Nestled in the mountains of northern Thailand, along the famous Mae Hong Song loop, this little village has kept its charm and held onto its spot on the global tourist map. Today, a stay in Chiang Mai warrants a visit to Pai. You can’t do Chiang Mai and not Pai – say the guide books.… Read More Pai: A hippie town or clever marketing?
So, you’ve decided to go traveling and are now on the lookout for your mobile home. Yay! Congrats on getting this far. Like always, the best way to go about this is to ask yourself a bunch of questions and really, come up with a shortlist of your must haves. Here’s some pointers. CATEGORIES In… Read More Choosing the right backpack
Southern most of Thai islands, and in close proximity to a national park, Ko Lipe with its crystal clear waters and white sandy beaches is a postcard island. It's beauty sells many a keychains and fridge magnets. Beauty however can also also be a burden and that's the sorry state of Koh Lipe. Tainted with… Read More Ko Lipe: An overpriced tourist trap & a busted knee
About 80Km south of Prachuap Khiri Khan this little place offers a quiet existence with an idyllic beach and a small mix of local and ferang run businesses that cater to the occasional backpacker. From Prachuap one could either shell out ~200Bht for a mini van or opt for the most basic 3rd class on… Read More Bang Saphan Yai
As I see it, this thread requires very little intro. While we were planning for our backpacking trip there were a lot of things to do or topics to read up on we shared as a couple. However there were also a couple of top items on my list that I knew I had to… Read More Backpacking as a female: Pack list
If you are looking to book flights from SFO – one of the popular options is to fly through Japan. Why not stopover? Tokyo is such a bustling city with so much to see. Our biggest challenge was how to take it all in and still stay within budget. Turns out it’s not that difficult.… Read More 3 nights in Japan
My first thought – medical in the US is expensive. My second thought – thank god for insurance. My advise – get your medical done while you are still employed. If you are looking for where to find a travel doctor ; your best bet is to talk to your primary physician and ask for… Read More A visit to the Doctor