Kentung is a small town in western Myanmar, not too far from the borders with Laos and Thailand. I arrived by bus from Chiang Mai in northern Thailand via the land border. The immigration process was pretty straightforward and didn’t take too long. We went into a small office on the street where we filled…… Continue reading Gallery: Kentung, Myanmar
Myanmar is, quite simply, an incredible place to visit. Of the countries that make up South-East Asia, it’s probably one of the least visited by tourists, and there are many reasons for this. The main one being the country’s turbulent history and oppressive military rule which ended as recently as 2011. A gradual liberalisation process…… Continue reading An introduction to Myanmar
1. Kayaking in Vang Vieng. I can’t overstate how beautiful the landscape is here. Laos was one of my favourite places in South-East Asia for travelling by bus because of the dramatic scenery. I highly recommend that you spend some time enjoying the great outdoors. Kayaking in Vang Vieng was a highlight for me. I…… Continue reading My Top 5 things to do in Laos
Who doesn’t love elephants? These gentle giants are known for their intelligence, long memory span, close family bonds and playfulness. For many tourists, elephants are one of the greatest draws of travel to South-East Asia where you can pay to interact with them in a number of ways. And who wouldn’t want to get close…… Continue reading Elephant tourism – is it ever OK?
Throughout my travels the majority of journeys I made were taken by bus, train or plane. The one exception was my trip from Luang Prabang in Laos to the border with Thailand, which I did by boat. I spent two days on the long boat, about nine hours each day, and broke up the journey by staying…… Continue reading A slow boat from Laos to Thailand
Luang Prabang is a city which feels more like a small town – in a good way! The vibe is very slow-paced and relaxing with lots of cool cafes and restaurants to pass the time in. It’s a wonderful place to chill out, surrounded by beautiful hills and greenery. That’s not to say there isn’t…… Continue reading Gallery: Luang Prabang, Laos