Southeast Asia

Here you can read all the posts I’ve written about my travels in Southeast Asia! So far I’ve traveled to:

Scuba Diving In Malaysia: 4 Awesome Spots Around Tioman

Do you know that feeling of falling in love? The excitement? The general happiness? The adrenaline coursing through your veins when you catch a glimpse of your great love? The pounding of your heart when you know you’ll soon meet again? The butterflies in your stomach because are so excited about every little detail of you newfound crush? That’s how…

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How Much Does It Cost To Travel The World For 5 Months As A Couple?

In September 2015 I wrote my first post on Phenomenal Globe Travel Blog, in which I announced to give a full budget breakdown for my 5 month trip. It may have taken a little longer than expected, but here it is! Traveling the world for 5 months… I had dreamed of traveling the world for years! While I had taken…

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10 Days In Thailand: A Detailed Thailand Travel Itinerary

Thailand is awesome! I totally get why this is the first country in Southeast Asia where (mass) tourism really took off. The people are incredibly friendly and the food is delicious. Thailand is a cheap country to travel, though probably nowhere near as cheap as it was 10 years ago. The nature in Thailand is beautiful and varied with mountains…

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Travel In Thailand: 10 Day Budget Breakdown

I like to do a little research before traveling somewhere and one of the things I am most interested in is how much it costs to travel in a country. Of course I was also interested how much money we would need to travel around Thailand. Turns out, despite being a tourist destination for many years, travel in Thailand is…

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My PADI Open Water Course In El Nido

Diving was something Frank, my husband, really wanted to do. He had been snorkeling for years during our previous holidays and when we were planning our 5 month trip this was one of his (few;-) requirements. I consider myself pretty adventurous, I love hiking, camping, sailing, skiing and other outdoor activities and I am not scared easily. But I wasn’t…

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Hiking Between The Beautiful Limestone Cliffs of Vang Vieng

I absolutely love hiking! Being outside all day, enjoying nature and being physically active beat any day of sitting in an office behind a laptop. I hiked a lot during my 5 month trip, I did a 3-day hike through the rice terraces of Batad in the Philippines, climbed Mount Doom on the North Island of New Zealand and hiked many other…

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10 Things To Do In Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang is awesome! Yes, it is a bit touristy and popular destination for backpackers but not without reason! Luang Prabang is a beautiful and laid back place and there are many things to do! I spent 5 days in in this amazing village and have made a list of my favorite things to do… 10 things to do in Luang Prabang 1. Cross the rickety…

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How Much Does It Cost To Travel Laos For 14 Days?

Laos was the 7th country I visited on my 5 month trip around New Zealand and Southeast Asia. It’s a beautiful country, mountains, lots of jungle, pretty waterfalls and amazing temples. It’s also a country with an impressive history, a history I knew too little about before visiting the COPE center in Vientiane. I only traveled in the Northern part of the…

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The Heartbreaking History Of Cambodia

Cambodia, a country with such a heartbreaking past… It made a lasting impression on me, every time I think about my time there I still feel the weight of it’s terribly sad history. What shocked me the most is the contrast between the wonders of Angkor Wat and the horrors of the Choeung Ek Killing Fields and the Tuol Sleng…

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Bokor Hill Station: A Ghost Town In Cambodia

It’s a pity I never bought a scooter to go to school, driving around on one of those race machines is so much fun! On my trip around Southeast Asia I frequently rented a scooter to explore the area, islands most of the time (like Bohol, Phu Quoc, Langkawi and Sao Miguel). Not an island this time, but still on a scooter:…

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