Digital photo book: favorite photos of Asia

It is the first week of the last month, and that means we are almost at the end of 2020. Time flies, only we are not, haha. And precisely because we are not on the road that much anymore, and we aren’t able to visit other countries in Asia, this is the perfect time to bring in the virtual photo book. A list of our favorite photos from the past 1.5 years in Asia.

Cameron Highlands

Without knowing anything about Malaysia, we decided to move and see what we could experience here. This adventure resulted in the first weekend away after we had just moved to our apartment. By bus to the beautiful green, and especially, cool Cameron Highlands where we modeled in the tea fields. Until our guide called out that we had to watch out for snakes, and within a few seconds, we ran out of the tea plantages.

Read more about the Cameron Highlands

Sumatra

In May, we had to leave Malaysia to get our visa. We looked for the cheapest airline ticket and ended up in Sumatra. No idea what to do here, but we decided to take a minibus four hours inland and spend the weekend there. Except for a handful of tourists, it was extinct here, but we had a great time! We stayed in a hotel where the power went out a few times a day, and we booked a tour to the hot springs that turned out to be not so hot anymore.

The ‘hotsprings’ of Samosir

Singapore

Our, or especially my, first holiday was planned to Singapore after a month in Malaysia. Jeroen had to work there every week. For me, this was the perfect opportunity to travel with him once in a while. I loved Singapore, okay it was expensive and for sure not the country for a monthly trip, but we had a great time there. It was great to be able to walk here on pavements and sit on a terrace with a glass of wine. And what better way to explore this city than on an electric step!

Get to know more about the most bizarre rules in Singapore

Bangkok

After the project in Singapore was completed for Jeroen, the circus started again in Bangkok. Here too, we went together and used the weekends to explore the city. In the blood heat, we put on long trousers to visit the palace, tore around in a tuk-tuk, and had way too much Thai food.

The palace in Bangkok

Malaysia

In Malaysia, too, we were not bored, and the weekends were full of trips to Malacca, Putrajaya, Genting Highlands, Batu Caves, Thean Hou, Penang, Langkawi, and Redang. For the time being, we can’t go here anymore. I’m almost starting to miss the Batu Caves, which we’ve already climbed at least five times, but also now we still do a lot of new things. Especially in the form of new restaurants of which we have made our favorite hobby.

Find out more about Putrajaya

Japan

Completely unexpectedly, a holiday to Tokyo came around the corner. Jeroen had to be here again for work, and I had still some days off left, to accompany him. With some regularity, we still talk about Japan and what an impression this left on us. The friendly people, the convenience of this city, the food, and the green parks, Tokyo has shown us a lot. If we get the chance, we want to go back here, and until then, we do it with the pictures.

On the bike through Tokyo

Bali

In October 2019, we flew to Bali in three hours for a week of sun, pool, and food. A wonderful week where we enjoyed ourselves with a lot of food. And of which we regularly think back with nostalgia. The very friendly people who always welcomed us with a smile, the most touristic tour with our guide, the many holes in the roads and the cute shops.

The best restaurants of Bali

Vietnam

After celebrating Christmas and New Year’s Eve for the first time in Malaysia, we jumped on the plane to Ho Chi Minh. A fantastic city where you see scooters everywhere you look, but where the history that this country carries with it is still clearly visible. After a few days, we traveled on to Hoi An, where we could easily have stayed another week longer. For hours we walked through the streets with innumerable tailors and even more restaurants.

Driving at the back of the scooter through Ho Chi Minh

Jakarta

Without knowing it, we had our last holiday outside Malaysia and within Asia, in Jakarta. In the heat and smog, we walked or rather stumbled, through the city. In Jakarta, we spent a few days mostly in the hotel. In an attempt to discover the city on my own, it then took three hours to get home. The taxi driver got lost, and we ended up in a crazy storm.

Lockdown

After Jakarta, we were in the Netherlands for a fortnight and back in Malaysia just in time before all the borders closed. Even though this seems like an eternity ago, the past few months have passed very quickly. Time to close the digital photo book and decorate the Christmas tree.

