Vang Vieng town – Tubing and Caves

Vang Vieng Town The town of Vang Vieng is located around 160 km north of Vientiane, which is the capital of Laos. It’s location between Vientiane and Luang Prabang makes it perfect to visit. The journey takes about 4 hrs by bus and 3,5 hrs by minivan from Vientiane. It …

Bhaktapur Durbar Square near Kathmandu

Bhaktapur is a must-see if you visit Nepal. The capital city of the former Bhaktapur Kingdom is located 13 km east of Kathmandu at 1400 meters altitude, which is nearly the same altitude as Kathmandu. It is an ancient kingdom village where the old architecture is kept alive. This old …

Kunming in southwest China

Kunming Famous Foods Kunming can be compared with a western city. Maybe even comparable with a big French city when you know how much English is spoken, or understood. With a Lonely Planet you can manage a lot, but if the ones you have to deal with aren’t willing and …

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) – south Vietnam

Saigon Saigon is the biggest city of Vietnam, although it’s not the capital. The numbers are somewhere around 3,4 million people living in the inner city and 10 million including surrounding areas. The weather in Saigon can be from real hot, around 40 degrees in summer, to very wet during …

Hanoi, capital of Vietnam

Hanoi A lot can be said about the differences between north and south Vietnam and about Hanoi and Saigon. Overall it’s the Americans that like Saigon most and Europeans that like Hanoi most. Maybe this is related to the history of both cities. If you prefer a dynamic, noisy, polluted, …

Pokhara – Fewa Lake & Begnas Lake

Pokhara When you visit Nepal, you should visit Pokhara. Why Pokhara? Kathmandu is quite dirty, polluted, noisy and crowded, beside the beauty of some temple areas. Pokhara has none of those. Pokhara is located 200 km west of Kathmandu and has a lot to offer. From temples to lakes and …

Traffic in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Traffic chaos The people who have been in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) know what this post is about. The traffic is chaotic and crazy. If you don’t like big cities, if you don’t like noise, if you can’t handle pollution, stay out of Saigon. The traffic was …

Yangshuo – Guangxi Region – China

Yangshuo Travelling in China can be very hard. Beside some strange and different habits like spitting in all places, there is the language issue. I found few to none people in Kunming and Guiyang who spoke English. Yangshuo is a different story. Everyone spoke English in this place and every …