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The truth about Pho

The truth about Phở – from a different angle

Last Update: September 2020 4 minute read The national dish of Vietnam is globalized. Everybody knows Phở, everybody loves Phở. Instagram is flooded with the steaming bowls and a trendy, cool, young crowd consuming it with chopsticks and a Chinese soup spoon. Phở is hot! I won’t deny it, like anyone else I also like…
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Hanoi Food Tour

Hanoi Food Tour

Last Update: August 2020 4 min read There’s nothing like a food tour to get to know a new city and its food scene. Most South East Asian cities have one or more food tours available. Especially Vietnam seems to host a lot of them. On our trip to Hanoi we found at least 10…
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9 Vietnam Foods

9 Vietnam food dishes – beyond phở and bánh mì

Last Update: January 2020 I love Vietnamese food! Phở, Bún Chả, Bánh Mì, fresh spring rolls, I love it all! However, there’s more beyond these well known dishes. Wonderful Vietnam food that tourists don’t know about. I’m not just talking exotic foods that Westerners won’t eat. No, I’m talking everyday food that I am sure…
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Thai dog tale

Last update: April 2020 5 min read People around me know that I don’t get along with dogs. Or better yet, dogs don’t get along with me. It’s not their fault, it has to do with a near death experience as a kid that involved a big rottweiler. From that moment on things went sour…
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Klling fields and Genocide Museum

The Killing Fields and Genocide Museum

Last Update: November 2019 On my first visit to Cambodia in 2008 I knew little to nothing about the shocking events that had happened here. Sure, I had heard about the killing fields and Khmer Rouge, but no details. As it turned out I wasn’t prepared and the whole thing caught me completely off guard.…
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Ongoing construction in Phnom Penh

5 major downsides to Phnom Penh

Last Update: December 2019 “So, are you saying that there are no downsides to Phnom Penh whatsoever?”, someone asked me after I gave my speech about why I like living in Phnom Penh. “Uhhh, of course there are”, I replied, and without any effort, 5 downsides to Phnom Penh came to mind instantly. Save this…
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Mount Kinabalu – Borneo’s highest peak Via Ferrata

Last Update: August 2020 4 min read You are neither a mountaineer nor a rock climber. You might be like me and have a slight case of vertigo. On the other hand, you really want to make the most of your trip and add some excitement with an adrenaline pumping activity. In that case the…
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Bangkok Grand Palace and Temples

Bangkok Grand Palace and Temples

Last Update: November 2019 Maybe you’re thinking “Palace?, Temples?, meh, boring”. Oh, come on already, don’t give me that! The Bangkok Grand Palace and surrounding temples are the absolutely must-visit attractions of Bangkok. Let me ask you, when you order a burger, do you only eat the bun and leave out the patty?….well, there you…
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Bicycle your way to Silk Island Phnom Penh

Last Update: August 2020 5 min read Phnom Penh can be a hectic place. Sure, it’s nice to indulge in city pleasures every once in a while on your travels. However, if you live in Phnom Penh 24/7 like I did, there are times that the city can really get to you. Especially on one…
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