9 lucruri pe care trebuie să le știi dacă vrei să vizitezi Cambodia

Mix de simetrie și spritualitate care te urcă pe tărâmurile sacre ale zeilor din Angkor Wat ca mai apoi să te coboare în realitatea tristă și crudă a genorcid-ului Khmer Rouge-ului. Bine ai venit în Cambodia, o țară a contrastelor, o țară cu un trecut depresiv dar captivant, o țară care înglobează bune și rele, urâte și frumoase, o destinație perfectă pentru o vacanță datorită insulelor tropicale și frumoaselor plaje pe care le are, dar și perfectă unui aventurier dornic să experiementeze adevaratul gust al SE Asiei.

De puțină vreme am părăsit Cambodia purtând în suflet Continue reading

Community Residence Siem Reap

One of the things which we noticed while searching online for accommodation in Siem Reap is that it is full of resorts and luxurious hotels. When we arrived there, what we supposed while searching online, was true: you can see a resort everywhere you turn your head on the main roads, they are literally everywhere.

With this image of the accommodations in this town, Continue reading

Our Endless Summer in Lombok

Amazing swimmining pool

The 4th island that we chose to explore in Indonesia was Lombok. This island is blessed with white sand beaches, good surf spots, a lot of nature with forests, waterfalls, hiking trails through rice fields and spices plantations. With so many activities ahead of us, we chose to start the exploration from Kuta, but in the same time Continue reading

Hilltop Hotel-Accommodation with a view

Jacuzzi with a view

Previous time when we visited Thailand, in December, we were only in Bangkok and in the north part of the country. As my parents wanted to visit me and because I found the cheapest flight for them to Phuket, this was a great opportunity to explore the south of the country and its islands.

Because we were four persons now and my parents were arriving after a 10 hour drive in Germany and an 11 hours flight to Phuket, we looked for a place to offer us comfort and privacy in the same time. We found Continue reading

Kuala Lumpur-adevăratul gust al orașului

Taste of Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, capitala Malaysiei, a fost pentru noi unul dintre cele mai frumoase orașe pe care le-am vizitat in SE Asiei, mai ales pentru că a venit ca o gură de aer proaspăt după ce am stat vreo 3 luni în Indonezia, luni în care zilnic ieșeam din zona de confort.

Prin luna Ianuarie 2017 exploram Indonezia din nord spre sud și mai aveam doar câteva zile până să ne expire viza așa că trebuia musai să găsim o următoare destinație pentru viza run. Și pentru că n-aveam idee încotro s-o luăm Continue reading

Drumul și peripețiile înspre Cambodia

În cele 5 luni de când călătorim am reușit să vizităm doar 4 țări: Thailanda, Indonezia, Malaysia și Singapore. Asta pentru că atunci când ne simțim atașați de un anumit loc, vrem să îl descoperim mai mult. Și odată ce ajungem să gustăm puțin din tradiția și cultura unei noi țări, relizăm că vrem mai mult de atât. Așa se face că din cele 5 luni petrecute pe drum, 3 le-am petrecut în Continue reading

Koyao Island Resort- A piece of Paradise

View over the sea

One of the islands we decided to visit in Thailand was Koh Yao Noi, situated in the famous archipelago of Phang Nga Bay. Phang Nga Bay national park is a geological wonder filled with islets, sunken caverns and formation rising vertically from the sea. It is one of the most beautiful places in the southern Thailand. Some 10.000 years ago, when sea levels were lower, one could walk from Phuket to Krabi. With such amazing surroundings, we chose to accommodate at Koyao Island Resort, place where we spent a few perfect days and which I would now call Little Paradise.

Koyao Island Resort is surrounded by lovely, sandy beaches, rain forests and uninhabited islands in a place where mass tourism and hotels are far away and the original Thai hospitality has free reign.

Since we arrived we were greeted by a very well trained management team, always at our disposal and, of course, always smiling. Let’s not forget we were in The Land of Smiles. After we refreshed with a cherries welcoming drink, we were taken tour rooms. Because at Koyao Island Resort all rooms are Continue reading

Capsule Hopping in Singapore

Met a Space Pod

What this button do? What about this one? And the other one? Look, there is another one.

Before going in a certain destination, I try to make a list with the things that I want to experience. And because Singapore is known as a futuristic city, we really wanted to try to sleep in capsule hotels. For the ones that are not familiar with this concept, a capsule hotel also known as a pod hotel, is a type of hotel developed in Japan that features a large number of extremely small “rooms” (capsules) intended to provide cheap, basic overnight accommodation for guests who do not require the services offered by more conventional hotels.

On the other hand, I must admit that we were a little bit scared of the thought of sleeping in a very small space where we couldn’t see the natural light in the morning. Despite all of these, Continue reading

When busking is misunderstood

Busking in Singapore

We were always fascinated by buskers, we always supported them and we always admired their courage of opening themselves up to strangers on the streets. Because, believe us, it’s not an easy thing to do! Let us tell you why. Comparing busking to begging is retarded, because busking is the act of performing in public areas for gratuities, while begging is the practice of imploring others to grant a favour, often a gift of money, with little or no expectation of reciprocation (source: Wikipedia).

I remember even now all the buskers we have met on the way, because all of them transmitted something, emotions. Doesn’t matter if they were playing music, selling photos, posing as statues, doing magic, etc. We always tried to Continue reading

Diving in The Gilis with Blue Marlin

Diving in The Gilis with Blue Marlin

I remember even now the day when we were pushing our bicycles through the hot sand in Gili Air, Indonesia and while passing in front of a dive centre, looking at it on our left side, we heard a voice with a foreign, different and beautiful accent asking us: „Hey guys, do you want to try scuba diving?”. Obviously that we wanted to try this, only that we were not determined enough to do it, we were missing that thing that would make us say a convincing YES. To be honest, we stopped only because he was Continue reading