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!
GO ON THE DEAD COMMUNIST LEADER TOUR
Red tourism, it’s called. Apparently, it’s a long standing tradition among communist leaders to be on display after their death.
DON'T MISS THE 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.
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!
WHY YOU SHOULDN'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!
DISCOVER A FORGOTTEN CIVILIZATION
The once lost temple complex of Angkor is just as amazing as it is cracked up to be - definitely a Top 5 World Heritage site in the world!