The Maldives I – A troubled journey to paradise

07.02. – 08.02.2019

Living in Vietnam has some advantages – for example you are not too far away to some of the exotic places you have always dreamed of visiting. For this year’s Tet (some people might know it as Chinese New year) I decided to leave HCMC to visit one of these places. I was finally going to the Maldives. However, this was not a solo trip for a change, as I travelled with my girl friend – our first long distance trip to be precise. So no pressure!!!

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10. HCMC has me back – again!!!

21.05. – 23.05.2016

Without any delay I saw the by now familiar view from the air when I once again arrived in HCMC – for the 7th time to be precise. Getting out of the terminal (strangely they only ever check your luggage and ticket when getting out of the domestic terminal) was straight forward and once again I was standing outside the terminal, ready to enter the mayhem HCMC has to offer.
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1. The Forbidden City remains forbidden – Beijing

 

25.07.2015

Just six month after leaving Vietnam I was able to return – courtesy of a cheap offer from Air China. It would have been mad not taking advantage to fly from Dusseldorf to Ho Chi Minh city via Beijing. The flight itinerary even allowed me to have a short stay in Beijing to explore the city (better than staying at the airport for 8 1/2 hours).
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32. Finding my island paradise – Koh Phayam

30/01 – 08/01

After over 2 month I was back in Thailand. The next destination for me was Koh Phayam, an island apparently not totally overrun by tourists, not having big resorts and having a very laid back atmosphere. I also got a beach bungalow for 600 Bhat per night. it sounded too good to be true – was this really a little paradise?
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