Setting off on this open-ended journey, I silently wished to learn how to let go of expectations, go with the flow and become more spontaneous. All of the above transformations … Continue reading On the benefits of spontaneity: a convoluted route of my 170 day journey across South East Asia.
What is Couchsurfing? Couchsurfing is a social platform which allows potential hosts and travellers to find each other. The idea is simple: as a host, you open your doors to … Continue reading Couchsurfing- the best way to meet the locals and save some money
Koh Lanta was the ideal place to chill out but it also had plenty of places to explore. When we got bored of lying in a hammock, we rented a … Continue reading Koh Lanta (part two) – mangroves and islets
Koh Lanta is a large and pretty island on the western (Andaman) coast of Thailand. Although it is quite a popular destination, some of the beaches in the south of … Continue reading Koh Lanta (part one) -the beauty of the green season
Koh Samui is a large, holiday-resort island dominated by Russian tourists. The beaches on Koh Samui are large and sandy but the place is totally charmless and very main stream. … Continue reading Koh Samui (part one)- the most touristy island of the east coast
We used Thai railways to get from Bangkok to our first island destination in Thailand: Koh Tao. It was an expensive but a very comfortable journey. Getting the train tickets … Continue reading From Bangkok to Koh Tao
Before going for my first backpacking voyage, I’d spent a long time reading posts about packing. Everybody stressed the importance of going light-weight and being a minimalist. I found all … Continue reading What to pack for a long, backpacking trip to South Asia/ South East Asia?
How much money would you need for a long-term, independent travel around South East Asia? The shortest answer is: it depends on you. Estimating the budget of your trip is … Continue reading Tips for budget travel around South East Asia