Many people have asked me why I travel to Asia more often than any other continent or region in the world. There’s not really a single answer to it.
I like the weather, the food, the people and the adventures and experiences you can have there.
In 2015 I did a Contiki tour called the “Asian Aventure“. I met many awesome people from around the globe on the tour and made a great new friend. There where parties, of course, but the main reason why I loved this tour so much – besides making new friends – were the places we visited and the experiences we had. We went to the North of Thailand, Laos and Cambodia.
Lets take the following photo for instance:
Have you every imagined waking up very early in the morning in a small village in Laos (“Pakbeng”). Going down to a small pier to catch a “slow boat” on the Mekong river even before the sun has fully risen ? 10 years ago I woudn’t even dreamed about it.
We also explored the amazing Angkor Wat and the other temples in Cambodia where one of the Tomb Raider movies was filmed.
There’s even a cocktail named after Lara Croft in one the bars in Siem Reap. 😉
I’ll definitely come back, because 2 days are not enough to see all the temples in this huge national park.
Or in 2012:
I took a strawl though Bangkok and suddenly found this place. One of the many stores and venues with such a funny “In your face” name. You’ll find bars, restaurants, massage parlours and many other places with this very direct marketing. It makes me giggle. Every time.
In 2016 I went back to Thailand to visit some of the Islands in the west. (Koh Samui, Koh Phangan, Koh Tao).
We also took a day trip to this paradise like island:
Welcome to a series of posts about unique and fun places in Australia.
Today I would like to show you the Daly Waters Pub “Outback Servo” in Northern Territory Australia.
Daly Waters is about 620 kilometres south of Darwin and three kilometres west of the Stuart Highway. This pub not only has fantastic barramundi burgers but it also houses lots of stories through memorabilia left by visitors from around the globe.
You can find hundreds of t-shirts, bras, car signs and plenty of other unique things at this place in the middle of nowhere. A lonely pub? I am not sure. It’s in the middle of nowhere, but people come to this place, enjoy great food and leave amazing things here.
I’ve been thinking (and writing) about Australia quite a lot lately. That’s why I want to present you my top 3 favourite places in Australia in this post.
Whitehaven Beach is a 7km long beach and is considered the whitest beach in the world. I believe it’s true, because I visited this beautiful place. It is accessible by boat aswell by seaplanes.
Some people would say it’s a big city like many another big cities.
I my opinion Sydney is so much more. You have the amazing Opera House, the Sydney Royal Botanic Garden next door including the St. George Open Air Cinema. You can take a ride on the iconic Sydney ferries to Manly Beach. Sydney also offers a wide variately of food and dining options. And the famous Bondi Beach is only a few minutes away. Watch the Surfers or enjoy some quality time at the beach. There’s even free WiFi!
Kakadu National Park. In my opinion one of the most beautiful national parks on our planet. It is a protected area in the Northern Territory of Australia, about 170 km southeast of Darwin. So it’s best to plan a long drive or even stay at a hotel near the park area.