Myanmar in pictures

I haven’t done this kind of posts before. I once tried to – with my post about the strays in Greece – but I started to do research and got carried away. However, I thought making a post entirely consisting of photos would be a nice way to display some of my favourite shots from my trips (I admit that I have sometimes written a post to fit a picture solely because I really wanted to publish it…). I’ve decided to stop posting travel pictures on Facebook like I used to – in a huge batch right after the trip, unedited and all. I started to feel like over time – especially when I travel a lot – it could become annoying to my friends, and besides, it’s all pretty unorganised since I just dump it all in one folder. (And I know you want to see my pictures somewhere, mum.) Besides, I’m really trying to up my photography game, so maybe this would be a nice way of tracking my progress. more “Myanmar in pictures”

Beyond beers & beaches: the best South East Asian experiences

Disclaimer: I say South East Asia… but actually I’ve only been to Myanmar, Cambodia and Vietnam, so the list isn’t incredibly comprehensive. Enjoy, anyway.

South East Asia has long been one of the top destinations for backpackers around the world. The region has many qualities to explain its fame: the prices are cheap, the weather is good, and it’s exotic without being dangerous. While you could spend days just wandering around old colonial cities and partying the nights away, there are a few special experiences that can add something special to your trip. more “Beyond beers & beaches: the best South East Asian experiences”

Sunday Postcard from… Koh Rong, Cambodia

Impatient as ever, he was the first one in the water. I followed more slowly, carefully paddling through the shallow water in the darkness attentive for sharp edges, but my feet only met sand and smooth stones. I gazed behind my shoulder. A line of twinkling little lights was still making its way over the slippery planks and white sand with natural debris buried underneath; the others were still far. In the horizon, thunder rumbled like a belly of a beast. more “Sunday Postcard from… Koh Rong, Cambodia”