[part I] Vietnam >> Muang Khua > Muang Ngoi > Nong Khiaw > Xamneua (via Viengthong) > Viengxay > Xamtai > Viengxay/Xamneua > Phonsavanh > Thakhek > Thakhek loop > [visa run 1] > Pakse > Don Det/Don Khone > Pakse/Champasak/Don Ko > Thakhek > [visa run 2] > Vientiane > Vang Vieng > Ban Chieng (Tao Guesthouse) > Luang Prabang > Huay Xay >> Thailand [In bold the places covered … Continue reading Travel Notes – Laos (Part II)
Wow... how hard it is to write about the country that stole my heart... It was easier to write a Love Letter to Laos than to write about the places I visited during almost 3 months there. The moment I started listing places I've been to, people I've met, things I've done, food I've eaten, saudade … Continue reading Travel notes – Laos
Part II (Part I here) We arrived in Hanoi on Christmas Eve, on a full train coming from Ninh Binh. We spent the trip chatting with a smiley 9 years-old girl and her family. Everyone going to Hanoi for the weekend. It was the first time since Livia joined me that we were not attacked by … Continue reading Travel notes – Vietnam
In 4 weeks in Vietnam I experienced different ways of traveling. First I had the company of a very good friend who decided to spend her holidays with me – well, actually she decided to spend her holidays in SE Asia and I happen to be here, but it’s nice to think the other way around. … Continue reading Travel Notes – Vietnam
I made my way to Cambodia from Bangkok, where I met a friend who came to SE Asia to spend her vacation with me. We took a flight in BKK and landed in Siem Reap 50 minutes later (Nok Air, USD55). It’s possible to do it by bus or train, you just need to be … Continue reading Travel notes – Cambodia
Yangon is a city I explored mainly on foot. People don’t usually spend too much time here, but a very good friend is living here and I very much wanted to spend time with her. While she was at work I wandered and got lost in the humid and hot Yangon, alternating with work days … Continue reading Travel notes – Myanmar
My first week in Thailand coincided with the Vegetarian Festival. More about the festival itself here and here. Some of the celebrations can be pretty extreme. Here's a small - and less shocking - sample of what I witnessed. More pictures on Flickr and Instagram.