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…

A few stops in the German Moselle wine-growing valley

Germany’s National Holiday “Tag der Deutschen Einheit” is celebrated on 3rd October and commemorates the reunification of Germany in 1990. Thanks to this, I had a long weekend off from work and was able to tick off one more destination from my wish list of places to visit in Germany. I’ve been wanting to visit some towns…

My unexpected visit of Gelateria Candiero, Maastricht (NL)

I really enjoy living so close both to the Netherlands and Belgium. The Dutch city of Maastricht is just 34km from Aachen, the city I live in and 28km from Liège. On one sunny Saturday at the end of April, I had intended to spend the afternoon in Liège… multiple attempts to catch one particular train…

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…