East Asian Travel

Before our trip last summer, the furthest I had ever travelled from home had been to New York City. Even then, it was booked on a whim and with not a whole lot of planning went into things such as itinerary, budget and accommodation. After spending a week there and not seeing half of the things … More East Asian Travel

Bagan, Myanmar

Bagan is undoubtedly one of the places I most looked forward to when planning our trip. An untouched ancient city in the middle of Myanmar (Burma), it’s home to thousands upon thousands of temples spanning centuries of construction. In the summer months you can hot air balloon over the temples at sunset and sunrise, hire … More Bagan, Myanmar

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

Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok marks the start of the second part of our trip, the more typical young backpacker destinations. We arrived at around 8pm last night, and got a taxi downtown to our hotel (taxi drivers and the taxi service inside the airport try and charge a ridiculous amount – just choose a meter taxi and it … More Bangkok, Thailand