Travel Tips

A Trishaw outside a Chinese Temple in George Town, Malaysia

10 Things to do in George Town, Malaysia


Penang is one of the most popular destinations in Malaysia, known as the food capital of the country and for its own unique mix of cultures. At the north-eastern tip of the island is its capital, and one of the most interesting cities in Malaysia – George Town. George Town was established as one of… Read More

View of Halong Bay in Vietnam

Must See Vietnam: 5 Places to Visit


Vietnam is one of those countries that has everything from a traveller’s point of view. It has big busy cities, interesting historical sites, breathtaking natural scenery, great beaches, thrilling adventure activities and mouth watering food. In fact, Vietnam has so much to offer that you could keep coming back time and time again and always… 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

Street in Kampot, Cambodia

Backpacker’s Travel Guide to Kampot, Cambodia


Kampot is a sleepy little riverside town in Southern Cambodia, located a couple of kilometres from the coast. Here you will find quiet streets lined with old French shop fronts, friendly locals and a very chilled out vibe. Kampot hasn’t got a lot to offer in the form of tourist attractions, but its charm and… 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

Chicken Panang Curry in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Six Cheap and Tasty Thai Food Restaurants in Chiang Mai


I know I’m still writing about Cambodia on the blog, but we’ve actually been living in Chiang Mai, Thailand for the past two months. We’ve been on the road for most of this year, and after three months of continuous travel in Southeast Asia, it has been great to just stay put here in Chiang… 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

Tips for Visiting the Temples of Angkor in Cambodia


I have to be honest. I was a little overwhelmed when it came time to visit the Temples of Angkor in Cambodia. It’s a place that I’ve always wanted to visit, and I can’t imagine that there are many people who don’t at least want to visit Angkor Wat. It’s a very popular tourist spot… 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