and do some hiking. 10 Hours for 200 Kilometers It was an early 3 AM start to catch our train to Hsipaw. Luckily our hotel was just opposite the train station in Mandalay. The Myanmar...
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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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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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