5 things to do in Chiang Mai
Budget Travel / South East Asia / Thailand

5 things to do in Chiang Mai

CHIANG MAI couldn’t be more different to its southern cousins. Don’t expect white beaches, Full Moon Parties or limestone rocks up in Northern Thailand, Chiang Mai is located inland and has a completely different feel to the south of the country. If culture, adventure activities, amazing street food and beautiful Wats are you thing, it’s … Continue reading

5 tips for staying safe at Koh Phangan’s Full Moon Party
South East Asia / Thailand / travel advice

5 tips for staying safe at Koh Phangan’s Full Moon Party

Koh Phangan’s Full Moon parties get a lot of bad publicity, and with the tragic shooting of British tourist Stephen Ashton in the popular party area of Haad Rin earlier this year, legitimate concerns have been raised about how safe a destination it is. Every year there are reports of deaths, sexual assaults and thefts, … Continue reading

Avoiding visa scams at the Cambodian border
Cambodia / South East Asia / Thailand / travel advice

Avoiding visa scams at the Cambodian border

The only experience which really shook me up in South East Asia was getting scammed at the Thai/Cambodian border. I’d love to make sure that no one else travelling from Thailand to Cambodia overland has to go through the same scam, so I’m writing this to highlight some common problems you might encounter at the … Continue reading