On the benefits of spontaneity: a convoluted route of my 170 day journey across South East Asia.

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.

Couchsurfing- the best way to meet the locals and save some money

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 (part two) – mangroves and islets

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 (part one) -the beauty of the green season

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 (part one)- the most touristy island of the east coast

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

What to pack for a long, backpacking trip to South Asia/ South East Asia?

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?

Tips for budget travel around 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