Category Archives: Asia

10 Things I Wish I Knew Before Living in Vietnam

This post was written by Sam, blogger and Vietnam expert, who blogs on Itching for Travel. Vietnam is a trending destination in Southeast Asia for both backpackers and location independent travellers. Some travellers spend three months exploring the length and breadth of Vietnam. Others teach English in Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi and Da Nang. […]

Complete Laos Itinerary for the Whole Country

Much of South East Asia is already very well explored. Everyone knows about Bangkok, Bali and the Vietnamese coastal route (although it’s still very easy to get off the beaten track in these places!). But somewhere that’s not given nearly enough credit is Laos. Laos does have a position on the ‘banana pancake trail’, but […]

The Best Places to Visit in Langkawi

Langkawi Island is one of the most popular travel destinations in West Malaysia. Located just 3 hours ferry ride from Penang Island, Langkawi Island has been welcoming foreign travelers and tourists since 1986, when the Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir decided to develop Langkawi into a major tourist hub. It was then that Langkawi became a […]

Full One Month in Vietnam Itinerary – No Stops Missed!

Sitting at a kind of crossroads between the Orient and southeast Asia, with an incredibly rich and varied culture and history, Vietnam has some stories to tell. Not all of them good; many people can still remember the brutal war that took place there in the 1970s – and given this, it’s amazing how quickly […]

Is Elephant Nature Park Ethical?

I, like most other travellers to Thailand, was very keen to see some beautiful elephants while travelling the country. There is something about these animals that’s just magical; they’re so peaceful and majestic, and seeing one in the flesh is a really awe-inspiring experience. But honestly, I’d kind of written off sanctuaries. I’d heard too […]

Bumper 3 Days in Bangkok Itinerary: Updated for 2023!

Are you looking for the best three days in Bangkok itinerary? Read on to learn all about how to spend a few days in this vibrant city! The sound of horns fills the humid air and motorbikes weave in and out of stationary cars. Hordes of people rush around day and night. The aroma of […]