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Traveling is not measured by the distance one moves, but by how much one learns and the remarkable people one meets. I didn’t go on adventures as often last year as I did in 2012 but the crazy experiences and interesting people that I met more than mad …
Hidden in a quiet neighborhood in suburban Chiang Rai, Thailand was an eccentric art haven full of freakish art installations, infamously and collectively known as the “Black Houses.” Journey to the Black Houses Getting there by public transport was an …
I traveled to Thailand at the start of my three-month trip in South and Southeast Asia. Anticipating a rigorous journey later on my trip, I wasn’t up for a busy itinerary just yet. The thought of exploring the general vicinity of Bangkok at a leisurely …
Itinerary Rundown Destinations Details Part 1: Arrival in Thailand Day 1 to 2 Bangkok Iloilo to Manila Flight Manila to Manila Flight Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi International Airport to Bangkok City Center by train Bangkok Hostel Check-in Pathum Wan and Ratc …
Six days visiting the ancient temple ruins in the former Siamese capital of Ayutthaya in Central Thailand. The remarkable Buddhist temples were clustered together at the Ayutthaya Historical Park, which was easily explored on foot and by bicycle. Itine …
Three months of discovering ancient temples, eating exotic food, wandering around opulent palaces, getting lost in historic desert fortresses, and hiking through beautiful mountain landscapes in South and Southeast Asia. This trip was one of my biggest …
I couldn’t have thought of a better destination to kick-start my trip around mainland South East Asian than in, drum roll, please …. Thailand!  So cliché, I know, but this country took up the lion’s share of the “banana pancake trail” for a reason: I …
Even under grey skies and rough waters, Maya Bay in the Phi Phi Islands of Southern Thailand easily captured high ranks on my list of the most beautiful beaches. The ones I’ve had the pleasure of visiting, at least. Like most, I was drawn to Maya Bay ( …
I wanted to go to Southern Thailand so I could visit the secret island in “The Beach” movie. Cliche, I know! but I’ve been craving to go there for the longest time. Like a lot of backpackers, it was one of the iconic movies that inspired me to travel. …
After visiting more than half of the Philippines’ eighty provinces and experiencing the overwhelming beauty of my country, It was time to venture out further and travel longer. 2012 was my most extensive travel year yet. I wandered around nine countrie …

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