Guest blogging in Swedish

I’ve written an article in my native language, Swedish, in the hopes of reaching a bigger audience for my blog. It’s on the site called Swedish backpackers, which is also a pretty good resource for travellers that need advice in Swedish, I would specially recommend the facebook group for advice on many different topics regarding travel in Asia. If your language is not Swedish, I suggest skipping this, but if you are a Swede or perhaps Scandinavian, by all means, check it out.

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Getting out of your comfort zone

Tam Coc

I think one of my biggest issues is getting out of my comfort zone. Don’t get me wrong, I like trying new things, being spontaneous and even going nuts from time to time. The will is definitely there.

When I was younger, I did some not-so-smart things as probably most teenagers did without considering the consequences. Yeah, it’s stupid sometimes, but honestly, nowadays I miss not caring too much from time to time. With adulthood, it seems, comes not only responsibility but also overthinking things, but that is probably a trait that not necessarily every adult has developed. My mom has taught me to be cautious, maybe unconsciously by always saying that I should be careful and mentioning … Read More

Learn some Vietnamese, will ya?!

Learning some Vietnamese on Youtube

My goal is (or was before we started) to learn some sentences in every language necessary while travelling. That includes Thai, Khmer, Vietnamese, Malay, Tagalog and Indonesian. We only spent 4 or 5 days in Thailand so I didn’t manage to learn that much. I think we said ‘Thank you’in Thai but that was basically it. Still, the most important thing to know when travelling is how to thank someone in the main language spoken in the country. It is polite and people seem to like it when a foreigner knows how to say it.

In Cambodia I learned how to say ‘hello’ and ‘thank you’. I didn’t need to know so much more because … Read More

Premiere

Happy, not creepy

The blog has officially premiered. It’s pretty basic so far, so expect more content and a more advanced interface coming. But I’m happy enough with what I have to reveal it to friends and family and possibly other persons that might stumble in. I also have some catching up to do, as we’ve been in Chantaburi, Trat, Koh Kong, Kampot, Phnom Penh and Battambang, and we are currently in Siem Reap. As mentioned earlier much more content will be added, hopefully, some videos and maybe even podcast episodes. But until then, enjoy what you have so far!… Read More

How to do, what to do?

I am currently juggling several ideas of how to catch up with the blog. You see, dear readers, I only recently started to learn WordPress during this trip. The idea was to know all this beforehand but frankly, I just needed to relax and not force myself to do too much right away after working and being stressed and miserable for almost a year. And I have had the time to do lot’s of things as a traveller before even getting a semblance of a site up. As of this moment, a skeleton of a blog is slowly forming. The problem is that my travelling does not stop, which means that until the site is fully done I’m lagging behind. … Read More

My first post

Hello there everybody and welcome to my travel blog. My girlfriend and I are currently on a 6-month trip across Southeast Asia. It is here on my blog I invite you to follow our adventures. I will be experimenting across many different formats such as videos, podcasts and traditional blogging. I will start with a few disclaimers, I am not a professional regarding basically anything that pertains to running a travel blog, I am not a video editor or a web designer and have never ever written something for professional or commercial purposes. In fact, English is not even my first language. However, I do want this to be my very own (and Elly’s) blog, which means me or Elly Read More