I only realized how exhausted I was when I was already back in Europe, so I was glad I had given myself two weeks back home, with family, friends and, best of all, my little niece. It gave me time to reflect, think and, most of all, reconnect with my home town in a special … More Home Is Where The Home Is: Recharging my batteries in Hamburg, Germany
Traveling means movement, new ideas, endless impressions and the ability to look at your surroundings like a curious child, with its eyes wide open, who sees everything for the first time. But instead of embracing, being and breathing in the moment, most of the time we choose to see the experience unfold with a lens between us. Here is a partially self addressed call to a more self-conscious and responsible relationship with social media. … More Digital Diarrhea – How Social Media Is Destroying My Personal Development
This is the most personal and reflective blog post I have ever written. But it’s time to put it out there. Asia, thank you for your lessons. Over and out… … More What Asia Did To Me… Heartfelt Reflections After 123 Days of Travel
Ever looked for a great way of combining sightseeing, workout, monks and meditation? The Monk’s Trail on the borders of Chiang Mai is your answer! 1,000 feet or 340m elevation gain, passing two incredibly beautiful temples and beating the tourists on the way up to one of Thailand’s most famous sights – the Wat Phra … More Thailand’s Most Cultured Workout: Hiking The Monk’s Trail in Chiang Mai
I’m not sure if it can get any better than this! An exclusive and very messy visit to one of the most ethical and well respected elephant sanctuaries of Northern Thailand … More Mud-Bathing With Elephants in Thailand
65 professionals who have never met before, traveling and working around the globe. For 1 year. Sounds awkward? A lot of people have asked me what exactly the setup is. Hard to explain in words. Maybe it helps to join me on a typical day? Welcome to Remote Year Kublai in our 3rd month!
What an exciting day! Watch us planting some mangrove trees for Cambodia’s future! The mangrove forests along Cambodia’s coast support more than 100,000 fishermen and their families and create a diverse ecosystem that is home to hundreds of species. These forests play an essential role in supplying people with fish and are also vital to coastal protection, … More Planting Mangrove Trees In Kampot, Cambodia
This will be very hard to watch, but I do think that everybody needs to see this. Maybe you’re in a similar place that I was in, prior to arriving in Cambodia. I knew that the country had a horrible recent history with genocide and lots of suffering, but I was far from knowing specifics. … More Unbearable Pain: Cambodia’s Suffering Under The Khmer Rouge
I’ve always been in love with nature and hiking. I’ve done it since, I can remember. Hiking is like a metaphor for so many things and challenges we struggle with in our life, like goals, persistence, encountering challenges, and, most importantly, friendship. All of these, we encountered on our hike up Mount Fansipan, the highest … More Hiking Fansipan, Lesson for Life – What Vietnam’s Highest Mountain taught us
Prior to Khmer New Year, Cambodian festival culture is at its best, and no place to enjoy it better than in the countryside! Join us and take a 3 minute walk with us, as we explore one of these unique festivals, eat amazing food, dance with the locals and enjoy ourselves in this unique atmosphere! … More Ever been to a rural Cambodian village festival? Come take a walk with us!