Visiting temples was a new thing for me when I went to Southeast Asia, since we (obviously) do not have temples in The Netherlands. Once I had seen one in real life and saw how the locals were acting around it, I was curious about temples and buddhism (Please remember that when I say ‘temples’ … More Spotlight on: 5 Unique temples in Southeast Asia (+ tips for visiting)
Breakfast might be the most important meal of the day, especially when you are backpacking. I feel that you need a good breakfast before you visit a busy city, an old ruin site or go diving, at least I do. In Vietnam most hostels have breakfast included (in their price for the bed), often toast … More Spotlight on: 6 Bakeries in Southeast Asia
One thing that I found out about myself while backpacking is that I love watching the sunset, especially from a beach. There is just something magical about the sea and the changing colors…… Last summer when I was on Koh Tao, I actually set my alarm a few times so that I did not miss … More Spotlight on: Koh Tao sunsets
I believe Koh Tao is one of the best and cheapest places to get your open water certificate, so when I was on Koh Tao last summer, I decided to do a open water course. I did my open water course with Roctopus. After some research online and taking with some friends, I believed Roctopus … More Spotlight on: Getting my open water certificate with Roctopus.
During both of my stays on Koh Tao I stayed in Sairee Village. There are plenty of restaurants so it can be a bit difficult to know which ones are ok (like The Brother and Su Chili) and which ones are a very good. I have visited these four in both 2015 and 2016. Tijdens … More Spotlight on: My 4 favorite restaurants in Sairee Village, Koh Tao