Bangkok to Siem Reap

I’ve read countless horror stories about the international journey from Bangkok to Siem Reap. The border crossing at Poi Pet is infamous for its touts and scam artists, but I can’t help but feel it’s been painted in an extremely bad light and that if you have your wits about you and do your research, then … More Bangkok to Siem Reap

Chiang Mai to Bangkok

There are several ways to travel between Chiang Mai and Bangkok, but if you’re backpacking and on a budget then it’s probably best if you take the overnight sleeper train or an overnight bus. Not only will this mean you don’t waste any of your days travelling, but you combine the cost of transport with saving the cost of … More Chiang Mai to Bangkok

Hanoi to Ha Long Bay

There are several ways to get from the Vietnamese capital to one of the most breathtaking parts of the country. Although the commute is short, the two locations could not be more different. Hanoi is one of the busiest cities in this region, whilst Ha Long Bay is a tranquil, otherworldly destination. Hanoi is a … More Hanoi to Ha Long Bay

Hanoi to Vientiane

Travelling from Hanoi to Vientiane by bus is a long winded operation, but a necessary evil if you’re travelling on a budget. Tickets can be bought from hotels and hostels as well as stalls in the city centre of Hanoi and can cost from $25 to $35 depending on where you purchase them from. On … More Hanoi to Vientiane

Lisbon to Porto

There are a few ways to travel from the Portuguese capital of Lisbon to the northern city of Porto. A distance of just over 300 kilometres means its just a few hours drive, by bus or on the train and less than an hour by plane. Each of these have their pros and cons, but to fly is usually … More Lisbon to Porto