Asia, and Southeast Asia in particularly, is one of my favorite travel destinations. Especially for solo travel. There are simply so many amazing things to do and see there. Especially Southeast Asia is affordable and accessible. Because it’s such a popular destination for backpackers, it’s easy to meet people and make friends as you go.
I’ve been to Asia numerous times and have always had incredible adventures. Let me share my travel guides for Asia with the best places to visit in Asia, my experiences backpacking through Southeast Asia and travel tips for Asia. Whether you’re planning a trip soon or just dreaming about the future, you’ll love my Asia travel guides.
Some people (like me) love Cambodia, others hated it. I think it takes a bit of time to grow on you. The smiling, loving people who have had to endure so much. The stunning landscapes, from mountains to beaches. Here are a few things you should know before you go and see it for yourself: … More Things to Know Before You Visit Cambodia
Cambodia is a beautiful country, but most backpackers don’t give it the attention it deserves. It’s a poor country with a tragic recent past, but still everyone walks around with a smile on their face. Cambodians are some of the nicest people I have ever met. Most tourists blaze through on their way from Thailand to Vietnam, just to tick Angkor Wat off their bucketlist. But there are so many cool and beautiful places in Cambodia worth visiting. These were my favourites: … More Places to Visit in Cambodia
Tokyo is one of the coolest cities in the world. From skyscraper filled with neon lights to serene parks, the capital of Japan truly has it all. In such a large city, there is no lack of things to do and see, but here are five of my favorite things to do in Tokyo:
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If you are looking for a more authentic view of Japan, head to the cultural capital of Kyoto. Although a large metropole with 1,5 million inhabitants, Kyoto has retained a small town atmosphere. You can easily spend a few days roaming the city as well as take a trip or two to other places. Here are a few things not to miss in Kyoto: … More Things to do in Kyoto
From the beautiful nature to the historic cities and the kind people to the delicious food: Laos is a paradise. It’s less touristic and less developed than Thailand or Vietnam, and therefor much more adventurous. Laos is a gorgeous country that has so much to offer. I’ve been twice and long to go back again. During my trips, I’ve learned a lot about this fascinating country. So, if you’ve added Laos to your travel bucket list, here are a few things you should know before you travel to Laos: … More Things to Know Before You Travel to Laos
Because I am a crazy person and I wanted to save money as well as limit my carbon footprint: I decided to travel from Luang Prabang to Koh Lanta over land. This is how I did it: … More Traveling from Luang Prabang to Koh Lanta over Land
The Thakhek loop runs to and from the small town of Thakhek in central Laos and it can be done in 3 or 4 days (or even 2 if you’re in a big hurry). It runs through a variety of landscapes of karst mountains, ricefields, through hills and valleys. The road is lined with caves, waterfalls and other attractions that you can visit. In the past years, the roads have been improved a lot and it has become a staple for tourists traveling through Laos. … More Riding the Thakhek Motorbike Loop in Laos
Luang Prabang is one of those cities that deserves every bit of its reputation. I instantly fell in love with the charming, relaxing and hospitable former colonial town. Luang Prabang is a haven for weary backpackers and luxury vacationers alike. These are my favorite things to do in Luang Prabang. … More Things to Do in Luang Prabang
The Malaysian capital is huge, modern and caotic. A stark contrast to the South East Asian countryside, but a good example of Malaysian prosperity. The city can feel overwhelming, but is easily traversed through the good public transportation system or a Grab. … More Things to Do in Kuala Lumpur
The Philippines is a beautiful country, with plenty of places worth visiting. Travelling around the Philippines, unfortunately, takes a lot of time as the country is made up of islands and the infrastructure is sometimes lacking. So you may need to make some hard decisions about which places you’ll go and which ones you pass on. Here are my 5 favourite places in the Philippines, which should all definitely be on your list: … More Places to Visit in the Philippines
Singapore is a city-state and one of the richest countries in Asia. From the state of the art airport to the skyscrapers and luxury hotels, everything in Singapore is shiny, new and clean. Ideally, 2-3 days would be a good amount of time to visit Singapore at a leisurely pace. Singapore is just as pricey as Europe, but can be done on a budget. Here are my tips on things to do and see in Singapore: … More Things to Do in Singapore
Motorbikes are a beloved and convenient mode of transportation in South East Asia. In Vietnam, they are especially popular among backpackers who want to drive from one end of the country to the other. Lots of people buy a bike for a long trip or do rent a bike for the day to explore and … More Things to Know About Riding a Motorbike in Vietnam
As a full-time traveler, I get to experience the most awesome adventures all around the world. Those once-in-a-lifetime, epic, slightly scary, but so worth it adventures. I’m actually writing this as I just turned my motorbike in after riding it around Vietnam for 10 days. In 10 days I drove from Hanoi to Hoi An, on my own. Riding a motorbike in Vietnam has been on my bucket list ever since meeting people in South East Asia last year that did it. They described it as one of the coolest experiences they ever had. And I can now confirm, it really, really is. … More 10 Days on a Motorbike in Vietnam
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