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Click here to Our photo of the day features the peaceful Manora waterfall and swimming holes which are located a stone’s throw away from the scenic Phang Nga Bay. From here, Keep travelling
An eye sore for most locals, the characteristic maze of communication wires are said to be put underground by a massive project that is to improve the image of the city by 2020. Keep travelling
Booming Bangkok awakes with fruit and vegetable markets around Chinatown, a racetrack for moto-taxis and tuk-tuks alike. Keep reading
As a former colony of France, it is not uncommon to see French colonial architecture in Laos and more specifically in its capital Vientiane. Keep reading
A typical transport on one Laotian road on the Bolaven plateau in the south of Laos where coffee and tarot are grown. Keep traveling
With its dramatic karst formations, the crystal clear Nam Song River and dozens of caves, Vang Vieng offers many possibilities of exploration, making it one of Laos’ most popular outdoor destinations. Keep reading
Eight more minutes, the sign indicates. “If I am fast it might be only 5”, I tell myself when I eagerly hike up the last few steep metres before reaching the viewpoint overlooking the rural town of Nong Khiaw in Northern Laos. Reaching the top after a one-hour hike, the 360-degree view on Nong Khiaw does not fail to impress: the terraces of light green rice paddies contrast with Keep reading
Connected to the ancient city of Angkor in Cambodia, the Wat Phu Champasak temple complex is one of the most impressive Khmer temples in Laos. Originally dedicated to Shiva, detailed carvings of Indra and Vishnu can be seen on these ruins. The Hindu temple was Keep reading
FoThe 4300-kilometre long Mekong river flows from the Tibetan plateau all the way to it’s delta in Southern Vietnam crossing China, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia and Laos. The majestic Mekong Keep reading!
The roads in Northern Laos are often unpaved, bumpy and dusty in the dry season, or muddy and slippery in the rainy season. Still, motorbiking is the way to go for most locals. The vehicle of choice is Keep reading!
Chiang Mai is dotted with many Buddhist temples (wats). Wat Phan Tao is special. Keep reading
As Bangkok is booming, one of its hangouts is Chinatown with its flashy red and golden neon advertisements and food-stalls lined up on its pavement after sunset. Keep reading
Founded in 1350, Ayutthaya used to be the capital of Siam for more than 400 years. Strategically located at Keep reading
Laos is a patchwork of ethnic groups. The remote mountains of Northern Laos are home to the Akha tribes who live according to their ancient traditions and customs. Keep reading
Contrasting with the narrow alleyways of Chinatown, the two-time-three-lane boulevards of Siam Square are as busy with cars, mopeds, buses, taxis and tuk-tuks always passing by. Keep reading
On the temple grounds of Wat Pra Mahatat in the centre of Ayutthaya, an unusual scene can be witnessed: a multi-century-old Buddha head Keep reading
Thailand has an almost 5000 year old tradition and know-how of domesticating the Asian elephant for war and logging purposes. Since the ban on logging in the late 1980’s, about 5000 of these elephants need to be taken care of and need about 200 kg of food each day. Tourism seems to be a sustainable solution: Keep reading
The heart of the off the beaten path city of Toulon is composed of narrow medieval streets. Keep reading
From the top of the Tour des Templiers (the Knights Templar tower, 12th century), Keep reading
The heart of the off the beaten path city of Toulon is composed of narrow medieval streets Keep reading
First a water hole for animals, the fountain of the three dolphins Keep reading
Far from the luxurious yatchs that can be spotted all along the French Riviera, the colourful pointus are the traditional fishing boats. The captains of these robust Keep reading
Mediterranean goods are sold in many shops scattered along the medieval streets of Keep reading
The medieval part of Toulon is a patchwork of many inviting squares planted with olive and plane Keep reading
The medieval streets of Hyères show shades of Keep reading
The medieval streets of Hyères are home to many shops selling Mediterranean goods: Keep reading
In Toulon, one of the most beautiful opera houses of France Keep reading
Toulon is beautifully set in the world’s thrid biggest bay (after Hong Kong and San Francisco) and surrounded by two peaks: the Faron Keep reading
Off the beaten path, Toulon is a charming harbour city with many typical squares where traditional restaurants prepare delicious and healthy Mediterranean Keep reading
With its astronomical ceiling, the 84-metre long Main Concourse is the very heart of world’s largest train station when it comes to the amount of platforms (44 in total!). Grand Central Terminal in NYC was Keep reading
The Opéra Garnier is one of the two opera houses in Paris. Named after its young architect, it was inaugurated in 1875. Its Second Empire Keep reading
Columbus Park in Chinatown is a meeting point for the Chinese community who Keep reading
A funny sight in the heart of Manhattan is to observe golfers practicing Keep reading
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City offers an impressive collection of paintings, sculptures, drawings, photographs, films, prints, media, and Keep reading
For 11 months only, the automotive tycoon Walter Chrysler was telling his guests he had the highest toilet in the world!
But the 77 stories of the Keep reading
Waves crash into the pebble shore of the East River as a ferry boat passes by. The sun slowly sets behind the Manhattan skyline. A scene of nature in the urban jungle. Keep reading
We exit the subay station at Bleecker Street and make our way North into “the Village”. The skyscrapers are now replaced by lower brick buildings with their characteristic fire escape staircases tightly mounted on the static facades. Trees taint the streets green and Keep reading
A writer explains how he came to the plot of his novel while fans listen quietly. We walk on and gasp at the travel section which is so massive that we cannot allow ourselves to start checking it out. We continue along rows and rows of books and pick up a few Keep reading
If you are going through the L line subway station at 14th street & 8th Avenue, plan on a bit of extra time to play hide and seek with funny cartoon-like metal sculptures! Keep reading
Here at the public Pier 15 on the East River Waterfront, a businessman takes a break and enjoys the sun on the top floor of the observation deck. The pier provides great views on Keep reading
Clouds change patterns while a breeze disturbs the surface of the East River. The sun rays are losing their strength and taint the sky orange. Traffic keeps rushing on the Brooklyn Bridge as New York City is Keep reading
A sweet smell enters my nose. Bright colours surround me. “Oh look, our baker used to sell these candies when I was young!”, I scream enthusiastically when I see my favourite childhood candies which I haven’t seen anywhere for the past 20 years. I’m in candy paradise! A three-story store catering basically any candy you can possibly think of: this is the flagship location of Dylan’s Candy Bar in the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Keep reading
It is night time when we try to make our way along Broadway which is packed with people who have just watched a broadway show in one of the many theatres clustered in this district of midtown Manhattan. Squeezed among thousands of people, we stroll towards one of the most touristy places in the world that attracts an estimated 100 million visitors each year. Sitting down, we are reading the illuminated LED adds, watching the commercial video’s and taking it in… Keep reading
Running in New York City is a fantastic way to explore its different areas. After leaving Canal Street, Lower Manhattan behind, we cross the Keep reading
Passing by the dark HSBC building, a bright red painted cube of steel balancing on one corner, draws our attention. It is the Keep reading
The sun sets behind the Downtown Manhattan skyline. Tourists take selfies from the Brooklyn Bridge Park, capturing the skyscrapers in the background. The air is warm as people cheer a glass of wine, overlooking the East River. Keep reading