The Legendary Journey

Monthly Archives: May 2014

It’s hot. Damn hot. And the sweat starts to trickle down our foreheads as the shirt on our back slowly glues itself to our skin. Nice. It’s Bangkok baby – we’re sitting on plastic chairs, eating a spicy noodle soup and already got scammed by some random locals.

Cambodia, a country of great contrasts where the rich are super rich and the poor hardly have anything. But it feels like there is one thing that is not missing in anybody’s life… the joy of living. Despite having the 8th world wonder in its backyard, Cambodia’s real treasure is its people. Everybody gifted us with a smile and treated us with great hospitality.

Here we are in Bangkok. But the visit is shortlived as we are just here to get a visa at the Myanmar Embassy to enter the Republic of the Union of Myanmar.

Perhaps Asia’s greatest culinary secret, Vietnamese food is on the radar but hardly a global phenomenon. Essentially it’s all about the freshness of the ingredients – chefs shop twice-daily to source just-picked herbs from the market. The result? Incomparable texture and flavour combinations. For the Vietnamese, a meal should balance sour and sweet, crunchy and silky, fried and steamed, soup and salad. The country’s vast range of excellent edibles invites experimentation. Though… Read More

Hong Kong has to offer everything in terms of food, from stinky tofu to delicate duck. But it appeared to us that finding good local food isn’t quite an easy task. Most of the time the menu was written only in Chinese and the waitstaff hardly knew any english. Don’t get us wrong. We found excellent restaurants but they were always a little touristy. The one thing we liked was Dim Sum. We went… Read More

Okay, we admit it… We were a tiny little bit worried about the 130km ride from Hue to Hoi An on a rented scooter. But we did it, we survived, and it was by far the greatest adventure we experienced so far! But let’s take a few steps back… The good thing while travelling on the “backpacker trail” is that you get to know many travellers who have done many things already in… Read More

After a couple of days exploring Hanoi, we took a 4hrs bus ride to Ha Long Bay for a two days party boat trip. The scenery is indescribable. Even though, the weather wasn’t on our side, the trip was a total success. The misty weather turned the Ha Long Bay into a misterious landscape with rocks appearing out of the mist. Once we got deep enough into the rock landscape we were able to… Read More