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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
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
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
The 1961 Art Hotel combined inspiration with relaxation. It was a cool and interesting place worth checking out in Siem Reap, Cambodia. I started my journey to Siem Reap with long bus rides from Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam. By “long,” I mean, the bus rides an
A solo traveler’s day hike from Ngadas to Cemoro Lawang village in East Java, Indonesia: Magnificent views of the Savanna and Sea of Sand at the caldera of Mount Bromo Volcano. I wanted to say that this solo hike was one of the “craziest” things I had
Featured photos from my overnight homestay and hiking experience in Ngadas Village near Mount Bromo Volcano in East Java Island, Indonesia. I stumbled upon Ngadas while searching for alternative ways of reaching Mount Bromo Volcano, one of Indonesia’s
30+ photos from five days in Upper Myanmar: Bicycle tour in Mandalay, scenic train to Hsipaw, and adventures at the ancient cities of Mingun, Amarapura, Innwa, and Sagaing. Yet another long night bus brought me to Mandalay, 3rd stop on my 14 day backpa
I traveled to Laos with a mission to surround myself in the beauty and serenity of the Laos countryside. I was totally looking forward to wander around remote villages, hiking past blooming rice paddies bordered by towering limestone cliffs. I ended up
The sky was shrouded by pitch black darkness when our night bus arrived in Bagan (from Yangon) around 3am. Day 1 Arrival in Bagan, Myanmar I didn’t bother to book a hostel room beforehand. After arrival, my “game plan” was basically to get on a pick-up
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

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