Long tail boat Bangkok scamGetting scammed by a fake police officer

Getting Scammed by (Fake) Bangkok Tourist Police

Backpacking Southeast Asia for almost a year, we knew we would end up getting scammed at least once. We were aware of overpaying for fruits on local markets, but as long the price remained within reasonable ranges we forgave those tourist surcharges. No, we meant the kind of tourist scams...

Gorgeous Koh Lanta purple sunsetGorgeous Koh Lanta purple sunset

Things to Do in Koh Lanta in October: Inhale, Exhale, Relax

When we visited in October 2018 the island felt very empty, many places were still closed. First slightly discouraged, we later realized it was a blessing in disguise. The lack of obvious entertainment options allowed us to really relax and spend quality time with each other and for ourselves separately....

Hai Van Pass motorbike tour dream teamHai Van Pass motorbike tour dream team

The Unforgettable Hai Van Pass Motorbike Trip

If you’re looking for some less touristy and more adventurous things to do in Vietnam, then doing a Hai Van Pass motorbike trip is something for you. Connecting Hue and Da Nang, the mountainous pass is deemed one of the most scenic passes not only in Vietnam, but also the...

Cameron Highlands tea plantationsBoh tea plantations in Cameron Highlands

What to do in Cameron Highlands in one day

Crispy fresh air, active tourism opportunities and majestic sunrise in Cameron Highlands tea plantations - these are the reasons we decided to squeeze in a Cameron Highlands day trip into our already pretty jammed 18-day Malaysia travel itinerary. Although we have since become strong advocates of slow tourism, the less-than-48...

Amazing Langkawi Cable Car ViewOn top of the world!

Langkawi Cable Car & 3D Museum – Pure Fun!

Langkawi is a gorgeous archipelago in northwestern Malaysia with impossibly beautiful beach sunsets, fine white sand, turquoise sea waters and… duty free shops (yes, the whole main island is duty free!). The island therefore attracts two main tourist categories - the shoppers and the sea enthusiasts. There is, however, one...

Magical floating bungalows on Cheow Lan LakeMagical floating bungalows on Cheow Lan Lake

Scared to Death at Khao Sok National Park Lake

Oh, that gorgeous Khao Sok National Park lake. The picturesque man-made reservoir in Southern Thailand with iconic floating bungalows on emerald green waters surrounded by a lush rainforest. How excited were we to finally arrive at this magical spot! Being one of the less touristy places in Thailand, Khao Sok’s...