Southeast Asia Backpacking

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 Twelfth Stop: Luang Prabang, Laos

After spending four days in Hanoi, I flew to Luang Prabang, Laos. I arrived there late at night, and from the airport, I went straight to my hostel, Friendly Backpacker Hostel. At the hostel, I had a Chinese guy roommate who was also backpacking. He was very nice and gave me some tips about Luang …

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Backpacking Southeast Asia Eleventh Stop: Hanoi, Vietnam

After spending ten amazing days in Myanmar, I flew to Hanoi, Vietnam to continue my journey. I have been to Hanoi the year prior, but my plan was to go to Laos after, and the original plan was to get there by land from Danang, Vietnam. So instead of going back to Bangkok, I flew …

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Backpacking Southeast Asia Tenth Stop: Yangon, Myanmar

After spending three days in Bagan, I traveled back to Yangon on an overnight bus. My flight out of Myanmar is from Yangon so I had to go back there. I think I have not mentioned in my previous post that you can enter and leave Myanmar by overland border crossing.  Filipinos can visit Myanmar …

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Backpacking Southeast Asia Ninth Stop: Bagan, Myanmar

After spending two days in Mandalay, I traveled by bus to Bagan. The trip to Bagan was at 8:00 AM so I had to leave the hostel early because the bus station is far from the hostel. Free breakfast starts at 6:30 AM at the hostel. What’s good about Ostello Bello Mandalay is that you can …

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Backpacking Southeast Asia Eighth Stop: Mandalay, Myanmar

After spending two days in Inle Lake, I took the night bus to Mandalay. It was a minibus and there were only less than 10 passengers, I included. And I was the only foreigner again. The trip was faster than I expected. We left Inle Lake at 6:00 PM and I was told that we’ll …

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Backpacking Southeast Asia Seventh Stop: Inle Lake, Myanmar

After spending a day in Yangon, I took the night bus to Inle Lake. Inle Lake is located in Nyaung Shwe Township. JJ Express is the most famous and best bus line in Myanmar. But for my trip to Inle, I took the Famous Bus Line which is also good. I was the only foreigner …

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