Budget Tips

Free Things to do in Paris


Paris is notoriously regarded as one of the most expensive cities in the world to visit. Personally, I didn’t find it quite as bad as people make it out to be and I found prices were similar to most popular European cities. That being said, if you’re on a tight budget, you are certainly going… Read More

The road to the South Flinders Ranges in South Australia

Budget Tips for a Road Trip Around Australia


Australia is without a doubt one of the most diverse and interesting countries to visit in the world. There is a lot to see, from interesting cities to amazing natural wonders, but it is also an expensive place to travel. One of the best ways to see it (and one of the cheapest) is to… Read More

Patuxai in Vientiane, Laos

Backpacker’s Travel Guide to Vientiane, Laos


Vientiane is a capital city that doesn’t really feel like a capital city, especially when you compare it to the metropolises of Laos’ neighbouring countries. Compared to cities like Bangkok, Hanoi or Phnom Penh, Vientiane is a sleepy little city, located right on the Mekong River. It is a city that is now forever changing… Read More

Boating building on Don Khone in Si Phan Don, Laos

Backpacker’s Travel Guide to Si Phan Don (4000 Islands), Laos


Si Phan Don (4000 Islands) is situated right in the south of Laos, in the stretch of Mekong River that borders Cambodia. Here, the Mekong River splits into a maze of different channels covering a width of around 4 km, creating thousands of small islands (around 4000 in the dry season). Si Phan Don is… Read More

Locals fishing on the Mekong River at sunset in Kratie, Cambodia

Backpacker’s Travel Guide to Kratie, Cambodia


Kratie is a small, laid back town on the Mekong River in Northeastern Cambodia, and makes a great spot to break up the journey between Phnom Penh and Laos. Old French Colonial buildings surround the town’s central market, and the picturesque Mekong River provides a perfect scene at sunset. Many people come here primarily to… Read More

Boat on the Mekong River in Kampong Cham, Cambodia

Backpacker’s Travel Guide to Kampong Cham, Cambodia


Kampong Cham is a sleepy little city on the Mekong River, located in Northeastern Cambodia. The city is basically the gateway to this lesser travelled area of the country, and many people just use it as more of a transport hub to go through to Kratie or the more remote Ratanakiri Province, however, Kampong Cham… Read More

View of Saigon's skyline at night in Saigon, Vietnam

Backpacker’s Travel Guide to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam


Ho Chi Minh City, which is still more commonly known as its former name, Saigon, is the ultimate Southeast Asian metropolis. It is a city that is truly alive, with its crazy traffic filled streets surrounded by busy street side food stalls, markets, restaurants and modern skyscrapers. This is the sort of place where just… Read More

Moonlight Pavillion in the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Backpacker’s Travel Guide to Phnom Penh, Cambodia


Phnom Penh is the capital city of Cambodia and was our first stop when we visited the country. Compared to the rest of Cambodia, Phnom Penh is a hot and steamy, bustling city that is full of life. Walking down its busy streets full of motorbikes and tuk tuks, you’ll come across friendly people, tasty… Read More

Main Beach in Nha Trang, Vietnam

Backpacker’s Travel Guide to Nha Trang, Vietnam


Nha Trang is Vietnam’s premier beach destination. Generally, I’m not all that interested in places like this, but after a couple of weeks of active travel in the country, I was glad to get some relaxing beach time. I was also surprised to find that there is more to Nha Trang than just lazing on… Read More

Moat and fortified wall at the Imperial Citadel in Hue, Vietnam

Backpacker’s Travel Guide to Hue, Vietnam


The small city of Hue in central Vietnam is the cultural and academic heart of the country. Situated almost in the very centre of Vietnam, Hue was the capital city of the country during the rule of the Nguyen Dynasty which lasted from 1802 until 1945. It is the amazing historical sites from this era… Read More