The fascination of the cities: Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Saigon ...! The nice people and their culture, the "organized" chaos, skyscrapers shooting up between corrugated iron houses and the good food that is offered while strolling through the winding streets. Capital cities of Southeast Asia, they are like an addiction !!
Will Manila conquer my heart too?
Green: that's how I imagined the first sight of the archipelago! Me it squeezes in the belt of the aircraft seat as the pilot unusually already at 5000m altitude, the speed reduced! Yes, let's take it easy ...! FIJI - feel, feel, experience at a reasonable speed!
I walk away, even into the run-down descents in New Bagan and Nyauung U and slowly lose hope: "Sorry, fully booked!". If the next hour is not, it is already 15 clock, then only the monastery to stay. They always pick you up.
Off the beaten tourist track, they are no longer to be seen, the package tourists that were abundant in Siem Reap. What a quiet spot earth! Here in Kratie, the gate begins in the eastern Virachey National Park and here also the western flair subsides. That's why nature lovers and trekking enthusiasts get their money's worth, who want to hear about the real Cambodian life.
Every visitor to Phnom Penh should have seen them, the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek. In this place, I am really aware of what happened in the Civil War for terrible things ...
The world of backpackers back then is no longer what they are today! Where are they going, the dropouts, late hippies and "tax evaders"? Many different views on the nature of travel create a diversity that is often hard to see through!