Frontier Land; Thailand

From the northern capital Chiang Mai to the border to Myanmar and following it southwards. Lonely roads, jungle, Teak plantations and villages of different ethnic minorities.

Details

Thailand’s North

The north-east and the north of Thailand. Along Mekong River and steep mountain ranges covered with thick jungle.

Details

The Road from Mandalay

Under the strong influence of Robbie Williams’ song and to a lesser extent the 1 of Kipling’s poem, usually everybody rather refers to the road to Mandalay. Whatever, we´re already in Mandalay, so it’s rather about the way back

Details

Burmese Days

80 years after George Orwell imagined these days in Burma and 35 years after our 1st visit we enter this country again. Not only its name has changed. Also everything else we expect to be different.

Details

On to the Banana Pancake Trail, Laos

Out of China into Laos. A world completely different. Now we arrive at the Banana Pancake Trail which got its name from the countless backpackers trying to go native in South-East Asia.

Details

In Tibet

Currently we’re relaxing on the veranda of a bamboo bungalow in Luang Namtha, Laos. Recovering from 6500km thru China, mostly on the high plateau of Tibet.

Back to the post: The highest road in the world from West Tibet to Lhasa. 2500km over numerous passes over 5000m, on the plateau of 4500m, along turquois lakes and the mountain chains of the Himalaya to the heart of Tibet with its monasteries in historic towns.

Details