Cambodia – Scams at the Border, The Killing Fields & a country’s desperate call for an economically secured life

Although I had the chance to visit quite a few countries within South–East Asia, the Kingdom of Cambodia was still an unfamiliar place to me that I had not explored yet and which further seemed to be promising in terms of adventure, nightlife, its cultural identity and sad truth about its traumatic past. Since the Royal Thai Embassy in The Hague did not have the … Continue reading Cambodia – Scams at the Border, The Killing Fields & a country’s desperate call for an economically secured life

Surprisingly Amazing Trip to Myanmar

So end of March, the end of my girlfriend’s visit to Thailand approached and so I took some days off to spend some time with her and her friend in Myanmar. They had both been doing a medical internship in Bangkok at the King Chulalongkorn Hospital (“Chula”) for a month, so this was the perfect opportunity to visit the ever more popular neighboring country. Luckily, … Continue reading Surprisingly Amazing Trip to Myanmar

Ayutthaya – My mini-marathon ride with a tuk-tuk

While other interns decided to go south and visit some of the Thai islands for the long weekend, I took a different approach. Early Saturday morning I took a train at 6.40 a.m. to the historic city of Ayutthaya, which lies only 1.5 hours north of Bangkok.  So instead of sunny beaches, I got to take a look at the ruins of what once was … Continue reading Ayutthaya – My mini-marathon ride with a tuk-tuk