A pinch of culture in Phnom Penh

A pinch of culture in Phnom Penh

Chaos at Phnom Penh Immigration Right upon arrival at Phnom Penh airport we experience a sample of how chaotic things are being run. Everyone needs to obtain a visa on arrival at the Immigration booth, but an orderly queue of people waiting for their turn is out of the question. It is more like everyone […]

Beauty of imperfection in Vientiane

Beauty of imperfection in Vientiane

Charming imperfection One of the many charms of South East Asia is its beauty of imperfection. For example, you enter a bar, or at least a place resembling that. At first sight, everything seems fine, until you look more into detail. As it turns out nothing is what it seems. To give an impression of […]

Mekong river chill-out in Luang Prabang

Mekong river chill-out in Luang Prabang

Favorite chill-out spot in Laos Of all the places that I have visited in Laos, it is definitely Luang Prabang, flanked by the Mekong river, which is my favorite. The city itself has been classified as a World Heritage site because of its ancient temples. But the best thing to do around here is to chill-out. All you […]

First Impressions of Myanmar

First Impressions of Myanmar

Lots of malfunctions in Yangon More specifically I am talking about my initial encounters in Yangon in Myanmar. As it is my first time I visit this country, I had no idea, but it is even worse here than expected. Dilapidated streets, parts of the road have been broken up, and not replaced. Apartment blocks where […]

Buddhist Ritual Participation

Buddhist Ritual Participation

A temple located in between rice fields Honestly,┬áI never thought I would participate in a Buddhist ritual unless I was taken in tow by a Thai, and that is precisely what has happened. An appointment was made by telephone with a monk in a temple in San Patong. This village is located about 20 kilometers […]