Visiting Buddhist temples and respecting Buddhist beliefs in South East Asia

respecting Buddhist beliefs

Here’s some simple advice for visiting Buddhist temples and respecting Buddhist beliefs if your planning to travel to South East Asia for the first time. I’ve put it together based on my personal experiences to help anyone who might be interested. Please feel free to comment if you’d like to add anything else! Some general advice first that applies to everywhere in South East Asia. Don’t point at anything or anybody… Read moreVisiting Buddhist temples and respecting Buddhist beliefs in South East Asia

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

Mandalay – Myanmar 2016

The name ‘Mandalay’ tends to invoke something of a romantic nostalgia, as if there is some kind of magic to the city. This must come from its colonial days and of course the poem ‘Mandalay’ by Rudyard Kipling. I stayed at Dreamland Guesthouse whilst in Mandalay. It’s a nice hostel, and also an art studio so the walls are covered in artwork! It also acts as a music studio and… Read moreMandalay – Myanmar 2016

Kanchanaburi – Thailand 2016

View of a pool at Erawan Waterfalls, Thailand

Arriving back from Sukhothai I spent another night in Bangkok, before heading to Kanchanaburi with Yindee. Me and her met up and went out to The Rock Bar in the Siam area, which was quite but fun, there was a couple bands playing doing good covers of a lot of Grunge and Alt-Rock songs from the ’90s so I was very happy! I also stayed more centrally this time, at… Read moreKanchanaburi – Thailand 2016

Back to Thailand – Ko Chang – Thailand 2016

Sunset on Koh Chang, over the water, east Thailand

Having said farewell to Cambodia I crossed into Thailand at the Hat Lek border point. I’d gotten myself a multi entry visa before i’d left the UK (valid up to six months, paid for 2 entries) so it was an easy transition. You can get visa on arrival but i’d decided to get this one in advance because it gives 60 days in the country meaning I can travel nice… Read moreBack to Thailand – Ko Chang – Thailand 2016

Kratie, Dolphins, Koh Kong, Disliking Sihanoukville, farewells – Cambodia 2016

On Koh Rong Sanloem an English hippy girl described Sihanoukville to me as her idea of hell, and I am very inclined to agree. Me, Dylan, Amanda and James returned from the islands and being required to stay a night there we headed to the Big Easy hostel. Oh man, whilst the layout and the food were good it was packed full of the kind of English people I spend… Read moreKratie, Dolphins, Koh Kong, Disliking Sihanoukville, farewells – Cambodia 2016

Koh Rong and Koh Rong Sanloem – Islands, beaches and the deep blue sea – Cambodia 2016

I’d heard a lot of positive things about the Cambodian islands, so I was happy to finally be visiting there! I met back up with Amanda and Dylan to head to Koh Rong first. After some hecticness with the speed boat (the morning boats had been cancelled 2 days in a row so everyone was trying to get the 3pm one) I managed to get on the same boat as… Read moreKoh Rong and Koh Rong Sanloem – Islands, beaches and the deep blue sea – Cambodia 2016