Category for Asia

Cambodian Genocide

Posted by • October 24, 2012 • Asia ,Cambodia ,Southeast Asia 3 Comments

Although this tragedy happened only a few years before I was born (1975-1979), I knew very little about it and found it very interesting and worthwhile to share. In total, this was a very moving

Bye-Bye Southeast Asia, Hola Barcelona!

Posted by • October 9, 2012 • Asia ,Cambodia ,Indonesia ,Laos ,Southeast Asia ,Thailand ,Vietnam Add Comment

I vividly remember… the impact of the hot and humid air (which I am so used to now) the moment we stepped off of the plane in Indonesia; the smell of incense coming from the corridors of

Celebrating the Full Moon – Local Style

Posted by • October 2, 2012 • Asia ,Southeast Asia ,Vietnam 2 Comments

The rain kept us from exploring much in Hoi An, but Sunday was special; it was the full moon! You are probably thinking: the full moon, so what? Not very special, well in Hoi An

Let’s Ko Scuba Diving! Seven tips to enjoy it.

Posted by • July 15, 2012 • Asia ,Gulf Islands ,Southeast Asia ,Thailand Add Comment

Our next destination, and my favorite so far in the Gulf of Thailand, was Ko Tao. The reasons for liking it more than the other islands are simple: it’s smaller, it’s easier to get

Ko Pha Ngan: What happens when the Full Moon Party doesn’t happen

Posted by • July 5, 2012 • Asia ,Gulf Islands ,Southeast Asia ,Thailand 6 Comments

How to write a story when there is no story? This question has been on my mind for the last few days because of my next post. And if you are thinking, “then don’t

Ko Samui, Gulf of Thailand

Posted by • July 2, 2012 • Asia ,Gulf Islands ,Southeast Asia ,Thailand Add Comment

A surprisingly comfortable overnight sleeper train plus a two-hour ferry ride took us from Bangkok to Ko Samui (Ko means Island). Samui is the biggest island in the Gulf of Thailand with about nine beach

A few days in Bangkok

Posted by • June 25, 2012 • Asia ,Bangkok ,Southeast Asia ,Thailand 6 Comments

Most travelers agree on their feeling toward big cities in developing countries: traffic, pollution, tons of street markets selling all kinds of things that no one needs with tons of people everywhere. Bangkok fits the

Searching for Dragons (Part 3)

Posted by • June 8, 2012 • Asia ,Flores ,Indonesia ,Lombok ,Southeast Asia 6 Comments

Komodos only exist in Indonesia on the Komodo, Rinca and Flores Islands. There is nothing like them anywhere else in the world. Although they are mortally dangerous because of the poisonous bacteria in their