Xian And The Terracotta Warriors

Our little village (for Chinese standards) is only a 2 hour bus ride to Xian, a city with over 8 million people. Buses leave every half hour and the road is big and straight the whole way with not many vehicles. This weekend was a long…

Thailand Backpacking Guide

Interested in backpacking in Thailand but not sure where to start? Here’s a quick run down of ideas of what to see and do while you’re in this spectacular country. Here’s some of the things I wish people had told me before I went…

Chiang Mai Travel Tips

Chiang Mai is a tourist city with hundreds of thousands of visitors annually. From my personal travels worldwide I would rate it as very safe. There is only one area in which we would caution and that is in respect to jewelry purchases.…

Burma vs Myanmar: What’s In A Name?

In Europe, no concensus exists on how to refer to the former ritish colony of urma, which won independence in 1948. oth versions have linguistic legitimacy. In the urmese language, Myanmar is the formal term and urma is the informal,…

Malaysia Travel Ideas

Credited nowhere near enough for its infectiously languid pace of life, Malaysia time arguably runs at least as slow as famously sleepy Laos a few hundred miles to the north. In fact, mediocre press is a bit of a theme for Malaysia, causing…