Brunei: A Backpacking Haven

Brunei is quite possibly one of the best kept secrets in Asia. Where many backpackers have gone on to holiday in overly popular places like Bali or Bangkok, few have ventured into Brunei, which is considered one of the richest countries in…

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 Burma, which won independence in 1948. oth versions have linguistic legitimacy. In the Burmese language, Myanmar is the formal term and Burma is the informal,…