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Weird Asian Rules: Myanmar – Homestays not allowed.

Welcome to the category: Weird Asian Rules. Today with a rule from Myanmar (Burma). Foreigners are not allowed to stay at the homes of Myanmar people if there is any other accommodation available. Only in case of emergency (no accommodation around) it’s ok to do homestay. Why? Well, the official announcement said because foreigners aren’t able to adopt to Myanmar customs etc… What do you think about that rule?

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vientiane, laos. european food Featured Living Traveling 

My Top 5 pictures of 2011

This post is inspired by Pictures are however all exclusive. I will keep it short and simple. I thought it would be a nice idea to post the 5 pictures that I liked the most the past year. All photos taken by me or with me on it (then, obviously, not always taken by myself). 5.) Bayoke II, Bangkok. This is the highest building in Bangkok and offers a ‘skywalk’. Furthermore it offers a bar/restaurant on the top which lets you escape the hectic city life and enjoy…

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ASEAN countries Featured Living 

ASEAN – the Asian European Union

Since we are heading towards the annual English speech competition and this year’s topic is ‘Vocational Education & ASEAN’ (or something like this – topics are told in Thai…) I thought it might be a good idea to go a little more into this topic. So what does ASEAN actually mean? Many people think that the European Union is something special and unique in this world…well…they are right! ASEAN is not exactly like the EU but in order to ease the explanation we can compare it a little bit. ASEAN…

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thai embassy vientiane Featured Living Traveling 

Thailand – Laos Visa Run

One year after coming to the fascinating kingdom of Thailand I finally had to do what I always considered a myth or something for people who didn’t do their homework. A trip to the Thai embassy in Vientiane, Laos. Amongst backpackers a.k.a. ‘Visa Run‘. I always thought about the Visa Run as something that people have to do if they didn’t prepare their stuff, if they didn’t get enough information beforehand or failed in organizing the appropriate documents. Now that it happened to myself and – how I hate it…

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vientiane, Laos - Patuxay / Victory Gate Featured Living Traveling 

Welcome to my world – With Thai colleagues to Laos

The other day I once more had to do a trip to Laos. This time however not the usual ‘get your stamp at the border, come back after the weekend and stay three more months in Thailand’ – no! This time I had to visit the Thai embassy in Vientiane in order to apply for a new Non B Visa (Non-Immigrant Visa). Since we had quite some troubles with the immigration office in Udon Thani (we refused to bribe them so they refused to extend my visa) two of my…

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vientiane at night Featured Traveling 

crossing borders – Vientiane, Laos

Since i had some days off here at the college I decided to take the chance of the long weekend and simply do what I like to do. Crossing borders. This time not in a cultural way (happens quite often here in Thailand – even after such a long time here) but literally. I went over the border in Nongkhai and went to Laos. To be exact to the Laos’ capital Vientiane. The crossing of the Laos border Is not that hard but not that easy either. When you want…

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Krabi, Thailand Featured Traveling 

2 weeks backpacking | Thailand and Kuala Lumpur

Since the life of a teacher is a very hard and stressfull one (stop laughing!) it is more than logical that we have some weeks off from time to time. I spent the last 3 weeks on the road while backpacking across Thailand and Kuala Lumpur. Here are some of my higlights. Chiang Mai – Songkran Festival The first stop was in the north of Thailand in the most beautiful city of whole Thailand. The Rose Of The North. Chiang Mai. While Chiang Mai is always worth a visit we…

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sunset in nong khai, thailand @ mekong river Featured Traveling 

Cruising the Mekong River at Nong Khai

Last week I was invited by my director to join her and her friends from her hometown for dinner in Nong Khai. Since Nong Khai is about 1 hour by car away, you do not go there to have dinner in just another usual restaurant, of course. You go there to have dinner on the mighty Mekong river. While cruising on it in a restaurant boat. Eating, Drinking and cruising between Thailand and Laos. With one of the most amazing sunsets I have seen in quite a while. Even though…

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