Amsterdam tips: getting around

Walking Amsterdam is tiny compared to other capital cities. From one end of the center to the other is about 45 minutes on foot. If you are able-bodied you can walk between most of the sights. For example the walk from Anne Frank House to Rijksmuseum is around 25 minutes walk alongside pretty canals: You …

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Loooong bus ride to Pakse

31st October - bus trip Thakhek - Pakse This day turned out to be a loooong one. I wanted to do the 6-7 hour bus ride south, from Thakhek to Pakse. Some locals had told Ilse and me that buses started running in that direction early morning. But when I got to the station at …

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Thakhek – base for trekking

27th October - bus to Thakhek I took a 5 hour bus ride from Vientiane to Thakhek (Tha Khaek). This time I made sure I had a good seat. It was a comfortable, enjoyable ride. Click here for some random scenery videos that I shot from the bus, mind the lovely kitsch music and video …

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