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Joe is from the UK but has been living in Bangkok for the last three years where he has spent as much time as possible exploring the rest of Thailand and South East Asia. When Joe is not travelling he enjoys reading, writing, photography, keeping fit and spending time with his kids.

Busan: Top Attractions of South Korea’s Second City

Busan from Above - Photo Credit: UN (Flickr)

Located on the southeastern-most tip of the Korean peninsula, Busan is the second largest city in the country and also home to Korea’s longest beach. Thanks to the beach at Haeundae, the city, and in particular its costal district, has become increasingly popular with foreign tourists who have joined the large number of locals who have been flocking here for ... Read More »

Is Myanmar on Your Itinerary?

Lake Inle - Photo Credit: Taro (Flickr)

Including Burma, or Myanmar as it’s now known, on your Southeast Asian travel itinerary is a great way to see some of the sights that other travellers might’ve missed off on their world travels. As the country only relatively recently relaxed its borders, many backpackers deemed the place off bounds when visiting this part of the world. Those that did ... Read More »

How to Manage Your Finances Whilst you are Travelling the World


Setting off on a long trip overseas or a round the world adventure can be one of the most exciting highlights of your life. For that reason, it can be easy to get caught up in the excitement and overlook some of the more tedious aspects of long term travel around the globe and to far flung destinations. While most ... Read More »

Tips for a Successful Thai Visa Run to Laos

Thai Visa Run

If you are living the digital nomad dream in Thailand or just spending more than a month there, there is a good chance you will need to do a Thai visa run to a neighbouring country to extend your stay. A Thai visa is run is necessary for a few reasons: To activate an extension on your current visa Apply ... Read More »

Is it worth visiting Thailand During the Rainy Season?

Bangkok Rain - Photo Credit: Fire Tom (Flickr)

Visiting a country during its low season can be a tempting prospect. There are many reasons why you might want to visit a country during its months of ‘downtime’ and Thailand is no exception to this.  Some popular reasons why people choose to visit during a low season include: Cheaper flights and accommodation More choices of accommodation Less tourists and ... Read More »

Lao Food You Must Try

Laos Sausages

While Laos might be poor in terms of financial resources, it is definitely rich in culture, personality and culinary attractions. Whether you are in the process of planning your trip to Southeast Asia or are already travelling through the region, visiting Laos comes highly recommended. Stopping off at cities like the relaxing Luang Prabang, or the picturesque capital Vientiane are ... Read More »

Vientiane: 6 Ways To Make The Most Of Your Time In The Laos Capital

Pha That Luang - Photo Credit: Florian K. (Flickr)

Vientiane, the capital of Laos, is situated on the great Mekong River, which flows through Tibet, China, Burma, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. The city itself is just over the border from Thailand making it a popular entry point into the country for those backpacking around Southeast Asia. Due to this there are a number of interesting attractions and things ... Read More »

Top 5 Beaches In China You Should Visit

Best Beach in Shenzhen

Famed more for its historical attractions such as the Great Wall, Tiananmen Square and the Terracotta Army, China might not be your first choice for a beach holiday. However, there are in fact enough quality beaches in China to warrant a trip for those seeking sun, sea and surf. Here are some of the best beaches in China for you ... Read More »

The Top 5 Best Bangkok Coworking Spaces + A Bonus

Hire a desk in Bangkok

If you’re looking for a place to set down your laptop and so some work while in Bangkok then these coworking spaces in the city should be just what you are looking for. While you can find Wi-Fi in most coffee shops in the city, including the numerous Starbucks outlets, checking into one of these Bangkok coworking spaces can not ... Read More »

Luang Prabang: 7 Ways To Get The Most Out Of A Short Trip

Waterfalls in Luang Prabang

This list of the top six best things to do in Luang Prabang will help you get the most out of a short visit to this scenic former capital of Laos which has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1995. While this city of 50,000 is a popular stop off point on the backpacker trail through Southeast Asia, thanks ... Read More »

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