Southeast Asia is a backpackers paradise. It’s cheap, the food is amazing, and the people are friendly. What more could you want? Paradise? Ok, you got it!
Riding elephants is a popular tourist activity in Southeast Asia. But do people realise that they may be supporting the abuse of these beautiful animals?
Hong Kong is a chaotic, pumping city that ignites the senses. It is a city full of great food, shopping, and interesting historical and modern sights. You’ll need more than 36 hours to cover the city for sure!
Bangkok is a hectic, sweaty city. There is so much to do, so we’ve compiled an itinerary that will show you the best of the city’s offerings!
It started with an ill-fated trip to the mall, in which we wandered past the travel agent which was advertising round the world airfares. We were hooked.
After being in less-developed countries for five weeks, arriving in Hong Kong was an assault to the senses. The size of the sky scrapers, the neon lights, and the sheer amount of people was astonishing.
If the weather at Koh Tao had been a bit on the dull side, the weather while we were at Koh Samui was nothing short of brilliant. It was stinking hot, sunny, and we soaked it up.
The journey to Koh Tao was a bit of a rough one. We flew from Yangon to Bangkok and had a night there before catching the overnight train, and both of us managed to get food poisoning in Bangkok! So…
Our final stop on our trip to Myanmar was Yangon, the biggest and former capital city. Yangon is a fascinating city. On one side of the road you have old, crumbling colonial English buildings, and on the other side there…
The best thing to do in Inle Lake is to hire a longboat and tour around the floating villages, temples, and markets for a day!
Inle Lake was the perfect place to end our trek – most of the things to do there didn’t involve much walking.
One thing we really wanted to do in Myanmar was the 3 day 50 km trek from Kalaw to Inle Lake. It ended up being the #1 highlight of the trip!
Bagan was a nice contrast to the madness of Mandalay – much less traffic and far easier to find places to eat. The main attraction in Bagan is the multitude of temples, of which thousands are dotted across the plains…
Mandalay has grown on us. We have found charming scenes in what started off as a dirty, noisy, unfamiliar city.
Whew! As a first foray into Myanmar, Mandalay is surely plunging into the deep end (although I’m not sure that there is a shallow end in this country!). We arrived via Air Asia – being the only plane at an…
Beer in Thailand is great – there’s nothing quite like cooling down under that hot, hot sun with a Singha or Chang in hand!