China 2015 by Benny Verbercht (16523) 2015-07-25 - 2015-08-25
For our sixth major trip in China we focussed on southern Gansu and the areas bordering it, i.e. eastern Qinghai and southern Ningxia.
At the beginning/end of the Silk Road, it's an area of historical exchange and mixed cultures with lots of muslims (both Hui and others) and lots of Tibetans.
It's also a part of China that is changing fast, as roads are being built, tunnels dug and new cities arise. ... (full story) (65 photos)
Cambodia 2013 by Benny Verbercht (16523) 2013-07-14 - 2013-08-20
In 2000 in Cambodia we ticked off the highlights. In the summer of 2013 we returned to get to know the country better. We explored the area around Battambang, travelled in the red east of the country and took in bits of the coast too.
Before and after, we made a few stops in Thailand too. (29 photos)
China 2012 by Benny Verbercht (16523) 2012-07-10 - 2012-08-23
fifth trip to the big country, this time to/from Hong Kong and taking in the provinces of Guangdong, Fujian, Hunan and a bit of Guangxi too
always the same, always different...the most fascinating country on the planet, if you ask me (28 photos)
Sri Lanka 2011 by Benny Verbercht (16523) 2011-07-23 - 2011-08-24
In the summer of 2011 we travelled in Sri Lanka. With its rich history and its very kind and polite people we found it a fascinating and all-in-all easy country to travel in. From the beaches to the hill country via the ancient cities of the cultural triangle...Sri Lanka is a very varied and rewarding country to discover. Absolute highlight of our trip was the Kandy Perahera, of course. ... (full story) (48 photos)
Mexico 2010 by Benny Verbercht (16523) 2010-07-17 - 2010-08-23
During the summer of 2010 we made a five week trip in central Mexico.
itinerary: Mexico City - Tepozotlan - Tula - El Tajin (Papantla) - Tecolulta - Xalapa - Veracruz - Puebla - Cholula - Oaxaca - Mazunte - Acapulco - Taxco - Cuernavaca - Mexico City ... (full story) (61 photos)
Vietnam 2008 by Benny Verbercht (16523) 2008-08-01 - 2008-08-24
In August 2008 we returned to Can Tho in the Mekong Delta, where my wife and I lived from 1999 to 2001. We brought our 5-year old daughter (of course) and met up with lots of old friends and colleagues. We also spent some time in wonderful Tra Vinh. Afterwards we spent a week at Mui Ne beach, just being tourists and enjoying it. ... (full story) (47 photos)