3 Months of Travel in Photos

Posted on April 12, 2012 by

Chaotic traffic, sizzling tropical heat, bustling street food stalls, megamalls alongside residential neighborhoods: this is Bangkok, one of the craziest – and most seductive cities in the world. We’re currently in the Thai capital, preparing for the annual Songkran festival (or Thai New Year). It’s been almost three months since we left our home base in Spain and it’s slowly catching up on us – juggling a hectic travel schedule with a crazy workload is quite a challenge – but it’s been the most fulfilling experience of our lives to date.

We started our trip in Singapore – where we spent Chinese New Year reuniting with old friends and family. Our next stop was the Philippines, where we hopped from one island to the next, barely covering 5 of the 7,107 islands in the whole month we were there. From the cosmopolitan capital of Manila, we headed to the provinces: first trekking the volcanoes of Legazpi, swimming with whale sharks in Donsol and Oslob, then scuba-diving in Dumaguete and relaxing on the private island of Sumilon. While working hard to publish the latest issue of our magazine, we went through immense stress but we made sure to squeeze in time to go scuba-diving and relax on the beach. In Vietnam, we had great fun exploring the country by train – dodging crazy traffic in Hanoi, trekking the rice paddies in Sapa and cruising the much-polluted Halong Bay. Vietnam has definitely won my heart over especially with its street grub – the best I’ve had in Southeast Asia to date. After a week in Chiangmai, we’re now in Bangkok, running errands, getting our visas done and meeting up with old and new friends.

Work is important to us, but enjoying our travels is still our top priority. We’re glad that we’ve managed to find a balance between the two – and while we continue to seek for equilibrium, we’re thankful for the opportunity to do what we love most and lead a life permanently on the road, hand in hand. I will be writing more about our digital nomadic lifestyle, but in the meantime, here are some quick shots from the three months of travel.


Bangkok’s Chao Praya River

Golden chedi of Doi Suthep, Chiangmai

Buddha statues in Doi SuthepA row of Buddha statues in Chiangmai

elephant in ChiangmaiAn elephant sanctuary in the outskirts of Chiangmai


Rice paddies of Sapa

The green rice paddies of Sapa layered in beautiful curves
a Hmong ladyHmong ladies of Sapa making handicraft on the road

the green fields of VietnamA lady working on the vegetable fields surrounding Hoi An

Street vendors in Hoi AnStreet vendors in Hoi An selling barbecued meat skewers


LegazpiThe spewing volcano of Mount Mayon in Legazpi

DUmaguete, PhilippinesClear waters of Dumaguete, Negros

Whale Sharks in PhilippinesSwimming with whale sharks in Oslob


Singapore skylineThe shimmering Singapore River with Marina Bay Sands as the backdrop

skyscrapers in SingaporeThe silhouette of skyscrapers in Singapore

The red Buddha Tooth Relic Temple in Chinatown

We’re off to Burma next, followed by a few weeks of relaxing on the islands of Southern Thailand, then a roadtrip through China, Tibet and North Korea. Read more about our journey here or follow us every step of the way on Twitter with the hashtag #wjasia.

About Nellie Huang

Nellie Huang is a professional travel writer and blogger with a special interest in off-grid destinations and adventure travel. Her mission is to visit every country in the world. In her quest, she's climbed an active volcano in Iceland, swam with sealions in the Galapagos, built a school in Tanzania, waddled with penguins in Antarctica, crossed into North Korea and drank beer in Palestine.

9 Responses to “3 Months of Travel in Photos”

  1. Erica April 12, 2012 3:43 pm #

    Stunning photos!! and I didn't know you can swim with whale sharks. That. is. amazing.

  2. A Montrealer Abroad April 12, 2012 6:37 pm #

    Wow – I love the waters of Negros! And Singapore seems like a really quirky place!

  3. Matt April 12, 2012 10:19 pm #

    Lovely photos!

  4. @L_e_a_h April 14, 2012 8:05 pm #

    You make me miss Singapore so much with your beautiful photos. The hotel and ArtScience Museum didn't even exist when I was there last. They were just breaking ground. I've got to get back.

  5. agnesstramp October 8, 2012 5:28 am #

    Great pictures! I took very similar shots when being in Thailand. It's such a great place for photography. Which country did you enjoy the most and why ;)? Happy travels x

  6. Laurie October 13, 2012 11:17 pm #


  7. Laurie October 29, 2012 9:48 pm #

    Have no idea as to how you can take such great photos. Have no idea how you got that shot of Golden chedi of Doi Suthep, Chiangmai. Always full of people the time I have visited it ?


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