Backpacker Accommodations in Thailand

We have put together a list of all the accommodations where we stayed during our travels in Thailand. For each place, we comment on cleanliness, staff friendliness, comfort, location and price. We point out what we loved, liked or did not like about these places, as not all of them met our expectations. Bangkok - Hide Hostel Cleanliness: This accommodation was extra clean....

Kuala Lumpur on a Budget

To go down to Kuala Lumpur after 10 days in Penang and 2 more days in Cameron Highlands was quite a hard decision to make. We were a bit scared that it would be too hectic. In fact it was, and we were glad that we only spent two nights there. This doesn't mean that we didn't enjoy the city....

Blind Massage – Hanoi

Omamori Spa While in Hanoi we heard of Omamori Spa, a non profitable business where they train and employ visually impared people giving them the opportunity to work. We didn't want to leave Hanoi without getting a massage at this place so we made a reservation and went there our last day in the city. We recommend you to make a...

Penang on a Budget

I was really looking forward writing this post. Penang is an amazing experience, and Georgetown has been our favourite city in South East Asia. I think it was the mix of delicious food, amazingly nice people, many different cultures coexisting peacefully, and the incredible street art around the city of George Town that made this city so special. We spent...

Koh Lipe on a Budget

Koh Lipe is a paradise island located in the province of Satun, Thailand. You can find amazing white sand beaches, crystal clear water, beautiful coral and marine life, cosy bungalows close to the beach, lots of seafood and other Thai specialities and really nice people. People tend to think that this is not a place for budget travellers but...

May Kaidee’s Cooking Class

One of the things we wanted to do while in Thailand was to take a cooking class. Astra did a bit of research, well, a lot of research like he normally does and finally came up with this veggie cooking school. We loved the experience as it was just the two of us. Our recommendation is to do a half...

Cat Ba & Ha Long Bay

One of the most famous destinations in Vietnam is Ha Long Bay. Normally people book a two day one night cruise tour. You will do different activities like kayaking, snorkelling and visiting different islands. If you already know us, you'll know that we always try to organise things ourselves and we love to find the best deals. We did a...

How to Travel around Vietnam

Vietnam can get really confusing when travelling around. They have schedules and set stations so it shouldn't be that difficult right? Well, let me tell you sometimes it can get a bit challenging. Here we give you some information to helpfully save you some time, money and headaches! Hanoi to Cat Ba The journey from Hanoi to Cat Ba can be...

Chiang Rai in One Day – Photo Diary

Chiang Rai is the city that will bring you closer to one of the most beautiful temples in Thailand. We spent two nights in Chiang Rai and we really enjoyed our stay. Here is what we did in Chiang Rai: Early Morning to Wat Rong Khun - White Temple Getting to the White Temple from Chiang Rai is really easy and...

Luang Prabang on a budget

Beautiful Luang Prabang! I think we both fell in love the very first moment we arrived in this city. It's so relaxed with such a good vibe that we already wanted to spend longer that the 4 days we had planned. You don't need to organise lots of activities in Luang Prabang. Take some time to explore the city,...