This is perhaps the most beautiful thing about traveling: You will meet new people from all around the world on a daily basis. Everyone has stories, open wounds, bandages, fears, regrets. You will learn to be vulnerable and open up to strangers, knowing that they do not know enough about you to judge, and you… Read More Thailand: Everyone has a Story
(Taking a U-turn back to Thailand… I am not done writing about my favourite country yet!) It was not part of the plan to arrive at Bangkok during the Songkran weekend. In fact, I was a bit bummed when my host, Jed, informed me that I am arriving right before Songkran when I confirmed my dates… Read More Thailand: I Popped My Songkran Cherry!
On my last night on Koh Lanta, I booked myself a nice, air-conditioned private room, thinking that it would be nice to take a long, hot shower, get a good night’s rest before embarking on a 22 hour journey to Bangkok. I checked in, rolled around in my Queen size bed, took out each and every… Read More Thailand: My Overnight Train Journey from Koh Lanta to Bangkok
14 days flew by! Actually, now that I have completed my two weeks in Koh Lanta, I should give you a better itinerary so you can save time and money. All opinions are my own and are based on my personal experience. Koh Lanta is beautiful and less packed with tourists compared to its neighbours… Read More Thailand: My 2-weeks Koh Lanta Backpacking Itinerary
“Hello, welcome! Are you staying here at Sweet Life? Do you need help?” That was not my guesthouse’s host. That was me, speaking to new guests on my 3rd day at Sweet Life Community Guesthouse, Old Town, Koh Lanta. I made myself home. When traveling, the place you choose to stay sets the tone for the… Read More Thailand: The Sweet Life at Old Town.
“เกาะ” (Koh) may be my favorite Thai word. Tell me you are taking me to Koh something and I will have my bags packed in 10 seconds (read my 3 months backpacking packing list here). There’s just something about Thai islands that I can never get enough of, and sitting here in a hammock overlooking… Read More Thailand: How to get to Koh Lanta from Kuala Lumpur