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I was on a flight to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with no clear idea where to go for the next 26 days. KL was only supposed to be a stopover for a trip to another destination, which didn’t push through. I wandered around Kuala Lumpur for a few days trying to
I love walking along historic streets lined with old buildings. When I planned my next trip to Peninsular Malaysia, George Town in Penang Island came up on the top of my list of places to visit. George Town, along with Melaka, is a  UNESCO world herita
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
I explored Indonesia  for two weeks during my three-week backpacking trip early  this year. Considering this huge country trumps even the Philippines in terms of archipelagic size, I wanted to take careful thought with my itinerary. I knew two weeks wo
Uber cheap flight tickets, booked one year in advance, kicked-off my dream of finally embarking on a 10-week trip to Indochina. This well-trodden backpacking trail passes through countries located in the mainland part of South East Asia such as Malaysi
Straying off course whether on purpose or unintentionally isn’t always a terrible thing. We might feel helpless from losing our bearings but if we keep ourselves open to whatever comes our way, we’re bound to discover that twists and turns make unexpec
Travel date — 2012 Yangon Airport to Central Yangon The tourism information desk at the Yangon International Airport told me I could find the local buses to downtown at the “10 miles market,” which was a 15-minute walk away from the airport. After exit
Six days backpacking in Mandalay, Hsipaw, and the ancient cities of Upper Myanmar: Amarapura, Sagaing, Innwa, and Mingun. Just the thought of visiting a place called Mandalay already got me excited, the name seemed so exotic. There were a lot of places
Sneek peak of the gravity-defying Kyaiktiyo Golden Rock Pagoda on my last days in Myanmar. The weather was cloudy the whole morning and most of the afternoon that I was in Kyaiktiyo. Fortunately, the sky magically cleared up at the peak of the golden s
Aboard the train ride to Hsipaw, considered as one of the best railway experiences in the world. Plus, a two-day photo walk around Hsipaw town, which offered a glimpse of life in rural Burma. Itinerary Rundown Destinations Details Previous Mandalay (Pa

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