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Siem Reap On & Off The Beaten Track

Or how to discover (many) Angkor Temples around Siem Reap without the crowd and without straining your budget!


Angkor Wat from a Hot Air Balloon, Siem Reap

Seldom have we experienced such strong contrasts as in Siem Reap, the hub to visit the stunning Angkor Temples… On the one hand, the city itself and unfortunately the most famous temples like Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom & Ta Prohm have turned into a congested tourist mess and now represent mass-tourism at its worst. On the other hand, as soon as we headed a bit further afield, we could enjoy beautiful temples almost void of any visitors… Continue Reading →


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Travel Experiences of Africa, South America & Asia

Heidi @ L'Espace Guesthouse in Muscat

Heidi @ L’Espace Guesthouse in Muscat

I have been traveling intensively for over 15 years. These journeys – some short, others longer like a „Trip Around the World” in 2007 and in 2015, took me to more than 40 countries (and counting) on all continents except Antarctica.

I sometimes use roads well traveled to visit world famous sights, but most of the time I try to stay Off The Beaten Track. I have never been a budget backpacker traveling the toughest and cheapest possible way, but I am an experienced rucksack traveler who appreciates a minimum level of comfort. Yes, I am “Flashpacker”…

This blog is about Flashpacking in Africa, South America & Asia. I want it to be helpful for Flashpackers who, like me, feel like Backpackers but are no longer ready for the hardcore type of budget travel. I want my blog to be a source of inspiration to discover the Unknown plus a “Travel Resources Website”, with a focus on organizing & budgeting trips, no matter how short or long, and on optimizing travel photography. You find here:

  • Vivid day to day travel experiences in my “Travel Blog”,
  • Detailed budget information on each country I visited and tips to reduce travel costs in “Travel Budget”,
  • First-hand, structured & detailed travel information in my “Travel Guides”,
  • Insights to improve your travel photography and a selections of my best photos & videos in “Travel Photography

Keep on Traveling, Discovering, Experiencing – Follow Your Dreams!