Skip to Content

Southeast Asia travel archives

Cambodia in two weeks: What to do and where to go

Cambodia… Where to start? It’s one of my favorite travel destinations.  Cambodia might be a corrupted and poor country, but it’s home to some of the friendliest people on our planet. More than 1.3 million people come to Cambodia to visit the incredible Angkor Wat but many of them aren’t aware of the hidden beauty …

Read More about Cambodia in two weeks: What to do and where to go

Southeast Asia on a budget: how I traveled around with $15 per day

There’s a reason why Southeast Asia is an absolute favorite among backpackers from around the world. The travel costs are extremely low, the natural beauty of the region is amazing, and the countries in the region have done everything they can to attract more visitors. When I first started planning this trip, most tourist guides …

Read More about Southeast Asia on a budget: how I traveled around with $15 per day

3 amazing tropical islands in Malaysia you didn’t know about

I decided to choose Semporna as the last stop of my 3-month Southeast Asia backpacking adventure. I know chances are, you never heard about this place and are wondering why would I even choose to visit. The reason is I’m not a fan of mainstream places and I am always looking to visit places other …

Read More about 3 amazing tropical islands in Malaysia you didn’t know about

Thailand: amazing places off the beaten track you didn’t know existed

A lot of people visit Thailand expecting empty, heavenly, sandy beaches and exotic oriental cuisine. But, the real picture in the touristy cities in Thailand is actually quite different. There are 7-elevens on every corner, greasy versions of continental food, and, of course, a lot of tourists and if you want to see the best …

Read More about Thailand: amazing places off the beaten track you didn’t know existed

The historic city of Ayutthaya: what was once the largest capital in the world

This is a story about the historic city of Ayutthaya: a city which was arguably the largest city in the world in the 1700s with a population of around 1 million as the capital of Siam. At that time, New York had only 4,937 residents and even London, one of the most developed cities in …

Read More about The historic city of Ayutthaya: what was once the largest capital in the world

14 surprising facts about Cambodia you should learn today

Cambodia always sounded like something out of this world and after I spent some time here, I realized that they have a very different way of doing things compared to the ways I’m used to. Despite all the differences, Cambodia remains one of my favorite destinations because of the things I saw and learned there. …

Read More about 14 surprising facts about Cambodia you should learn today

13 common traveler scams in Southeast Asia and how to avoid them

As you might be guessing from the title, this article is about the most common traveler scams in Southeast Asia. Southeast Asia is filled with beautiful places that attract thousands of tourists every year and the region is generally safe, but just like every other touristy region in the world, there are a lot of …

Read More about 13 common traveler scams in Southeast Asia and how to avoid them

9 ways to recognize ladyboys in Thailand

A Ladyboy or Katoey (in Thai) is a transgender or a transsexual and most of them are based in tourist neighborhoods. There are ladyboys in most bars here because simply put, it’s much easier for women to earn more money in these areas. People from South-East Asia have some very specific physical predispositions that allow …

Read More about 9 ways to recognize ladyboys in Thailand

Things to do in Hanoi Vietnam: a story about the city of lakes, bikes and beautiful chaos

Are you looking for some suggestions about things to do in Hanoi (Vietnam), money-saving tips, food suggestions, and useful information about the city and the local people? You’re at the right place!   Hanoi and bikes, still a better love story than Twilight Before visiting Hanoi, I heard that the city has 8 million residents …

Read More about Things to do in Hanoi Vietnam: a story about the city of lakes, bikes and beautiful chaos