Goodbye Cambodia helo Laos!
So.. we booked a bus to Laos, so of course we didnt expect anything anything else.. One thing we have learned: never expect anything while traveling Asia!
We were put into a mini van squished together. I thought maybe this would bring us to the bus, but no.. we were supposed to sit in this the entire way to Laos.. we had no space for our feet because the packpacks was pushed under the seats and all the way up to where our feet was so we had to sit with the backpacks under our feet. They put 4 of us in each row. Erik sat with his head in the sealing and a seat that was so hard, and his knees pushed into the other seats in front. Luckily I’m a bit smaller so I didn’t have the same problems, but our seats was so straight up, almost leaning forward so it was impossible to relax. And none of us knew how we should have our shoulders cus there was not enough space. But everyone was used to traveling so we all smiled and laughed. No one had a bad mood trough the entire trip.
THEN.. The car broke down:))))
So we had to wait two hours for a new minivan. Then we was pushed into another minivan. There was already local people in there with children and baggage so it was even less space for us.. they put many of the backpacks on the roof, just used a little rope to hold it. So this trip lasted for some couple of hours, AND IT WAS EVEN TIGHTER. One of them didn’t even have a real seat. He sat in between two seats. And he didn’t have a seat back to lean on to.. we still had our feet on the backpacks. two of the locals sat on the roof. Crazy people.. haha.. when we were ready to leave I noticed a rope from our van to the other van! So we actually dragged the van too.
Damn haha. But still everyone had a good mood and smiled. Only thing was that our asses started to ace.. and we couldn’t move, so that was pretty uncomfortable..
After a couple of hours with a bumpy ride we stopped and everyone were told to get out, so we did. There we sat for maybe 40 minutes and waited for the next van. In the next can we finally had a little bit more space! But this time Erik got the seat without a back, but he still thought this was better.
We sat here for maybe 1 or 2 hours. Then we reached the border. As the border actually was closed all of us had to pay extra two dollars? And almost none of us had no picture so we had to pay for that too. One of the ladies with us complained and said that they could take a picture of us at the first stop(the exit if Cambodia) because they had cameras there. But then we was told that if she didn’t stop complaining she would have to go back to Cambodia.. wonder if it is a bit corrupted at the borders in Asia?
Anyways we got another minivan. Were brought to a boat we thought was supposed to be a ferries. It was a tiny boat, not that that matters. And that was the last transportation we tok. FINALLY IN LAOS! 4000island!

Ps: this is already two or three weeks ago.. have been sick the last couple of weeks so I didn’t feel like writing.. I’m actually in Thailand now.. will write more about Laos later!

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Siem Reap
After staying in phnom phen for two days we arrived Siem Reap. This is where all of the famous temples are!
Almost forgot, we also got tattoos in phnom phen! We planned to get one for every country, but we just forgot it in Vietnam.. Erik got an elephant. I took the symbol om. It represents the sound of the universe. It’s an old Sanskrit word. Both Hindu and Buddhist.

Anyways, in Siem Reap we didn’t do much. We wasted a lot of time actually.. I was kind of tired, don’t know why. We spent one week here, a lot of the time we just spent relaxing on the rooftop bar.. we did shop a lot in the night market tho.. I bought five pants and some other things, couldn’t help myself.. The village was cozy, not too big and not too much sound.
We wanted to do some spiritual stuff. Speak with munks, do some yoga and meditation, so a tuktuk driver took us to a pagoda where we walked around a while. It wasn’t many munks there tho.. but I’m the second pagoda we met som young boys. They seemed very shy, almost as if they had never seen envy white people before. We spoke with them, asked some questions so we could learn a bit. Asked if they meditated every day and what they learned. They said that they learn the normal stuff and they only meditate sometimes?? So I was like “uh I though you where supposed to meditate every day, many times a day..?” Maybe it is different in each country..? Felt a bit disappointed actually, expected something else, hehe.. but it was a nice experience anyways!

