Thailand Travel Guides for Backpackers

Fun things to do in Kuala Lumpur on a broke backpacker budget

Malaysia is a country that might get overlooked amidst the other popular Southeast Asian countries such as Thailand or Vietnam. Like the other Southeast Asian countries, Malaysia is also incredibly cheap. Thus, Malaysia should not be missed, especially it’s capital Kuala Lumpur. Kuala Lumpur is an incredibly modern city that, […]
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A Short Trip To Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok, the most visited city in the world, with almost 23 million visitors per year, it is ranked as the top destination for global visitors. That is incredible, I do believe Bangkok is one truly amazing city in its own. Bangkok has everything, I really mean everything, you can do […]
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The Expat's Travel Guide to Chiang Mai, Thailand

Chiang Mai is a city of juxtapositions, drawing in expats and travelers from far and wide who are eager to get a taste of its unique culture. Here, history meets modern times. Over 300 Buddhist temples reside here, many from the 13th-century ancient city. The “New City” is built within […]
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Stunning Sceneries, Must-try Restaurants & Getting Around Phuket

If you’re planning a trip to Phuket, I’m guessing you’re not coming for a bustling town or city lights. Phuket’s beaches are some of the most well-known in the world, with islands like James Bond and Phi Phi known for multiple movie shoots and boat tours. This guide will take […]
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Andaman Nicobar Islands – A Surreal Experience of the Ocean

India offers a chance to experience beautiful landscapes that change from the north to the south and from the west to the east. From trekking on snow-clad mountains and camel rides in the vast desert to a walk through the rain-forests in northeastern India and a splash under a cool […]
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Bangkok: Day Tour with the Tigers

On this particular trip, I had accompanied my husband while on his work trip, therefore, we did not have plenty of time to do many activities. I am not usually confident about getting out and about on my own in a foreign country though, in addition, I was pregnant at […]
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Do's and don'ts when entering Pattaya's nightlife

Pattaya, Thailand, located just 2 hours east from Bangkok by train and bus. Is this city worth a visit during your trip to Asia? Most would say it’s not. However, there are some reasons that might make you reconsider. Pattaya is seen by many as the sex capital of Thailand. […]
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Madagascar, Diego Suarez Bay: the snorkeling paradise

If you love snorkeling just like me, you will soon discover a hidden snorkeling paradise in Madagascar. I have traveled in so many places and swam in so many spots. But, until now, I only had two favorites and one of them is the Diego Suarez Bay, in the north […]
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Going on a quest to Pai, the Heart of Thailand

  How about taking that much deserved trip to a place filled with beauty and awe, somewhere in the glorious home of the peaceful Buddha statue?  Imagine yourself in Pai, a small beautiful city located in the heart of Thailand, and it comes with all the great scenery and ambience there […]
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Top 5 Free Things to Do in Chiang Mai

Oh, the wonders of Chiang Mai. This beautiful Thai city is known for its beautiful nature, temples and amazing food. As the city is already very cheap, one might wonder why I felt inclined to write an article about the free things to do in Chiang Mai. Well, I have […]
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Things you need to know before visiting Angkor Wat in Cambodia

“The Kingdom of Wonder”. Cambodia. Located in South East Asia, next to Vietnam and Thailand with the beach of the Gulf of Thailand. Their pride and honour is the Angkor Wat temple, even represented on the flag. Located right next to city Siem Reap it is the most visited place […]
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Bangkok Best Temple Guide

Thailand loves its temples! There are more than 40,000 of them in Bangkok alone and each one is just stunning. Most visitors will have at least a couple of temples on their “must-see” list when they visit The Kingdom, but which ones are really worth the visit? In Thailand's humid […]
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Reasons you should go on a trip to Myanmar

When I first thought about my trip to Southeast Asia, countries like Thailand and Indonesia were the ones that came to my mind. They are totally worth the visit, don’t get me wrong, but for being very touristic already, we need to agree they won’t change much in the next […]
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Hanoi, Vietnam : A city worth getting lost in

December of last year, I was invited by my Aunt to join her on her trip to Vietnam, then Cambodia, then Thailand all in the span of ten days. Being the wanderlust that I was (and it is my first time to go out of the country), I said yes. We […]
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Krabi: Ao Nang, Phi Phi and Hong Island

Krabi is arguably a forgotten city when compared with its tourist hoarding neighbour Phucket. Although that might be true, Krabi is not a place you will want to miss in such a big country as Thailand: from beautiful beaches in Ao Nang to the paradise sceneries in Railey West and […]
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Thailand: A Beginner's Travel Guide

It’s quite hard to find a person nowadays who hasn’t been to Thailand or at least heard about resorts of this wonderful country. Thailand offers a great variety of activities catering to the most fastidious tourists. From a hilly north full of signature temples, indigenous communities and scenic canyons to […]
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5 cool things to do in Chiang Mai.

