Laos, a country with two surfaces

Laos is beautiful on its surface. There is a very calm atmosphere that surrounds the country. The old capital cities of Vientiane and Luang Prabang don’t…


Myanmar, blinded by the light

There are two associations that probably pop up in your mind the moment you think about Myanmar (Burma). First of all, Buddhism and giant golden temples.…


Bali and Indonesia, a renewed perspective on paradise

When I first travelled to Bali, Bali meant so many novelties in my life. It was a first time in Asia, a first time in a surfing mecca, a first time in what my…


Postcards from Vietnam (II) – A crush on the north

I have a special thing for the north. Like any other crush, it’s pretty much an irrational thing. Just knowing I’m north delights me. I come from a northern…


Cambodia is no country for old men

That Cambodia is no country for old men has a double take. The first is dark but necessary. Not even Anton Chigurh, the hired assassin imagined by Cormac…


Pack your reading partners

Travelling around the world is best accompanied with a reading partner. I’m talking about books, of course. And this is a backpacker’s dilemma. They don’t fit…


Postcards from Vietnam – I love the smell of napalm in the morning

Landing in Hanoi was like landing in a fantasy shaped by the explosions in Apocalypse Now and the positive feedback of fellow travellers. My idea of Vietnam…