Asia, and Southeast Asia in particularly, is one of my favorite travel destinations. Especially for solo travel. There are simply so many amazing things to do and see there. Especially Southeast Asia is affordable and accessible. Because it’s such a popular destination for backpackers, it’s easy to meet people and make friends as you go.
I’ve been to Asia numerous times and have always had incredible adventures. Let me share my travel guides for Asia with the best places to visit in Asia, my experiences backpacking through Southeast Asia and travel tips for Asia. Whether you’re planning a trip soon or just dreaming about the future, you’ll love my Asia travel guides.
Things to Know Before You Visit Cambodia
Some people (like me) love Cambodia, others hated it. I…
Places to Visit in Cambodia
Cambodia is a beautiful country, but most backpackers don’t give…
Things to do in Tokyo
Tokyo is one of the coolest cities in the world. From skyscraper filled with neon lights to serene parks, the capital of Japan truly has it all. In such a large city, there is no lack of things to do and see, but here are five of my favorite things to do in Tokyo:
Things to do in Kyoto
If you are looking for a more authentic view of Japan, head to the cultural capital of Kyoto. Although a large metropole with 1,5 million inhabitants, Kyoto has retained a small town atmosphere. You can easily spend a few days roaming the city as well as take a trip or two to other places. Here…
Things to Know Before You Travel to Laos
From the beautiful nature to the historic cities and the kind people to the delicious food: Laos is a paradise. It’s less touristic and less developed than Thailand or Vietnam, and therefor much more adventurous. Laos is a gorgeous country that has so much to offer. I’ve been twice and long to go back again.…
Traveling from Luang Prabang to Koh Lanta over Land
Because I am a crazy person and I wanted to save money as well as limit my carbon footprint: I decided to travel from Luang Prabang to Koh Lanta over land. This is how I did it:
Riding the Thakhek Motorbike Loop in Laos
The Thakhek loop runs to and from the small town of Thakhek in central Laos and it can be done in 3 or 4 days (or even 2 if you’re in a big hurry). It runs through a variety of landscapes of karst mountains, ricefields, through hills and valleys. The road is lined with caves,…
Things to Do in Luang Prabang
Luang Prabang is one of those cities that deserves every bit of its reputation. I instantly fell in love with the charming, relaxing and hospitable former colonial town. Luang Prabang is a haven for weary backpackers and luxury vacationers alike. These are my favorite things to do in Luang Prabang.
Things to Do in George Town
George Town is one the most popular places in Malaysia, and with good reason! This gorgeous colonial city is a UNESCO Heritage Site, filled with lovely old architecture and striking street art.
Things to Do in Malakka
If you find yourself in Malaysia, make sure you visit Malakka. This small colonial city lies about 2 hours from Kuala Lumpur and is perfect for a 2-3 day visit.
Things to Do in Kuala Lumpur
The Malaysian capital is huge, modern and caotic. A stark contrast to the South East Asian countryside, but a good example of Malaysian prosperity. The city can feel overwhelming, but is easily traversed through the good public transportation system or a Grab.
Places to Visit in the Philippines
The Philippines is a beautiful country, with plenty of places worth visiting. Travelling around the Philippines, unfortunately, takes a lot of time as the country is made up of islands and the infrastructure is sometimes lacking. So you may need to make some hard decisions about which places you’ll go and which ones you pass…
Things to Do in Singapore
Singapore is a city-state and one of the richest countries in Asia. From the state of the art airport to the skyscrapers and luxury hotels, everything in Singapore is shiny, new and clean. Ideally, 2-3 days would be a good amount of time to visit Singapore at a leisurely pace. Singapore is just as pricey…
Things to Do in Chiang Mai
Thailand may be best known for its beaches, but the north is definitely worth visiting as well. Take a train or bus to Chiang Mai and use the city as a base from which to explore the nature, culture and wildlife
Things to Do in Bangkok
There is never a dull moment in the capital of Thailand. This city is chaotic, but fun and filled with beautiful places, great food and lovely people. Just ignore the smell.
Things to Know About Riding a Motorbike in Vietnam
Motorbikes are a beloved and convenient mode of transportation in South East Asia. In Vietnam, they are especially popular among backpackers who want to drive from one end of the country to the other. Lots of people buy a bike for a long trip or do rent a bike for the day to explore and…
Things to Know Before You Visit Vietnam
After spending a month in Vietnam, I can confidently say that I am not an expert on the country. But I can give you some helpful advice. These tips should help you be a bit better prepared than I was.
10 Days on a Motorbike in Vietnam
As a full-time traveler, I get to experience the most awesome adventures all around the world. Those once-in-a-lifetime, epic, slightly scary, but so worth it adventures. I’m actually writing this as I just turned my motorbike in after riding it around Vietnam for 10 days. In 10 days I drove from Hanoi to Hoi An,…
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