Category for Southeast Asia

Treating Ourselves in Ha Long Bay: Photo Essay

Posted by • November 1, 2012 • Photo Essay ,Southeast Asia ,Vietnam 8 Comments

To finish our trip in Vietnam and Southeast Asia, we treated ourselves with a weekend cruise around Ha Long Bay. What makes Ha Long very unique is the scenery of thousands of tiny islands

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

Angkor Wat Avoiding the Crowds

Posted by • September 24, 2012 • Best Of ,Cambodia ,Photo Essay ,Southeast Asia ,Travel Tips 8 Comments

Angkor, located in Cambodia’s Northern Province of Siem Reap, is one of the most fascinating archaeological places on the planet, definitely the most important in Southeast Asia. The ruins were built 900 years ago by the

A place like no other

Posted by • September 20, 2012 • Cambodia ,Photo Essay ,Southeast Asia 8 Comments

It is already late afternoon. A heavy rain in the morning forced us to change plans from exploring Angkor Wat to visiting a floating market. Although it turned out to be a bit more

Why I didn’t love Laos

Posted by • September 18, 2012 • Laos ,Southeast Asia 5 Comments

Why are you being a hater? I never said I hated it; all I am saying is that it didn’t impress me! I still think you are being a hater.  Just in time to finish our conversation

Riding Solo to Konglor

Posted by • September 10, 2012 • Laos ,Southeast Asia Add Comment

A post by Adam Weeg “Just go man.” I was driving a cheap motorbike over a mountain and through a rising monsoon-esque rainstorm; sheets of stinging rain had already made most of my body numb, the

Huay Xai to Luang Prabang: Travel Guide

Posted by • September 8, 2012 • Laos ,Southeast Asia ,Travel Tips 4 Comments

As a follow up to the previous post: Mekong Photo Essay, and with fellow travelers in mind, I am writing a short guide about the travel options from Northern Laos to Luang Prabang along with

On the Mekong in Laos: Photo Essay

Posted by • September 5, 2012 • Laos ,Photo Essay ,Southeast Asia 10 Comments

We were introduced to Laos by cruising down the Mekong River on a slow boat. Our 150 km journey started in northern Laos at Huay Xai, ending 2 days later in the middle of the country at Luang