We visited some of the temples of course, Angkor Wat and bayon, that was pretty amazing actually. Those beautiful buildings, built in the 12/13th century’s... there are a lot of temples, a temple Complex. They all started out as temples for Hinduism, but later converted to Buddhism.. The temples was so big and majestic. I think we used 3 hours in Angkor Wat. We had no clue.. when we met our tuktuk driver he thought we had fallen asleep and asked us how we could use 3 hours. No comment on why.. we don’t even know ourselves, Lucy followed us through the whole trip tho, maybe that’s why :P

We had planned to see a lot more temples than we did. But Sandra manages to loose the ticket and we spent way to much time in Angkor Wat, so we only got to se one more temple.. or at least Erik got to see it, I just chilled with the tuktuk driver. Erik said it looked better from outside anyway tho.
After this, sokna(the tuktuk driver) took us to another place where we could walk around without tickets so we did that for another couple of hours. He said we could check out a little bit of but we went of into the forests end checked it all out. This place was almost even more beautiful. The buildings and the trees had kind of grown together. And the trees looked so elegant. As if they were sprayed with silver spray.
The forest and the buildings here was so beautiful, elegant and majestic. I just wonder, like...What did they do back then with all of these beautiful temples?

We kept walking for a while and new temples just popped up on the way.
It also looked like there was a barrier around all of the temples. We sat down by something that looked like a pool. To think that after that many years it’s still so beautiful. Can imagine how it would look back then..



We also went out in the pub street with the guys from the hostel, one of them ate a spider!!
And I met Boam(not his real name) that we had met in Saigon earlier!

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We stayed in Sihanoukville for one week. Thought we needed a vacation from all of the traveling. So we gave ourselves a good vacation. We had been longing for exactly this, a nice beach with white sand and sunset every day. It was so good to just chill at the beach, relax and order food at the beach. We booked a room at a papa pippo resort the first four days. It was the firs time we didn’t stay at a hostel, that was super amazing, having an own place.. And it was a pool there! it was much more expensive tho, but it was the last place left to book for New Years. The second day in Sihanoukville, we tried som magic mushrooms at the beach, it was super funny, laughed all day. The was beach bars all over the beach, Cozy bars, we liked “the last hippie standing” the best. We actually tried to find a place without to many people interrupting, but that didn’t happen ofc.. we ended up chilling out with Ronda, a beach lady that sold us all kind of stuff, head bands, bracelets, she also threaded my legs, while on shrooms! So yea that was a funny day. We did this every day, just without shrooms. It seems like you can get all kind of psychedelic in this place.


For New Year’s Eve, we went to a jungle party. It was crazy! This must be the best New Years I have ever had! We started out in the beach, just walked around watched some fireworks and bought some ourselves. Had a lot of fun before the jungle party as well. We concluded that this had to be the funniest, most crazy and best day we have ever had. Lucy was with us the entire day, she followed us from the beach to the jungle party.  So much weird and funny things happened in the beach. Met some many weird and funny people. We saw some men dancing like I have never seen before. I did not understand at all, can’t even call that a dance, they just moved their body in front of a light. We though maybe they were in drugs or just very drunk. So we just stood there looking at them for a while..

After a while with laughing our asses of, we spoke with a tuktuk driver. “Get us to the jungle party” he was like, what now?
Apparently that was way to early so we had to wait another two hours on the beach. We had a lot of fun with the tuktuks. It so funny how they remind us of hens. If one say tuktuk, suddenly we hear tuktuk everywhere and it sounds like hens”tuktuktuktuk”

So when we finally got to the party, THERE WAS NO ONE THERE!
We had so high expectations, but we where told that at midnight this place was gonna blow our minds. And it did.
People started coming. It was funny to see how everyone just circled around the speakers. As if the DJ was the god that everyone praised.
You could not use real money, so u hade to exchange it with fake orange dollars. You had to use this buy drinks and take the carousels.
People danced from midnight to the sun came up! Me and Erik was one of them. No one wants to go home from that kind of party so we party on. Think it closed down at 10 in the morning.

After the party we had too check out. So we moved to a hostel called footprints hostel near the beach.
We sleept there for two or three nights before leaving back to phnom phen.
We didn’t want to stay there anymore after waking up with an cockroach running across our feet in the middle of the night. We also started itching everywhere after sleeping there.. we sleepy outside, just like in Mui Ne. Sealing but no walls. We did have a mosquito net, but all kind of bugs got in anyways.. I did like the hostel, but not the bed. And me and Erik had to share the bed because there was no more beds left when we arrived.
We went for a boat trip after New Years. Visited some islands and did some snorkeling, but I was so tired from the sleepless night with the bugs so It wasn’t that fun. I think Erik had fun tho. He actually went out of the boat when we stopped. I just fell asleep all the time, hehe..
The only thing I didn’t like about this place was all of the garbage.. but it is garbage everywhere in Cambodia.. And things where a bit more expensive than in Vietnam.

