my sights and places was my personal travel blog for many 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.

Newest content:
– Scroll down the list below to the respective South East Asian country.
– Find the latest blog entries for the respective country! The latest adds are on the top.
– The dates in brackets are the publishing dates of the blog!

Myanmar (2015 and 2017):
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)

Thailand (2012-2019):
Hua Hin Beaches – Hua Hin (May 2019)
Hilton Hua Hin Resort & Spa – Hua Hin (May 2019)
ICON Siam at night – Bangkok (May 2019)
Lumphini Park – Bangkok (Apr 2019)
Ginger Bread House Cafe – Bangkok (Apr 2019)
Bangkok 1899 „Palace“ – Bangkok (Apr 2019)
Sukhumvit Road walk – Bangkok (Apr 2019)
Phetchabun Province day trip (Feb 2019)
Phitsanulok City (Feb 2019)
Grand Riverside Hotel – Phitsanulok (Feb 2019)
Si Satchanalai Historical Park – Sukhothai (Feb 2019)
Sukhothai Historical Park revisited (Feb 2019)
Old Sukhothai town – a victim of mass tourism (Feb 2019)
Sukhothai Garden Hotel – NEVER AGAIN! (Jan 2019)
Driving from Chiang Mai to Sukhothai (Jan 2019)
Mae Taeng Valley – Chiang Mai (Jan 2019)
Wat Ban Den – Temple Superlative in Chiang Mai (Jan 2019)
Doi Suthep sunset – Chiang Mai (Jan 2019)
A quiet oasis in Chiang Mai (Jan 2019)
Yee Peng Festival – Chiang Mai (Jan 2019)
Loy Krathong Parade – Chiang Mai (Jan 2019)
Doi Inthanon revisited – Chiang Mai (Jan 2019)
Awakening Bangkok – A Festival of Lights (Jan 2019)
King Power Maha Nakhon Skywalk (Jan 2019)
ICON SIAM – Bangkok (Jan 2019)
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)

Indonesia (2014 and 2015):
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 (2012, 2013, 2015, 2017 and 2019):
Swissôtel The Stamford (Jul 2019)
Mount Faber (Jul 2019)
Jewel at Changi Airport (Jul 2019)
Gardens By The Bay (Jul 2019)
Kampong Glam (Jul 2019)
Haji Lane (Jul 2019)
Fort Canning Walk (Jun 2019)
Marina Bay Sands (Jun 2019)
The changing face of Singapore (Jun 2019)
Botanical Garden (Jun 2019)
Vesak Celebrations Day 3 (Jun 2019)
Vesak Celebrations Day 2 (Jun 2019)
Vesak Celebrations Day 1 (Jun 2019)
IBIS Bencoolen Hotel (Jun 2019)
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)

Malaysia (2012, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018):
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)

Laos (2014, 2015, 2018):
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)

Cambodia (2012 and 2019):
How to visit Angkor (May 2019)
Tourist Hell at Angkor Wat (May 2019)
On the Road to Angkor again (May 2019)
All my older travel blogs from 2012) 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