Walk On Water

Posted on September 24, 2015

The Kuang Si falls in Luang Prabang are probably one of Laos most famous tourist attractions. Close to the cozy town of Luang Prabang, with its famous nightmarket and excellent food, you will find a cascade of clear water dropping down in front of your eyes. Everywhere you look in the town center, somebody will try to sell you a tour to this tourist destination. Well don’t. Wait until after lunchtime and then see which desperate tuc tuc drivers didn’t make a sale. These are the ones you will want to talk to because they have been unable to score money and are therefore still looking to make some money in the afternoon. You’ll find yourself in the power position to drive the small 30 kilometers from the town and back. Prepare yourself for a bumpy ride, but it is definitely worth it. Continue Reading

Seeing Clear with Polette

Posted on August 14, 2015

I can’t believe how nice it is to actually see clear. See the thing is, I actually need prescription glasses or lenses and I never made the time to get them. This means that I’ve mist quite a few beautiful things in my life. As I was planning my long-term travel, being able to see was quite important (go figure, right!?). A little while ago I found the perfect prescription glasses but there was still a problem on sunny days. Therefore, I jumped at the opportunity when Polette approached me with the option of testing one of their prescription sunglasses. Continue Reading

Travel Chic

Posted on August 6, 2015

This outfit dates back from my short stint in Antwerp, but it doubles perfectly as a casual chic travel outfit. Therefore, I took it this whole outfit with me. A body-con skirt is an easy, light and practical way to add class to your backpack. Throw on a casual t-shirt and you have the perfect daytime outfit in cities where you do not want to walk around like a backpacker or when you want to apply for a (backpacker)job. Add a fancier top for a night out or for a visit to one of the many cosmopolitan rooftop bars. Continue Reading

Vietnam Meets Antwerp

Posted on June 22, 2015

Most of the time, the favorite pieces of my wardrobe are pieces I picked up from abroad. This blog post is a beautiful example of Vietnam meets Antwerp. This kimono is another one the pieces I had made in Hoi An and I am in love with it. As you can read in my post of the time, I wanted a powder pink blazer and a long kimono, but I just decided to combine the two instead of making separates. The fabrics for kimonos were not right and the fit for the blazers were not modern enough. That being said, it is not the easiest piece to combine. Might be because it has the tendency to look like a giant powder pink bathrobe. But as it is a powder pink kimono, all combinations are possible. For this day I went for ripped denim to counterbalance the soft color of the kimono. Continue Reading

One Of A Kind

Posted on June 8, 2015

Lately I’ve been feeling a bit jaded with the cookie-cutter fashion found in high street retail stores and I have been craving unique pieces. Expensive but gorgeous pieces of the high fashion industry, however, are far beyond my budget. Not when you’re traveling through Asia though. A couple of months ago I wrote a post about the shopping heaven that Hoi An in Vietnam is. I had several pieces custom made but I haven’t had the chance to show you these yet. This pair of shorts is the first item on to appear on the blog and it is one of a kind. Not only because I had it custom made but also because this fabric is actually meant for traditional Laos skirts (known as a sinh). I picked it up on the mainland next to Don Det and was carrying it around until I arrived in Hoi An. Continue Reading

Sunset On The Maldives

Posted on May 29, 2015

Sunset on the Maldives is an event on its own. Every evening we would make sure to look for a nice viewpoint, whether it was on the beach or on the rooftop of our hotel (if you have a closer look, you can see our faces on their booking page ;)). One day the clouds would be perfectly reflected into the ocean, the other day we would be amazed by the colors in the sky or the flying foxes in the air. Continue Reading

Beach Essentials for Surfing

Posted on May 22, 2015

I spent most of my time in Bali surfing. For about a week, my time at Solid Surf House was divided between two yoga sessions and six hours of surfing every day. It felt great to be so physically active. The combination of surfing and yoga trained my entire body (more than I ever expected) and even though I enjoyed spending the entire day in the water, it was also pretty exhausting. I had to make sure I took good care of my body so I would have the energy to get up on my board. I got plenty of sleep, ate good food and always took a beach bag with me filled with my essentials. Continue Reading