Xi'an City Wall
Xi'an City Wall

Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in an office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain. – Jack Kerouac

Visiting Vietnam back in 2013 that was like a prelude to my trip around Asia. I knew that I want to explore more of this incredible continent during a sabbatical. 

My solo travels took me through 10 countries, from Japan all the way down to Indonesia. Since I managed to keep a travel diary, you can read about some of my adventures. I haven’t covered all of my extensive travels though. Maybe one day? 



  • Tokyo

Weird and wonderful Tokyo

Sushi night out in Tokyo

  • Kawaguchiko

Mount Fuji… You beauty!

  • Kyoto

Beauty, culture and history in Kyoto

  • Kibune and Kurama

A trip to Kibune and Kurama

  • Osaka

Party vibes in Osaka

  • Nara

Nara – Ancient temples and cheeky deer

  • Hiroshima

Hiroshima – Dreaming of peace

South Korea

  • Busan

Busan – Cold noodles, warm welcome and soju

  • Gyeongju

Gyeongju – Relaxing Korean Countryside

  • Seoul

Seoul – Soaking up the atmosphere

Seoul – Art, design and starchitecture


  • Shanghai

Visiting Cosmopolitan Shanghai

My Shanghai food highlights

  • Hangzhou

Hangzhou and dreamy West Lake

  • Beijing

Beijing – Feeling the cold

  • Xian

Xian – Muslim Quarter and its street food

  • Chengdu

Chengdu – Pandas, teahouses and friends

  • Guilin

Guilin in the rain

  • Yangshuo

Busan – Cold noodles, warm welcome and soju

  • Kunming
  • Dali

Dali – Beautiful Yunnan

  • Lijiang

Lijiang – At the base of the Himalayas

  • Tiger Leaping Gorge

Tiger Leaping Gorge – My epic hike in China

  • Shangri-La

A glimpse of the Tibetan world in Shangri-La


  • Vientiane
  • Vang Vieng

Vientiane and Vang Vieng – First days in Laos

  • Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang – A real gem of Laos

  • Nong Khiaw
  • Pakse
  • Tad Lo
  • Don Det


  • Siem Reap
  • Kampot
  • Koh Rong
  • Phnom Penh


  • Chiang Rai
  • Mae Salong
  • Chiang Mai
  • Ayutthaya
  • Kanchanaburi
  • Bangkok
  • Krabi
  • Ko Lanta
  • Ko Lipe


  • Langkawi
  • George Town

George Town – A Perfect City for Street Art Lovers

  • Ipoh
  • Cameron Highlands

Hiking and tea in Cameron Highlands 

  • Taman Negara
  • Kuala Lumpur
  • Malacca



  • Sanur
  • Ubud
  • Amed
  • Lovina
  • Banyuwangi
  • Cemoro Lawang
  • Yogjakarta
  • Karimunjawa
  • Jakarta

Eat well, travel often as they say! I would recommend to anyone, who has the urge to travel to brave it and plan a trip around Asia or some other beautiful destination.

Weronika Czekaj
Photography enthusiast with a great interest in culture and travelling. Curious by nature. When breaking free, not at her desk.

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