Chiang Mai – the heart of northern Thailand, the city of temples, heaven for foodies, Mecca for backpackers and the dream place for expats from all over the world. Chiang Mai is a must see place in Thailand. If you have not been there yet, you have to catch up! Prepare […]
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5 Best Yoga Retreats in Southern Thailand

Looking for a yoga retreat to leave the stresses of life behind for a while? Whether you want to take a little break from the corporate madness, find a new direction in your life or just want something more from your beach holiday, Southern Thailand has many options for the […]
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Koh Lipe, a Stunning Paradise Island

Koh Lipe is a beautiful small island in the Satun Province in Thailand. It is a part of the Tarutao National Marine Park in the Southern Adang-Rawi archipelago of the Andaman Sea. It is also near the borders between Thailand and Malaysia. There are three major islands in Koh Lipe – […]
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Exploring Camiguin – The Island Born of Fire in the Philippines

Itching to take a break from all the hustle and bustle of the city? Looking for a day trip or two to keep yourself sane? I have the perfect place for you. A small and peaceful island in the Philippines, Camiguin, has a number of spectacular beaches and waterfalls you […]
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10 Things to do in Koh Phangan, Thailand

Koh Phangan is a popular island destination in the Gulf of Thailand. It is best known as a party island with Fullmoon and Halfmoon festivals being the highlights of the party scene. However, Koh Phangan has a lot more to offer than just party hostels and cheap buckets of booze. […]
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Experience The City Of Love; Tabaco City

The Philippines is known for crystal clear beaches, hospitable people, good singers, and succulent foodstuff. Tourists of any kind visit our country not just to explore culture but to introspect as well. The intention of most tourists might be cultural enrichment but they’re actually contemplating too even if they’re not […]
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Fun things to do in kilim Geoforest Park, Langkawi, Malaysia.

In Malaysia, Langkawi is famous with legendary stories, natural resources, beautiful beach that surrounded with 99 small islands, mountainous and last but not least a stunning mangrove forest. Kilim Goeforest Park is one of the 3 top UNESCO sites that you must visit in Langkawi. Different than a normal mangrove […]
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How To Enjoy Davao City Like A Local

Davao City is one of the top tourist destinations in the Philippines. Plus, this is my hometown! I could write a book about this place for endless things you could do or places you could visit. For those of you planning for a short trip to Davao, here are my […]
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How to See Saigon like a Local

Saigon! It’s formally known as Ho Chi Minh City, but many of the 8.5 million locals residing here still refer to it by its pre-American war name (and yes, they call it the American war over here). The city is notorious for its bustling motorbike traffic, roadside food vendors that […]
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A Chiang Mai Travel Guide: What to Do, See, Eat and Drink

A quirky, laid-back alternative to Bangkok, Chiang Mai has something for everyone. With a revolving door of travelers and expats, Northern Thailand’s most popular city has managed to strike a fine balance between modern and traditional. Visitors will find a melting pot of local and international cuisine and an eclectic […]
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A Guide to Songkran Festival, Thailand

Everyone has those nostalgic memories of epic neighborhood water fights during the long hot days of summer. There was nothing better than cooling off while chasing your friends around with a Super Soaker . Don’t we all sometimes wish we could go just back to those good old days?  Well, […]
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Koh Samui: 5 Great Things to See and Do

Situated in the Gulf of Thailand, Koh Samui is a popular destination for travellers who are looking for beautiful beaches, good food and a hint of culture. Being the second largest island in Thailand, it has rapidly developed and there is plenty to see and do for solo backpackers and […]
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Singapore on a budget: food, things to do, and nightlife

I ended up in Singapore more out of convenience than any particular longing to travel there. Coming from New Zealand, but now living in England, when visiting home I face the joy of at least 24 hours of quality plane time. It struck me as silly to put myself through […]
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Chinatown Bangkok – Paradise for Drinking and Dining

Thailand is a foodie utopia and Bangkok's Chinatown is its heart. Do you want to squat on a miniature stool with a $2 bowl of noodles in an alley? Or would you prefer perching by a dimly lit bar in a speakeasy, sipping a $30 martini made with butterfly pea and […]
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A Traveler's Guide To Bangkok, Thailand!

Bangkok, Capital of Thailand is Asia’s answer to the West when it comes to offering everything for any type of a traveler. Bangkok can be elusive, to say the least, though for the first timers it can be very surprising as well. Having visited Bangkok almost a few times below […]
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Kaeng Krachan National Park – Thailand's Stunning Countryside

Only a 3-hour drive from Bangkok, Kaeng Krachan is the largest national park in Thailand and home to the Kaeng Krachan Dam. This massive 58-meter tall earth dam provides hydroelectric power to the area of Phetchaburi and has been standing since 1966. The reservoir covers around 50 square kilometres and as […]
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Thailand's Koh Kood – Rustic Luxury

Soneva Kiri on Thailand’s easternmost island before Cambodia, Koh Kood เกาะกูด (sometimes spelled Ko Kut) is what happens when luxury meets nature. It is more than just a hotel, it is an experience, a place you will never want to leave, the perfect coalescence of jungle, ocean, opulence, and simplicity. Arrive in Style Private […]
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Spending A Day at Singapore Zoo and Singapore Night Safari

  Welcome to bustling dynamic Singapore. Glittering skylines, some fantastic cityscapes, and stunning waterfronts. It’s like you have landed on the sets of some futuristic movie. Clearly, Singapore has proven to the image that the big things come in small packages. The Place To Visit #1. The Singapore Flyer I […]
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The local Chiang Rai experience

After a long bus trip, we arrived in Chiang Rai! We booked a hostel that 2 German guys told us about, they said that the hostel got an amazing rooftop bar where you can hang out and meet some new people! So when we arrived at the bus station in […]
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8 Reasons Koh Chang is The Best

