All posts tagged: asia

the spirit of BALI

Bali is indeed a magical place! Last year my bestie and I decided to travel Bali for a month and discover the beauty this island has to offer. Spontaneous as we were we booked the trip two weeks in advance. A lot of people tell me how crazy it is to plan a trip short-term. I don’t think so at all, you still get super cheap plane tickets shortly before your desired trip and as I already explained in the article “tips and learnings from Thailand“, I’m a strong supporter of a flexible trip where you decide right at the destination for how long you want to stay at a spot. So we booked only two nights in advance at a home stay in Kuta, where our trip begun. I highly recommend to spend not more than one or two days in Kuta. It’s one of the least attractive spots in Bali in my opinion. Very touristy, very loud and a lot of party and cheap alcohol. Could be fun for the beginning, but the …

tips and learnings from my THAILAND trip

Hey guys! Thailand is really a popular destination in South East Asia and my very first asian destination I traveled to. I still know exactly how unbelievable excited I was when my sister and I got the idea to go for a two week holiday somewhere and my sister suggested Bangkok. We just booked two weeks beforehand but still got a relatively low price for the plain tickets. This happened in the year 2015 and when I look back, I just want to punch myself in the face because actually I did almost everything wrong that you can do wrong on this trip! Starting with the LUGGAGE: I went to Thailand with my leo-print suitcase from the brand “Titan”. NO JOKE!! I regretted this decision very very quickly as everyone was watching me with my leo-printed suitcase taking some tuk-tuks to my desired destinations. Of course all Thais thought this girl must be super rich! With my student budget on my bank account I was definitely not. LEARNING: I still suggest everyone to just take …