Phong Nha Caves Vietnam Adventures -Part 2

Phong Nha Caves Vietnam Adventures Part 2. Did you miss Part 1 of the Phong Nha Caves Vietnam Adventures?… [more...]

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Top 5 Highlights of Da Nang, Vietnam

My time in Da Nang is almost over and I would like to reflect on my Top 5 Highlights of Da Nang Vietnam. These… [more...]

Top 5 Highlights of Da Nang, Vietnam Top 5 Highlights of Da Nang, Vietnam

Hoi An - Full-Moon Festival

An absolute highlight of my travels in Southeast Asia was the Hoi An - Full-Moon Festival. I sit… [more...]

Hoi An - Full-Moon Festival Hoi An - Full-Moon Festival

Golden Rock Myanmar: in Kyaikhto

Another highlight of Myanmar was the Golden Rock Myanmar, Kyaikhto Golden rock, Kyaikhto Myanmar.   I… [more...]

Golden Rock Myanmar: in Kyaikhto Golden Rock Myanmar: in Kyaikhto

Human Powered Ferris Wheel

A Human Powered Ferris Wheel... I never knew such things existed! Coming to a corner the somewhat… [more...]

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Highlights of Mui Ne, Vietnam

After leaving Nha Trang, Vietnam, Sarah and I then take a bus to experience the Highlights of Mui Ne Vietnam… We stayed at a great hotel $8/night for a double room, shared bath. It was right on the beach and had a nice pool! So fancy for only $4 (: In Mui Ne, we randomly met […]


Hanoi Highlights – Exploring Northern Vietnam

Hanoi Highlights – Exploring Northern Vietnam Hanoi – a charming city with multiple lakes and peaceful neighborhoods. I had experienced a bit of Vietnam’s famed “coldness” when I started traveling in the south of the country and had heard from everyone that the north was ten times worse. Hanoi, the center of the more “sophisticated” […]


Angkor Wat, Cambodia and Around Siem Reap

I then head to Siem Reap to experience for myself the mysterious power of the ancient Angkor Wat Cambodia. The Road to Siem Reap Where is the mighty Mekong? Everywhere! During the rainy season June – October the Mekong rises so dramatically that it actually causes the Tonle Sap river to reverse its flow into the Tonle Sap […]


Flooding In Bangkok

Thailand: I returned to find flooding in Bangkok. The city already partially flooded is a bustle as its inhabitants prepare for the worse – everywhere shop owners are building cement barricades around their storefronts. I stayed at New Road Guest House: A delightful find in this crazy tourist trap of a city. Dorm beds = […]


Highlights of Myanmar -Travel to Visit Burma

There are many Highlights of Myanmar – unfortunately we stayed on the main tourist path but, even still, this country is full of discovery! Beautiful Myanmar (formerly Burma): Land of Pagoda’s, big smiles, painted faces and a thirst for knowledge of the outside world. Myanmar positioned between China, India, and Bangladesh reflects an influenced mixture […]


Highlights of Northern Vietnam: Mai Chau

Mai Chau After my horrendous, tourist-packed Halong bay experience, I decide against visiting the equally touristy Sapa and instead go to Mai Chau – claimed to be similar to Sapa with far less tourist. I travel down to Mai Chau with Di, a Vietnamese girl I met in my hostel. The Road to Mai Chau […]