We’ve already been to Thailand last time around, but this time we weren’t going to miss the Yee Peng festival in Chiang Mai! This legendary festival was on both our bucket lists, so we couldn’t wait to get here! The colorful festival of light is actually a combination of two Thai holidays; the Yee Peng festival (celebrated only in northern Thailand) and the Loi Krathong festival that are celebrated on the same day. The first being the “lantern festival” and the second being the “floats festival”. Thousands of lanterns are set to the sky and thousands of Krathongs are being released into the Ping River nearby, supposedly banning bad luck and bad spirits. Every temple in Chiang Mai is decorated colorfully and there is a festive atmosphere throughout the small town. An amazing spectacle we were happy we could attend! Read More

Ancient beautiful temples, large stretches of jungle, endless cascading waterfalls and cheap beer, whats not to like about Laos?! We planned to be in Chiang Mai for the Yi Peng festival in the start of November so we had some time to fill. Last time we travelled through South East Asia (SEA), Laos was one of the countries that really stood out. We didn’t hesitate to spend some time here and the country didn’t disappoint!  Read More

Time to say goodbye to China – As our China trip draws to a close, we contemplate on our amazing journey that captivated our travel spirits. From Beijing and the climbing of the wall of walls, to the heart of china with the emperor’s terracotta warriors and so much more! In our last leg of our epic journey through China we visited Chengdu, home of the Pandas, Leshan’s 74 meter tall Buddha, the ancient town of Fenghuang, the misty mountains of Zhangjiajie, went bamboo rafting on the Yulong River in Yangshuo and strolled around incredible Hong Kong and so much more amazing experiences in between. Great memories not to be forgotten and of course we want to share them with you! Read More

Nothing but amazement – From the ancient walled city of Pingyao, the thousands of Buddha carvings at the Longmen Caves to the Terracotta army, it’s an incredible journey! Read More

Beijing is a city with more people than entire Holland combined. It is a city of surprises, where hutongs exist side by side with skyscrapers and the place where West meets the oriental East. Beijing is considered the capital of the East, with the mythical Forbidden City, lean Peking Duck, nine million bicycles, and so much more to explore, we didn’t hesitate to add Beijing to our travel plans, and the city didn’t disappoint.  Read More