Arimo travels

A 25-year-old Finnish man on a 2-year trip around the world. Travel tips, insights and bad jokes.

Category: Asia (page 2 of 4)

Day Trip from Vientiane to Buddha Park (Xieng Khuan)

Buddha Park or Xieng Khuan is one of the most eccentric tourist sight of Laos. As the capital of Laos offers very little to see, a day trip from Vientiane to Buddha Park makes a great addition to your itinerary in Laos.

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Hot Air Ballooning in Vang Vieng, Laos

I’m slowly reaching higher in the sky. First, I tried to spread my wings during a bungee jump in Pokhara, Nepal. This time, I decided to gain a bit more altitude. It was time to try hot air ballooning in Vang Vieng, Laos.

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Slow Boat from Huay Xai to Luang Prabang

Planning to take the slow boat from Huay Xai to Luang Prabang in Laos? Here’s all you ever wanted to know about the two day journey along the Mekong river.

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Myanmar in Pictures

Mandalay, Bagan, Inle Lake. I spent ten days in Central Myanmar, experiencing some of the most popular tourist destinations of the country. Here are 13 pictures from Myanmar that summarize my experience.

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How Thailand Brought Back My Travel Mood

Traveling is not an endless joyride of euphoria. Instead, there are times when you get tired of moving around. I had one of those phases, but then Thailand brought back my travel spirit.

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The Incredible People of Bangladesh

Bangladesh is not the most popular travelling destination in Asia. While the country cannot offer the same kind of tourist attractions as the neighbouring India, Bangladesh can be extremely proud of its incredibly friendly people.

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6 Best Places to See the Himalayas in Nepal

Which towns offer the best Himalayan views in Nepal? Here are six great options that I’ve ranked based on my multiple visits to the county.

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Rice & Blood for Lunch – Staying in Nepalese Villages

I had visited Nepal two times before, but I had never strayed too far from the touristy areas. This time, my local friends invited me to stay in their villages.

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“I Hate Thamel”

I’ve never liked Thamel, the crowded tourist ghetto of Kathmandu, Nepal. This time, I tried to give the suburb a second (or actually third) chance.

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Alternative Stops Between Pokhara and Kathmandu

It is possible to travel from Pokhara to Kathmandu in one day. However, the journey between the two biggest cities of Nepal becomes more interesting if you make stops along the way.

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