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.
Our total cost of travel for Laos came to 10,550,000 Kip / £1,058 for 24 days, averaging 440,000 Kip / £44 daily for two people.
7 Ways to be a good tourist at Alms Giving in Luang Prabang
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 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
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 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 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
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
Thinking of travelling in North Thailand for two weeks but not sure what it will cost?
Accommodation for North Thailand - Summary
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 is easily done using bus number 40.
Visiting the Sticky Falls in Chiang Mai
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’s slogan is ‘we work for the elephants’ and they’re true to their word!
Mae Ngat Dam floating houses
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
Our experience on the 2nd class sleeper train from Bangkok to Chiang Mai.
Camping at Erawan Waterfall
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
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
All the requirements for visas for SE Asia, including Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Taiwan and Singapore
28 weeks in Asia video
Video of our recent 28 week journey through Asia where we visited 10 countries.
What we did in Chiang Mai
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
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
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
Our time in Hanoi included visited Halong Bay, learning about the Vietnam War, recovering from food poisoning and much more.
One month in Vietnam
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
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
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
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
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
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
I suppose it's apt that our first blog post for our six month Asian adventure should start with us getting lost.
We have not one but TWO big changes to announce this week! A new website and a big adventure...