Thailand’s northern islands are often left off the itinerary in favour of more mainstream holiday destinations like Samui and Phuket. But there is a certain charm and a touch of the undiscovered in the top of the Gulf of Thailand. I have written about Koh Samet before which is my […]
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Thailand and the Full Moon Party

WHY WOULD YOU CROSS HALF OF THE WORLD?!?!?! First of all, seriously? why not. And secondly to be honest, fun. Thailand is the country where I had the most fun of all, the parties, the people, their culture, the amazing beaches, incredible food, and all the backpackers coming from all […]
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Must See Places in Phuket

When you’re planning a trip to Phuket the first thing you’ll read about is Patong Beach, Bangla Road, Big Buddha or a day trip to Koh Phi Phi. After my 2 months stay in Phuket I quickly realised there is a lot more to this island then what you read […]
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Laos: Top 5 Places To Visit

When I first decided to embark on a solo travel trip to South East Asia last year, choosing Laos as the place to go and explore was a very spontaneous decision, one that left a positive impact on me. Being one of the oldest countries in South East Asia, Laos […]
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Kampot: Cambodia's Sleepy, Riverside Heaven

Many people who travel through Cambodia make the terrible mistake of going from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap and then crossing over into either Thailand or Vietnam. Let me tell you guys something: YOU MESSED UP! Whenever I asked travellers about their plans in Cambodia, they’d shrug and tell me […]
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Thailand Koh Samet Guide

 From Bangkok Thailand, it can take a whole day to get to the islands in the south. Instead of wasting time in transit, try closer to the capital and look no further than the white sands of Thailand’s Koh Samet. Only 3 hours from Bangkok to the beach, you can […]
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A Cultural-Spiritual Adventure to Nha Trang's Pagoda's

Spread out across the coastal resort city of Nha Trang is more than 10 beaches, each unique in its own way, attracting different cultures and accommodating various activities for visitors around the globe. Besides offering one of the best sunsets, Nha Trang also offers a journey into its more cultural […]
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How to be a mindful traveller in Nepal

Travel leaves a footprint no matter how you do it. The trick is to be a mindful traveller and offset as much as you possibly can. Reduce your footprint Say no to water bottles Unless you are a seasoned traveller with a cast iron stomach, do not drink the tap […]
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The Dream of Bangkok's Papaya Vintage Market

I’ll start by saying it is hard to take a picture of Papaya Vintage Market, and photographers from all around the globe actually pay to try and make justice to that place (more on that below). I’ll be humble and admit I could never. Okay, from the top, shall we? What […]
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Things to do in Singapore – An Expat Weekend Guide

So you are an expat 6 months into their new life and have started to find this tropical island somehow dry despite its high humidity. If that is the case, why not try some weekend activities of the locals? Here are some suggestions. Sing KTV in Singapore Singapore has a strong KTV […]
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Pai: A Hidden Paradise in Northern Thailand

From beaches to mountains, Thailand has it all Thailand was always a country I wanted to visit not only for its well-known beaches and its almost perfect climate but also for their culture and specially their people, Thai people are known as warm and friendly hosts and after my trip […]
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Tourism and trends in Siem Reap, Cambodia

Sun going down after the rain in Siem Reap Cambodia Cambodia has started to be attractive for tourists about a decade ago. In terms of popularity and GDP it is still far from its neighbor countries Thailand or Vietnam but tourism has grown a lot in the last past years. […]
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Thailand: My Solo Backpacking Adventure as a Female Traveler

Travelling and Social Justice Throughout my childhood, I have traveled to many countries, specifically within South America. My ethnic background pertains to being South American, so my parents would often relish the idea of all-inclusive vacations, laying on beaches and sipping mojito’s all day. Being that there was a sense […]
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Singapore – Advice for a first time traveller

Singapore, the cleanest city in the world, boasting the worlds best airport, huge buildings and huge prices to match. There are a thousand claims and reputations surrounding this city but I’m here to officially give some advice for a first time traveller to help you along. First Impressions First impressions […]
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Budget Trip to Thailand – Reconnecting with Nature and Locals

When someone mentions “Thailand”, the first few thoughts that lights up are usually “Bangkok”, “Hat Yai”, “Phuket” and a few more; but not many mentions “Kanchanaburi” , am I right ? ? So here I would like to recommend Kanchanaburi, just 2.5 hours away from Bangkok, but looks entirely different […]
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3 Kooky Things That Make Budapest a Gem

After I graduated from college, I circumnavigated the globe with my a cappella group. It sounds insane, and for good reason. It absolutely was. About midway around the world, we stopped for almost a week in Budapest, Hungary. Before arriving there, we had visited Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Thailand, and […]
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My culture shock in Bangkok

Transport in Bangkok The 17th of november I took a plane from Perth to Thailand for a short trip. I planned to meet up with a friend who I met at the East coast of Australia. The airport Don Mueang seemed very chaotic when I arrived, it was really hot […]
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Local people's daily life in Yangon

  Why Myanmar? Myanmar is not as popular as Thailand, Singapore or Malasia in southeast Asia, that is the very reason that lots of backpackers choose Myanmar as the destination. Yes, that’s the thinking pattern we backpackers have. Why you want to go traveling, probably because you get sick of […]
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Australia East Coast 18 Day Itinerary

