Southeast Asia Backpacking Itinerary: A 6 Month Route

Southeast Asia backpacking itinerary

This Southeast Asia backpacking itinerary covers the typical backpacking route of Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia. Myanmar has been added now that the country has started to open up to tourists. There are a few stops in Peninsular Malaysia then Singapore to finish. This Southeast Asia backpacking itinerary should take around 6 months to complete if you are travelling at a normal pace. This means where you can spend a few days here… Read moreSoutheast Asia Backpacking Itinerary: A 6 Month Route

Photo Highlights – Lopburi

Phra Prang Sam Yod in Lopburi

Lopburi Photos Lopburi is a city found in central Thailand. Around 4 hours north of Bangkok by train, it has been a big player in Thai history. These days it is often overlooked on the tourist trail around Thailand, but is worth a visit. Whilst I personally visited on a day trip from Bangkok a stop here would make sense for any journey north towards Chiang Mai. One of the… Read morePhoto Highlights – Lopburi

Photo Highlights – Ayutthaya Historical Park

Ayutthaya Historical Park

Ayutthaya Historical Park The Ayutthaya Historical Park is the remains of the ancient city destroyed by invading Burmese troops in 1767. Before that it was a huge city that served as a major trading hub in the region. It was capital of the Kingdom of Ayutthaya which preceded Siam. Siam of course became modern day Thailand. Most noteworthy is that in 1700 with over 1 million inhabitants it was the largest city in the… Read morePhoto Highlights – Ayutthaya Historical Park

Photo Highlights – Sukhothai Historical Park

Sukhothai Historical Park

Sukhothai Historical Park The Sukhothai Historical Park UNESCO World Heritage Site in central Thailand is the remains of an ancient city. It was once at the centre of the Kingdom Of Sukhothai, one of the precursors of modern day Thailand. This Kingdom lasted from 1238 until 1438.  After this it gradually merged into the Ayutthayan Empire who had already invaded in 1349 and made the Kingdom its tributary. Consequently the city… Read morePhoto Highlights – Sukhothai Historical Park

Yangon Photo Gallery

Downtown - Yangon Photo Gallery

Yangon Photo Gallery This Yangon Photo Gallery features photos taken when I visited the Burmese city in April 2016. The city was capital of Myanmar up until 2006. It’s former British Colonial name is ‘Rangoon’  There are loads of old colonial buildings here which make it a really interesting city to explore. It has over 7 million inhabitants and contains some really important Buddhist sites. Principal amongst these is the… Read moreYangon Photo Gallery

Ayutthaya, Sukhothai and Lopburi

Ayutthaya Historical Park

The 3 ancient cities of Ayutthaya, Sukhothai and Lopburi provide a valuable insight into Thailand’s past. Visit and explore these ruins to learn about Thai and Buddhist history. These 3 cities are found in Thailand’s central region. This is the historic heartland of Thailand, the centre of the current nation’s predecessors. The KIngdom Of Sukhothai existed from 1238 until 1438. The Kingdom of Ayutthaya existed from 1351 to 1767. And Lopburi’s history… Read moreAyutthaya, Sukhothai and Lopburi

Things to do in Pai


Pai is a wonderful laid back backpackers town located in the mountains of Northwest Thailand. It’s reputation may have changed from a hippy haven to that of a general traveller town but it still retains that relaxed atmosphere that makes it so special. And being nestled in the mountains certainly helps with the views! You can reach Pai by road from Chiang Mai, there are many minivans that make the… Read moreThings to do in Pai