The Time Of My Life: 6 Adventurous Months In Asia

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Exactly 6 months ago, I left my beloved Austria and hopped on a plane to Bangkok.

Doubt started to creep in a few days before I left. “What am I doing in Asia, alone? Why did I only buy a one-way-ticket? I’ve never been away from home longer than two weeks  – on a package vacation.”

Of course everything turned out fine. Not only that, the last six months have been the best of my life.

The last six months have been the best of my life.

My plane-ticket purchase was the single best decision I ever made.

Are you also dreaming of exploring exotic places or breaking free? I encourage you to take a risk and start living the life you truly want. It can be scary sometimes, but it’s so worth it.

What follows are some of the best photos from the last six months. I hope they inspire you.

Amazing Landscapes

Lonely Beach, Similan Islands, Thailand

Sunset, Ko Phi Phi, Thailand

Twilight, Similan Islands, Thailand

Tropical Island, Perhentian Islands, Malaysia

Small Boat, Perhentian Islands, Malaysia

Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Ricefield, Palawan, Philippines

Elephant Island, Palawan, Philippines

Rice Terraces, Banaue, Philippines

Homer Simpson Island, El Nido, Philippines

Badass things I’ve done

I visited awesome bars

went on a roadtrip

learned how to ride a motorbike

took a bath under a waterfall

went nightswimming

saw monkeys in the wild

tamed a wild bird

explored caves

climbed steep tracks

went diving with a whale-shark

dove Japanese WWII-wrecks (there’s still a bomb left inside one of the wrecks)

Amazing people I’ve met

What would be travelling without the people you meet? The following pictures include only a fraction of all the incredible people I’ve met.


I can only repeat myself. Living the life you want can be scary sometimes, but it’s so worth it. Life is short and you never know, it could actually be over tomorrow. Don’t worry about other’s opinions and start taking action today.

If you still need more inspiration, head over to this post by Jonny from thelifething.

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{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

Dan October 10, 2010 at 5:12 pm

David what an incredible post man! Your photos are incredible, especially the ones taken in the Philippines. Wow wow, so happy that you are enjoying your new lifestyle I’m looking forward to the next 6 months! See you soon.


sean October 10, 2010 at 5:30 pm

I know exactly how you feel. Can’t wait to see what happens next, Dan should be proud 🙂


David October 10, 2010 at 5:42 pm

Thanks guys =)


jamie October 10, 2010 at 6:55 pm

This post makes me want to immediately buy plane tickets, your pictures are infectious. Nice post David and congratulations on your first 6 months in Asia. 🙂


David October 11, 2010 at 12:38 pm

Go for it. I can only recommend it =)


Randall October 11, 2010 at 5:42 am

Great Post! Great pick me up for me! I am a Philippines Fanatic!
I will subscribe now.
Thanks Dan a the Tropical MBA for tweeting this!


David October 11, 2010 at 12:39 pm

I know what you mean. I love the Philippines. There are so many great things about this country.


Chris October 12, 2010 at 1:36 am

Awesome images and glad your having a great time!


David October 12, 2010 at 3:16 am

Thanks for dropping by, Chris. Love your blog.


Natalie October 13, 2010 at 7:40 am

Retweeted David. Some excellent pictures. Can not believe the clear color of the water in the fourth picture. I don’t want to go swimming in the beach near me because you will normally find a couple of fag ends and empty beer cans floating by! LOL


David October 13, 2010 at 7:48 am

Thanks for your comment, Natalie. The Perhentian Islands are a really awesome place.
There are also many polluted Beaches in Asia, unfortunately.


Lilian October 21, 2010 at 1:24 pm

Hi David,
Just stumbled upon your blog and post. Those island pictures makes me want to escape from the city 🙂


David October 22, 2010 at 4:57 am

Thanks for your comment, Lilian!


Lach November 26, 2010 at 1:33 am

Awesome, awesome photos. Especially love the Rice Terraces in Banaue. Just stunning. What an amazing journey you’ve had.


David December 8, 2010 at 1:12 pm

Thanks for your comment, Lach.
I certainly had a good time =)


Jacob Sokol December 7, 2010 at 3:52 am

OMG man these pics are reDONKulous! Did you take all those yourself? Serious skills. Way to stare life straight in the eye and grab it by the balls!


David December 8, 2010 at 1:14 pm

Thanks for your comment, Jacob. Took almost all pics by myself.
Buying that one-way ticket to Bangkok was the best decision of my life.


Suzy January 6, 2011 at 11:31 pm

Definitely some inspirational photos. I actually read this right after clicking that purchase button. I’m even more excited now.


David January 7, 2011 at 1:32 pm

Thanks for your comment, Suzy. I’m exited to go back to Asia in 9 days =)


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