Bangkok: finally, less mopeds! Having visited Bangkok briefly last year as the start and end point of my Thailand trip, I was worried I might have seen all the good bits already and find myself bored second time around. Oh how wrong I was! You might say it should have been obvious, given the … Continue reading Back to Bangkok: Street Food and Shopping
The Royal Palace Phnom Penh is absolutely enormous, and has everything from dirt-cheap street food to Dominos Pizza, bustling markets to shopping malls and all the madness you'd expect of a massive city in southeast Asia. I'm not sure if it's easier to cross the road here than in Vietnam, or if it just feels … Continue reading Things to do in Phnom Penh
The Han River, Da Nang city centre. I'll warn you in advance, this is going to go on a bit longer than my Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh posts. I swept through those places in a few days each, but Da Nang has beaches and mountains and a more modern, chilled-out feel to it … Continue reading Da Nang!
The Imperial Citadel Famous for its ancient Imperial Citadel and Thien Mu pagoda, Hue is a great place to spend a few days if you're into your history. From here you can easily day-trip to the underground tunnel village of the Demilitarized Zone, or explore enormous natural wonders Phong Nha cave and Paradise cave. Construction … Continue reading A brief guide to Hue
Ho Chi Minh City, originally known (and still known to the locals) as Saigon, is a really weird place. I was told that it has a higher rate of violent crime than other parts of Vietnam, though luckily I didn't see or experience any first-hand. After coming and going a number of times, the staff … Continue reading Saigon, aka Ho Chi Minh City
There are no words to describe how much love I have for Koh Phangan. From the vast, white beaches to the bustle and madness of the Full Moon Party, there's something for just about everyone on the island. I stayed at Mac's Bay Backpackers on Baan Tai beach, and highly recommend it! Whilst it's a … Continue reading Koh Phangan, Thailand
Given the array of options for bamboo rafting, kayaking and other river adventures in the area, it wouldn't have made sense to leave Sangkhlaburi without getting back in the water.As with jungle trekking, most local guesthouses and hostels can arrange expeditions for you without breaking the bank. We headed for the Song Karia river (another … Continue reading Bamboo Rafts and Local Markets – Sangkhlaburi