With loads to see and do on The East Coast of Queensland, deciding what’s best is akin to choosing what to watch on Netflix – you’re spoilt for choice! I lived in Australia for two years and during that time, my friends who’d already done The East Coast had plenty […]
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Malaysia's Best Islands: Perhentian and Pulau Kapas

About Malaysia: When one thinks of Asia, about its heavenly beaches or about its noisy and crowded cities that have their charm,  usually you think about Thailand, Vietnam or Sri Lanka, not many imagine Malaysia because it is not so well known. Malaysia is a country that many travelers decide […]
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Kuala Lumpur: A City of Diversity

Malaysia is a unique country with an interesting blend of cultures and beautiful landscapes.  Although I only spent four days in the fascinating city of Kuala Lumpur, I now have to consider this my favorite place that I have traveled. I fell for this city immediately. Upon riding into the […]
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The Vang Vieng Free Whisky Trail

The Trail When you think about Laos all these beautiful turquoise waterfalls pop into mind, as do green valleys of rice fields and emerald lakes. However, after spending 14 days in this breathtaking country these sceneries come attached to a taste, a smell, a hangover… On this post, I will […]
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Krabi: The Vacation Paradise

Tropical beaches, parties, bachelor’s paradise, crowds are probably some of the words that would come to your mind when you think of Thailand because those are the words that came to my mind when my dad suggested travelling to Thailand this October. For as long as I can remember, I […]
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Mornings in Bangkok by a Local Farang

Arriving in Thailand's Suvarnabhumi airport is impressive in and of itself – it is the world's 9th busiest international airport and 20th by gross numbers, and is an architectural feat considering the swampland it is built upon – but I have never arrived in my local airport without the overwhelming […]
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A Foreigner's Guide to Surviving in China

What are the first words that come to mind when someone says China? The mystic land of the East. The land of the clones. The place where Facebook and the likes are blocked and social media are doomed. China is the place with an open door policy expectation and yet, […]
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Off the Beaten Track in Thailand: Phu Kradeung National Park

Isaan, the North-East region of Thailand, is worlds apart from the lush green rice paddies of the North, or the dense jungle and limestone karsts of the South. Most travellers skip Isaan altogether because it lacks the Instagram likes of the islands, but Isaan is beautiful and well worth a […]
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Pai: Northern Thailand

So you have decided to do a Southeast Asian adventure, great! There are so many options it can be hard to downsize the limitless stream of possibilities on what to do. As a fellow backpacker, I highly recommend making Northern Thailand a priority addition to your journey. You may want […]
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Desaru: Discovering Surfing in Malaysia

Malaysia is a tropical climate country that does not have four seasons, but it has sunny days and rainy days throughout the year. During the Northeast Monsoon season, the sea will be raging and the tides will be high, which cause some parts of the beaches in Malaysia to be surfable.  Surfing […]
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Bangkok: Exploring the Land of Smiles

Thailand is known as the “land of smiles”. Stepping into the land of smiles can bring a smile to others. I, for one, have experienced the excitement of coming to the city of Bangkok in Thailand. There is an hour late time difference between Manila and Bangkok. It made our […]
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The Ultimate Guide for a Smooth Arrival in Thailand

Is it vacation time for you and the family? Are you having or attending a destination wedding? Planning your honeymoon? Are you a backpacker or solo traveler? Are you an expat or a voluntourist? Whatever your reason for visiting Thailand, you’re sure to find total fulfillment. Expect to come away […]
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A Trip to The Land Of Smiles: Phuket

When it comes to traveling in South East Asia, Thailand is one of the countries that will definitely come in your mind first. For me also it was the same. Thailand is known for its lovely beaches nightlife and definitely the infamous massage. But I wanted to explore what's more […]
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Khao Yai National Park: A Backpacker Safari

A Safari A Bus Ride Away From Bangkok I recently finished a teaching placement in Hanoi, and afterwards travelled to Thailand and Cambodia. The place that I was most excited to visit was Khao Yai National Park, but when I got there, everything was not as I expected. I. Was. Stoked. Ecotourism was top […]
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Discovering Thailand Islands in 1 month

Thinking of going to Thailand's islands? Well, YOU SHOULD! I don’t really know whether I should start talking about the amazing landscapes, or the delicious food, or maybe the awesome nightlife because Thailand’s got it all. Do you want to party like an animal? You’ve got it! Do you want […]
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Top 5 parks to visit in Singapore

Occupying 719.1 square kilometres, Singapore is not an enormous country. (As a comparison, Australia is 7.692 million square kilometres.) However there is a lot squeezed into it: more than 5 million people, business hubs, a thriving arts scene, every imaginable type of food, a busy nightlife and continual construction. But because of […]
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Exploring Thai National Parks: Kaeng Krachan

Getting off the Tourist Track in Thailand Thailand gets more tourists than any other Southeast Asian country, and it’s very apparent most places you go. If you go to places like Phuket, Kho Tao and Kho Samui, Chiang Mai, or Pai, you’ll find more Europeans and Americans than Thai people, […]
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Travel Story; Day 1 Khao San Road, Bangkok

My first impression of Bangkok, Thailand Had I asked my eight year old self what she thought she would be doing fourteen years later, more distinctly in February of 2014, “running through the streets of Bangkok” would have been a faint white orb of an idea floating twenty thousand miles […]
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The Old Cave Churches of Macedonia