After a week in Sihanoukville we went pack to phnom phen, couldn’t stay there for too long, we are adventure seekers so it gets boring after a week. We stayed in the city for two nights before leaving to Siem Reap.

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The frist day in saigon, 22 December we visited the war museum. We arrived 5am so we slept 5 hours on a couch in the reception (getting pretty used to that) before walking to the museum.
I knew what happened in Vietnam, or I thought I new.. would rather call it the invasion of Vietnam rather than the Vietnam war. The Americans didn’t only kill the Vietnamese, they tortured them and did all kind of horrible things to them. So many innocent people, mothers and children.
The worst thing was the gas they used.
I didn’t know there was rules an laws for war, but it actually is. And America broke it. They used captain orange, the most dangerous gas to believe ever discovered by mankind! It doesn’t only hurt the 1 generation, but the second and third as well. Actually they still have victims living with disorders from captain orange. It causes all kind of disorders.. brain damage, cancer, physical and mental handicaps.. I have never seen anything like in the pictures in the museum. I knew some of the disorders caused by this gas, makes me think where all of this disorders actually comes from..
We still see people in the streets of Vietnam with disorders caused by the gasses, some without arms or legs, and some with skin I have never seen before.
The pictures in the museum showed us people with two elbows and two knees. People with yeah, I’m gonna show you pictures of it..
I was almost crying when I looked at some of the pictures of the victims during the war, there was a lot of journalists and photographers, many of them died, don’t understand why they would risk their lives to do that, but it’s not all bad, because now Vietnam can earn money of the pictures..
I saw pictures of American soldiers torturing the Vietnamese, pictures of scared souls right before the were shot. It was so sad..

The best thing about it was at the end of the museum, they showed all of the country’s that got together protesting against the war!
Almost every country was protesting, wanting America to go home! I don’t get it, the whole world wanted America to stop, but still they kept on going. It scares me how powerful America actually is. Vietnam are not the only country that has been invaded by America tho.. a lot of other countries as well.. And they still do shit that we aren’t allowed to know about.. America uses the false flag. They organize an attack on themselves and make the attack appear to be by enemy nations or terrorists, so that they have a reason to invade a country. Just like 9/11. (I know people will react to this)
The thing is, the lie has become so big that the truth bothers people.
Conspiracy theories seems unbelievable, but that’s because the truth is unbelievable! No one wants to believe the truth because it’s so messed up!
And it’s hard to find out about the truth.. news only shows you what they want you to see, so you gotta do your own research!
People often turn their back, because if they new what was going on, they would feel a responsibility to do something about it, that’s my problem, I think if this everyday, and I feel like I have to let people know. I don’t blame people for turning their back tho, it’s much easier to do that, of course everyone believes what they have always been told, but what if the truth you have always been thought is a lie.. and who am I to tell you that you’re wrong?.
The Only thing I can do for now is to try to make people aware..
Ignorance kills :(

A part of learning is to unlearn what you have already learned, and do your own research.
Exit the matrix and open your third eye.


it’s all about money and power.. the ones ruling this world are all caught up in their ego, driven by greed, power and money.

They got money for war but can’t feed the poor..

Anyways, I’m gonna post some pictures from the museum.


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Saigon
Ah Saigon... I loved Saigon!

Was actually looking forward to leaving Vietnam. I felt like it was too much noise and cities.. I went on this trip so I could learn how to follow my intuition and seek spiritual persons I could learn from. I want to talk to Buddhists and Hinduists but didn’t really find that in Vietnam. It was super cool to travel and see Vietnam of course, don’t get me wrong. It was cool to see the culture differences and the nature, especially in north.
After leaving Saigon I really missed miss it. Hoi An and Saigon must be the best cities for me.. I miss all the beautiful people I met in Saigon... It was so good to be able to just chill in the park, get away from all the loud noise and just sit in the park to observe everything that was around us. There were to parks, we had to walk a little bit further to be able to be alone. Could be alone in the park outside the hostel because of the students.

Now I want to go back actually.
We had this park outside our hostel. Every time we sat down, som Vietnamese students came over to learn English.
So the last day I just went walking by my own in the park, then I met this awesome English guy, we talked for hours, he was also into this spiritual stuff, after a while the students started coming. So at the end of the day we ended up as teachers for like 6 or seven students. They were so sweet, and so polite! None of the new each other but after this day I guess everyone became friends. We talked about all kind of stuff.

