Category: Asia

To the Opium Museum! Exploring the Golden Triangle

A good day trip out of Chiang Rai is to Thailand’s side of the Golden Triangle. While most people think the town is called this, most people are wrong. The town […]

Black and White (& Blue): The Temples of Chiang Rai

Chiang Rai is located way north in Thailand, not more than an hour and a half from the country’s border with Laos and Myanmar (but more on that here). It’s […]

Paper and Poop: Explorations Outside Chiang Mai

My favorite time in Chiang Mai was not actually spent in Chiang Mai, but in the areas outside the city. Two of the top spots we visited were Bor Sang and […]

Markets and Temples and Tourists, Oh My (Chiang Mai)

Chiang Mai is located in northern Thailand, and very very very (you get the idea) popular with visitors. The region is known for its beautiful natural landscapes and elephants, and […]

Essential Experiences While Traveling in Laos

Essential Experiences: Things to Do in Laos Planning a trip to Laos? In Laos right now and trying to figure out what to do? Look no further! The list below goes […]

Koh Rong Sanloem: An Amazing Island on Cambodia’s Coast

When most people think of the beach in southeast Asia they think of Thailand. Malaysia. Maybe even Borneo. But Cambodia? Cambodia isn’t generally associated with good beaches, yet is has […]

Sihanoukville: A Gross Stop En Route to Paradise

Sihanoukville is located in southern Cambodia, along the country’s quite small stretch of coast. While Lonely Planet generously says it “certainly won’t win a beautiful city contest,” the photos and […]

Left 10km From the Border: Traveling Overland from Laos to Cambodia

The following post details my experience crossing the border overland from Laos into Cambodia in October 2018. We were picked up from our hotel in Pakse for our buses to […]

Busing Through Southern Laos: From Kong Lor to Thakhek to Pakse

We continued heading south through Laos on a mini bus from Vientiane to Kong Lor. There were not enough seats, and I was fortunate to get a lovely seat on the […]

Visiting Vientiane, Laos’ Cool Capital

Vientiane is the capital of Laos. Located across the border from Thailand, the only thing separating the two is the meandering Mekong River, although culturally they are quite different. A […]