Pyin Oo Lwin – Train ride and beautiful gardens – Myanmar 2016

The train ride from Hsipaw to Pyin Oo Lwin is fame for its scenic beauty and it’s one that i’d heard many backpacker talk about and recommend to me. I’m happy to say it lived up to its expectations, the scenery was great and it was nice seeing people going about their lives farming and so forth, as well as the interesting characters both who caught the train and who… Read morePyin Oo Lwin – Train ride and beautiful gardens – Myanmar 2016

Da Lat and Mui Ne – Vietnam 2016

Da Lat First thing – if you visit Da Lat I highly recommend you stay at Cozy Nook hostel! It’s a really great family run place and it really made my stay in Da Lat special! The owners are very friendly and helpful and every night they do a sit down dinner (only $3) for everyone in the common area, which makes it a very pleasant social hostel! Plus the… Read moreDa Lat and Mui Ne – Vietnam 2016

Hoi An – Vietnam 2016

photos of Hoi An

Hoi An is a very pretty town, and it has a great beach too, making it rather popular with all kinds of tourists in contrast to my previous stop Phong Nah, which was largely adventurous backpackers. I spent my time in Hoi An hanging out with a Canadian girl Stacie and Breanne and Sarah (also Canadians, see my last post). Also met a dude named Charlie whose from pretty near… Read moreHoi An – Vietnam 2016

Cat Ba Island and Phong Nah (caves, caves, caves) – Vietnam 2016

Cat Ba After being dumped by a night bus in Hanoi at 3:30am and catching a small amount of sleep on a hostel sofa, I caught a bus to Cat Ba island. And when I say bus I mean 2 buses, a boat and then another bus to reach Cat Ba town. On the way I met Breanna and Sarah, from Canada, and the 3 of us went Rock Climbing… Read moreCat Ba Island and Phong Nah (caves, caves, caves) – Vietnam 2016

Slow Boat – Laos 2015

I spent the night in Chiang Khong before heading across the border to Houay Xai in Laos. I met a bunch of other people who are all awesome and we teamed up to catch the boat – Ally (USA), John (Sweden), Henry (England), Michelle (Germany) and Nadhisha (Switzerland). Immigration was easy but slow. You have to tuk tuk to the border, stamp out of Thailand, get a bus across the… Read moreSlow Boat – Laos 2015

Chiang Rai – Thailand – November 2015

View of The White Temple, Chiang Rai, Thailand

So after a stop off in Chiang Mai for the night I headed to Chiang Rai. The hostel I stayed in there was amazing (Mercy Hostel) and I met so many great people and saw some cool that things, so here’s some highlights! The White Temple The White Temple is the main tourist attraction in this part of the country. It is the vision of local artist Chalermchai Kositpipat, work… Read moreChiang Rai – Thailand – November 2015

Thailand 2015 – Chiang Mai

I decided to catch a 2nd class day train for the 10 hour journey from Ayutthaya to Chiang Mai. I know many do the night train but I’m glad with my choice as those I’ve spoken to who got the bought train were all worn out from it. It wasn’t too bad, music and book kept me entertained. All I did when I arrived was grab some food from the… Read moreThailand 2015 – Chiang Mai