Why You Should Do a Homestay In Cambodia

(A Homestay is an opportunity for local people to share their culture and way of life with you by offering you bed and board in their own home and you’ll find them all over South East Asia.) Experiencing a traditional homestay in Cambodia was most one of the most memorable moments from my trip to…

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A First Timer’s Guide to Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok was my first stop on my solo backpacking adventure around South East Asia. I made it my starting point due to a cheap flight from Dublin and I would also be joining a group tour through Vietnam and Cambodia from the city. I decided to arrive a few days before to find my bearings…

Volunteering at Elephant Nature Park, Thailand

Volunteering at Elephant Nature Park (ENP) was certainly an eye-opening and emotional experience but one of my highlights in South East Asia. You will learn so much about animal rights and the horror of the elephant tourism trade that is unfortunately still so real today in Thailand. I highly recommend anyone interested in helping elephants…

The Best Way To See Pai, Thailand

I had heard so much about Pai from fellow travellers in Laos when I mentioned that I was travelling to Northern Thailand so had to go see it for myself. This is a small hippy village located 3 hours from Chiang Mai and it’s surrounded by nature, hot springs and view points. I can see…

Laos Yoga Retreat, Nong Khiaw

Whether you are an expert yogi or just casually practicing yoga you should give a retreat a shot! Where better to try one than in South East Asia – people from all around the world have been coming here for the best yoga experience. Laos, PDR (People’s Democratic Republic or also short for Please Don’t…

Must have Apps for Backpacking in South East Asia

Here is a list of my top travel smartphone app recommendations that will help you to find bargain accommodation, transport, flights,  restaurants and activities and budget your spending around South East Asia. Accommodation Agoda For booking accommodation, download the Agoda app. Create an account and it will find you the best deals on hotels, hostels…