In the vast array of information on travelling South East Asia, I found it particularly difficult to find information on the visa process and the land border crossings for Myanmar. With this in mind I have decided to draw upon my own experiences of the two, and aim to write a simple-to-understand post to help … Continue reading Myanmar: visas and border crossings
I decided to do volunteering for two reasons: firstly it was for self-preservation but I also wanted to help others (I'm not THAT terrible!). My selfish reason was that I was running out of money and I knew that volunteering would give me free food and accommodation. The other reason was that I didn't just want … Continue reading Teaching English in Thailand: my personal experience
Everywhere you go there's an abundance of hostels; just go on booking.com, agoda, or hostelworld and prepare to be overwhelmed by choices. But you never really know what a hostel is like until you get there, right? Well I´m here to help. And by help I mean I´m going to give a list of each … Continue reading Which hostel? A review of my top hostels in South East Asia
"The first I´d heard of the beach was in Bangkok, on the Khao San Road" - Alex Garland ´The Beach´ (1996) Since the release of the 2000 film, ´The Beach´, Maya Bay on Koh Phi Phi Leh has been an absolute hot-spot for tourists, all eager to experience the paradise portrayed on the screen. I loved … Continue reading Visiting ´The Beach´: is it worth the hype?
When people say 'Bangkok' it conjures up ideas of a heavily populated, busy and crazy city that would be impossible to get around. So when I arrived it was very tempting to just take a taxi everywhere, but there are so many other ways of getting around the city, and a lot of them will save … Continue reading Getting around in Bangkok: a guide to public transport
Ok, so you've got your visa and you're ready to go but you've only got ten days to explore the whole country. How do you do it? Well that was my predicament. I spent a little too long in Chiang Mai and Pai in Thailand, and when I looked at the calendar I realised I … Continue reading How to do Myanmar in 10 days
After 10 days in Myanmar (Burma) and three days of travelling I've finally sat down to write a post (it could also be because I'm recovering from a bout of food poisoning too, but whatever gets the job done!) My time in Myanmar was shorter than I wanted it to be, but it was amazing. … Continue reading Trekking in Myanmar with Eversmile
I'm writing this post from Kalaw in Myanmar because I've just come back from a wander into town, where I realised today is the day of the full moon, so nowhere is open. Before Myanmar I was in Thailand for a month, so I'd like to think I learned a lot about the place and … Continue reading The good, the bad & the ugly of Thailand