The long journey to Luang Prabang (Day 8 – Day 10)

Feb 26

The long journey to Luang Prabang (Day 8 – Day 10)

If the bus ride from PingXiang to Zhuhai was a transportation nightmare in my Vietnam-China-Hong Kong-Macao trip, then the journey from Huay Xai to Luang Prabang in Laos was a worse nightmare. After relaxing in Pai, I decided it’s time to continue my journey to Laos. To cross over to Laos from Thailand, first I have to go to Chiang Khong. The only option I...

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Relaxing in Pai (Day 6 – Day 8)

Feb 20

Relaxing in Pai (Day 6 – Day 8)

Of all the 7 places I have stopped by during the journey, Pai is the place that I truly relaxed. The funny thing is I never heard about Pai before let alone included it in my initial travel plan. It was recommended by a fellow traveler I met in Siem Reap. Getting opinion of a place from other traveler is better than relying on a guide book. A town with such a funny...

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CNY celebration in Chiang Mai (Day 5 – Day 6)

Feb 17

CNY celebration in Chiang Mai (Day 5 – Day 6)

Day 5 was Chinese New Year eve. Normally, I would spend my time shopping for new cloths back at home before go back for reunion dinner with my family. Yes, I’m a last minute shopper. However, this year I was not at home. I was at Chiang Mai. After arriving from Bangkok via train, I headed straight to old city of Chiang Mai by red sawngthaew (bigger version of...

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Overnight train to Chiang Mai (Day 4 – Day 5)

Feb 13

Overnight train to Chiang Mai (Day 4 – Day 5)

After transit in Bangkok, I went to Chiang Mai by an overnight sleeper train. Not only it got me to my destination comfortably, I actually saved on a night of accommodation. The train departed from Hua Lamphong train station punctually at 6pm. I must say the train was the most comfortable transportation I took for the whole 2 weeks trip. I could actually sleep in...

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Transit in Bangkok (Day 3 – Day 4)

Feb 12

Transit in Bangkok (Day 3 – Day 4)

I arrived at Mo Chit bus station near Chatuchak in Bangkok around 7pm. Unlike the journey from Siem Reap to Poipet, the 5 hours bus ride (207 Baht) from Aranyaprathet was very comfortable. The bus was not overcrowded, fully air-conditioned, on time and the road was smooth. Tookie, my Bangkok’s friend was kind enough to pick me up from the station. Because it...

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My 2 weeks backpacking adventure across Indochina

Feb 09

My 2 weeks backpacking adventure across Indochina

It all started when my dearest AirAsia was having yet another free tickets giveaway on May last year. Highly enthusiastic on traveling after completing my 3 weeks journey in Vietnam-China-Macau-Hong Kong, I booked the tickets without giving it much thought. The destination I choose was Indochina. Why? Firstly, it is in South East Asia and I hope to visit every...

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