my sights and places was my personal travel blog for years. I started it out on google’s blogspot but I have always had problems abroad to log in (as if google people never travel) and recently I had to identify myself even at home on the same equipment again and again, so I have now moved my new blogs over to WordPress on a slightly different domain name, which is  Old content will remain on the old site though as an archive.

The links below will go to where the blog actually is, so just click on the links below. Since it is sorted by publishing date, it makes it kind of hard to find blog entries by country, so I have grouped them here by place or country. Again, the latest adds are on the top within the respective country. The dates in brackets are the publishing dates of the blog!

Bagan Hotel River View, Old Bagan (Apr 2017)
Bagan – East (Apr 2017)
Bagan – Central (Apr 2017)
Bagan – North of the Walled City (Apr 2017)
Bagan – South of the Walled City (Apr 2017)
Balloon ride over Bagan (Apr 2017)
Bagan – Walled City temples (Apr 2017)
Mandalay to Bagan (Apr 2017)
Yadanarbon Hotel, Mandalay (Apr 2017)
West Mandalay (Apr 2017)
Mandalay Royal Palace (Apr 2017)
Mingun boat trip (Apr 2017)
Amarapura, Inwa and Sagaing Kingdoms (Apr 2017)
Mahamuni Buddha temple, Mandalay (Mar 2017)
Mandalay walking tour (Mar 2017)
Mandalay the City (Mar 2017)
A leisurely walk in Yangon (Mar 2017)
Esperado Lakeview Hotel – Yangon (Mar 2017)
Bago (Feb 2015)
North Yangon (Jan 2015)
Grand United Hotel Chinatown – Yangon (Jan 2015)
Dala Township – Yangon (Jan 2015)
Circle Line Train – Yangon (Jan 2015)
Shwedagon Pagoda Full Moon – Yangon (Jan 2015)
Shwedagon Pagoda – Yangon (Jan 2015)
Maha Wizaya Pagoda – Yangon (Jan 2015)
Botataung Pagoda – Yangon (Jan 2015)
Sule Pagoda – Yangon (Jan 2015)

Pinnacle Lumpini Hotel – Bangkok (Jun 2018)
Back to Bangkok – (Jun 2018)
Mae Sa Waterfall – Chiang Mai (Jan 2017)
White Hmong Village – Chiang Mai (Jan 2017)
Koh Kred – Nonthaburi (Jan 2017)
Pinnacle Lumpini Hotel – Bangkok (Jan 2017)
Lopburi (Jan 2017)
Nakhon Pathom (Jan 2017)
Purple Line Train – Bangkok (Dec 2016)
Mourning in Bangkok (Dec 2016)
Rajapruek Royal Park – Chiang Mai (Aug 2015)
Airport Link Bangkok (Feb 2014)
Bangkok Protest Shutdown (Jan 2014)
BKK Airport (Oct 2013)
Bangkok Traffic (Sep 2013)
Pantip Suites Hotel Bangkok (Jun 2013)
Chiang Mai Walking Streets (Apr 2013)
Sunday Walking Street Market – Chiang Mai (Apr 2013)
Chiang Mai Transportation (Mar 2013)
PJ’s Guesthouse – Chiang Mai (Mar 2013)
Bangkok Taxi’s (Jan 2013)
Bangkok Tuk Tuk’s (Dec 2012)
Ayuttaya Historical Park (Sep 2012)
Fast Track Airport Service (Aug 2012)
Pinnacle Lumpini Hotel (Aug 2012)
Bangkok Taxi’s (Aug 2012)
Bangkok Transportation (Aug 2012)

Seminyak Beach – Bali (Dec 2015)
Fave Hotel Seminyak – Bali (Nov 2015)
d’Omah Hotel Yogyakarta – Java (Jul 2014)
Vesak Day Borobudur Temple 3 – Java (Jun 2014)
Vesak Day Borobudur Temple 2 – Java (Jun 2014)
Vesak Day Borobudur Temple 1 – Java (Jun 2014)
Plataran Resort Borobudur Temple – Java (Jun 2014)
Plataran Resort Eats – Borobudur Temple – Java (Jun 2014)

Singapore day time walks (Dec 2017)
Singapore by night (Nov 2017)
2017 Singapore F1 Grand Prix (Sep 2017)
ZEN Rooms MacKenzie (Sep 2017)
Haze (Oct 2015)
LeHotel (Oct 2013)
SIN Airport (Oct 2013)
F1 Race – Sunday (Oct 2013)
F1 Race – Saturday (Oct 2013)
F1 Race – Friday (Sep 2013)
SIN Airport (Feb 2013)
Santa Grand Lai Chun Yuen Hotel 2 (Jan 2013)
Santa Grand Lai Chun Yuen Hotel 1 (Jan 2013)
Santa Grand Chinatown Hotel (Nov 2012)
Supertrees (Nov 2012)
Gardens by the Bay (Nov 2012)
LeHotel (Oct 2012)
F1 Race (Oct 2012)

