Myanmar: Mandalay

From my whistle stop tour of Bangkok, I flew to Myanmar. I had a bit of an adventure getting to the airport; it was torrentially raining, the bus didn’t turn up and then the taxi I got with a Russian couple both ripped us off and got stuck in standstill traffic for what seemed a … More Myanmar: Mandalay

Thailand: Bangkok

From Pai, I braved the journey back down and spent a couple more days chilling out in Chiang Mai before heading south to Bangkok. I should note that this is very much a mini rather than comprehensive post – I’d not actually planned to spend any time in Bangkok after the reviews of many fellow … More Thailand: Bangkok

Thailand: Chiang Mai

From Chiang Rai, I hopped on the Green Bus down to Chiang Mai, a city I’d really been looking forward to visiting. I arrived to a really great hostel that I’d been recommended by some guys I met in Laos: Stamps Backpackers, which is just outside the old city walls. It’s got a great sociable … More Thailand: Chiang Mai

Laos: Luang Prabang

From green Vang Vieng, I hopped on a bus north to Luang Prabang. I’m glad I’d been pre-warned to get up early in time to take a Stugeron, as boy was it windy. There are two routes from Vang Vieng to Luang Prabang; the ‘old road’ which is exceedingly windy and longer, and the ‘new … More Laos: Luang Prabang

Laos: Vientiane

My first stop in Laos was the capital, Vientiane. Swerving the 24+ hour bus journey from Hanoi that I’d heard some ghastly things about, I flew. Typically, as I got in the boarding queue, the sun came out and it was a brilliant blue sky – the first I’d seen for about 3 weeks. Thanks, … More Laos: Vientiane