Throughout our Vietnam tour exploring the country from Ho Chi Minh City in the south to Hanoi in the north, we stopped by a couple of historical places in Vietnam of great importance along the way. Here is all you need to know about the My Lai Memorial and the Vinh Moc Tunnels – two important sites in Vietnamese and world history that are absolutely worth visiting. Continue Reading
Most of us know Thailand for its exquisitely decorated temples, it’s delicious street food, and it’s romantic beaches. In the city of Chiang Mai however, is a special secret. Art in Paradise is an illusory delight for art lovers and big kids alike. Join me on my day trip to one of the most unique attractions in Chiang Mai! Continue Reading
As one of the most iconic images of Cambodia and South East Asia, Angkor Wat is an essential visit for backpackers and tourists visiting the country. Featuring on the national flag, and famed for its remarkable beauty, it’s no wonder thousands flock to the historic site every day. Read on to see how much of this temple complex can be seen in just a day visit as part of our trip through Cambodia. Continue Reading
Visiting Kuang Si Falls is a must-do activity when in the ancient capital of Laos, Luang Prabang. Around 30km from the city, it’s a short drive away and easily accessible by tuk tuk, organised tour group, or scooter. Here’s a slightly different route to take you off the beaten track to visit this stunning location! Continue Reading
When visiting the islands surrounding the southern coast of Thailand, one can easily get wrapped up in the serenity and beauty of these incredible island destinations around Thailand. If visiting Koh Phi Phi it’s and it’s imperative to visit Maya Bay – famous for it’s perfect enclosed beach and dotted islets used as a filming location. Take a look at the best Thai islands to visit following the busy city life of Bangkok, featuring the best quotes from The Beach movie! Continue Reading
On the second part of our Vietnamese journey, take a look at the wonderful nature and landscape of northern Vietnam, as well as historical famous cities such as Hoi An up to Hanoi full of colour, life, and beautiful scenes that take your breath away. Continue Reading
Continuing our journey through South East Asia, we’ve made it to the east coast country of Vietnam. Rich in culture and history, join me as we go from the craziness of Ho Chi Minh City to the remote fishing village of Bai Xep with Stray Asia.
On our way to the capital of Cambodia Phnom Penh we made some very important stops. Understanding the history of a country such as Cambodia is hugely important, and so visiting the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek and S-21 were significant moments of our Stray Asia trip. It’s hard to say how we felt going there, I very much wanted to learn more and fully understand for myself what occurred at these places and why, but to say we were looking forward to this experience is the wrong phrase, however for a long time this destination had been high up my list of important places to visit. To begin the account of our visit, I feel I should introduce what I already knew about the Cambodian Genocide.
No South East Asia backpacking trip is complete without a visit to some of Cambodia’s most famous sights. From the vibrant Siem Reap to the remote islands on the coast of Sihanoukville, here’s what to do on a backpacking itinerary in Cambodia as part of the Lot Pass from Stray Asia!