Chiang Mai – Jump in!

The city of Chiang Mai is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Thailand! It has everything: Temples, Adventure Parks , Trekks, a Grand Canyon, Markets, Cooking schools and more! I arrived on February 21st at 5:30am via night bus from Bangkok (400baht/ $12 USD) and took a red car for 60 baht (pickup […]

Angkor Thom – Part 2

Angkor Thom – The Ancient Capital Part 2 of 2 on my adventures through the ancient temples of Angkor! Please see part 1 for tour options and my visit to Angkor Wat. Angkor Thom Of the 1200 plus temples of Angkor, the largest grouping of structures is located at Angkor Thom. It’s huge! It took […]

The City of Trat

The Wacky Vs. the Woody Rather than bus straight to Bangkok from Koh Chang, I took the opportunity to discover the small town of Trat that really doesn’t tailor to tourists. What I discovered in Trat is a splendidly uneventful town. Quick transit break down: It costs 500baht (15$ USD) to bus from Koh Chang […]

Angkor Wat – Part 1

 The Temple of Angkor Wat The five days I spent in Siem Reap, Cambodia, touring the temples of Angkor were so grand I simply can’t cover it all in one article. So here is part 1 of 2 covering the tour options and the great Angkor Wat! I arrived in Siem Reap on February 7th […]

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

Saigon is brighter than ever, and louder too! On February 3rd, I arrived in Saigon via day bus from Da Lat City. The drive down from the mountains was scenic and grand as I descended to flat marshlands leading straight into the heart of the biggest city in Vietnam, formerly known as Saigon. Over my […]