Macedonia is a small country placed on the Balkan Peninsula, sandwiched between Serbia, Kosovo, Bulgaria, Greece and Albania. Although small, the country abounds in beautiful natural landscapes thanks to the numerous mountains and lakes. It also is a home of historical and cultural places and sites, such as the unique […]
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My trip to Kuala Lumpur

Aug 2016 Making of the travel plan First things first, I love to travel. I dream about travelling all the time. There were so many obstacles in my way when I was planning this trip. When I finally boarded the plane I couldn’t believe it. I was about to get […]
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A Weekend in Pattaya City

I must have only been one week into my Thailand travels when I first heard about Pattaya. It was a place that seemed to carry nothing but connotations of disgust and dread and I was told to avoid it at all costs. Often when it was brought up, people – […]
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PATONG: A QUICK STOPOVER IN THE PEARL OF THAILAND

So, when I was booking my flights from Europe to New Zealand, with the idea to treat myself and to make my travels a lot more bearable, I decided to have a stopover somewhere mid way, where it would be hot and where I could chillax at some beautiful beaches. […]
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Getting off the beaten path in Siem Reap: see the real Cambodia

‘Cambodia is nice’, they said. ‘But two weeks will be more than enough’, they said. Big mistake! And I will explain you why. A lot of backpackers quickly cruise their way through this country, while going from Vietnam to Thailand or the other way around. They drink a few beers […]
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How and Why You Should Move to China

Most of us daydream of it, you know getting up from our desk and quitting our day jobs, hopping on a flight and going somewhere different? And then there are the small group of people that actually do it! We have all seen the pictures on Instagram, heard the stories […]
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Facts about the magic island of Koh PhiPhi, Thailand.

Getting voluntarily stuck in Thailand Yeah, that is what happened to me and to many other traveler/backpackers I met on my way. I decided to go to Thailand for 3 weeks holidays and I ended up staying 6 months! The following year I went back and I stayed 7 months! […]
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Welcome to Koh Tao a divers dream

If you're anything like me, the thought of scuba diving is a little bit nerve racking, I mean, humans were built to walk on land, not breathe underwater! But when you step off the ferry onto the enchanting island of Koh Tao and you look around at the mountainous scenery, […]
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Thailand: Discover Bangkok

Thailand is one of the most popular destinations in Southeast Asia. Blue water, tropical vibes, and jungle adventures are probably what you have in mind. And you should not miss them! I’ve visited these places and it was amazing. But today I want to share my experience about Bangkok – […]
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Thailand in 10 Days: Travelling from North to South

Welcome to Thailand – A place where you can travel with luxury on a budget Thailand is paradisiacal. Its natural scenery is breathtaking with the stunning South Islands and its evergreen rice fields in the north. Its street food is delicious and its people are so welcoming, you will immediately […]
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First time in Thailand, 2016/2017

I have to admit that Thailand was not actually my 'dream destination', I never actually thought about it. But anyway, all those good reviews and stories made me thinking. Soon, my friend and I had purchased the flight and the adventure was ready to start. The country itself – Thailand […]
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Koh Phangan: A Perfect Stop for all Styles

  Koh Phangan is my personal favourite island in Thailand, because there is never a dull moment and it's just a perfect place to relax or go crazy. It's very close to Koh Samui and they share similar features, especially the weather and transportation. Maps are available everywhere, at hotels, cafés, or […]
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Bangkok: mixture of tasty food, amazing temples and crazy parties

There is quite a story behind the fact that for my exchange semester I ended up in Bangkok. No wonder, that this city is one of the most popular among the tourists. It is huge, it provides a wide range of activities that you can do but mainly it is […]
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Making the most of my monsoon visa run in Penang, Malaysia

  Making the most of George Town, Penang in monsoon multicolour! November to March is monsoon season in Malaysia. It rains, and it rains hard! Not that this need be a problem – rain is more pleasant when it is warm! However, if you are visiting George […]
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Ko Phi Phi: Adventures on Thailand's Most Spectacular Island

In the middle of Thailand's Andaman Sea, you'll find a little jewel of an island called Ko Phi Phi Don. Though sadly devastated by the Boxing Day tsunami in 2004, the island has recovered and is once again thriving, opening its beautiful ports to travelers, backpackers, and sun-worshipers from around […]
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Koh Rong and island life.

When I pictured my trip to Cambodia, I imagined lots of temples and ruins, and small villages where life was simple.  Upon my arrival in Thailand, I began talking to some girls who had just come from Cambodia.  They insisted that I should go to Koh Rong and the little […]
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Bangkok: Temples, food and lots of friendliness

Citytrip Bangkok Almost everyone who travels to south east Asia starts in Bangkok. Most flights go there, so, probably you’ll be there for at least a day (because after a 16 hour flight or more, you just want a bed where you can stretch your legs). This time is perfect […]
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Five things you should not miss in Luang Prabang

Laos, situated in South East Asia, is a unique country, not only for its cascading mountains, glorious waterfalls or the genuine locals, but rather the influence from Western countries has been minimal, compared to Thailand or Cambodia. This means that you will not find any fast food restaurants, no convenience stores […]
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Eating in Pai, Thailand

