Southeast Asia Backpacking

Blue Temple Chiang Rai

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 Sixth Stop: Yangon, Myanmar

As mentioned in my previous post, I flew to Yangon, Myanmar from Bangkok, Thailand. The flight was supposed to be at 7:30 in the evening but it was delayed for an hour. It was an hour and 15 minutes flight. After passing through the immigration, I exchanged some dollars and bought a sim card. Then …

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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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