En Route to Chiang Mai

June 4, 2013 It has been a while since I last posted anything on this site. We’ve been quite busy hopping around and I haven’t found much time to write with all the food and night markets distracting me. Right now we are in Bangkok en route to Chiang Mai from Krabi. Even after travelling […]

Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City

May 12, 2013 Sapaco Tourist Bus Today’s experience was an easy #3 among the most dangerous things I’ve done during my travels. Number 1 is the time I took a crazy Indian bus ride through the Himalayas from Shimla to Manali.  Let me tell you, the road was NOT made for 2 cars, let alone […]

Bangkok Top 10 Places to Visit

About Bangkok Population:   69,518,555 (World Bank, 2011) Religion:        94.5% Theravada, Buddhism (Wikipedia, 2013) Currency:      Thai Bhat (approx $1 uSD = 30 Baht)   About Our Stay Average hotel cost: $15 per night in 2008.   Top 10 Places to Visit in Bangkok  1.    Royal Palace 2.    Reclining […]

The Night Market

Last year, in 2012, I took a course at Ryerson University on novel writing (quite glad I did). We were assigned approximately seven assignments, one of which was an exercise on writing a setting. Of all the assignments, this was my favourite piece. I hope that you all enjoy it. A big thank you to my […]

Southeast Asia Vaccines

1.      Get the right vaccines. Based on our travel consultations with our doctors, we were requested to get the following vaccines. Please note that this for informational purposes only and is not intended to provide you with legit medical advice – consult your doctor if you have any questions.   Vivaxim (Typhoid/Hepatitis A)   Malaria […]

Travel Gear

Credit/debit cards Credit/debit cards work just about anywhere in the world, depending on the financial institution and their agreements. Call ahead of time so that you don’t have any transaction issues when you’re out there. Bringing large sums of cash is not advisable; you might find yourself in a pickle if you ever get robbed. […]

Top 10 Things to Do Before Travelling to Southeast Asia

1.    Passport/Visas Make coloured photocopies of your travel documents and email to yourself or a friend via email in case you ever find yourself without a passport abroad. Some countries in Southeast Asia require Visas to be acquired beforehand, while others can be acquired or purchased upon arrival and may require you to have photographs […]