Borneo jungle adventure

Brunei was only the beginning. The real adventure began after a long trip to eastern borneo: Sabah. I left Bandar Seri Begawan early in the morning to get on a bus that would bring me to Kota Kinabalu. The trip takes around 8 hours predominantly due to 8 immigration controls. Brunei kind of has a […]

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Brunei-Darussalam

“Is this a country and if so where can I find it?!“ is the usual reaction on Brunei-Darussalam. To be honest I hadn’t heard of it before either, I literally found it on the map, trying to show some Filipino where he lives and that Europe and America are two different places that among others […]

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Macao

It is actually funny how I went to three places in China with out having set foot to mainland China. Macao is the third Special Administrative Region of China and just a boat ride away from Hong Kong. It used to be a Portuguese colony, which is why you find yourself in places that could […]

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Lantau Island, HK

Only a ropeway ride away from busy HK city is the quit, spiritual island of Lantau. They have some highlights there like the Big Buddha and the Po Lin Monastery. For some reason they even brought a couple of cows, who knows… My personal favorite was the room of 10,000 buddhas. Actually the most beautiful […]

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Happy Valley Experience

When we made our way from the airport into the city, we came past a shop that caughed my attention. There was nothing but a TV in there and a knot of people around with there mouth wide open and a newspaper in their hand. The sign outside said “Hong Kong Jockey Club” and I […]

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Hong Kong

HK was just like I had pictured it to myself to be honest and it didn’t disappoint one bit. It was just as crowded, fast-paced, multicultural as supposed plus big finance and huge bowls of noodles on top. The night markets were louder than in Taipei, with lots of singers on the street who drowned […]

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Taipei photo diary

I have the feeling this is going to be a picture heavy post, sorry about that… But I feel like this is the only way to show all the different faces of Taipei. I was honestly so amazed and I still am. Every city in Asia I have visited so far was equally dirty, overpopulated, […]

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Overnight in a buddhist monastery

This place blew my mind. I am having a very hard time to find words for this extraordinary experience. Randomly I read about this mountain in the shape of a lion’s head (-> lion’s head mountain), which is supposed to have plenty of temples inside its caves. Apparently one can even stay overnight in one […]

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Sun moon lake

At first I assessed the photos of sun moon lake to be fake, lavishly edited. A lake can’t have that very color. Apparently it does. Sun moon lake got its name because it’s got the shape of the two Chinese ideographs for sun and moon from above. As soon as the sun comes out, the […]

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