Laos in general is great for that because the whole country seems to move at a slower pace. Perfect for backpackers on a budget! Here are 7 must-do’s that won’t break the budget.
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2 Overlooked & Underrated Must-Visit Villages in Northern Laos
Want to get off the backpacker trail? The beautiful mountains of Northern Laos will surely put you at ease. Visit these 2 overlooked and underrated villages – Muang Khua & Muang Ngoy.
Vietnam to Laos – How to Travel by Bus & Get a Laos Visa on Arrival
Border crossings always tend to scare me a bit. We had read good things and bad things about crossing from Vietnam to Laos, especially on land. Despite all the research you try to prepare yourself with, you never quite know exactly what to expect. Here is how to bus and get […]
How to Trek Sapa Without a Guide
So you’re on a budget and you want to go trekking in beautiful Sapa in North Vietnam? Same! We all know that travel agencies love to take advantage of tourist wallets. Don’t fret, it’s easy to trek Sapa without a guide, DIY style!
Visiting Angkor Wat – 6 Things You Didn’t Know
Ah, Angkor Wat – Cambodia’s pride and jewel. While Southeast Asia is home to thousands of awe inspiring temples, there arguably none so enchanted as as the impressive Angkor Wat temple grounds in Siem Reap province, Cambodia. Temple tourism gets exhausting, and can often be underwhelming as [despite their varied histories] only […]
Explore & Eat: Hanoi, Vietnam
It is inevitable that every backpacker passing through Vietnam will end up in Hanoi for a few days. Rightfully so, as it is such a charming place with plenty to do (and eat).
Eat and Fall in Love in Hoi An, Vietnam
This charming little town is that obligatory mid stop on your journey across Vietnam. It’s a romantic place to take it easy and try all the local foods.
Egg & Poop Coffee – Examining Asian Coffee (and Tea!)
Examining the wild coffee and tea styles of Southeast Asia…
What The Pho? A guide to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Oh Ho Chi Minh City, the usual first or final stop on a backpacker’s journey through Vietnam. After an interesting bus ride across the border from Cambodia, we arrived in this adorable city filled with flowers overflowing from balconies and motorbikes making up the infamous traffic.
An Overnight Journey Cambodia to Vietnam: Two buses and a Stranger’s Bed
The story of an overnight bus Sihanoukville, Cambodia to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. With our shiny new Vietnamese visas in hand, we boarded a sleeping bus in Sihanoukville. We were ready to get out of Cambodia after spending an extra day waiting for us visas to be processed. We […]