One of the main reasons I love to travel so much is the food!  Every country, every culture, expresses itself in the myriad of ingredients, spices and herbs they use in their cuisine.  Food is a trademark of every region around the globe; it distinctly defines a group of people and […]
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762 Turns to Pai, Thailand

When beginning my journey to and around Southeast Asia, one word was repeated over and over again: “Pai.”  I heard it from the 20 something year old sitting next to me on my flight from Auckland, New Zealand.  I heard it during my layover in Australia.  I heard it in […]
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Seeking adventures in Chiang Mai

After several weeks touring temples, citing out cities and packing our bags every other day; we were ready to take a breather in the great outdoors. Chiang Mai, being surrounded by luscious, green mountains, seemed like a great base for seeking adventures. In total we spent 3 weeks in North […]
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Coromandel Peninsula – The Ultimate Escape

It has to be said that nothing quite beats a beach holiday.  There's something about the sun, sand, surf and soul of a beach that resonates with most people around the world.  Why else do people continue to flock to the likes of Thailand, Indonesia, Hawaii, the Mediterranean and so on, to […]
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Living with Elephants: The Sayaboury Jungle, Laos

Getting there… I know it's not going to be an easy venture getting to Laos' one and only elephant conservation centre, which is nestled deep within the Sayaboury jungle, but I have a sneaky feeling its all going to be worth it… The bus journey from Luang Prabang should take around eleven hours, but […]
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From Mud to Sky in Bangkok

Some love it. Some hate it. But what it is sure is that your first impression of Bangkok can quickly change, unexpectedly. The capital of Thailand is iridescent. You can look at it from the top of a skyscraper or from a boat moving among the canals. You can visit […]
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Eating My Way Through Singapore

My trip to Singapore was a welcome break from the craziness that is work. Armed with an appetite for adventure and an agenda that involves eating all the good stuff, I made my way to the city-state via a 3-hour plane ride from Manila. Hostel Check-in    First order of business: I […]
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Twelve Hours in Koh Phangan

Koh Phangan is my favourite place in Thailand. I love the relaxed vibe and numerous cats, chickens, dogs, and buffalos, the delicious food, idyllic beaches, lush jungle, and balmy temperatures. While the island is notorious for it's Full Moon Party, there is so much more to be discovered and, with the […]
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Coron Palawan on a Budget

Coron, Palawan, Philippines. When you are in the Philippines, Coron is one of the places you must see. It boasts on its island-hopping experience offers, stretches of white sand beaches, it's famous lakes and a real rich underwater world. As new travel junkies, my then fiancé, now my husband and I […]
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HOW TO ENJOY BANGKOK IN 2 DAYS

I’m a sucker for cheap tickets. So, when Swiss Air had a sale on their Singapore to Bangkok flights, I immediately told my friends about it and of course, booked our tickets. That time, I no longer have available vacation leave so that left me with no choice but to […]
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Sin City – Cambodia Dirty South

I was not a seasoned traveller I visited Cambodia twice. Beginning with a cumbersome suitcase, so not cool among the backpacker community, I spent three weeks in the country arriving from Thailand via air, again frowned upon as a totally unnecessary waste of time and money when a couple of […]
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Why Vietnam might be my new favourite place

It's been 5 days since I left behind Vietnam to return to grey, chilly, dismal England – which seems the perfect time to remind myself of why Vietnam might just be my favourite place in the world (disclaimer: according to TripAdvisor I have only travelled a meagre 12% of the […]
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PAKSE: First and Lasting Impressions

Rare Opportunity Studying about Asian countries in grade school, I never thought that I would ever get to visit Laos.  The country never triggered any interest in me.  I even confused it with Burma and Cambodia.  Yeah, I guess I was that ignorant back then.   Years later, the opportunity to […]
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Batong Malunhaw Beach Alegria Cebu: The GREEN Rock Of the South

GREEN ROCK OF THE SOUTH Amidst the vastness of the City of Cebu lies a small town known as the town of Cheers. The place where I grew up and fabricated my dreams. And I'm proud to be a local of the said place. A town named Alegria.  Alegria is […]
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Kayaking on the river Kwai

Brief introduction. Hello, vast world of readers. My name is Wayne and you get the joy (I hope) of reading my first article. A few years ago I was getting kind of bored of the mundane life of the 9-5 job and went to my travel agent. I told her […]
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TRAVELLING MYANMAR DURING THE WATER FESTIVAL

MYANMAR DURING THE WATER FESTIVAL AND BUDDHIST NEW YEAR April 2016: “Some groups of people are just, inherently, cool! The Burmese men are such people. I never would have imagined that men could look so masculine in what we would call skirts (Longyi’s)… and many of them are very handsome […]
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Sydney: Welcome to Australia!

