Cycling along the Loire

Although our plan is to get to the Spanish border without too many detours, we definitely wanted to pedal our way by the Loire river and see some of its famous chateaux… We bought some snacks for the day and said goodbye to the lovely couple who shared their home with us the previous night…

By Viktor July 20, 2019 0

Poland and Belarus by bike

Enormous bisons and much more My son has always been intrigued by remote, weird countries, especially those led by dictators. So you can understand how excited we became (because I share his interest) when we found out that it’s now possible to visit Belarus without the hassle of the visa and the invitation letter (see…

By Viktor January 15, 2019 0

3rd class trains in Thailand

The charm of 3rd class trains in Thailand Where I come from (Hungary, Central Europe) we find it almost natural that the railway is left to slowly but surely wane. Lines are closed and stations fall into decay. We don’t even have dining cars any more. The railway in Thailand is alive and kicking as…

By Viktor August 5, 2018 0

Luang Prabang – a little Europe in Laos

From a dusty village to a gem of colonial architecture By slow boat down the Mekong – Arriving in Luang Prabang Yes, it takes two whole days and you have to travel without much comfort (unless you charter a whole long boat). Still the two-day slow boat ride down the Mekong river is the best…

By Viktor August 2, 2018 0

Slow boat down the Mekong

Slow boat ride on the Mekong from the Thai border to Luang Prabang in Laos Part 1 Compared to its neighbours, Laos is still relatively less visited. However, due to the shape and geography of the country, there is a tourist trail that most visitors follow. It features most of the must-see sights in Laos…

By Viktor July 23, 2018 1

Bangkok highlights for 2 days

Two relaxed days in Bangkok Krung Thep as the Thais themselves call it, Bangkok is a beehive of over 8 million people. It is famous for its awe-inspiring shrines and colourful night life, not to mention the bustling markets and other shopping opportunities. We spent only two whole days in the Thai capital this time…

By Viktor July 12, 2018 0

A glimpse of Doha, Qatar

20 hours in sizzling Doha, Qatar   It was just by accident that we spent (nearly) a day in Doha. I was desperately looking for reasonable flight tickets to any exciting destination all April and May and I almost gave it up. Then I found this special offer by Qatar Airlways (no, this is not…

By Viktor July 6, 2018 0