India in Monsoon

Why you shouldn’t visit India in Monsoon season

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.

First impressions India

2 weeks in India – a first impression

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.

Dhaka

Bangladesh – Maybe a little too much of an adventure

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.

Slow boat Laos

When the way is the destination – Slow boat from Thailand to Laos

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.