The Bangkok Tree House Hotel, an eco-heaven in the city centre!

A riverside hotel amidst lush greenery, excellent bicycle paths, small Thai villages and great bird watching spots. We never expected to find such a...

Review of the Hans Brinker Budget Hotel, the worst hotel in...

“It can’t get any worse, but we’ll do our best”. This is one of the famous slogans of the Hans Brinker Budget Hotel: a large...

An open air tower of Wildebeeste in Lamu, Kenya

In 2011 I took a boat to a small island near the northeastern coast of Kenya: Lamu. Lamu is famous for its rich Swahili...

The best party hostels in Asia

I've done two 'big backpacking trips': the first from Tokyo to Kuala Lumpur and the second from Moscow to Bangkok. In both trips there was...

Peace and quiet during a temple stay in Takayama, Japan

Takayama
While traveling in Japan I stumbled upon the 'Zenko-ji temple inn'. This is a traditional Japanese Buddhist temple in Hida-Takayama converted into a peaceful hostel. Coming from the bright...