The joy of travel in Asia

I feel like I’m on a rock. Only this rock is in the middle of Bangkok, on Samsen road. I’ve taken out one of those inflatable thin mattresses. You know, the ones where at first you feel alright, but later you don’t know what position to sleep in, so you basically don’t sleep. And my…

Into the fields in Tad Lo

Tad Lo is a tiny town in southern Laos that can be reached by bus from Pakse. It is also a popular spot on the motorbike loop around the Bolaven plateau. The nature in this area is incredible and in season there are many waterfalls. Tad Lo actually has three waterfalls, but the furthest one is about 10km away. However, you…

Spring is here

I’m back in The Netherlands and last time I was here I promised myself I would see and do more in my little country. South East Asia was very exotic and coming back home I feel a bit of reversed culture shock. It’s a week later now and at times I still feel bad when…

Angkor’s famous four

I don’t know what all the fuss is about. Today I got up at 4.30AM, to jump into a tuktuk with my sleepy face at 5AM, race to the Angkor ticket office and through to the Angkor Wat. Arriving at Angkor Wat I found a huge crowd of people doing exactly the same thing. Of…

Two weeks till thirty

I’m so happy with the choices I have made over the last few years. I could have done the standard thing, the expected thing, but I chose a different path than others. Instead of kick-starting my career, I packed a bag and left. I can only say I made the right choice back then. I…