Life in Koh Chang: A Dutch Expat’s Journey to Thailand

Meet Floris And Marieke, a couple from Holland that made their dream come true in Thailand.   Why did you decide to move to Thailand and how long have you lived abroad? From October 2006 until November 2008 we travelled overland with a Mercedes Unimog from the Netherlands to Namibia in Africa, and back. We drove roughly 70.000 KM through many different countries and gained … Continue reading Life in Koh Chang: A Dutch Expat’s Journey to Thailand

24 Places to Stay in South East Asia Once the Covid-19 Pandemic is Over

As I am doing my part of social responsability  by staying at home I can’t help but wondering when I will be actually able to leave my house, my city, and why not – my country. Even my generally optimistic nature realizes  that things won’t be as they used to be. And the effects of Covid-19 pandemic will last for much longer than anyone initially … Continue reading 24 Places to Stay in South East Asia Once the Covid-19 Pandemic is Over

Ceylon Tea Trails: The Ultimate Luxury Escape in Sri Lanka

Ceylon Tea Trails is not a hotel. It’s a travel in time to a bygone colonial era. Five hours drive from Colombo on windy roads, passing through lush tropical vegetation and bustling towns, bring us to luxurious tea-planter bungalows tucked amongst the plantations. We are warmly welcomed by Sanjaya, our butler. The rooms are airy and spacious, each with its own patio. The roll-top bath … Continue reading Ceylon Tea Trails: The Ultimate Luxury Escape in Sri Lanka

Van Long: The Hidden-But-Not-For-Long Gem of Ninh Bình

Van Long is one of those places where you feel like time has stopped. Imagine misty wetlands surrounded by dramatic limestone cliffs with lush vegetation. There is just you and a local lady who doesn’t speak a single word of English. The only noises you hear are the splashing water as the bamboo boat goes into the wilderness and the sound of the langurs somewhere far … Continue reading Van Long: The Hidden-But-Not-For-Long Gem of Ninh Bình

Malaysia Beyond The Obvious

Traveling off the beaten path is rewarding but also difficult. It gives you the opportunity to connect with the local culture on a deeper level but might also involve the lack of fancy infrastructures, easy transportation and English speaking people. If this doesn’t scare you, you might want to to have a look at the folowig places in Malaysia which are away from the trails … Continue reading Malaysia Beyond The Obvious