In the streets of Georgetown

Georgetown is the capital of Malaysia’s north-western state Penang and located on the island part of the state. Tobi and Caro, the couple we met in Kampot/Cambodia spent a lot of time here and recommended this place a lot. It won’t take long until I know why. But let’s start from the beginning. It’s early…


Taman Negara – Into the Jungle

Taking almost everything into consideration and planning the short trip to the junction and border crossing with a lot of additional time, reaching the train at 7:00 PM becomes only possible because of very helpful Malaysian people. Leaving Ron’s place in Singapore we cannot find the station for buses going back to Johor Bahru, the…


Ho Chi Minh City – Vibrant city of Vietnam

There have been barely two weeks in Vietnam. For german citizen the maximum stay without visa is 15 days and our flight to Kuala Lumpur is already booked so unfortunately it’s just a short stopover in this country. The last days we spend in Ho Chi Minh City, former known as Saigon and Vietnams largest city….


Dalat, Vietnam – City of eternal spring

After just a few hours stopover in Ho Chi Minh City we enter the night-bus to Dalat, a town 1500 m above sea level in the highlands of southern Vietnam. Climate and temperatures here are different in comparison to most of the other parts of Vietnam. Vietnam is mostly tropical, but Dalat is like an…


Phnom Phen

It is early in the morning as we wake up. Our bus to Phnom Phen is leaving at 8 AM and we need to be at the bus stop at 7:30 AM. Fortunately it is right beside our hotel, the NY NY guesthouse in Kampot. To get some food we go to the other side…


Tranquil Kampot

Cozy little town of Kampot is just a two to three hours bus drive from Sihanoukville and we are lucky to get dropped off almost in front of the guesthouse we are going to stay. Big clean room, nice stuff, very cheap and as you maybe already know from the last Blogpost, the fist refreshing…


Koh Rong Sanleom – Let’s go to the island!

We get woken up in the sleeper bus around 6am after arriving in Sihanoukville in southern Cambodia and take the first ferry to reach Koh Rong Sanloem, an island around 20 km off the coast of Sihanoukville. A small jungle trail goes to the other side of the island where we want to stay at…


Siem Reap and the Temples of Angkor

Siem Reap is different than expected. Highly developed, big shops and supermarkets everywhere and in comparison to the places we have been the last weeks not a place for the traveler on a shoestring. Okay, it’s the gateway to Cambodians most famous temples of Angkor and the main tourist place all over the country. Maybe…


Bolaven Plateau – growing green tea and black coffee

The Bolaven Plateau is a region in southern Laos with elevation ranges from 1000 to 1350 m altitude. It’s the place in Laos where the famous lao coffee and green tea comes from. Looking forward to cooler temperatures out there we leave some stuff in our guesthouse in Pakse and go on a 3 days…


The 4000 islands

There is a place in southern Laos called the 4000 islands. Maybe you know that Laos isn’t connected to the sea, but some parts of the Mekong river are huge and there are big islands, like Don Det and Don Khon. On our way to the small village where we can cross the river to…