Digital photo book: favorite photos of Asia

It is the first week of the last month, and that means we are almost at the end of 2020. Time flies, only we are not, haha. And precisely because we are not on the road that much anymore, and we aren’t able to visit other countries in Asia, this is the perfect time to bring in the virtual photo book. A list of our favorite photos from the past 1.5 years in Asia.

Cameron Highlands

Without knowing anything about Malaysia, we decided to move and see what we could experience here. This adventure resulted in the first weekend away after we had just moved to our apartment. By bus to the beautiful green, and especially, cool Cameron Highlands where we modeled in the tea fields. Until our guide called out that we had to watch out for snakes, and within a few seconds, we ran out of the tea plantages.

Read more about the Cameron Highlands

Singapore

Our, or especially my, first holiday was planned to Singapore after a month in Malaysia. Jeroen had to work there every week. For me, this was the perfect opportunity to travel with him once in a while. I loved Singapore, okay it was expensive and for sure not the country for a monthly trip, but we had a great time there. It was great to be able to walk here on pavements and sit on a terrace with a glass of wine. And what better way to explore this city than on an electric step!

Get to know more about the most bizarre rules in Singapore

Sumatra

In May, we had to leave Malaysia to get our visa. We looked for the cheapest airline ticket and ended up in Sumatra. No idea what to do here, but we decided to take a minibus four hours inland and spend the weekend there. Except for a handful of tourists, it was extinct here, but we had a great time! We stayed in a hotel where the power went out a few times a day, and we booked a tour to the hot springs that turned out to be not so hot anymore.

The ‘hotsprings’ of Samosir

Bangkok

After the project in Singapore was completed for Jeroen, the circus started again in Bangkok. Here too, we went together and used the weekends to explore the city. In the blood heat, we put on long trousers to visit the palace, tore around in a tuk-tuk, and had way too much Thai food.

The palace in Bangkok

Malaysia

In Malaysia, too, we were not bored, and the weekends were full of trips to Malacca, Putrajaya, Genting Highlands, Batu Caves, Thean Hou, Penang, Langkawi, and Redang. For the time being, we can’t go here anymore. I’m almost starting to miss the Batu Caves, which we’ve already climbed at least five times, but also now we still do a lot of new things. Especially in the form of new restaurants of which we have made our favorite hobby.

Find out more about Putrajaya

Japan

Completely unexpectedly, a holiday to Tokyo came around the corner. Jeroen had to be here again for work, and I had still some days off left, to accompany him. With some regularity, we still talk about Japan and what an impression this left on us. The friendly people, the convenience of this city, the food, and the green parks, Tokyo has shown us a lot. If we get the chance, we want to go back here, and until then, we do it with the pictures.

On the bike through Tokyo

Bali

In October 2019, we flew to Bali in three hours for a week of sun, pool, and food. A wonderful week where we enjoyed ourselves with a lot of food. And of which we regularly think back with nostalgia. The very friendly people who always welcomed us with a smile, the most touristic tour with our guide, the many holes in the roads and the cute shops.

The best restaurants of Bali

Vietnam

After celebrating Christmas and New Year’s Eve for the first time in Malaysia, we jumped on the plane to Ho Chi Minh. A fantastic city where you see scooters everywhere you look, but where the history that this country carries with it is still clearly visible. After a few days, we traveled on to Hoi An, where we could easily have stayed another week longer. For hours we walked through the streets with innumerable tailors and even more restaurants.

Driving at the back of the scooter through Ho Chi Minh

Jakarta

Without knowing it, we had our last holiday outside Malaysia and within Asia, in Jakarta. In the heat and smog, we walked or rather stumbled, through the city. In Jakarta, we spent a few days mostly in the hotel. In an attempt to discover the city on my own, it then took three hours to get home. The taxi driver got lost, and we ended up in a crazy storm.

Lockdown

After Jakarta, we were in the Netherlands for a fortnight and back in Malaysia just in time before all the borders closed. Even though this seems like an eternity ago, the past few months have passed very quickly. Time to close the digital photo book and decorate the Christmas tree.