1. Borobudur / Prambanan, Indonesia Off the main tourist backpacking route of Southeast Asia are a set of temples on the island of Java, Indonesia, near Yogyakarta that are worth a visit. Though Borobudur and Prambanan are two separate temples and even dedicated to different religions, I’ll group them together because of their close proximity. […]
In southern Laos, there’s an area along the Mekong River known as 4,000 Islands on account of all the small islands dotting the river. The bridge in this photo, built by the French, connects the island of Don Det, a backpacker favorite, with an island just to the South. This photo is one of my […]
Large photo of the 45-meter, golden Pha That Luang Stupa in Vientiane. It’s thought to contain a relic of the Buddha.
Don Det has become a popular backpacker destination due to its laid back atmosphere.
Tubing in Vang Vieng was the driving force behind my visit to Laos. It turned out to be as good a reason as any, and I was glad to make it to the little backpacker haven for my 32nd birthday as well. I celebrated with rock climbing by day, and Korean BBQ and beers by […]
I stopped in Vientiane for 4 nights of boutique hotel bliss and top notch French food. I found there was actually quite a bit to do in and around the capital city of Laos. Pakse Pitstop A Deluxe Apartment in the Sky – photos from the only boutique hotel of my trip. My 3-Course Lunch […]
Aside from river tubing in Vang Vieng, I didn’t know what Laos would hold for me. Crossing over from Cambodia, I quickly found myself on Don Det, one of the better “developed” islands situated in the midst of the Mekong River in southern Laos. Life was slow, very slow. Sip a beer, talk with other […]
Thailand offers its own visa conundrum, and really epitomizes why visas are such a hassle.
Europe lacked the danger and adventure that I now crave…