Places to Visit in Myanmar: Yangon, Inle Lake, Mandalay and Bagan

In my previous post, I made a solo traveler’s guide to Myanmar. In this post, I’ll be sharing the second part of the guide which is places to visit in Myanmar. Myanmar was part of my six weeks backpacking trip last June. In those six weeks, I planned on visiting five countries in Southeast Asia: […]

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Where to Stay in Laoag City When Traveling on a Small Budget: People’s Inn

When I was browsing for a place to stay in Laoag City the other day, People’s Inn appeared on the list of hotel recommendations in Booking.com. I wasn’t looking for something fancy, just something decent to stay for a night. I was going to attend my cousin’s funeral and I didn’t want to bother my […]

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A Solo Traveler’s Guide to Inle Lake Boat Tour in Myanmar

Prior to visiting Myanmar, I have zero knowledge about Inle Lake. I used to hear about Yangon, Mandalay, and Bagan but never heard of Inle Lake. I only knew about it when I asked my brother what places to visit in Myanmar. He mentioned the 3 cities and included Inle Lake. Inle Lake is a […]

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Myanmar Travel Guide for Solo Travelers

Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, is a country in Southeast Asia that is not yet as popular with tourists as it is with the other Southeast Asian countries. It opened its doors to tourists around 2012, after 50 years. It has got stunning temples, beautiful landscapes and rich culture that can easily match those of […]

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Traveling from Chiang Mai to Bangkok, Thailand on a Train

One of the things I was looking forward to doing when I added Chiang Mai in my backpacking route last July is experiencing the train ride from Chiang Mai to Bangkok in Thailand. There are buses traveling from Chiang Mai to Bangkok and travel time is shorter but I just find trains more appealing. Want […]

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My Solo Travel Itinerary to Chiayi County and Taipei in Taiwan

It has been two years since I first visited Taiwan. I started writing the draft of this post a few days after that trip. Somehow I got so busy with other things that I have forgotten to finish it. On my first visit, I spent two days in Chiayi County and four days in Taipei. […]

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7 Highly Recommended Things To Do in Kenting, Taiwan

I have just returned from an eight-day trip to Southern Taiwan and two days of it was spent in Kenting. Kenting is located at the southern tip of Taiwan in Pingtung County. It was our favorite among all the places we visited during our trip. We wished we stayed longer but with the two days […]

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Backpacking Southeast Asia Fourth Stop: Siem Reap, Cambodia with a Stop Over at Phnom Penh

After spending two days in Kampot, I traveled back to Phnom Penh by bus. Then I took the night bus to Siem Reap. I booked with Giant Ibis my Kampot to Phnom Penh (PP) trip as well as my PP to Siem Reap trip. Giant Ibis bus offers free pick-up to hostels/hotels affiliated with them. […]

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How to Save Money When You are Traveling Alone

One of the good things about traveling with a companion is that you have someone to split the costs for transportation, tours, hotel, and food. But just because you’re alone doesn’t mean you have to spend a fortune on your travel. The trick is to know how to make the most of your money so […]

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