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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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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Backpacking Southeast Asia Third Stop: Kampot, Cambodia

After spending a night in Phnom Penh, I traveled to Kampot, Cambodia. I woke up early to take the 07:00 train to Sihanoukville that I booked online a week prior. My original plan was to spend my birthday in Koh Rong Samloem. It is a nice island off the coast of Sihanoukville. But two days […]

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Backpacking Southeast Asia Second Stop: Phnom Penh, Cambodia

After spending two days in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, I traveled to my next destination, Phnom Penh (PP) in Cambodia. I only spent a night in PP because I didn’t want to spend my birthday there. A girl I met in Bali in May told me not to stay long in PP if ever […]

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Backpacking Southeast Asia First Stop: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Two months ago I went on a six-week backpacking trip in Indochina (excluding Peninsular Malaysia). When I started the trip, I posted in my Instagram account @tnadeperalta that I will try to live on a US$ 20 per day budget. My brother was able to do that when he went on a similar trip last […]

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Traveling to Bangkok, Thailand from Siem Reap, Cambodia by Bus

Taking a flight is the fastest and easiest way of getting from one country to another. It is also the most expensive. If you are traveling for a longer period of time you try to save up as much as you can so you could extend your trip. For some, it terrifies them to do […]

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Traveling to Phnom Penh, Cambodia from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam by Bus

After spending two days in Ho Chi Minh City (HCM), Vietnam, it was time for me to move on to my next destination, Cambodia.  I traveled from Vietnam to Cambodia by bus. I purchased my bus ticket to Phnom Penh (PP), Cambodia prior to my trip to Vietnam so that I have something to show […]

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