Go with the Flo | Through Asia and Beyond

Oval Forum and Cardo Maximus

Jerash, Ajloun Castle, As-Salt

With a rental car (we used Monte Carlo and can recommend them), we started driving north towards Jerash. Throughout the country the roads were in very good condition and self-driving is not an issue at all. Apart from the far too frequent (and often not very visible) speed bumps, we...

Roman Theatre

Wandering around Amman

Most international visitors to Jordan are likely to fly into Amman (there is a small international airport by the Red Sea in Aqaba and another option across the border in Israel). We arrived at the lovely hour of 2am. While not ideal to start your vacation, the upside was that...

Roadtrip through Jordan: Introduction

When deciding on our vacation destination for late October, we were looking for something accessible from Europe without a longhaul flight, yet still warm. Something somewhat off the beaten path, yet not too exotic. A destination with history, good food but also beach. We finally narrowed down our choices to...

The Kuwait Towers

Kuwait?!

Not sure where my obsession with visiting “random” countries has come from but somehow, I’ve always enjoyed visiting off-the-beaten path place and countries such as Tajikistan or Timor-Leste. Sometime in 2017 Air Berlin went bust and with it, its loyalty program (which was owned by Etihad Airways however). They had...

Unwinding at the Beach: Koh Lipe

From Chiang Rai we flew to Southern Thailand’s capital Hat Yai. When going to Koh Lipe you kind of have to go through Hat Yai and unless you land early, you’ll probably end up spending a night there.   We had not read too many raving reviews or reports on...

The Golden Triangle: Chiang Rai

A region that has been on my bucket list ever since visiting Chiang Mai has been the area surrounding Chiang Rai, in Thailand’s most northern corner – bordering Laos and Myanmar. There happen to be direct flights from Chengdu to Chiang Rai which seemed a convenient way to connect the...

A day with Pandas – Dujiangyan Panda Base near Chengdu

For a long time I’ve been wanting to see the panda bears up close. While there a few spread in zoos around the world (I’ve seen the two in Singapore), you have to go to Chengdu if you want to see a bunch. It is a fascinating animal and unfortunately...

Chengdu: Gateway to the Panda

Our first stop on our trip was Chengdu, capital of the Sichuan province, known for its spicy food and pandas. And if it wasn’t for the pandas, we probably would not have stopped here. But once we decided to visit, we started looking into what the city has to offer...

Introduction: Pandas, Golden Triangle and the Beach

We just got back from a relaxing trip with a somewhat unusual itinerary. Going through my bucket list, I’ve been wanting to visit the Pandas near Chengdu for a while. I had also never made it to Thailand’s Northern most corner in Chiang Rai. Checking out flights, Chengdu could easily...

A long weekend way up north – Levi, Lappland / Finland

My bucket list contains to a large extent travel related items. One of those has been seeing the Northern Lights. To get a decent chance at seeing them you need to a) travel far up north b) during winter and c) have lots of either luck or patience. We wanted...