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Flying home for Christmas

We are back home safely! We have made an amazing trip around Southeast Asia and I’m so happy we’ll forever have the videos, photos and stories to look back upon everything we experienced. In this last video we visit the… Continue reading →

Beach life on Koh Lanta

Aften so many amazing experience it was now time to relax! Koh Lanta was our last real stop on our 101 day trip around Southeast Asia. We called this our vacation :P.  We basically just chilled on the beach and… Continue reading →

Floating around Vang Vieng

Our second stop in Laos was the backpackers town Vang Vieng. We had a great time floating around in tubes at the blue lagoon and down the Nam Song River. I also spent an afternoon exploring in Vientiane before it… Continue reading →

An ice cold waterfall in Luang Prabang

I’m soo happy we ended up deciding to go to Laos. This video is about our first few days there, which were spent exploring Luang Prabang and it’s surroundings. We actually went swimming in the Kuang Si waterfall and it… Continue reading →

10 Days in Cambodia

We spent 10 days in Cambodia and this is what we did… We started off with learning about Cambodia’s heartbreaking history in Phnom Penh, then we visited the beautiful Koh Rong Island and lastly we toured around Angkor Wat. Unfortunately,… Continue reading →

Tours in Ho Chi Minh City

My last Vietnam vlog! Join us on a tour to the Cao Dai Temple and Cu Chi Tunnels, as well as on a little sightseeing tour through Ho Chi Minh City. As always I hope you enjoy the video!

From Hue to Hoi An

Two destinations in one video! It turned out to be quite a long one, but I think it’s pretty diverse, so I hope you won’t get bored. After some great days in Hue we drove a scooter (or actually Merel… Continue reading →

Cruising through Ha Long Bay

We had an amazing time at Cat Ba Island. We finally gave ourselves some well deserved (if I may say so myself) time to relax on the beach. Of course, we also had to explore the beautiful Ha Long Bay… Continue reading →

In the middle of Sapa’s rice fields

After some days in the super hectic Hanoi, we left the city behind for some time in the middle of the rice fields. We stayed in a homestay in the small village Ta Van, from where we hiked up to… Continue reading →

Hanoi’s dangerous train track

We finally made it too Vietnam!!! Oh no wait! We actually made it to Laos today!! However, in the video we just made it to Vietnam (sorry, I’m never gonna catch up I think). Anyways, I hope you enjoy experiencing… Continue reading →

Elephants and waterparks in Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai is probably one of my favourite destinations so far. We had so much fun playing and bathing with elephants, we learned how to make some amazing Thai dishes, we got to drive off-road on ATVs and we acted… Continue reading →

Dancing through Sukhothai Historical park

This is a little video of us having fun exploring the Sukhothai Historical Park. For everyone that misses our weird dance moves.. you’ll enjoy this one!

Climbing the Erawan Falls

Join us on our trip to the Erawan waterfall! It was quite the hike to the top, but so worth it! After visiting the waterfalls in Kanchanaburi, we continued our journey on to our next destination; Ayutthaya. There we enjoyed… Continue reading →

Bangkok’s street markets

Better late then never, right… Here is my video about our days in Bangkok. We took some time to relax and let all our previous experiences settle in, but we still did quite a lot. We’ll be back in Bangkok… Continue reading →

A flooded Mandalay

The last video from our amazing time in Myanmar. This one is about our adventures in Mandalay. Hope you enjoy it!

In a balloon over Bagan

Another Myanmar video! This one about our time in the beautiful Bagan. Where we had a great time driving around on our e-bikes and viewing the temples from a hot air balloon! The balloon flight is something I’ll never forget… Continue reading →

Our day at Inle Lake

On our one day at Inle Lake, Myanmar, we decided to go on a boat tour to explore the lake and see how the people live in their homes above the water. I hope this video will give you an… Continue reading →

Hectic and beautiful Yangon

Absolutely loved editing this video and re-experiencing the hectic and beautiful city of Yangon. It was our first destination in Myanmar and I immediately fell in love with the people and the country. We visited some amazing temples, a zoo… Continue reading →

Shopping in Kuala Lumpur

Here is my video about our days in Kuala Lumpur. We spent most of our time at the Petronas Twin Towers, in the KLCC mall below it and at the McDonalds, which was literally next door to our hotel. We… Continue reading →

Singapore times two

Too much footage to put into one video, so I decided to make two!! I finally had good enough WiFi to upload them, so here they are both at the same time. I absolutely fell in love with this city… Continue reading →

My favourite moments (so far)

I have to say, this whole travel experience so far has been amazing. Although not everything has gone as planned, we’ve really enjoyed ourselves and the things we’ve done so far. However, sometimes there are these moments that are just… Continue reading →

Island life on Bali

Our Bali trip might not have gone as planned, we still had a great time! I hope you enjoy watching what we did instead of surfing!

On top of a volcano

Trying to catch up with editing, so here is another vlog!! This one is about our trip to Mount Bromo, an active volcano on Java. Don’t worry it’s not the one that is about to erupt. However, it was still… Continue reading →

Meloj and Juryaj

The WiFi didn’t want to work with me on Bali, so I’ve only now been able to upload this video. It’s about our days in Yogyakarta when we visited Borobudur and Prambanan (and Merel still had all her fingernails). It… Continue reading →

City to city

This video is about our last day in Jakarta and the train journey to our next destination, Yogyakarta. Enjoy watching our adventures and exploring Indonesia with us!  

Our first destination!

This video is about our journey to our first destination, Jakarta, and our first day here. I hope it will give you a taste of what it was all like for us!

The joy of traveling

The past few weeks I’ve been thinking about what it is that makes me want travel so bad and why I’m looking forward to it so much. I know not everybody understands the joy of living out of a backpack… Continue reading →

The week before

Yesterday, I made a little video about our preparations. I hope you enjoy it! P.S. Onder in de video zit een knop om de Nederlandse ondertiteling aan te zetten!

It’s happening!!

Who would have thought that Merel and I are actually going backpacking through Southeast Asia? Definitely not me! We have always joked about wanting to travel the world together, but I don’t think either of us thought it would ever… Continue reading →

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