Tip#2 for coping with ice cream shop Winter breaks

Vitamine D Ice cream deficiency in Winter is a serious issue that needs to be looked into ( 😉 ) One post was not enough to present all my tips to keep you happy even when your favourite ice cream shop is closed for Winter, so after part 1, here’s part 2, which aims to…

The sights & delicacies of Hoi An (Vietnam)

Although Hoi An was one of the most touristy places I visited, it made it to my Top 3 favourite places in Vietnam. Why?! What I loved about Hoi An Colourful and inviting shops, restaurants and houses. They looked pretty even after dusk, when all their hanging lanterns were lit up Excellent food! All the…

Visiting Sapa, Vietnam’s northern mountain region

Sapa lies about 1500 meters high, 380 km north-west of Hanoi, close to the border with China. According to Wikipedia, 5 ethnic minorities live around Sapa: 52% of which are Hmong and 25% Dao. I arrived in Sapa in the early hours of dawn, after a night in an overnight train from Hanoi. There were…

Vietnam: one of my favourite destinations

A few years ago I spent 3 weeks visiting Vietnam, from Hanoi in the North, down to the Mekong Delta in the South, passing by the popular Ha Long Bay and its thousands of little limestone islands, then over the mountainous region of Sapa, the colourful city of Hoi An, and the capital Ho Chi…

2017 Traveller’s Scoops Award: the contenders

As last year I’d like to share with you my most favourite ice cream shop of the past year! Main criteria that have an impact on how much I love an ice cream place: Artisan made ice cream, with fresh and natural ingredients/flavours Original flavours on offer – this determines whether I just like a…

Behind the scenes: 2017 infographic

I’d like to start the New Year by sharing some interesting facts and figures about Traveller’s Scoops blog:  how many different ice cream shops do you think I tried in 2017?! Which countries do readers visit from? Please click here to view the original infographic in a readable size! I wish you all a wonderful…

Second stop in Laos: discovering the mysterious Plain of Jars

After spending a few days in Luang Prabang, I travelled 260km by minibus to my next stop in Laos, Phonsavan. The transfer from my hotel to the bus station in Luang Prabang was included in my ticket: I was picked up by a tuk tuk that already had lots of passengers/luggage, which didn’t seem to have…

First stop in Laos: Luang Prabang

It’s already been 2 months since I got back from my last holidays in South-East Asia so it’s high time I tell you more about the country I visited after my short stay in Bangkok! I flew from Bangkok on to Laos, which had been on my to-visit list for a few years! I read…

Korean & Japanese-style iced desserts in Bangkok (TH)

Bangkok has so many enormous, often inter-connected and quite pretty shopping malls. They generally have food courts or restaurants on several levels. I really enjoyed wandering about and seeing the impressive selection of food on offer. Thanks to Instagram, I realised that Korean and Japanese style iced desserts were one of the ice cream trends…

The ice cream at Chatuchak market, Bangkok (TH)

As already hinted in my last post about my short city break in Bangkok, I had lots of fun trying various sorts of ice cream in Bangkok! 🙂 Thanks to Instagram, I had some ideas of places or sorts of ice cream to look out for…! Today I will tell you about the ice cream…

A short city break in Bangkok (TH)

As mentioned in one of my recent posts, 2016 was for me a year of travels within Europe. 2017 is different: I directly kicked off the year in South East Asia! Travelling to Thailand was not my original plan, but when I looked at flights to Laos and Cambodia, I realised flights had connections in…

Discovering Malaysia & cendol

Here I am in Germany, Autumn has begun, temperatures are getting cooler and holidays seem far away. It’s quite nice for me take a break from Autumn and think back about my warm holidays in Malaysia a few years ago! Let me take you there for a short virtual trip! As you have figured out…