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20 hours in Dubai well spent

April 30, 2017
Dubai layover guide

I love flying with Emirates. It’s my #1 airline for my travels to Asia and while I had a fair amount of layovers at DXB, I never had enough time to actually go into the city. This finally changed on my last trip from Bangkok, where I purposely booked a ticket with a 20-hour layover in Dubai. That also was the chance to finally meet two amazing ladies I know from the blogosphere: Sanne from mitziemee.com and Hanna from tripsnkids.com who took…

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Hello Hanoi!

March 31, 2017

Hanoi, Vietnam in March: I’m desperately cleaning my feet with the last piece of tissue because I thought wearing sandals on the wet, dirty streets was a good idea. I switched back to my chucks. It’s been the first day of my vacation and I couldn’t wait to change into my summer clothes as soon as possible. Little did I know that Hanoi suffers a constant overcast sky, rain or drizzle during that time of the year.…

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From the archives: Vietnam – Halong Bay

February 11, 2017
Halong Bay cruise

I can tell you, mid-February is usually the time where I start getting tired of winters here. Especially this year is tougher because I didn’t take a winter break over Christmas/New Year in the tropics, however there’s light at the end of the tunnel. I postponed my vacation to Southeast Asia to a later point and more precisely I’ll be arriving in Vietnam in exactly one month.…

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From the archives: Laos

March 26, 2015

So this is my last post of my past-Asia trips: Welcome to Laos! There’s somehow a wonderful, quiet spirit over this land-locked country – it seems like time has stood still there and you’d be better by adjusting to the slow pace quickly.…

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From the archives: Cambodia

March 24, 2015

I think no other nation is as proud of its national monument as Cambodia and surely there’s a good cause. The temple city of Angkor is really huge, with endless numbers of ruins to explore in a mystic jungle setting.…

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From the archives: Malaysia and Singapore

March 23, 2015

“Malaysia – Truly Asia” is a very matching slogan for this diverse country. The mix of Chinese, Indian and Malay culture reflects in religion (Muslims, Hindus and Buddhists) as well as in food (from Tandoori Chicken to Dim Sum), topped with an undeniable influence of former Western colonialism.…

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