Chiang Rai, Thailand

Fifty-fourth stop, Chiang Rai. After the two-day boat ride up the Mekong to Huay Xai, I arrived into Thailand for the second time during this trip. I spent all of October in the southern and island regions last time. This time I’ll just bounce around the northern regions. I arrived in Chiang Rai with a … More Chiang Rai, Thailand

Luang Prabang, Laos

Fifty-second stop, Luang Prabang. I fell in love with this old French colonial town as soon as I stepped foot into the city, which had a certain je ne sais quoi. The downtown area was a mix of French architecture, Buddhist temples, streets lined with palm trees and nestled up against the Mighty Mekong River. … More Luang Prabang, Laos

Vang Vieng, Laos

Fifty-first stop, Vang Vieng. I spent my first three days in Vang Vieng about 20 kilometers outside the city, in a tree house on the side of a tree covered limestone mountain. The place had absolutely no electricity and they provided you with a head lamp for the evening. In the tree house itself, there … More Vang Vieng, Laos

Don Det, Laos

Forty-eighth stop, Don Det. The main backpacker island in the 4,000 islands, Don Det is a very laid-back island where you can just as easy spend all day in a hammock as you can kayaking the Mekong River, biking and exploring the numerous waterfalls. I only spent two days in Don Det, so I spent … More Don Det, Laos

Siem Reap, Cambodia

Forty-seventh stop, Siem Reap. Before meeting up with a friend in Siem Reap, I stayed at a really lovely homestay, in-between the city and Tonle Sap Lake. The family were so incredibly friendly, and I really enjoyed speaking with one of the brothers about the area and why they decided to open a homestay. Long … More Siem Reap, Cambodia