I first started with Sydney for two weeks and this brought my very first big disappointment: it’s not always warm in Sydney! After travelling around Thailand and Bali for almost a month, I’ve lost approximately 20 degrees as soon as I left the plan. But this did not stop me […]
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Budget Beach Bum In Lamai

Wrong side of the coast I always seem to forget how much I love the beach when I am not there, I spend most of my time on Bali in Ubud, and the nearest decent beach is almost an hours scooter ride away. Somehow we just never go, because the Bali beaches are pretty shitty, […]
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Ghost Tower: The Mystery and Infamy of the Abandoned Skyscraper

“Who wants to break in Ghost Tower with Me?” Was my initial post to a particular social media site while planning my trip for Bangkok. I was already intrigue by the mystery of the infamous structure months ago prior to my trip to Bangkok. I can smell danger and the […]
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Portugal; perspectives of the Algarvean coast

A week into our summer vacation in Portugal and I wake up to another blue sky in south Algarve. Our apartment in Lagos is surely finer than our home in Finland, I muse and happily open the terrace doors. The terrace overlooks the communal pool and all is still wonderfully […]
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How to plan your trip to Thailand

How to plan your trip to Thailand Can you put it on a map? – A Geography lesson A place of wonder, Thailand has become the sweetheart of backpackers all around the world. Temples, elephants, long neck woman, insects on a stick, waterfalls, jungle, monks, tuk tuks, massages, national parks, mountains […]
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Hamburg. Home is where your heart is.

Hamburg- My favourite places in this beautiful City. Why I chose this city to live. Four and a half years ago I moved from a small town called “Ichenhausen” in Bavaria, populated by 8000 people to the third largest City in Germany- Hamburg. Hamburg is 760 km away from my […]
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Around Phuket in 3 days!

PHUKET, THAILAND After a sweltering hot dry summer, all we could think of was a beach-side holiday. Checking out various options, the Phuket beaches in Thailand were just what we needed. Travelling 8 hours with 1 stop-over in Bangkok, where we savored some piping hot Thai flavored mug noodles, we […]
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Ubud: A Quiet Treasure in Bali

Arrival We arrived at Denpasar Airport at 9:45PM on the 24th of August after a really relaxing 6 hour flight from Brisbane in Australia. It was very humid when we arrived and unfortunately, because it was night time, we couldn’t see much of our surroundings. What we were able to […]
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Brisbane: 7 Lovely Places to Visit.

Hello, there! I decided to write about Brissie because I lived there last year and I felt in love with this amazing place! So I would like to recommend you visiting 7 places if you are in this city of Australia. Let´s go! South Bank Brisbane […]
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Koh Phangan : The Highlights

Koh Phangan: Home to the Full Moon Party. After visiting Koh Phangan for the full moon party back in 2015, I went back a year later to find the island was a lot more exciting than I had thought! Here are a few of the experiences I feel that all […]
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Ayutthaya: The Lost City of Siam

Bangkok is the busy and modern capital of the Kingdom of Thailand. With its skyscrapers, elevated Skytrain, underground MRT and different infrastructure, it is hard to imagine how the kingdom looked before all these. But just 50 miles north of Bangkok is the ruins of what was once the capital […]
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Myanmar; The Unknown Entity

Although Myanmar has had open boarders for foreign tourists for a number of years, there is little on the internet that is clear an d complete to help you plan your trip around one of the least well trodden South East Asian countries. After the comfort of 4 months on the […]
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Bangkok: What to do & things to see

There is only one way to describe Bangkok – chaotic. In its full form it is an absolute tangle of people, tuk-tuks, and the ever-constant sound of streets filled to the brim with music and locals selling anything and everything. There is not a single place in Bangkok where you […]
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Detoxing in Patong.

Patong Beach, Phuket, Thailand. Detox. Not two words you would expect to see in one sentence. It seems it would be an impossible task given the soaring number of moonshine buckets, ping pong shows, pool bars and pole dancing venues in contrast to juice bars, organic cafes and yoga studios. Not that a […]
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Mesmerizing Phuket

An absolute no-miss destination if you're planning a trip to Amazing Thailand. Set in the arms of Andaman Sea this sweet island will make you fall in love with your better half, your family or simply yourself all over again! We went here in March 2013 for our honeymoon. It was […]
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Koh Samed – One of Thailand’s Best Kept Secret Islands

So you think you know the Thai islands? Think again! The seasoned traveller is surely familiar with most of the best-known Thai islands: Phuket, Ko Samui, Krabi – I don’t have to introduce these to anyone, who ever opened a travel brochure. These are the postcard-places most tourists, backpackers, gap-year […]
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Adventures in becoming a yoga teacher in Koh Samui, Thailand

Travelling to Koh Samui, Thailand I decided to get certified as a yoga teacher so that I could share my love of yoga, health and wellness of body and mind with the world. I’ve always wanted to go to Thailand so when my sister and I decided to both embark […]
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Ayutthaya in a Day: Ten things to see and do in the ancient Thai capital.

Why you should make a day-trip to Ayutthaya: Ayutthaya is the ancient capital of Thailand, when it was known as the Kingdom of Siam. It is an excellent day trip from Bangkok, and offers visitors rich culture, ancient ruins, traditional temples, or simply the chance to escape the bustle of the […]
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LAOS: Christmas in the treetops

For most people Christmas has some sort of tradition attached to it. I am exactly like most, I have strong traditions in my family and each year Christmas tends to be much the same. But this one year I had decided to spend Christmas away from my family, across the […]
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The Complete Thai Visa Run Guide: Bangkok to Vientiane

Over the years western backpackers in Southeast Asia have tripped from border to border like beer fueled homing missiles drenched in axe body spray, highlights, and spray tans. On arrival western passports meant you’d get 30 days to find enlightenment at a dozen temples or slipping in tourist vomit on […]
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Tiger Nest Monastery, Bhutan: A journey Within

