So I'm spending my first winter in Sweden since a few years, and it's sooo cold! 😬 I've only been back for like 3 weeks and I already can't wait to get back on the road! Really missing the Southeast Asian sun right now. Hmm....🤔 😏
Aaaand I'm back in Sweden again, and it is freezing cold here already! 😬😱 Still got some pics to post from the trip but I'll try to weave them into some more up-to-date posts!
Managed to pick up a laptop, some proper winter shoes and some other whatnots at this years Black Friday sale, did you guys make any good deals? 😁
Hope you all have a great weekend!
Just my luck! I finally managed to get my Russian visa after 1 week and three failed attempts at the Russian Embassy, and when I get there, they are renovating the main tower of the "Church of the Savior on Blood"! 😅
Still really beautiful though, don't you agree? 😊
Out of all the random places I've ended up in, I guess Kazakhstan must take the top spot! 😅🤣 On the way back to Europe I had the opportunity to spend a transit day in Astana, and obviously I had to do it!
Everything about it was a huge surprise, from the freezing cold weather to the super-friendly people and cozy capital, I'll definetly want to come back here again at some point!
#Kazakhstan we will meet again! 💚
Of course I made time to go see the Great Wall before I left China! 😁
Crossing off bucketlist goals on a rapid rate on this trip, and I'm happy to say that the wall was just as incredible as it's been in my imagination ever since I was a kid! A definite must-see! 😊 😍 #Childhooddreams#Bucketlist#China
The Hong Kong Tourism Board describes the city as a "sophisticated fusion of East and West, a city of diversity where new and old meet at every turn" and I couldn't have described it any better myself!
It's hard to explain Hong Kong, you'll just have to trust me on this one; you should go check it out for yourselves!☝️ I am pretty sure you will love it as much as I did! 😍😁 ----------------------------------------------------
In other news my Instagram will be a bit out of sync for a while now, since I spent the last few days in Beijing without any internet. 😶
The worlds gambling capital;
Macau, aka the Vegas of the East!
This place is full of skyscrapers, casinos, fancy restaurants, rooftop bars and a place that supposedly serves the best Bloody Mary in the world. 😍
I think I'll be just fine here! 😏
You might recognize this place, Halong Bay, from the movie "Kong: Skull Island"! 😎
Loved the movie, but the real deal was a bit so and so to be honest...
The landscape was awestrikingly beautiful, but the endless stream of noisy, respectless tourists paying more attention to westerners than the scenery kind of bummed me out! 😶
Unfortunately you can't love every place you visit! 🤷
Did you guys ever visit a place that you were really looking forward to, only to find it a bit of a letdown or overrated?
As promised, another picture from Angkor!
I really liked Cambodia a lot! 😁😍
The capital of Phnom Penh had the perfect mix of traditional Asia and modern comforts.
The prices were low for pretty much everything, nightlife was decent, the history rich and the culture fascinating. 🤓
So far, if I were to recommend only one country in Southeast Asia, it would be Cambodia! 🇰🇭 ✌️ #Cambodia#Angkor#Temples
I first heard of Angkor some 2 and a half years ago while drinking some beers with some Australian mates in Mexico, and it's been on the top of my bucketlist ever since!😅
Spent two full days in the complex and I was not disappointed!
Easily one of my top 5 experiences! 😍 ------------------------------
The ancient megacity of Angkor, located in the Cambodian jungle, was home to at least 0,1% of the entire global human population in the 9th century AD!
Tell me a story about one of your bucketlist dreams that came true! 🤩
Having always been drawn to the more morbid and obscure sights of the world, one of the first things I did after landing in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, was to visit the "killing fields" and genocide museum.
A pretty dark and eerie place, but very interesting.
The center of the garden holds a monument containing some 9000 human skulls.
The site was made to honour the people who fell victim to the Khmer Rouge back in the 60's and 70's.
The Khmer Rouge regime killed approximately 25% of Cambodia's entire population, between 1,5 and 3 million innocent people.
-Me: Well I do love skyscrapers, but I also really love nature...
-Kuala Lumpur: Bro, hold my beer! -------------------------------
I've always been a sucker for the combination of nature and urban landscapes!
It makes for an almost post-apocalyptic view, where nature seems to be reclaiming control again.
Do you guys have any similar subjects that just leave you breathless? 🤩