Tag Archives: Southeast Asia

Hoi An: A UNESCO World Heritage Town

Checking out Hoi An, a UNESCO World Heritage Town, while in Vietnam was right at the top of my bucket-list. I was on a bit of a time crunch, so I decided to only make a day trip out of it. The commute from Da

How to See Ha Long Bay from Hanoi

Ha Long Bay is one of the new natural wonders of the world, and just an hour commute from Vietnam’s capital city, Hanoi. There are many options to travel to Ha Long Bay from Hanoi, depending on the amount of time you want to spend

Da Nang: Vietnam’s Hippest Beach Town

While it appears Vietnam is a small country, it covers a great amount of length along the coast giving it quite a diverse ecosystem. In the North, be expected to see what you probably imagine China looks like (rice terraces, a lot of green, smoggy,

Two Days in Siem Reap

Of course, most people come to Cambodia to tick off a major bucketlist item: Angkor Wat! And while I usually like to dive into places and go much deeper than the obvious “to-see” spots, I had anxiety over a passport with dwindling pages and had

Hanoi: Southeast Asia’s Most Chaotic City

Vietnam had been calling me. I was in the middle of my second month of my round-the-world trip, and was sad to admit that other than New Zealand, no particular place had really blown me away yet. I was certainly enjoying everywhere I was going,

Five Things to Do in Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai was my favorite city I saw in Thailand. It’s a perfect blend of adventure, culture, delicious food, friendly people, and nature. I had five days there; here are the highlights of my trip: Grand Canyon The Grand Canyon is a natural pool about

Ten Must-Dos in Bali

Hike Mount Batur I sporadically ended up in Indonesia with little to no planning (I booked my flight 12 hours prior to arriving). I had heard from locals and backpackers alike that something I would be crazy to miss out on was a sunrise hike

One day in Singapore

I had a twenty-two hour layover in Singapore on my way from Bali to Chiang Mai, Thailand. I am always excited for a long layover in a new place. It gets my feet wet enough to get a feel for the city without having to

Food Poisoning: Why are you doing this?

My first “big” solo trip was to Thailand in June 2016. I had a day layover in Dubai, and then was off to Bangkok. Despite the long travel, I arrived in Bangkok ready to take on the city. I headed to where I was staying,