Category Archives: Asia

Myanmar Backpacking: Highlights, Travel Tips, Safety, Budget + More!

Visiting Bagan while backpacking Myanmar

Backpacking Myanmar is becoming more and more popular recently since the country is still considered to be less developed and thus “more real” than the well-known travel destinations in Southeast Asia such as Thailand and Vietnam. Although Myanmar is currently (as of 2019) certainly not completely untouched and non-touristic anymore, Myanmar is clearly different from […]

Backpacking Yangon: Highlights, Attractions + Travel Tips!

Shwedagon Pagoda while backpacking Yangon

Yangon was the last stop on my Myanmar backpacking trip. And I quickly realized that Yangon is different than Myanmar’s other destinations. Yangon is loud, hectic, dirty, messy – but still very worth seeing! If you have not been to Southeast Asia so far, you may experience a little culture shock here. But I recommend […]

Backpacking Thailand Guide: Highlights, Travel Tips + More!

Boats on the islands while backpacking Thailand

Thailand is considered a backpacking mecca and as the perfect “beginner country” for backpackers in Southeast Asia. Thus, for me Thailand was the first destination of my first big solo backpacking adventure. I remember exactly how excited I was when, in the summer of 2014, I flew alone with my backpack from Germany to Bangkok […]

Backpacking Chiang Mai Guide: Highlights + Travel Tips!

Backpacking Chiang Mai Guide

The city of Chiang Mai in the north of Thailand is incredibly popular with backpackers (for a good reason!) and should not be missed on any Thailand backpacking trip! Chiang Mai is considered the spiritual center of the country with an incredible number of temples and is also the starting point for excursions and tours […]

Backpacking Bangkok: A Travel Guide (Highlights, Tips + More)

All information for backpacking Bangkok

Bangkok, also known as the “City of Angels”, is one of Asia’s most fascinating metropolises and a popular destination for backpackers from all over the world. The capital of Thailand is loud, chaotic, dirty, modern, wild, hot, exhausting, exciting – and simply unique. For many travelers and backpackers, Bangkok is also the first stop on […]

Indonesia Backpacking: 6 Highlights You Have to Visit!

Backpacking in Komodo in Indonesien

An Indonesia backpacking trip is a great experience and the country has a lot to offer and explore with its countless islands. I have traveled to Indonesia twice – during my first trip, I traveled from Java to Bali with my backpack, during my second visit I brought some more time and settled down in […]

Backpacking Sri Lanka Guide: Travel Tips + Places to Visit!

Sri Lanka Backpacking by train

Sri Lanka is a great destination for backpacking and the island has so much to offer. I travelled to Sri Lanka in July 2018 and had an exciting and enjoyable time. Here I will give you 9 reasons why you will love backpacking Sri Lanka. Further, I will tell you more about the best places […]

Backpacking Pakistan: These are the 9 best places to visit in Pakistan!

Attabad Lake in northern Pakistan

Pakistan is beautiful, and I enjoyed my visit to its fullest. However, Pakistan is also a country you might not know much about, and due to its size, it might be difficult to decide the best places to visit when backpacking Pakistan. I visited Pakistan as part of the IESS program (read more about my […]

Backpacking Bali Guide: Highlights, Safety, Budget + Travel Tips!

Bali backpacking in the rice terraces in the north

Bali is one of the most popular travel destinations in Asia – the island has a lot to offer! I spent more than two months backpacking Bali and explored many different regions of the island. Read more about the best places to visit and all the information you need for your next Bali Backpacking trip! […]

Backpacking Kerala: 7 Reasons to Visit Kerala + the best Kerala Tourist Places!

Fahrt durch die indischen Backwaters in Kerala

Note: My second trip through Kerala was sponsored by Kerala Tourism and therefore contains advertisement for the state Kerala. As always, all reviews and opinions are my own. Backpacking Kerala is easy, fun and a wonderful experience. Kerala is the southernmost state of India and one of the most beautiful regions in the country. I spent some […]