Jaipur, India

Down the road I met many wonderful people, locals and other travellers, making my trips very enjoyable. Local people are more open to interact with you while travelling alone. A local friend is a treasured companion. He knows the culture of the place and he is your best guide. You also can find your friend online, before, Read More

Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Welcome to Cambodia! The border crossing between Vietnam and Cambodia was like being in an old movie: dragging my luggage for kilometers on unpaved, country road, along the Mekong River. Phnom Penh In the evening I arrived at Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia. I took a walk on the streets and visited a market. No foreigners, Read More

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

Everest

The Start The dream for a round the world trip was growing in my subconscious for a very long time. But finally, here I am: one more week to the freedom! All this happened in September 2010, when I started my four-month trip from Canada to Asia and Africa via Europe. Half of the trip, 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