Cartagena and the bedbugs

(För svensk text, scrolla ner under bilderna.) Next stop in Colombia was Cartagena. Probably one of the most visited places in Colombia by tourists. This former Spanish colonial town sits on the Northern coast looking out over the Caribbean Sea and is popular among both backpackers and all-inclusive honeymooners. Our journey there started with a…

Mandalay and U-Bein Bridge

Mandalay was our second stop on our way through Myanmar. Again, we had to take a night bus. 10 hours on a bus may sound like a nightmare but really isn’t so bad if you are able to sleep as much as possible. Mandalay is big by Burmese standards and feels slightly more modern than…

Bagan

If you’ve ever googled Myanmar then you have most likely seen a picture with a bunch of temples with some floating hot-air balloons around them in front of a beautiful sunset. A stunning photo indeed, which is one of the reason we decided to head that way after a few days in Yangon. Bagan is…

Ipoh and Penang

Although we visited these two Malaysian towns over one month ago now, we still thought they would be worth mentioning. Ipoh is probably more of a stop-over town where people don’t stay for more than a day or two. We saw very few tourists during the days we were here, which is always very nice,…

Kuala Lumpur and a hidden gem

KL, like the locals are calling it, is Malaysia’s capital city. Everyone who is travelling through the country will certainly make a stop here at some point. The Twin Towers and Batu Caves are two of the most visited attractions that you must take a selfie next to if you want to follow the tourist…

Melaka (Malacca) – Malaysia

Booked a bus on the wrong day and had to pay double for another bus to be able to go keep traveling as planned. Our wallet wasn’t happy but we made it across the border and were given a Visa for 90 days in Malaysia. Arrived in Melaka, a city on the west coast a…

Singapore – Welcome to the future

The republic of Singapore, a small country or one big city if you so prefer.  Proudly independent since breaking away from Malaysia in 1965. Today, 5.5 million people live here and it has become one of the world’s most powerful and forward thinking cities, and believe it or not their first spoken language is now…

Goodbye Vietnam

(For english version, please use Google Translate) Ytterligare två månader har nu passerat (totalt 5,5 månad på resande fot) och vi är redo att säga hejdå till Vietnam. Vi anlände en grå och dimmig förmiddag (normalt väder i norra Vietnam) till Hanois flygplats där vi direkt blev prövade av de attackerande taxichaufförer som ville köra oss…

A week in the middle of the country

After Ho Chi Minh City we took a domestic flight up to the centre of the country and spent a week in the towns of Da Nang, Hoi An and Hue… Da Nang Da Nang is Vietnams third largest city but feels much smaller and quieter than both Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. We…

Xin chào, Ho Chi Minh!

We thought it was about time to leave the cloudy north and head far away south, to the bottom of country to treat ourselves to some much-needed sun in and around Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam’s biggest city. (Formally known as Saigon, the city was renamed in 1976 after their first president and revolutionary leader…

We Love Hanoi

Before we start to explain to you why we are in love with this colourful city we thought it would be good to give you a few facts about it first. Hanoi was founded back in year 1010 and became Vietnam’s capital in 1945. It has a population of 2,5 million living within the city…