Mekong Delta

The long way to Cambodia: from Saigon to Phnom Penh. It took me two days with boat through Mekong Delta and bus. Sailing slowly through the Mekong Delta, I admired the scenery: fishermen, floating markets, houses on stilts. The fishermen work in pairs: woman and man, in a small row-boat. The woman keeps the boat in position, Read More

Halong Bay, Vietnam

One thing I didn’t notice in other countries, is how intense and for how long the locals in Vietnam are watching me.  I was uncomfortable at the beginning, but I am getting used now. Halong Bay I think you can measure the level of excitement by the number of photos you take. And in the two days cruise, Read More

Laos

So peaceful and tranquil, being in Luang Prabang is like going back in time! With lantern-lit streets, Indochinese architecture, French villas and the Mekong River, Luang Prabang is a place where I wish I can stay forever. Most of the time I rode a bicycle, speeding through the city and passing motor-bikes, tuk-tuks and racing with the, Read More

Long Neck, Chiang Mai, Thailand

The City of Angels Bangkok. What’s all about? What makes this city so mysterious? What Bangkok offers that Paris, Rome, London and New York lack?! It’s a city with a twist at every corner, a tropical paradise with an edgy reputation, with a hint of danger and excitement (paraphrasing from Frommer’s Bangkok Guide). After Nepal, Read More

Elephant, Chitwan, Nepal

From Pokhara I joined the G Adventures tour to Delhi. Our first stop was the Chitwan National Park in a nice and quiet resort. We visited the elephant breeding centre and as always I broke free from the group and went in a village to take photos and talk with the villagers. The people, Read More

Annapurna, Himalaya

Namaste! The 6 days Annapurna trekking in the Ghorepani – Poon Hill area was very succesful. My team was the number one attraction, thanks to my guide, a very nice, petite, sherpa girl. It is very rare to see a woman sherpa in a world dominated by men.  Ang CeCi Sherpa did an excellent, Read More

Hong Kong

My first trip to Asia was to Hong Kong, in 2003. I arrived at the Hong Kong International Airport (Chek Lap Kok) after 16 hours non-stop flight from Chicago. The flight path was going North, in an arch, with beautiful views of Greenland and Siberia, and coming South towards HK. I really enjoyed the journey, Read More