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Archive - October 2017

Bugs, rain and floods

I didn’t put my mosquito net down the other night while I lay on my bed to read a book.  At least not until I switched off the light.  That was probably a mistake. The place was very quiet. Probably besides us, no one else was staying in the guesthouse. Quiet is a relative term, if there were a noise meter in the room it would have registered quite a bit of noise...

Cruising Mekong on a slow boat

The Trip When I posted on Instagram that we were going to Laos, I received lots of recommendations to go on a slow boat on the Mekong river. Ok then. If it’s a must, then we must. So I investigated. I looked at the map and saw that it makes sense to enter Laos from the north of Thailand and then head south down the river to explore. And yeah – exploring on the...

thetravellingtwins, twins

Chiang Mai and hostel life

After a year of travelling, we finally made it to Chiang Mai… travelling for a year changes you. And it changes your budget as well. That is to say downward unless you become a millionaire in the meantime! Chiang Mai In Chiang Mai, where the best places to stay are in the old city, hotels are expensive – so we booked a family room in a hostel. It was the...

Singapore and accommodation

We are in Singapore again – Yay!!! And the biggest challenge in Singapore is to find affordable accommodation close to Gardens by the Bay. Last time when we were in Singapore we stayed in Chinatown. It was a great location with lots of options to eat but by the end of the day, girls were so tired that we never manage to see Gardens by the bay at night. we were...