I know it’s been a while since my last post. Always the same: ah, I’ll write some more tomorrow and bam, 6 months gone. After my last post from Koh Rong I went to Kampot and Siem Reap in Cambodia, both equally charming and fascinating yet quite different. From Siem Reap I took the easy way out and flew to Luang Prabang in Laos. Definitely one of the highlights. Hiking, staying in remote mountain villages, or enjoying the peculiar nightlife in Laos. Following a 1-day layover in Chiang Mai the last bigger stop was Myanmar, to some still known as Burma. From all the countries in Southeast Asia, this was the one I would recommend to visit next. Seeing the balloons rising with the sun in Bagan was a one-in-a-lifetime experience. So I did it every morning during my 3 day stay there. Visiting the bright white temples in Mandalay, hiking 3 days to Inle lake, or joining in in the Luna New Year parade in Yangon were just a few other highlights in this country on the edge between military dictatorship and democracy. Short 12 days later I left for Singapore for a 2 day layover, then continued to Malapascua in the Philippines for 4 days of diving before returning to Singapore for the last nights before coming back home.
The following months I mainly worked with some smaller trips to London, Italy, Switzerland, Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia. Now I’m back in Korea for a few weeks of work followed by a short trip to Japan and Shanghai. Next chance to write about my trip. This time for sure, this time will be different 😅.