Go with the Flo | Through Asia and Beyond

Timor-Leste’s capital, Dili

Dili is a quirky little capital.  Really remote and fairly inaccessible with less than a handful of flights out of its tiny airport, it is not your average ASEAN capital. Even Laos’ Vientiane feels much bigger. But thanks to history, Timor-Leste has become an independent nation and Dili its capital....

Traveling to the world’s second youngest nation: Timor-Leste

I have a keen interest in traveling to former colonies and see what kind of traces there still are from the past. Last year I visited Qingdao in China, which used to be German – quite a unique combination. There are some common combinations like Africa and former French or South American...

Finally made it to Koh Samui!

As some of the regular readers might know, I’ve researched just about every possible Friday evening to Sunday evening getaway flight combination out of Singapore – preferably with direct flights only. In Thailand, the only destinations that work are Bangkok, Phuket – and Koh Samui (and previously Pattaya but Air...

Comparing the “stans” I visited

I spent five to six days in three of the “stans” – Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan. Going into the trip, I knew very little about these countries and how they distinguish themselves from each other. A week certainly isn’t enough to get deep insight into these countries, however I thought...

My highlights in Central Asia

The thing with these overland journeys where you don’t spend much more than two nights in each place is that you get overwhelmed with impressions. You take hundreds of photos that just tend to end up as mega- or gigabytes on your hard-drive. Some people write travel diaries, I use...

A 12 hours layover in New Delhi

While layovers are definitely undesirable, if they are long enough they potentially allow you to visit an additional city for free. A while ago I flew on Air India from Europe via New Delhi to Singapore and had a twelve hours layover. I arrived in the morning and my connecting...

Pre-planning a trip vs. planning as you travel

On my recent trip to Central Asia, I had pre-planned very little. This was slightly unusual for me as I generally plan the majority of my travel in order to make the most of it. However for several reasons, this wasn’t the case this time; I was still hoping to...

My Central Asia itinerary

I thought some of you might be interested in my Central Asia itinerary as well as what I’d do differently next time, so here you go:     Looking back, I would change a few things about the itinerary. I was contemplating staying at a yurt camp in Uzbekistan between...

Arslanbob: mountain village in Kyrgyzstan

I made it to Osh a few days earlier than I expected. My flight isn’t for another couple of days and Osh is not that exciting to just hang out there. Talking to other travelers and consulting the guidebook, I decided to drive up to Arslandbob, about four hours from...