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Philippines 1 month travel & diving itinerary

Bohol Chocolate Hills

If you are planning to travel the Philippines, love diving and are on a budget, this 1 month travel & diving itinerary might be exactly what you’ve been looking for! I explored Philippines in November 2023 during my year-long Southeast Asia adventure. While you can easily find general travel plans online, the ones that highlight […]

How to travel Flores by bus

Ruteng rice field Flores

Flores is an island located in the Eastern part of Indonesia in the province of East Nusa Tenggara. It’s named Flores, which means ‘flowers’ in Portuguese due to its lush landscapes. Most people take a flight to the city Labuan Bajo in the West, visit the famous Komodo National Park for a few days and […]

How to extend the E-Visa for Indonesia & fix for common issue

Tegallalang Rice Terrace

In 2020 Indonesia implemented an electronic visa (E-visa) system which makes the life of travellers much easier. Firstly, you can obtain your visa online before arriving in Indonesia. Secondly, you can extend your tourist visa within only a minute instead of visiting a local immigration office and wasting at least 3-4 days. The E-visa system […]

My liveaboard experience with Dive Komodo

Rinca Island viewpoint Komodo National Park

Until a few months ago I’ve known Komodo National Park only from the famous Instagram photos of Padar island. I noticed that most people go to Komodo to do a one or multiple day boat trip to see the Komodo dragons, go hiking and enjoy the stunning scenery of the islands. But little did I […]

3 months itinerary for Cambodia, Vietnam & Laos including budget – Southeast Asia

Hoi An Water Buffalo

Southeast Asia is a very popular destination among backpackers. Not only is it super easy and safe to travel but also very affordable. In 2023 I explored Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos within three months and want to share the route and daily average costs with you. It’s the perfect round-trip starting end ending in Thailand. […]

8 amazing things to do in Dalat, Vietnam in 2023

Dalat Vietnam

Dalat is located in the central Highlands region in Vietnam and a real gem! Due to is altitude of 1,500 metres above sea level, the temperatures are very pleasant and a nice contrast after coming from a rather tropical climate. The climate in Dalat also reflects in its agriculture. Dalat supplies huge amounts of products […]

DIY Guide for a day in Bokor Hill National Park by scooter

Bokor Hill National Park

Are you ready for an adventurous day out and adding some contrast to what you’ve seen so far in Cambodia? A trip to Bokor Hill National Park will show you a side of this country you didn’t think existed. Here’s your in-depth guide for a DIY trip to Bokor Hill by scooter. When staying in […]

How to get from Nong Khiaw to Huay Xai in 2023

Nong Khiaw Viewpoint

You are travelling Laos and wondering how to get from Nong Khiaw to Huay Xai in Laos? You would like to know more about the price and how long it takes? As there is barely information online about this journey this is your guide with all you need to know about the trip. Two ways […]

How to get from Hoi An in Vietnam to Laos in 2023

Pakse Laos

You are planning to travel from Hoi An in Vietnam to Laos by bus? This is an in-depth guide for a trip from Hoi An to Laos. I completed this journey via the Lao Bao border to Pakse in April 2023. But also other destinations in Laos are possible! Due to a lack of information […]

Ha Giang loop 4 day itinerary & costs in 2023

Ha Giang loop views

The Ha Giang loop is one of the most amazing loops Vietnam, and maybe even whole of Southeast Asia has to offer. The approximately 350 kilometres long circular route leads through stunning mountain passes, along deep, craterous valleys, all the way up towards the border to China. If you have found this blogpost you probably […]