Tiger's Nest Monastery is one of the most sacred sights for the Buddhist community What could be a better way to spend your summer months than doing your favorite activity? My experience suggests that an investment into exploring oneself can be the best alternative to one’s […]
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Southeast Asia: 6 Cheap Destinations for First Time Solo Travelers

It’s no surprise why South East Asia has long been dubbed as a backpacker paradise. It has an endless list of white sand beaches with sapphire waters, lush jungles and high mountain ranges ideal for an off-the-beaten-path adventure. But aside from these lures, South East Asia is a popular destination […]
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Living in Bangkok

Bangkok is a city you either love or hate – there's no in-between. It's known for it's crazy nightlife, stunning lady-boy's, ping-pong shows and constant bumper to bumper traffic. Yet thousands of foreigners flock to Bangkok each year to work and live a more luxurious life. In order to fulfil that […]
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Echuca/Moama: A local's guide

A local's guide to Echuca/Moama: A quick trip home.  I was living in Bali for almost two and a half months when I realised that I needed to go home. Living in Bali: Don't get me wrong, I absolutely loved living in Bali. The experiences I had on a daily […]
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Koh Phi Phi: Five Sites to See

Koh Phi Phi is on every backpacker's list of sites to see in Thailand. The reason for this is easy to pinpoint because even if people don't realize, the image of Maya Bay has become synonymous with backpacking the Land of Smiles ever since Leonardo DiCaprio set foot there in […]
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Thailand: The Wayfarer

I have to start this article with a bit of honesty. As Thailand was the first place I traveled to it holds a special place in my heart. So I may be a little bias as it has completely changed my life. Since then I have never really been the […]
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Thailand: Hidden Treehouse Experience

If you thought Thailand was just islands, sun and incredible beaches, you'll be surprised to learn that it's so much more than that. 12 hours north of Bangkok is a city called Chiang Mai. Translated, “Chiang Mai” literally means new city however, backpackers have been visiting this city for years […]
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Bangkok through locals.

First step in Thailand, Bangkok. Staying or passing by Bangkok? Be ready! Here are some tips to discover the Asian capital city smoothly. Thailand, Bangkok, 2015 – 2016.   Before coming to South East Asia, I've heard many things about the Asian capital city! “Bangkok it's […]
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Inspiration named Thailand

 (1st of the stories from Asian soil) Introduction Before I start talk how the time I spent on Asian soil inspired me, I want to make some introduction. The moment I started work on this stories is the moment when my calendar showed that I've spent exactly 3 months here.  […]
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Myanmar: a hidden gem in South East Asia

Yangon Where you meet one tourist every hour Upon arriving in Myanmar it was clear that this wasn't a country like any other  in South East Asia. Where as in Thailand it's sometimes impossible to find an authentic Thai restaurant, in Myanmar it will seem impossible to even find a […]
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Dreaming in a city called Sydney

Sydney. It's what you think of when someone mentions Australia. The Opera House is up there with the most iconic buildings in the world. But for some reason, when I arrived in Australia I didn't feel the need to instantly go to Sydney. So it wasn't until I'd been in […]
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Thailand: Full Moon Party Solo

The Full Moon Party in Thailand is on every backpacker and travellers to do list especially those doing the South East Asia loop. I recently attended the Full Moon Party solo and below is an overview of my experience both the highs and lows with some tips for those who wish […]
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Bangkok: Jet Lag and Newbie Nerves on Khao San Road

Now Boarding: Emirates EK0035 to Bangkok And so, after a seemingly endless countdown and years of saving, the day arrived – and I was so not ready for it. After gulping down a medium latte in total silence in the Newcastle Airport café the time arrived to say goodbye. I […]
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Vietnam : A Night In Hanoi

You May Of  Heard About A Little Country Called Vietnam… Its most famous for the part it played in the Vietnam war, a tragic war that saw hundreds of thousand of Vietnamese exposed to the deadliest chemical formula ever construed… Agent Orange. Its also famous for its beautiful landscape, Brilliant […]
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Your guide to Sydney!

Sydney was somewhere I originally went to find work. I'd just finished travelling around Asia, spent all my money and needed a job! Well, I got well and truly stuck there, for 9 months to be exact, and I can honestly say I had the best time of my life! Having always […]
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A Pattaya Travel Guide

Thailand has no shortage of vacationers, backpackers and expats. However, many travelers miss one of the most exciting and unusual places in both the country, as well as the world: the city of Pattaya, a beach resort “paradise” located on the east coast of the Gulf of Thailand in the […]
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Sawasdee Thailand – #samesamebutbetter

The White Temple – Chiang Rai Sawasdee Thailand! “Same Same but Better” If you're someone who loves to travel and everyone you know, knows this about you, the question you’d get asked most often is “what’s your favourite place to travel to?” I have now journeyed […]
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Pai: A Slice of Heaven

A Breath of Fresh Air! After the bright lights of Phuket, the blasting music of Phi Phi, and the beeping horns of Bangkok we wound our way around the Mae Hong Son hills completely oblivious of the pure beauty we were about to witness. With Theo in front and Grace hanging on the […]
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Fascinating Hua Hin, Thailand

Hua Hin, a district of Thailand. About 3 hours road trip from Bangkok, Thailand's capital. There is no airport in Hua Hin, however, train is another option to reach to Hua Hin directly, but bare in mind, it is really time consuming, it may takes up to 4 hours journey. […]
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