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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Traveling from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap, Cambodia by Night Bus

When I was on my backpacking trip to some parts of Southeast Asia four months ago, I was on a limited time and budget so I had to plan it in the most cost-efficient way possible. After spending two days in Kampot, Cambodia, my next destination was Siem Reap. There is no direct transportation from […]

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Vietnam-Cambodia-Thailand Seven Days Solo Travel Itinerary

Two months ago, I was asked to help prepare a Vietnam-Cambodia-Thailand seven days travel itinerary. Long term travelers might say seven days is too short for three countries. They would tell you to concentrate on one country and see more of that country. And I agree. With this type of itinerary, you’ll be spending a […]

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Sending Postcards: One of My Must-Do When Traveling

This morning while browsing through my Facebook newsfeed, I learned that the very first postcard was sent on October 1, 1869, in Austria-Hungary. Yesterday was its 150th anniversary. With the advent of digital technology, writing postcards seems to have become a lost art. When I was in Baguio two days ago, I had a hard […]

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Going Solo: Tips When Traveling Alone

I have read somewhere that traveling alone will be the scariest, most liberating, life-changing experience of your life and that you should do it once. I have done it not just once but many times and I love it. Sometimes I prefer going solo than travel with a companion. I guess I just got so […]

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Hanoi Travel Guide and How to Spend One Day in Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi is the capital city of Vietnam and is located in the northern part of the country. It is the gateway to Halong Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is famous for its towering limestone islands and islets. Most of the popular tourist sites are near each other so a day or two days […]

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