Category Archive: Asia

Chiang Mai, Thailand

TEMPLES Chiang Mai is the most touristic city in the North of Thailand. It’s a cool city, I felt safe and didn’t get bored at all. We spent 4 nights here: we ate… Continue reading

Kanchanaburi’s role in WWII, Thailand

The Bridge on the River Kwai After entering the Second World War in December 1941, the Japanese forces quickly overran most South-East Asia. In 1942, in order to have a short and secure… Continue reading

Chiang Rai, Thailand

The reason I wanted to visit Chiang Rai, a city in the North of Thailand, was to see the White Temple which is located just outside the city. But we also explored the… Continue reading

Ayutthaya, Thailand

Ayutthaya is located at one and half hours from Bangkok. For 400 years Ayutthaya was one of the biggest and most important cities in the world, with a blooming commerce and over a… Continue reading

Koh Chang Island, Thailand

Koh Chang, Thailand “Koh”= Island and “Chang”=Elephant in Thai language. Koh Chang is translated “Elephant island” named like this because of its shape. If you are looking for a quiet and Not crowded… Continue reading

Photos around Cambodia

These photos (mostly taken from from the car) didn’t fit in any of the other albums of Cambodia. Urmatoarele poze (majoritatea facute din masina) nu si-au gasit locul in celelalte albume din Cambodgia,… Continue reading

Angkor Wat by day (Cambodia)

Angkor Wat appears on Cambodia’s national flag and is the most popular and the most visited temple in Cambodia. I’ve showed you the sunrise at Angkor Wat, but let’s enjoy it’s splendor during… Continue reading

Phnom Pehn, the capital of Cambodia

Phnom Pehn is the capital of Cambodia, a quite filthy and creepy city in my opinion, in which I did not feel safe, mainly because all of the bad stories I’ve heard about… Continue reading

As if life had no meaning: Cambodia’s story (Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and The Killing Fields)

I am not the biggest fan of Phnom Pehn, but there are two things that made Cambodia’s capital worth the trip: the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and the Killing Fields at Choeung Ek.… Continue reading

Siem Reap, Cambodia

Siem Reap is the most famous and most touristic city in Cambodia, because it’s located at just few kilometers from Angkor Temples. Tourist sleep overnight in Siem Reap and go on day trips… Continue reading

8 beautiful Angkor temples, in Cambodia

Banteay Srei (“Citadel of the Women”) With fine, detailed, tridimensional carvings on the walls, that looks like concrete lace, Banteay Srei is one of my favourite Angkor temples. Legend says that it’s been… Continue reading

Ta Prohm – the jungle temple in Cambodia

Ta Prohm is by far my favorite temple of Angkor, in Cambodia- invaded by jungle, it has a mystical atmosphere and the big, strong roots embrace the walls giving the impression that the… Continue reading

Bayon – the temple of 216 faces at Angkor, Cambodia

The Bayon temple in Cambodia was the first Angkor temple that we visited in our Siem Reap trip. It became fast one of my favorite Angkor Temples (along with Ta Prohm and Banteay… Continue reading

6 less famous temples at Angkor in Cambodia

They may not be as famous as Ta Prohm, Bayon or Banteay Srei, but they are as beautiful and inspiring. I am going to present to you the following six temples: Baphuon, Phimeanakas,… Continue reading

Sunrise at Angkor Wat, Cambodia

We woke up at 4:30 AM, arrived at Angkor Wat around 5:30 AM and many people were already there waiting for Mother Nature’s sunrise at one of the most famous and beautiful temples… Continue reading

Life on a floating village (Kompong Phluk in Cambodia)

The Floating Village Kompong Phluk is a floating village on Tonle Sap (the  biggest freshwater lake in Cambodia) not far from Siem Reap (about one hour by car – we had a private… Continue reading

Cooking school in Chiang Mai, Thailand

There are many cooking schools all over Thailand. We had some extra spare time in Chiang Mai so we went to Thai Farm Cooking School. I chose this cooking school because all the… Continue reading

Bangkok, day 3 – markets and malls

There are many markets and shopping centers in Bangkok, each stand selling different products than the others, with big diversity and many choices. Pratunam Market in Bangkok Apparently it’s the cheapest market in… Continue reading

Touching the stars in Bangkok, Thailand – Sirocco Sky Bar

The Sirocco Sky Bar in Bangkok is the highest rooftop bar in the city, located at the 63rd floor of Lebua State Tower – the second tallest building in Thailand. What makes Sirocco… Continue reading

Bangkok, day 2 – temples

On the second day in Bangkok, the plan was to see Wat Arun, Wat Pho and the Grand Palace. (Wat=Temple) Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn/Templul Rasaritului) I thought I will see yet another… Continue reading

Bangkok, day 1 – the city

Night in Bangkok, view from the 16th floor Noaptea in Bangkok, vedere din camera de hotel A 5 star hotel with an infinity pool in Bangkok is a nice way of ending a… Continue reading

Koh Wai Island, Thailand

I’ve always dreamed of being in a place that looks like a wallpaper for the monitor, with palm trees leaning over the sea, blue sky, turquoise waters. I think Koh Wai Island in… Continue reading

The White Temple in Chiang Rai, Thailand

The White Temple (Wat Rong Khun) is a surreal looking temple located 13 km South of Chiang Rai, a city in the North of Tailand. The construction of the White Temple started in… Continue reading

Angels of Cambodia

Internet. Tablet. Smart phone. Facebook. Lots of clothes and fancy shoes. They want it and they have it. The kids in the world which I live in. But the world is not limited… Continue reading