The Mundane Traveller on Easter Island and how he tricked the LAN Chile website to sell him the 1200 Euro ticket for only 500 Euro

After 30 hours flight from Shanghai over Toronto to Santiago de Chile, I arrived at my friend’s place already disappointed about not being able to go to the Easter Islands. This littleĀ 163.6 kmĀ²… Continue reading

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The challenges of improving the world Whenever I saw beggars, children selling souvenirs or people charity events asking for donation I wondered whether I should help or…

Child street hawkers and other odd types in Angkor Wat

All over Southeast Asia you will encounter this in tourist areas, but in Angkor Wat it is even part of the travel guide book folklore: children working as hawkers, selling you food, drinks,… Continue reading

Sunrise at Angkor Wat

Alright, I managed to use my damaged Tokina 11-16mm on my classic Nikon D90, even with a defect filter ring. And it does give better colours than the built-in camera of my Samsung… Continue reading

Sunset at Angkor Wat (Siem Riep, Cambodia)

At the end of a full, hot day in the ancient Khmer Empire visiting the so-called “Small Circle”, there it was – sunset in the world shaking Angkor Wat. The biggest surprise is… Continue reading

Sunset on the 4000 islands in Laos

Don Det is one of the 4000 islands at the border of Laos to Cambodia. Most of those “islands” on the Mekong just consist of a tree on a fleck of earth the… Continue reading

Full moon – view from a tree house in the jungle of Laos

This is not the sun, it is the full moon at 5am shining into my tree house in the jungle of Laos! It was one clear full moon light and I was waking… Continue reading

Living in a tree house in Northern Laos

The Gibbon Experience in Northern Laos, near Huay Xai, a border town to Thailand is dedicated to the protection of the almost extinct Gibbons by turning former hunters into guides and protectors of… Continue reading

How to become an independent traveller with just 10 Euro a day – Part 1

Introduction to the independent travel style, part 1: Where I open the game, get the mindset right and show you some unconventional insights for independent travel A. Opening the game: Living cheaper on… Continue reading

Heroic turtle ignores approaching loan shark claiming that he knows its grand-grand-father

An old and independent turtle ignored the infamous shark named “Loan” claiming that he is so old that he already knew the grand-grand father of Loan: “I already knew your grand-grand father, I… Continue reading

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