Category South East Asia

News from the other side of the world.

We know we haven’t been in touch for a while, but it’s been very hectic over here and frankly quite difficult to get a decent internet connection. It was hard enough to barely be able to Skype our families for Christmas and New Year’s, so blogging wasn’t priority number one. Yet, now that we have […]

In the streets of Luang Prabang

Whilst walking in the streets of Luang Prabang, I stopped to take a few pictures that, to me, represent the city and its lifestyle.

The Bolaven Plateau – 2 days loop (17-18/12/14)

We spent 5 nice days in Don Det, 4000 Islands, Laos, cycling and chilling. Marlene was ill in the first day, then it was Aleks and I, so we had a quiet couple of days. From Don Det, we booked a bus to Champasak, as we had heard it was beautiful, you can swim in […]

Thakhek Loop – Day 2 and 3

We left Sabadee Guesthouse in Tha Lang after a good night and an amazing breakfast! Omelette, homemade bread, butter, jam, a pain au chocolat and Lao coffee: perfect. A hundred and fifty kilometers were planned that day so we had to get going. We started driving, passing the small lakes and the drowned trees, consequences […]

The Thakhek Loop – Day 1 (19/12/14)

Because it is difficult to get a laptop with an SD card reader here, it is not easy for us to blog about our time in Don Det (all pictures are on both cameras) or the motorcycle trip from Pakse on the Bolaven Plateau. I hope to be able to blog soon about it and […]

Why I fell in love with the North of Cambodia.

After the scooter accident, most of our plans got changed. We wanted to go to Kep and spend a few days on Rabbit Island, we wanted to skip Phnom Penh and go to Ban Lung in the Ratanakiri province for some trekking… But we spent 10 days at Hacienda for me to fully heal, and […]

A long due hello from the beach

It might beĀ  because the sun drew out the energy, Julie needing a relaxing place to regenerate from the scooter incident (and maybe also the availability of friggin Mario kart) that it has now been ages since I decided to write a new post. Being here, I have also used the time to be essentially […]

Kampot, Kep and the scooter incident.

We (Sophie, Dennis and Julie) left Hacienda on Sunday morning and took a mini van to Kampot. We decided to follow Mark’s advice and booked a double room at Mad Monkey and Sophie stayed in a dorm. The first night, we didn’t do much, we met Swiss Sophie, a friend of our Dutch Sophie from […]

Otres Beach, Sihanoukville – When Cambodia becomes paradise.

When we left Siem Reap on the night bus to Pnom Pehn and then Sihanoukville, we had only booked 2 nights at Hacienda, a guesthouse/hostel in Otres Village, between Otres 1 and Otres 2, East on Sihanoukville. Our plan was to stay only 2 nights until… Well until this happened: On the bus from Pnom […]

Last day in Siem Reap – The Floating Village

We mainly enjoyed Siem Reap for the sunrise on Angkor Wat and the chilled time. It was great catching up with Jodie and Johannes again, and meeting new people: from the US, from Sweden, from Holland, from Germany, from Australia. We got to go to a monk chat about Buddhism and meditation, enjoy the pool […]