Tomorrow, I’ll fly home for the first time in 14 months and only for three weeks before my journey continuous in South America. I left at the beginning of October 2018 and had the time of my life. So I decided to cut a video of the best moments, and it gives me goosebumps every time.
Renting a Tuk-tuk in Sri Lanka and be the driver, deciding where and when you go? Taking new friends in and explore this incredible country? Does that sound good? Well, that’s precisely what I did.
Sri Lanka was just amazing. I loved every second here, and I regret not spending more time there. Here are my reasons why also you should visit this fantastic island nation.
This is more of a photo gallery than a post, but I thing pictures best describe the amazingness of this journey so enjoy.
What happened to me in that Hotel in Delhi is so crazy I can’t believe it myself that this happened, and I continue asking myself how cheeky this guy was. I hope this was a single chase, and it’s not evolving into a trend, but you should be careful while booking your accommodation.
Should I visit a country in the rainy season or not? That’s always a hard question, and you can be lucky and have a fantastic time for lower prices, but sometimes it’s a big waste of time. Some countries are worth visiting in Rainy season like Myanmar or even Thailand, but some countries are not advisable, and that’s the case for India.
India really is a country of contradictions – you have to super friendly people who want to rip you off on every possible occasion as well, chaos everywhere but also bureaucracy everywhere, and the fantastic food which can make you sick any moment. It is not easy to travel in India, and it isn’t for sure a destination for a first time Backpacker. But once you get used to some things, pay attention to others and have some travel experience you can have an amazing time here. The following is my impression after two weeks in India.
I wanted the adventure, I wanted the experience, and I wanted to get to know a country not many people know. I thought that it can’t be that bad and that it’s going to be a fantastic time.
Reality hit pretty fast, precisely after two days. I traveled 10 months before and never got a culture shock – Bangladesh gave it finally to me. I feel sorry for the lovely people in this country, but I think the truth has to be told even if it’s not positive. The country is simply not ready for tourists, especially not for solo backpackers on a budget. Here are the reasons I think it’s not yet time to visit Bangladesh.
In Myanmar rainy season lasts from June to September and you might ask yourself if you can still visit Myanmar in that time or if it isn’t the best idea? Can you do everything you want? And what positive and negative aspects are connected with a journey in Myanmar during the rainy season?
As we all know by now, the transportation in SEA is not the best. This counts especially for Cambodia and Laos. Proper Motorways are non-existing, and flights are costly. I was in the north of Thailand and wanted to go to Laos. There are three possibilities to make that journey. The fastest is a flight, but the costs are around 150 euro for a 45 mins flight, and then you need a taxi to the airport and from the airport what adds even more charges. The second option is an 18 hours bus which was no option at all – uncomfortable buses, extreme bumpy roads and that for 18 hours is not fun at all. The third option is a two-day slow boat along the Mekong river from the border between Laos and Thailand to Luang Prabang. I finally decided myself for this option and paid 45 euros excluding food and accommodation for the night.