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Backpacking Southeast Asia Final Stop: Bangkok, Thailand

Finally, after almost two years, I am now writing about the final stop of my six weeks Southeast Asia backpacking trip. But just like my Chiang Mai post, I will not be able to share my expenses for Bangkok because I forgot to write down my expenses. After taking the overnight train from Chiang Mai, …

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Backpacking Southeast Asia Fourteenth Stop: Chiang Mai, Thailand

It’s the first day of April, and I haven’t finished writing about my Southeast Asia backpacking series yet. My goal was to finish it last February, but I got busy preparing the onboarding requirements for my new job. And then I wrote about other things and completely forgot about finishing it. Chiang Mai, the fourteenth …

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Backpacking Southeast Asia Thirteenth Stop: Chiang Rai, Thailand

My backpacking series is almost done. We are now at my thirteenth stop which is Chiang Rai, Thailand. In my previous post, I wrote about my 2 days slow boat journey from Luang Prabang to Huay Xai. From there, we did a land border crossing from Laos to Thailand. We spent a night in Chiang …

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My Experience Taking the Slow Boat from Laos to Thailand

One of the most interesting experiences I had during my 6 weeks backpacking trip in 2019 was taking the slow boat from Laos to Thailand. And I think that it is something you should do if you ever go backpacking to Southeast Asia. I have read that you can take a van from Luang Prabang …

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Backpacking Southeast Asia Fifth Stop: Bangkok, Thailand

It’s been more than a year since that unforgettable backpacking trip to some parts of Southeast Asia, but I’m not done writing about the trip yet. This Bangkok post has been on my post drafts for so long and now that I’m trying to catch up on my backlogs, I hope to finish this series …

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My Experience Visiting an Elephant Sanctuary in Chiang Rai, Thailand

Today I have just found out that the Elephant Valley Thailand (EVT), an ethical elephant sanctuary in Chiang Rai is closing permanently. Because of COVID-19, they could not survive the loss of income. I am very sad because EVT is one of the very few truly ethical elephant sanctuaries in Thailand. Many sanctuaries in Northern …

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Traveling from Chiang Mai to Bangkok, Thailand by Train

One of the things I was looking forward to doing when I added Chiang Mai to 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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