One of the destinations we were most intrigued about was Malaysian Borneo. Not only for its lush rainforest and hiking activities but for the history of its native tribes. The Headhunters The headhunting and display of the trophies was a cgommon practice up until Borneo was governed by the British in 1845. From this moment on, the Christian religion was spread over this side of the island and headhunting was banned. Before, there were two main … [Read more...] about Longhouses and Headhunters – The Native Tribes of Borneo
After staying in super low budget hotels during our travels on the mainland of Southeast Asia we decided to pay a bit more in Kuala Lumpur. For 3 nights we stayed in the Regalia complex for 25 USD per night in an apartment with two bedrooms. If you haven't heard of the place, it’s known for its infinity pool on the 37th floor with views of the skyline. But is it really worth paying that much if you are on a backpacking budget? Infinity Pool To … [Read more...] about Regalia – The coolest place to stay in KL?
When visiting Southeast Asia not many travelers miss out on Angkor Wat. For sure this area full of ancient temples is a highlight you shouldn't miss. The typical itinerary is going to Siem Reap for three days, doing day trips to the historical sights. However, Siem Reap is not only Angkor Wat. Do not miss out on the great Cambodian Phare Circus. It is not a big secret anymore with nearly all hostels and hotels promoting tickets but it is surely … [Read more...] about The Phare Circus in Siem Reap
One of our favorite destinations in Vietnam was Phong Nha with its famous caves. After we arrived really early with our overnight bus we were not really sure what and how we can see with our limited budget. Luckily we found out that the Easy Tiger Hostel has a free chat every day at 9 am where they explain the main sights and the best way to see them. The guide told us that it's not worth booking a tour. You loose all the flexibility and will pay … [Read more...] about One Day visiting the caves in Phong Nha
One of the highlights of a trip to Vietnam is a boat tour to world famous Halong Bay. We were really sceptical because of how popular the limestone islands are and the prices suggested in the lonelyplanet. The most common tour recommended is a 2D1N trip and that one should expect poor quality when booking something for less than 130 USD. Because 260 USD was way over our budget we looked for alternatives and found Cat Ba Island. Here´s our trip … [Read more...] about Cat Ba the best way to see Halong Bay
Getting to the border In our Asia tour we planned to go from Luang Prabang to Hanoi. To save some money and have the experience we decided to take the 24 hour overnight bus. It is a special bus, instead of two rows with seats the bus has three rows with narrow bunk beds which makes the ride actually quite comfortable. We thought we had everything prepared for the trip. We got our evisas approved several days before, printed and filled out all … [Read more...] about Epic Travel Fail Trying to Enter Vietnam