Lopburi is a historic city, one of the oldest cities in Thailand, and just 3 hours away from the hustle and bustle of Bangkok. It’s divided into two areas, New Town and Old Town. While there’s not so much to see in New Town itself, let’s say that Old Town is rather … interesting. Most of the domestic and international visitors don’t come to Lopburi to see the old temple complex, but to do some macaque spotting. That’s right, the Old Town of Lopburi is full of them, and they aren’t the kind and cute monkeys that you’re used to see in the zoo.
The purpose of the Liebster Award is to give small bloggers more recognition and to get discovered more easily. It only exists online and goes around from blogger to blogger, usually to blogs with less than 200 followers. We are very happy that Cassandra from SimpleWonderer nominated us for this award! This award gives us more energy to keep on going with this blog and shows us that our readers and the blogger community like our stories!
Everyone loves music. It defines who we are and even has the power to make unbearable moments all right again! Like listening to music at work or while you have to wait a few hours on your transfer in the airport. Music can give us all kinds of emotions and memories, especially while traveling. Listening to that one special song on repeat while you’re on the train in India, looking out of the window seeing the sun going down? You’ll be reminded of that one moment even years later when you listen to that song again! It’s such a strong medium, that can connect everyone all over the world with each other. Having music with us has been important from the very beginning of our journey and already gave us a lot of beautiful memories! That’s why we want to share our favorite travel songs with you, to intensify every travel moment you have.
Traditional instrumental Thai music is playing in the background, two small -but strong- men step into the ring at opposite corners, and the crowd is shouting. Everyone gets excited about the new Muay Thai fight that’s going to take place in a couple of minutes. Locals are yelling to each other and passing around their money towards the bookmakers to place their bets. The fighters perform a ritual dance to pay homage to their trainer and family and to bless themselves for getting victory in the ring. After getting hyped up by their coach, the fighters go and stand in the middle of the ring, greet their opponent, look each other in the eyes and get in fighting position. We are attending a professional Muay Thai fight in Bangkok for free!
The beautiful hill town Sapa is the best place in Vietnam to see the rice terraces, the hill tribe villages and to hike the highest mountain of Indochina. There are a lot of tours that offer trekkings and packaged tours in Hanoi & Sapa. Even though they can make the interaction with the locals easier, we think you can do everything perfectly by yourself! By not having a tour or guide, you are free to go wherever you want, and it will save you a lot of money! Keep reading if you want to discover all the great things that Sapa and its surroundings have to offer with this Sapa 3-day itinerary!
When going to Vietnam, the North has to be on your itinerary. In fact, it was one of the best things we’ve done in Vietnam. If we think about North Vietnam, the small town of Sapa immediately comes to mind. This pretty place just can’t be skipped, because it’s the best place in Vietnam to see the rice terraces, the ethnic minority villages and to hike the highest mountain of Indochina. A lot of travelers book packaged tours in Hanoi to get there, but this breaks the budget very quickly. We’ve made this comprehensive Sapa travel guide to make your journey towards Sapa easier and more importantly, much cheaper.