South East Asia

The umbrella term 'South East Asia', often abbreviated to SEA, encompasses the popular backpacking areas of Asia, including Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Myanmar, Singapore, Brunei and the Philippines.

Cost of Travel in Laos

11/03/2017

7 Ways to be a good tourist at Alms Giving in Luang Prabang

7 Ways to be a good tourist at Alms Giving in Luang Prabang

05/03/2017

To western visitors, monks in Asia are a source of fascination. In Luang Prabang tourist enthusiasm threatens to ruin the tradition of alms giving.


Hoi An Travel Guide

Hoi An Travel Guide

21/01/2017

Hoi An is unquestionably beautiful, but there are some negatives to the city. Here's what you'll love about historic Hoi An... and what you won't!


Learning about Buddhism and meditation at Wat Suan Dok

Learning about Buddhism and meditation at Wat Suan Dok

18/01/2017

Buddhism and meditation are important aspects of Thai culture, and while in Chiang Mai we decided to put aside some time to learning about them.


Bai Tu Long Bay Cruise: Halong Bay Without The Crowds!

Bai Tu Long Bay Cruise: Halong Bay Without The Crowds!

14/01/2017

Bai Tu Long Bay is a beautiful area of protected national park, part of the world-renowned Halong Bay. However, it is still a well kept secret.


Tailoring in Hoi An: Miss Forget Me Not

Tailoring in Hoi An: Miss Forget Me Not

12/01/2017

Tailoring in Hoi An is very famous, and every other shop you pass will be a tailor. But how do you actually get something tailored?


Rock climbing in Thakhek, Laos

Rock climbing in Thakhek, Laos

19/12/2016

The climbing in Thakhek is full of features, challenging routes, and a place to stay within a stone’s throw of the crag.


Cost of travelling in north Thailand

Cost of travelling in north Thailand

13/12/2016

Thinking of travelling in North Thailand for two weeks but not sure what it will cost?


Accommodation for North Thailand - Summary

Accommodation for North Thailand - Summary

12/12/2016

For less than £7 a night (£3.50 each) we stayed in en suite doubles in northern Thailand. Here's our summary of the rooms, and what we spent!


Getting From Thonburi Station to Hua Lamphong Station in Bangkok by bus

Getting From Thonburi Station to Hua Lamphong Station in Bangkok by bus

11/12/2016

Getting from Thonburi Station to Hua Lamphong Station in Bangkok is easily done using bus number 40.


Visiting the Sticky Falls in Chiang Mai

Visiting the Sticky Falls in Chiang Mai

10/12/2016

The name Sticky Waterfall is actually referring to the fact that the rock over which the water is flowing is unusually grippy making it easy to climb.


Elephants World in Kanchanaburi

Elephants World in Kanchanaburi

09/12/2016

Elephants World’s slogan is ‘we work for the elephants’ and they’re true to their word!


Mae Ngat Dam floating houses

Mae Ngat Dam floating houses

08/12/2016

Mae Ngat Dam’s floating houses are essentially raft houses anchored out in the middle of a large lake in Si Lanna National Park.


Sleeper Train from Bangkok to Chiang Mai

Sleeper Train from Bangkok to Chiang Mai

07/12/2016

Our experience on the 2nd class sleeper train from Bangkok to Chiang Mai.


Camping at Erawan Waterfall

Camping at Erawan Waterfall

04/12/2016

Camping at Erawan National Park is a great way to see Erawan Waterfall without the crowds of day trippers ruining the scenic spot.


One day in Bangkok

One day in Bangkok

18/11/2016

Since we knew we’d be coming back to Bangkok a couple more times in the next few months, we decided to see what we could in one day.


Visas for SE Asia – Summary

Visas for SE Asia – Summary

06/11/2016

All the requirements for visas for SE Asia, including Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Taiwan and Singapore


Blog Posts

28 weeks in Asia video

28 weeks in Asia video

30/05/2017

Video of our recent 28 week journey through Asia where we visited 10 countries.


What we did in Chiang Mai

What we did in Chiang Mai

28/01/2017

Our time in Chiang Mai was a mixed bag of day trips, festivals, markets, day classes, and an enormous amount of food! Here's what we got up to...


Getting hospitalised in Hanoi

Getting hospitalised in Hanoi

26/01/2017

Unfortunately on a 6 month trip it was fairly inevitable that we were going to get ill at some point and for me this struck in Hanoi, Vietnam.


Five reasons not to mutilate your hand in a ceiling fan

Five reasons not to mutilate your hand in a ceiling fan

25/01/2017

I went to take off my t-shirt and buried the blade of the fan a centimetre or so into my wrist.


A week in Hanoi, Vietnam

A week in Hanoi, Vietnam

24/01/2017

Our time in Hanoi included visited Halong Bay, learning about the Vietnam War, recovering from food poisoning and much more.


One month in Vietnam

One month in Vietnam

10/01/2017

After a month in Vietnam, our time in the country has come to an end. I’m writing this sat about half an hour from the Cambodia/Vietnam border.


Minibus from Pakse to Danang

Minibus from Pakse to Danang

16/12/2016

If you are thinking of travelling from Pakse to Danang by minibus, don’t. Fly, cycle, skip Vietnam and go to Cambodia instead!


Motorbike repair costs in Laos

Motorbike repair costs in Laos

15/12/2016

I was hoping I wasn’t going to have to write this article, but last week I crashed a motorbike in Laos.


3 weeks in Laos

3 weeks in Laos

14/12/2016

Our time in Laos has just come to an end, so here’s a summary of what we've been up to!


Visiting Kanchanaburi in Thailand

Visiting Kanchanaburi in Thailand

06/12/2016

Kanchanaburi is an enjoyable couple of hours by train to the West of Bangkok and definitely worth a visit.


First timers guide to Thai massage

First timers guide to Thai massage

12/11/2016

I’d never paid to have a professional massage before and wasn’t even sure what a Thai massage was. All I knew was a few basic points Emma had told me.


Arriving in Bangkok

Arriving in Bangkok

11/11/2016

I suppose it's apt that our first blog post for our six month Asian adventure should start with us getting lost.


Big Changes...

Big Changes...

22/10/2016

We have not one but TWO big changes to announce this week! A new website and a big adventure...