For a Westerner, Asia is a large culture shock. It’s huge, speaks innumerable indecipherable languages and very different cultural traditions. But it’s also full of delicious smells & tastes, impressive ancient monuments, high mountains and palm beaches. And great tea.
My favourite site is Angkor and the temples, my favourite city is Luang Prabang and my favourite army is made of clay.
HA LONG BAY
How you can miss the famous World Heritage landscape and end up on Monkey Island prison!
PETRA WITH KIDS
UNESCO site & one of the New 7 Wonders of the World! This ancient city is more than the treasury, and fun for kids.
EXPERIENCE VIETNAM WITH A WAR VETERAN
One of the best tours you can take: explore Vietnam from a motorcycle ride through the highlands with the Easy Riders! Pass rice fields, war fields and visit plantations. And meet the locals!
SPEND THE NIGHT IN THE DESERT
You should have at least one desert on your bucket-list! The Wadi Rum desert in Jordan is also named the Valley of the Moon, and it does feel like a supernatural landscape. Spending the night in a goat-hair tent is not forgotten.
DON'T SPEND CHRISTMAS ON THE BEACH
Spending Christmas on the beach of Mui Né in Vietnam maybe sounds nice, but even red sand dunes and grilled fish didn't save Christmas.
A MYTHICAL ARMY IN TERACOTTA
The enormous army of terracotta warriors in Xi’an, China are one of the top sights in China and with good reason. Incredibly, they are all different!
DON'T MISSTHE TEMPLE CAPITAL OF VIENTIANE
Discover Golden Buddhas, palm trees, Hindu Gods, monks and temples, while eating baguette in the most relaxed and spiritual capitals ever: Vientiane in Laos.