There was a food market in the park, they had all kind of Vietnamese food, so we tasted a little bit of everything, it was so good!

The third day in Saigon we moved to hangout hostel where we got to know people from the hostel, we joined them for some drinks and then later to the hideout, where it was a neon party! The people we met loved my white makeup so they borrowed it as well! Woho!
We got pretty drunk and moved in to the party street where Erik met som boys, they followed us to a restaurant, gave us some food, they actually payed for our food. Then we joined them to a bar. I think this was the best day out so far.
We got to know the boys so I met up with them the days after. Think I hung out with them for four days actually.
We didn’t do anything for Christmas Eve.. I had migraine and Erik was tired so we went to bed early, but I woke up 1 pm and was so sad I missed Christmas Eve in Vietnam so I went out to get something to eat, but then I met Manu, on if the guys we met the other day, so I joined him and his friends again.

The day we left they told us that they had been joking around with us about their names! I couldn’t understand why they always laughed when they told us their names, now I understand why it was so hard to pronounce their names!



We also visited the war museum, I will write about that soon.


Yeah.. a lot of selfies, I do that when I’m drunk, hehe :P

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Today we arrived Siem reap.
Near the famous ankor wat. We stay at hi Siam reap deluxe, 14 bed dorm with a cute rooftop bar with pool.
we have been in Cambodia for 1 week.
We gave ourselves a holiday at the beach in Sihanoukville! I have been too lazy to write the last couple of days.. sorry :P
I will update u soon! I have yet to write about Saigon in Vietnam and the last days here in Cambodia!
I can tell u guys what we have been doing I phnom phen. We have been in phnom phen for 2/3 days in total. It’s a big city, reminds me of Hanoi actually, just a bit bigger.
So there is a lot of temples to visit here, but we didn’t visit any.. we are going to Laos soon, and there is gonna be enough temples to visit there, probably in Siem Reap as well.

But what we did - we visited the killing fields!
It is unbelievable what happened here, I didn’t even know about this..
so the people of this country slaughtered their own people. They took everyone with education.. I think the group was called Khmer Rouge .. Pol pot was the leader.
The poor souls was first taken to jail where they were starved and tortured later they were brought to this killing filed where they sat waiting in the dark to get killed. And the methods they used was horrible.. they had to use the easy and most effective way.. they used all kid if weapons.. bamboo stock, shovels..
there was also a three there.. they used it to kill babies.. they didn’t spear any life. Tok even children’s lives.. all of them was literally beaten to death..
one of the graves had only skeletons without heads..
this was only one of many killing fields..
We got a headset so we could hear the entire story. On the last stop we could se all of the skeletons and how they were killed..

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Felt so sorry for this girl :(
Tok the plate out of her hand and gave it to her mother and told her she shouldn’t make her daughter do that kind of stuff..

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Mui Ne was cool.
We stayed at a big resort at the beach. It was so good to finally be able to just hang around and chill! It was a big area with “couches” everywhere. We also slept outside. So nice! We had natural air con because it was pretty windy, and the resort was at the beach, so we fell asleep listening to the waves.


We went on a one day tour to see the sand dunes. Both red and white sand. It was pretty cool. On the white sand dunes we rented a quad so we could get around in the sand. At firs, when I sat in the back of Erik I thought it was scary because it was so wiggly and bumpy, was afraid to tip the whole ting.
But then I got to drive, and was like “oh this ting can drive pretty fast, woho!”
So we both ended up flying of the quad and into the sand hahah.

The sad thing about this place is all of the garbage:(
It was plastic and garbage all over the beach, we went for a walk to check out the beach, and the garbage never stopped.. and there was also a lot of abandoned resorts along the beach, wonder what happened there..

I’ll post pictures from the sand dunes in another post.

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We took a night bus from Hoi An to Nha Trang, mostly because it took like 12 hours, and we didn’t want to be in a sleeping bus for like 15 hours, so we took a break before going to Mui Ne.
Friends and other backpackers told us that there wasn’t too much to see. They where right. It was a nice beach tho, with a lot of Russians, and big waves! I wonder why there is so many Russians there, they where everywhere, seemed like they worked there as well and many of the restaurants had their menu in Russian . The only thing we did here was to chill on the beach. And we got a massage!

I got to play with the waves tho! Wanted to get a cool picture, ended up being smashed by that wave.

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