Formula 1 race in Malaysia – the F1NALE (Jan 2018)
Historic old town Kuala Lumpur (Jan 2018)
Temple visits of downtown Kuala Lumpur (Jan 2018)
KLCC – Kuala Lumpur City Center (Jan 2018)
Mu Hotel Ipoh, Perak (Jan 2018)
Ipoh, Perak – Day 3 mural paintings (Jan 2018)
Ipoh, Perak – Day 2 cave temples (Dec 2017)
Ipoh, Perak – Day 1 old town (Dec 2017)
Alor Setar and Sungai Petani, Kedah (Dec 2017)
Betel Nut Lodge, Penang (Dec 2017)
Kek Lok Si Temple, Penang (Dec 2017)
Georgetown, Penang (Dec 2017)
The TOP in Penang (Dec 2017)
Melaka 3 (Jun 2015)
Melaka 2 (Jun 2015)
Melaka 1 (Jun 2015)
Holiday Inn Melaka (Jun 2015)
Brickfields Kuala Lumpur (May 2015)
F1 Race K.L. – Sunday (May 2015)
F1 Race K.L. – Saturday (May 2015)
F1 Race K.L. – Friday (May 2015)
Tune Hotel KLIA2 – Kuala Lumpur (Dec 2014)
Hotel Sentral Kuala Lumpur (Dec 2014)
Petrona Towers Kuala Lumpur (Sep 2014)
KL Tower – Kuala Lumpuer (Sep 2014)
Lake Titiwangsa – Kuala Lumpur (Sep 2014)
Lake Gardens – Kuala Lumpur (Aug 2014)
Chow Kit – Kuala Lumpur (Aug 2014)
Historic Kuala Lumpur (Aug 2014)
Chinatown Kuala Lumpur (Aug 2014)
Brickfields – Kuala Lumpur (Aug 2014)
Aloft Hotel – Kuala Lumpur (May 2014)
F1 Race K.L. – Sunday (Apr 2014)
F1 Race K.L. – Saturday (Apr 2014)
F1 Race K.L. – Friday (Apr 2014)
F1 Pre-Race Activities (Apr 2014)
Muntri Mews Hotel – Penang (Apr 2014)
Georgetown at Night – Penang (Jul 2012)
Kedah State (Jul 2012)

Vat Xieng Thong Luang Prabang (Aug 2018)
Temples of Luang Prabang (Aug 2018)
Phousi Mountain Luang Prabang (Aug 2018)
Morning Alms Round Luang Prabang (Aug 2018)
The Apsara Hotel Luang Prabang (Aug 2018) on the new blog!
Cultural Park and Buddha Park Vientiane (Aug 2018) on the new blog!
Farewell authentic Vientiane (Jul 2018) on the new site from here on!
Salana Boutique Hotel Vientiane (Jul 2018)
Pak Ou Caves (Mar 2015)
Nong Kiau Riverside Hotel (Mar 2015)
Ou River (Feb 2015)
Nong Kiau (Feb 2015)
Vientiane to Nong Kiau Roadtrip (Jan 2015)
IBIS Hotel Vientiane (Jan 2015)
Xieng Khuan Buddha Park Vientiane (Jan 2015)
Vientiane 3 (Feb 2014)
Vientiane 2 (Feb 2014)
Vientiane 1 (Jan 2014)
Salana Boutique Hotel Vientiane (Jan 2014)

all my travel blogs for Cambodia (Angkor, Phnom Penh and trips into the country are covered on

travelling is my passion!


Since I can remember my family did travel around Europe and those experiences still form some of the best memories I have.  Travelling used to be something special, where you returned home and told your friends about, stored memories in photo albums and in your collections of “things” from those countries.  Meaningful to oneself foremost – Interesting to see for others!  Travelling became something normal and in this fast paced world everyone travels and posts all the time. Unfortunately those special moments are no longer special! Well, not for a long time! Since we are bombarded with travel snapshots on so many social media sites, we are just consuming them, “liking” them for a brief moment, but not for eternity, like it used to be.

My travel blog here is mostly for myself and for sharing it with my friends.  For myself, because there is no longer those precious photo albums, of which I still have many.  For my friends, because I keep getting hammered with questions about this and that experience for a certain country and I got tired of re-typing the same list of what to see and what to do in a certain place.

On here I focus on Asian travel only.  (Old content, posted with MS Frontpage, is still up and alive but will not be maintained anymore, nor do the links for contacting me work any longer.  I will still keep some information linked here, like our extensive website which lists all the Thai temples we have visited over the years. To continue writing about Thai Temples we now use a seperate blog. For the time being we will also keep our information on Khmer Temples inside Thailand alive on Our travel experiences to the Khmer temples of Cambodia are hosted on

New posts and changed content for my travel blogs are listed here:

Asian Travel Blog

Asian Travel Blog

New posts and changed content to our thai temples sites are listed here:Thai Temples

Thai Temples

Thanks for continuing to visit us and for your continued interest in our activities.


thai temples – new content

Updated or new content on the following sites in the order of visiting the temples. (We are doing these updates as part of our life-long pilgrimage to temples, so the order is important for us, rather than offering a sortable database for tourism purposes)

Thai temples:

Wat Dhammamongkol, Bangkok (Jul 2018)

Wat Prayunwong, Bangkok Thonburi (Jun 2018)

Wat Pichayat, Bangkok Khlong Sarn (Jun 2018)

Wat Pa Lad, Chiang Mai

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Chiang Mai

Wat Khun Chang Kian, Chiang Mai

Wat Buddhaisawan, National Museum Bangkok

Wat Mahathat, Bangkok

Wat Traimitr, Bangkok Chinatown

Wat Sam Phan Thawong, Bangkok Chinatown

Wat Hua Lampong, Bangkok

Wat Pichayat, Bangkok Khlong San

Wat Prayoon, Bangkok Thonburi

Wat Kalayanimit, Bangkok Thonburi

Wat Pathumwanaram, Bangkok

Phra Pathom Chedi, Nakhon Pathom