Thailand – Country Guide

Sukhothai Historical Park, Thailand

The land of smiles, Thailand hosts over 16 million visitors a year! Backpacking the country is relatively easy and there is a wealth of different experiences to enjoy. Relax all day on the beach and explore ruined cities. Admire beautiful waterfalls and go to crazy parties. Sample great street food and go trekking through the jungle. You’ll find plenty to keep you occupied! Getting there: Thailand’s capital Bangkok has 2… Read moreThailand – Country Guide

Cambodia – Country Guide

View across water of Angkor Wat in Cambodia

Cambodia is a country trying to recover and grow following great tragedy. This nation was ripped apart by atrocities in the 1970’s and the civil war that followed. But the Khmer people endure and tourists now flock to see what Cambodia has to offer. Highlights in the country today include its ancient temple ruins and great islands.  Getting there: Most nationalities can obtain a visa on arrival when entering Cambodia. Check latest… Read moreCambodia – Country Guide

Laos – Country Guide

Kuang Si waterfalls, Laos

Laos is a landlocked country in Southeast Asia. It can often be overlooked in favour of its neighbours such as Thailand or Vietnam, but is full of wonders of its own. It’s very laid back, has a devout Buddhist population and is one of the few remaining communist states in the world. In recent years it’s really started to come into its own as a popular backpacking destination.  Getting there:… Read moreLaos – Country Guide

Vietnam – Country Guide

Sapa, Vietnam

Vietnam is a wonderfully diverse country with a interesting yet tragic history. There are so many different things to do here its a country that appeals on many varying levels. You can explore big cities and go trekking in remote villages. Relax on the beach and admire historic towns. Learn about war history and sample amazing foods. And much more! You won’t get bored in Vietnam!  Getting there: If your crossing into Vietnam… Read moreVietnam – Country Guide

Melaka – Malaysia 2016

Melaka (aka Malacca) is another of the British Straits Settlements. It has a long colonial history, having been conquered by the Portuguese then the Dutch and then the British. It was also occupied by the Japanese in the 2nd World War.  Nowadays it is a popular tourist spot, both for domestic and international travelers. It’s interesting for its history, street art, scenic river and cafe’s. I headed there after my… Read moreMelaka – Malaysia 2016

George Town – Penang – Malaysia 2016

George Town is the main city on the island of Penang, near Malaysia’s border with Thailand. I was one of the British colonial Straits Settlements along with Malacca (Melaka) and Singapore.  It’s interesting for both its colonial history and its modern day street art scene. I arrived in Penang on my birthday but as readers of my blog will know I was sick in Malaysia (and have now had to come… Read moreGeorge Town – Penang – Malaysia 2016

Cameron Highlands and Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia 2016

Unfortunately I was sick pretty much my whole time in Malaysia, and if you’ve read my other posts or know me personally then your’ll know I had to end my trip and come home. But I did manage to do some tourist stuff whilst there, so this is the first of 3 posts on what I saw whilst there! So I met Yindee and 2 of her Thai friends in KL… Read moreCameron Highlands and Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia 2016