Want to know what a Vietnamese music festival is like? Well, it’s basically just like any other festival. [Read more…]
Introducing our new bike: Jockey.
Apparently the only men’s underwear available in shops here are Jockey. For some reason, it seemed fitting to name our new bike after an underwear brand..
About a month ago, I read Jonathan Safran Foer’s book ‘Eating Animals’. Since then, I haven’t eaten meat. (Yes, I realise one month isn’t a long time.) Sri Lanka and Indonesia are both fine if you want to avoid eating meat. Northern Vietnam is another story though. [Read more…]
Traveling with a white guy sticks out more in Asia than in Europe. (Though I was yelled at a few times and called a puttana in Bologna while I was traveling with a white male friend.) Unfortunately, it’s still a (white) man’s world, especially in Asia. [Read more…]
Here is a compiled list of our favourite budget places we stayed throughout Asia. We paid less than 20USD/night, and a majority of them under $15. (Though a lot of the time we negotiated the price/ it was low season/ we were staying a few nights.) None of these places we booked – we just found them while walking or motorbiking, looking for accommodation. I know you can definitely get much cheaper (and we have stayed much cheaper but then cleanliness also goes down), but we these places are the ones that stand out when I think about all the places we have stayed on this trip. They were clean, comfortable and had a nice vibe. [Read more…]
I don’t know why I didn’t write this warning post before. [Read more…]
Our dear Tuk Tuk, a bike from the Dak Lak province has been sold! His new Dutch owner will be driving him up north again, with some Tuk Tuk companions. Here is a photo tribute to the four months we spent with him. [Read more…]
“How come you can speak Vietnamese so well?”
“Do you have Vietnamese grandparents?”
I still find it amusing when people are surprised when I tell them that I’m Vietnamese / Viet Kieu. [Read more…]