Author: teveve

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 teveve 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 teveve 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 teveve 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 teveve 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 teveve July 6, 2018 0

Day trek to the Zawrat, High Tatras

A challenging day trek crossing the Eagle’s Path in the Polish High Tatras Starting point: Five Lakes Valley Refuge (1673 m) Highest point: Zawrat Pass (2158 m) Destination: Murowaniec Refuge (1500 m) Total distance: ~8 km Net duration: 3 h (highly dependent on the weather and your fitness) Difficulty: medium-hard   Thanks to the network…

By teveve March 1, 2018 0

A winter trek in the High Tatras

Medium to hard winter hike in the High Tatras Starting point: Palenica Białczańska (car park) Destination: Szpyglasowy Wierch, High Tatras (2172 m) Total distance: ~20 km Net duration: 7-8 h (highly dependent on the weather and your fitness) (The map shows our second day when we hiked up Szpyglasowy Wierch from the mountain refuge and…

By teveve January 29, 2018 1