After a ‘surprisingly’ not-so-restful night on our hotel bus we arrived in Sihanoukville, the harbor town that would lead us to Cambodia’s southern islands of Koh Rong and Koh Rong Sanloem. The islands had not been on our original itinerary but much like the rest of our trip, we had heard from other travelers that … More Koh Rong was so Right
Pai was the first place we changed up our itinerary for on the fly based on a personal friend’s suggestion after beginning our trip. It came at the recommendation of one of Ross’s fraternity friends and everyone we mentioned it to in Thailand agreed it was a worthwhile place to visit. It is a small … More A Slice of Asian Pai
Touching down in Chiang Mai, we were greeted with a big tourist desk that advertised exactly what we had come to Northern Thailand to do, take care and play with giants – elephants of course. Prior to the trip, we had read about the cruelty that elephants suffer from tourists ridding on their backs … More Getting Dirty (with Elephants) in Chiang Mai
Since we started our travels, we made many “friends” along the way and some of them we ran into on different parts of our journey. Lonely Planet might call it the “backpacker trail”, others might call it luck or perhaps there is only so many tourist attractions in each city and place you visit on … More Cooling Off in Cameron Highlands
After the hustle and bustle of Singapore’s thriving streets, we were looking forward to slowing down a bit so we headed to Melaka (who’s slogan, posted on big signs across the city, is don’t mess with Melaka), a quick four hour bus ride from the city towards Kuala Lumpur. At the bus station we quickly … More Don’t Mess with Melaka.