• Bali

    There is a ferry port in Banyuwangi on Java where ferries leave for Bali daily. We have some loooong bus journeys coming from Bromo. In fact, the bus that is supposed to go…

  • Ang Kor Who?

    Nearly two weeks in Thailand and our “visa-on-arrival” is expiring. A while back the Thai government changed the immigration laws so that foreigners entering over land borders only get a 14-day visa (actually…

  • Bangkok

    A good sleep on the comfi overnight train from Chiang Mai and we wake up in Bangkok. Just in case anyone out there is thinking of taking this route, here’s a word of…

  • Chiang Mai

    Chiang Mai is not at all what I expected: it’s a large town, all built up, with traffic jams and all that comes with it. Despite that, it’s a nice place to be.…

  • End of the Ride: Luang Prabang

    Back on to highway 1C and then 13 South towards our final stop: Luang Prabang – a┬álovely little town in the hills with temples, restaurants and bars, crescented by the Mekong and Nam…

  • The Rest of the Northern Loop

    After Ponsavan we follow highway 7 East, then 6 North until we hit 1C Westward, and we encounter many gorgeous little mountain villages. Riding through here is a joy! Bamboo village after bamboo…

  • Ponsavan – Reality Check

    It’s bye bye to Vang Vieng and we follow Highway 13, then follow Highway 7 Eastward towards the next larger town of Ponsavan. It’s quite a way to go and though the roads…

  • Back in the Saddle!

    Lao: The beauty of the landscape is breathtaking! And the warmth of the people, especially in the small villages out in the countryside, is really special. I think it’s impossible not to fall…