Klaus Meyer

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I like to travel an see the world, and to share my experiences. Too often, however, there is too little time to write down all the impressions, especially when traveling on business travel - this first report to write is for the boss, and not about the fun aspects. And, too often I get to see little more than the insight of the conference hotel. Yet, fortunately, there have a been a number of exceptions over the years. On this website, I share some essays about my travels, most originally written as a letter to a friend and slightly edited for the website.

In summer of 2004, I spend almost three weeks traveling through Vietnam and Cambodia. This essay captures my impressions and photos, including Halong Bay and Hanoi, Hue and Hoi An, and the Mekong River from the Delta to Siam Reap and Ankor Wat. (note: this is a large file and may take some time to download).

In December 2002, I participated in a conference in Bangkok, and came two days early to explore the city. This essay was originally written as a letter to a friend at home, summarizing my spontaneous impressions of this visit to Thailand. 

In 2001/02, I spend a semester as visiting scholar at HKUST, Hong Kong's leading university. This essay about my experiences was written for my colleagues 'back home', and was originally published in the 'Newsletter of the Asia Research Centre, Copenhagen Business School'.

I have been visiting Hanoi several times in the course of a research project, and later to visit friends. This essay captures first impressions when landing in Hanoi for the very first time in 2001. It reflects the mix of curiosity and lack of understanding of a newcomer; today I would probably see some things differently.

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