Singaporean Sling

Singaporean Sling - Layovering in the fine garden city

In February ‘16 on my way from Myanmar back to Taiwan I decided to fly via Singapore to explore this garden city. Exhausted after two weeks in Myanmar and slightly sick and coughing because of the dusty air in Myanmar, Singapore was a nice change in comparison to other cities in (South) East Asia. Like always, I got an early...

Read More
Green Island and Spring Festival

Green Island and Spring Festival

As I wrote in my last blog post, my parents arrived in the mid of march and I went on a roundtrip to show them this beautiful island. After we spent two nice days in Kenting (if you want to know more about Kenting, check this blog post), we drove up the east coast to Taidong to get to Green...

Read More
A Trip To Myanmar - Mandalay

A Trip To Myanmar - Mandalay - Road to Mandalay

The last stop on our tour through Myanmar was Mandalay. The second biggest city in Myanmar and well known for its holy Mandalay Hill and a big King’s Palace. After a weird day in Naypyidaw, we hopped onto the bus to Mandalay in the evening. While every bus transfer was really smooth so far, that one didn’t go that well....

Read More
A Trip To Myanmar - Naypyidaw

A Trip To Myanmar - Naypyidaw - A strange place called Naypyidaw

After spending three nights at Inle Lake we hopped onto a nightbus to the capital of Myanmar, Naypyidaw. Naypyi — what? The capital of Myanmar is usually not on the bucket list of the typical Myanmar visitor and more often called an empty ghost town with huge deserted high ways than glittering city. Finding up-to-date information about the city is quite though...

Read More
A Trip to Myanmar - Inle Lake

A Trip to Myanmar - Inle Lake - Floating around Inle Lake

After three days of walking from Kalaw to Inle Lake and having dust and dirt everywhere, arriving at our hostel (Song of Travel — Highly Recommended!) in Nyaung Shwe and taking off our shoes and enjoying a refreshing shower felt like heaven on earth. With an overwhelming Feeling of freshness, we planned our next days at Inle Lake. Of course besides the...

Read More
A Trip to Myanmar - Hiking

A Trip to Myanmar - Hiking - Hiking from Kalaw to Inle Lake

After two nights in the ancient place of Bagan, we packed our bags again and hopped on a bus to the mountain town of Kalaw. Kalaw itself is less a destination on its own but usually used as starting point for hikes into the surrounding area. Our plan was to settle up in Kalaw and do a 3-day hike to...

Read More
A Trip to Myanmar — Bagan

A Trip to Myanmar — Bagan

No trip to Myanmar is complete without visiting the famous temples of Bagan. Therefore, we booked tickets for an overnight bus from Yangon to Bagan and we were hoping for a safe ride and at least some sleep. The ride was actually surprisingly smooth (except that everybody had to leave the bus during a 30minute break). After roughly 8 hours,...

Read More
A Trip to Myanmar - Yangon

A Trip to Myanmar - Yangon - Completed by golden pagodas and contaminated food

Straight from Siem Reap in Cambodia we went to the old capital of Myanmar — Yangon. Myanmar opened up for international visitors just recently and is not yet on the to-do list of the usual South East Asia tourist (give it one or two more years!). Therefore it offers a very unique and untouched atmosphere and culture, which makes it a fantastic...

Read More
Indiana Jones and Tomb Raider in Siem Reap

Indiana Jones and Tomb Raider in Siem Reap - From the temples of Angkor to the clearing of land mines

After a surprisingly comfortable night bus ride with flat beds and lots of sleep, we hit Siem Reap in the early morning. After a small breakfast at our hostel, we were ready to explore the temples of Angkor. The temples of Angkor are one of the biggest religious monuments in the world. 1000 temples spread out in area of around...

Read More
Soul Searching on the Cambodian coast

Soul Searching on the Cambodian coast - Unspoiled beaches and turqoise water in Ream National Park and Koh Rong

Stories about unspoiled beaches, bioluminescent plankton and hidden paradises are told about the Cambodian coast, obviously enough reasons that most Cambodian traveler want to go to the coast at some point. After spending two nights in Phnom Penh, I decided to take my shot and travel around 4 hours to the coast of Cambodia. While the coast is far less...

Read More
Phnom Penh in two days

Phnom Penh in two days - A City between Horrid Past and Modernisation

My first stop during my 14 day Cambodia trip was Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh. While the city itself is most often not referred as worth seeing, the monuments and museums of the mass murderer under the reign of the Khmer Rouge are important to understand the modern history of whole Cambodia. When I was planning my trip I read several...

Read More

Kenting - Escaping to Tropical Taiwan

Around Christmas a lot of people left Taipei to travel in Taiwan or abroad, so we decided to escape Taipei and its horrible weather forecast for the upcoming days as well and travel to the south of Taiwan — Kenting for some serious beach action. Kenting is located on the southern tip of Taiwan and is well known for its tropical climate...

Read More
Frankfurt in One Day

Frankfurt in One Day

Frankfurt — Most people just visit one place in Frankfurt — the Airport. The city itself is somehow underrated as a touristic destination and mostly known for its role as financial centre of Germany. But the city offers much more with its rich history and cultural activities. I will give you a short guide of Frankfurt, which will show the most interesting parts in...

Read More
Hong Kong

Hong Kong - A Weekend in the Vertical City

Less than two hours away from Taipei by plane, the crazy dense city of Hong Kong is a perfect weekend-get-away. Not many cities in the world have the reputation of being as crazy, intense and packed as Hong Kong. So of course we couldn’t resist and travelled to Hong Kong three weeks ago. I don’t want to explain my itinerary...

Read More
Dripping water hollows out stone

Dripping water hollows out stone - A Trip to the Taroko Gorge

While Taipei is a great city to live in, just staying in Taipei wouldn’t pay enough justice to the rest of Taiwan. Back in the old days Portuguese sailors used to call the island Ilha formosa, the beautiful island. Of course we have to convince ourselves that this name is justified by exploring the island. After we went to Jiufen...

Read More
Dubai in 48h

Dubai in 48h - A City on Steroids

Dubai is one of the fast growing cities in the world and has developed to a global city and business hub in the last 25 years. It’s known for its skyscrapers including the tallest building in the world, its huge malls and the enormous wealth of the sheikhs. On my way to Taipei I had the chance to stay two...

Read More