The island Penang who everybody knows because of the historical part of George Town works like this: Plan to stay 2 days – stay 5 days, a week, a month or a year!
Although I did the first thing, I can understand all the long-term travellers stuck in Penang for quite a while.
The good food (Yes rule Nr.1 in Penang is: Eat as much as you can!), the history and culture in George Town and the quite beaches in the National Park in the Northwest of the Island give a reason to stay some time.
For me it probably also was the amazing Couchsurfing community and especially my host Yeeenn who made this time to the best here in Malaysia.
There is only one thing to say: I will come again, see u soon!
Greetings from Malacca Town that together with George Town makes up the UNESCO World Heritage.
Continue reading Penang (06.-11.09.16)
Want to cool down a “little” bit? Then Cameron Highlands with its 22°C is perfect!
I came here because a traveller in Laos showed me a picture of the tea plantation. And it was truly worth it – wonderful view over the tea plantation, relaxing at a strawberry farm eating some homemade ice cream, enjoying the silence in Moosy Forrest or just freeze 😀
I stayed only 3 days because it was to cool for me and I escaped to Penang to warm up again 😅
Greetings from my 20°C hostel room – but here you need a air-condition.
Continue reading Cameron Highlands (04.-06.09.16)
First impression after landing in KL: Wow they speak English again!
After 2 Months of travelling in countries with nearly no English skills it was a great step forward that most people in Malaysia speak some English and quite alot can speak it fluently.
I liked the city with its different faces, all the friendly people and the good transport. Especially thanks to the Family of Grace that you offered me a home far away from home and introduced me to all the Chinese food 🙂 Also thanks to Chan and your friend to meet me in KL and have a great day including lots of talks and a preview of Penangs food together😅
After beeing my second time in KL it was finally time to write something about the city, so Greetings from KL.
Continue reading Kuala Lumpur (01.-04.09.16)
Koh Phangan is a island in the middle between Koh Samui and Koh Tao in the Gulf of Thailand. I came here mainly for one reason: Daily diving trips to Sail Rock – the most beautiful diving spot in the Gulf of Thailand!
But besides diving Koh Phangnan invites to relax at the sandy beaches in the south, explore the small bays along the west coast side or visit one of the plenty waterfalls inland.
Continue reading Koh Phangan – more than just the Full Moon Party!
Koh Tao: A small island in front of the east coast of southern Thailand, a diving paradise or only destroyed reefs, beautiful beaches or run over by tourists. Anyone you ask will give you a different answer what Koh Tao is and I met alot of travellers who got stuck on Koh Tao years ago but also many who completely skiped the island.
So what is my impression of the island after 8 nights on Koh Tao?
Continue reading Koh Tao – Diving, Snorkeling, Relaxing!
My last post is a while ago so let’s catch up. My time offline had probably something to do with white sand beaches, diving and wonderful weather on Koh Tao … but now enough of those lazy days and so I post a few pictures as a flashback of Pakse!
Continue reading Pakse (15. -17.08.16)
Tubing – or is there something else? The first things you’ll hear about Vang Vieng are the legendary Tubing, drug consumption and all the partys throughout the city. But by legal bans and support of the other natural sight of Vang Vieng this reputation changed in recent years!
Vang Vieng which is located between Luang Prabang (5-7h) and the capital of Laos, Vientiane (3-4h), invites to explore numerous caves, to marvel at waterfalls and refresh yourself in one of the Blue Lagunes. Just rent a motorcycle for a day (40,000 Kip, € 4.50) and take the road eastward from Vang Vieng over the bridge. Expect beautiful mountains and mostly roads in good condition along the way into the valley. The best thing I did there was certainly the Viewpoint Pha Ngeun (3km from town, 30min steep uphill) from where you have the opportunity to get a combined 360° view along your way up the steep path.
I had two nice days there, definitely also because of the funny group I met. So thanks to all of you for spending the time together, for showing me how to ride a motorbike, to attend my guided tour :D, and always order some good food!
And you start thinking about how small the world is when you try to hitchhike and the car stopping is not driven by a Lao guy, but by a German, by a guy from Walldorf (my small hometown) 😀
But now take a look at the pictures!
Continue reading Vang Vieng (10.-12.08.16)
You want to see the “real Laos”? Then a Homestay is probably the best way to expirence the traditional way of Laos life!
I spent 4 days with the rice farmer Mr. Kee and his family in the small Huay Bo Village and could lend a hand in building a hut, help cooking, planting rice and try many new things. Even I was invited to an engagement and so the days were an amazing time.
4 days, I ate 7 different animals, 12 times Sticky Rice and made countless new experiences! Now I certainly can say that I neither enjoy bat nor the taste of a squirrel, but monkey is quite good.
If you are also taken with the images, then think about having a look at Konsavan Guest House & Restaurant in Houy Bo Village near Muang Ngoi. Either walk there in around 1,5 hours through rice fields – good directions can be found here, but you can also use the navigation of MAPS.ME from Muang Ngoi to Houy Bo Village and you’ll be led directly over the rice fields – or give Mr. Kee an (+856 30 92 35 830) call and he’ll be happy to pick you up. If you want to know more about Muang Ngoi take a look here.
PS: If you can’t see blood then I warn you before, as I also have “slaughtered” a chicken the first time and there are some pictures of this as well – real farm life!
Continue reading Homestay in the Houy Bo Village (03.-07.08.16)