Go with the Flo | Through Asia and Beyond

Next stop: Manila

From Hanoi I flew to Manila. On one hand I hadn’t been to the Philippines in a long time and never really had the chance to see Manila and on the other hand, I had booked a ticket from Manila via Singapore to Europe as it was significantly cheaper (the...

Two days in Hanoi

For a long time Hanoi has been on my list of cities to visit. I had actually booked a trip in May 2015 but had to cancel because I wasn’t feeling well. So I gave it another shot. While Ho-Chi-Minh-City is very accessible from Singapore with lots of (cheap) flights,...

The good and bad of technology when backpacking

I’ve written before about my thoughts on how technology has changed traveling/backpacking. On a recent trip to Hanoi I once again thought about it and have a very good (and a not so good) example to share. The good: Uber Moto In order to exprience the local vibe, I try...

Beware of money changers

Sorry that it has been a bit quiet lately here on the blog. But have no fear, more content is soon to come. I just got back from a trip to Hanoi and Manila and will be sharing my impressions shortly. In the meantime, I’d like to share some observations...

Sometimes airlines just shouldn’t bother…

Airlines like to use slogans like “includes valuable frequent traveler miles” in their advertising. Sometimes they just shouldn’t bother. Singapore Airlines’ KrisFlyer Miles program gives 10% for the lowest fare buckets. I think they would do better just giving 0% instead. This is what I received on a cheap ticket...

Restaurant recommendations in Kuala Lumpur

Some notes from a visit to KL, focusing just on food:   Best Nasi Lemak (9 MYR): Village Park Restaurant, 5, Jalan SS 21/37, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya Seafood dinner outdoors: Restoran Siu Siu, Lorong Syed Putra Kiri, Taman Persiaran Desa, 50460 Kuala Lumpur Hainanese coffee shop for breakfast: Yut Kee Restaurant, 1, Jalan...

Thailand during the mourning period

Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej died on October 13, 2016 after being the country’s king for over 70 years (making him the world’s longest serving head of state). He was extremely popular among Thai people and many don’t remember the time before him. The King had been in hospital for a while...

My thoughts on hostels

On my recent trip to Central Asia, and now again in Thailand, I stayed in hostels for the first time in a while. I hadn’t really traveled by myself for several years, hence I never really considered hostels or dorms. But traveling by myself, I reconsidered this accommodation option once...

Bua Tong Waterfall north of Chiang Mai (using public transport)

Chiang Mai. The backpacker hub of Northern Thailand. You can tell by the number of flyers advertising dozens of activities outside of each of the dozens of hostels. Ziplining, elephant ____ (put your favorite elephant related activity here), rafting. You name it, they have it. I had a full day...

The food court at Don Mueang Airport in Bangkok

I recently flew from Bangkok’s Don Mueang Airport, by now the world’s largest low cost carrier airport. While you can get to many places for relatively little, you won’t be able to find a decently priced Thai (or any other cuisine) meal. There is however a very good food court,...