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
Kuala Lumpur was our base between the mainland of Southeast Asia and the islands of Borneo and the Philippines. We decided to give ourselves a treat here after staying in low budget hostels for one month. We booked a room for three nights in the Regalia, a popular place for exchange students famous for its infinity pool with view of the skyline. The pool itself with the view was amazing. However, the complex is so massive that the area is … [Read more...] about Stopover in Kuala Lumpur
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?
We could not go to Southeast Asia without paying a visit to Angkor Wat. This Unesco World Heritage Site is definitely one of the man-made wonders of the world. The cheapest way for us to get here was a flight from Danang to Kuala Lumpur, our destination after Cambodia and from there a return flight. Vietnam was really cheap, so Siem Reap was quite a shock to us. On the first day we had to pay right away 30 USD for three nights in the hotel and … [Read more...] about Angkor Wat and Siem Reap
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
After our Odyssey to Vietnam we finally made it to Hanoi. Arriving on a Saturday gave us right away the experience of the crazy city. We left the hostel and were right away in the busy streets trying to make our way between thousands of people, cars and scooters towards the bar area. Once we reached this area we rewarded ourselves with a typical Pho soup dinner and a 25 cent beer. Cat Ba Island The next day we got up early to see the city … [Read more...] about Vietnam – Busy Cities, Islands and amazing Caves