Our new travel plans

Hi dear followers!

As you might know we went to Vietnam in the summer of 2011. This was the first time we ever backpacked. It all started with the stories of some friends of ours, about their experiences with backpacking. They went backpacking in several Asian countries, like Sri lanka and Thailand. Every time they came back, they told us their great adventures and stories and showed us some pictures. They said that backpacking is a whole new experience and can never be experienced by doing these organized trips (as we did in Egypt 2009 and 2010).

Of course, all inclusive resorts can be very relaxing, but you don’t have the opportunity to get to know the country and travel around. We think it’s a pitty when you travel to a foreign country but can’t experience the “real” people of the country your in and their every day live.

So back to our friends!! Their stories made us curious about how it would be to go to an unknown country without all the organizations usually made by tour agencies.

So we decided to look for tickets on the internet. Pretty fast we came up with Vietnam! Why? That’s what a lot of people asked us.. well…. Because it was the cheapest ticket! hahaha yeah already a backpacker’s mentality.

So we did some research about the country, we bought a backpack and we went to Vietnam. We travelled from north to south, completely on our own, and we have to say that this was really the best experience we ever had.

So this year we decided to go to Thailand & Malaysia.. for 46 days! So we have more than enough time to make beautiful pictures. We will go in July and will keep you updated during our trip.

In the menu: Travel, You can navigate to Thailand or Malaysia to read about our newest adventures.

For the dutch people there is also : aimeerafael.waarbenjij.nu


Rafael & Aimée



9 thoughts on “Our new travel plans

  1. Bedankt.Ik kijk al uit naar jullie reis.Ben zelf al in Thailand geweest..prachtig land met nog tal van bergvolkeren.Dus jullie zullen je hartje kunnen ophalen.Dat gaan duizenden foto’s worden.

    • ohh wat leuk! heb je nog tips? of dingen die we echt moeten zien..? we denken dat het inderdaad veel foto’s gaan worden.. we hebben al een groot geheugenkaartje gekocht voor de camera 😉

  2. I love your spirit of adventure! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I’m going to take a look at your Vietnam entries next.
    At my age, backpacking is way too arduous, but I wholeheartedly agree with your desire to get to know the country and the people.

    • Thank you for your nice reaction.. We’re sorry that not all Vietnam stories are in English!! But the most important information is..
      Our Thailand and Malaysia stories will be in English so if you like reading travel stories, that could be nice 🙂 We will go the 22 of July, so that’s still a long way to go! hhaha

  3. Thailand and Malaysia are amazing! Gorgeous! Wonderful! Two of my favorite countries!!! I’ve been fortunate to have visited each country multiple times, exploring different regions.
    I assume you’ll go without much of a set plan – or you’re willing to chuck your tentative schedule out the proverbial window, should you find more that catches your interest??? It’s the only way to go!

    I’m in the progress of putting up the details of my 2006 trip through South East Asia. We had multiple air reservations that kept us on a tight schedule and missed out on so much. :/ It’s evident in the lack of detail and enthusiasm… Hindsight is, of course, 20/20. Being American started me off in a deficit, being wound too tight as only a Westerner can be. After living in Asia for 4 years, my life and my ways couldn’t be more different now!

    You guys have a wonderful spirit about you! Congratulations on all that you’ve shared so far. I wish you all of the best & will be waiting for the adventures… they will definitely be worth the wait!


    • Hi Jules,
      First of all, thanks for visiting our blog! 🙂
      you’re totally right that it’s better not having a schedule. But we sort of have the same problem you had, namely we have to book a flight from Thailand to Malaysia.
      We already sort of know which places we want to visit, but we can always change it on our way! As we did in Vietnam. But off course we have to keep in mind our flight reservations 🙂

      Off course we love to see your details and read your stories about your trip in 2006!
      Maybe you have some things we can’t miss out on!

      We think it’s really amazing that you live in Asia. Can imagine that it changed you a lot!! It’s a lot more relaxed than our lifestyle right!

      Thanks for your reaction! We really like to hear from you, when you put the details of your trip together!


      Rafael & Aimée

  4. Veel plezier, als je nog tips nodig hebt, neem gerust contact op. Ik ben meer dan tien keer in Thailand geweest en ook verschillende keren in Maleisie & Singapore (‘slechts’ 1x in Brunei). Gr. Eva

    • Hallo Eva,
      Bedankt voor je reactie! Tips zijn ALTIJD welkom 😉
      We hebben al flink wat research gedaan en zijn al heel veel leuke dingen/activiteiten tegen gekomen, maar nieuwe ideeën zijn altijd leuk om te horen.. Dus misschien kun je wat tips geven over de dingen die jij het leukst hebt gevonden..

      Ben je ook in de kabelbaan geweest in Langkawi? Want ik (Aimée) heb zelf echt ontzettende hoogtevrees :S en ik ben pas 1x in een kabelbaan geweest (in Vietnam) en toen was ik ook al doodsbang!! En ik heb het idee dat deze vele malen hoger is.. help! hahaha

      Aimée & Rafael

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