Nikko

Nikko is a small town in the north of Japan, well-known for its ancient temples and Nikko National Park, offering hikes around the lake in summer and skiing in winter. We spent 2 days in this peaceful area… Shinkyō’s bridge, linking the city and the Shrines Nikko’s temples Nikkos’s temple are parts of UNESCO World […]

Shanghai

On our way to Tokyo, we decided to stop by Shanghai: thanks to the free 3-days transfer visa only available in Shanghai, we could swing by China without having to pay for a Touristic Visa. However, a 3-days visa means a very short stay!  First time for me, second for Arthur Since Arthur went to […]

Overview of Vietnam: country and people

1 month in Vietnam = a lot of fun and great memories! But we had many problems with the vietnamese that sometimes killed the vibe… The Vietnamese Let start with the main issue: the local population. We had quite a hard time with them, and it seems like we’re not the only ones (almost every traveller agree […]

Ha Long Bay

Ha Long Bay… one of the most famous landscape of Asia! Located in the North of Vietnam, the bay regroups more than 2000 limestone islands. The legend says that dragons were sent by the gods to protect de Vietnamese against enemies. The dragons brought jewels and turned them into islands, linking together to form a […]

Huế, the Imperial City

Huế, Vietnam’s imperial city ! Located near the DMZ (separating the north Vietnam from the South Vietnam during the Vietnam war), the city has been heavily bombed and some of the best monuments have been completely destroyed. Fortunately, the Vietnamese government decided to restore some buildings, making Huế a great place to discover the Nguyễn […]

Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City)

Ho Chi Minh City Fist day in Vietnam and ready to discover Ho Chi Minh City (formerly named Saigon)! Saigon is the economical capital of Vietnam and was the first place the colonists settled and started their expansion. Saigon was also the capital of South Vietnam during the American war. It is a vibrating city, […]

From Sihanoukville to Phnom Penh

Sihanoukville We took a night bus from Siem Reap to Sihanoukville, reputably the best city for beaches and island hoping. Arriving early in the morning, we spent the day on the beach. It was the first time in a while we had an entire day doing nothing! The beach was ok, but nothing amazing compared […]

End of Thailand: pretty awesome trip

Time for our classic review of Thailand! As you can have guessed from our last posts, we loved it! Here are a few reasons why: Thailand is a beautiful country, from the buzzing Bangkok and the cultural and historical North, to the relax Koh Lanta and the welcoming and warm Koh Tao. Exploring Koh Phi-Phi island… […]

The South-West islands of Thailand

We took a direct flight from Chiang Mai to Krabi, in the south of Thailand, to explore the islands around it. From Krabi, where we stayed only one night, we took a ferry for Koh Phi-Phi, beautiful and small island well known for it’s endless parties… Krabi’s bay on Sunset  Koh Phi-Phi Koh Phi-Phi Don […]

Bangkok and the Siam Empire

Ahhhh Thailand! We heard a lot about it (in good or bad), it’s time to discover it by ourselves! Bangkok We spent 2 times 2 days in Bangkok, since we did our visa for Myanmar there just before leaving for Yangon. Bangkok represents 10% of the Thai population and 90% of registered cars in the […]