• PHILIPPINES – OUR 3-WEEKS ITINERARY GUIDE

    Seeing the over 7,000 islands forming the Philippines would require several life times, each main island has diverse landscapes and natural attractions. The Philippines extend over a very large area, making them subject to different seasons, including the rainy and typhoon one. Be wise when you plan your trip! Be prepared that your most used means of transport will be airplanes and ferry boats, and the weather can often delay your scheduled journeys. Unfortunately, we had to exclude the south due to safety reasons (The ISIS cell is reportedly being defeated slowly). ISLAND HOPPING ITINERARY IN THE PHILIPPINES We are including the most beautiful and accessible places we’ve been to,…

  • What to do in Bangkok 2018

    OUR TOP 9 MUST SEE PLACES IN BANGKOK

    BANGKOK Thailand’s capital city is a huge metropolis, but normally travelers stop here only for a few days, leaving quickly to the beautiful beaches in the south of the country or towards the mountains in the north. We’ve been to Bangkok 4 times already, so we put together a list of the most interesting things to do&see.   1. GRAND PALACE&ROYAL TEMPLES First thing to visit to understand Thai culture is the golden decorated Grand Palace, together with Wat Phra Kaew and Wat Pho (giant reclining buddha) sacred temples. This large area represents the religious centre of Bangkok. -tip: if it’s your first time in Thailand, be aware of scams…

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    THAILAND – OUR ITINERARY GUIDE FOR A 15-20 DAYS TRIP

    Thailand has it all, from tropical beaches in the south to charming mountains in the north, from crazy railways to ancient tribe villages and elephant sanctuaries. It is a huge country and places to see are countless, here we try to list the most important ones. Thailand was our first country in Southeast Asia we stepped in, as many first time goers we landed in Bangkok. Describing this city would need more than 1,000 adjectives, and same goes for the country as well. Let’s just stick to the popular tag to keep it simple: “The land of smiles”!   WHERE&HOW TO GO AROUND THAILAND You’ll need at least 15-20 days…

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    MONEY ABROAD: HOW TO DEAL WITH EXCHANGES AND WITHDRAWALS

    Our tips on how to deal with money exchange, withdrawals, ATMs, foreign currencies, etc., when travelling abroad. HOW TO DEAL WITH MONEY ABROAD Before travelling abroad, one important matter you will have to take into consideration is how to deal with money in every single country you are going to visit. The more countries you are going to touch, the more currencies you will see and handle, and your mind will be getting closer to blow after all the rate exchange conversions! First of all, don’t forget to inform your bank you are going to use your card in determinate countries, in order to avoid to get it blocked; second…

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    CHIANG MAI-PAI-MAE HONG SON LOOP: A 3-DAY RIDE

    We have been being in Chiang Mai for a few days now, we already visited the temples inside the walls and had a wonderful experience at an elephant sanctuary. Now we get ready to face this glorious loop in north western Thailand, that officially counts 1864 curves! To be honest we didn’t know it was known for the number of its curves, we just wanted to go from Chiang Mai to Pai first, as many people we met suggested us to go. Then we wanted to see Doi Inthanon Park and the peak of Thailand too, so we decided to do the entire way around. Actually the complete famous loop goes…

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    HA GIANG TO DONG VAN AND BACK, THE HIGHPOINT OF VIETNAM

    Here we go exploring Vietnam’s north end, Ha Giang province, last tourism frontier in growing evolution. HA GIANG The city of Ha Giang, about 70,000 inhabitants, develops along the banks of river Lo. As told in our previous post, the bus from Cao Bang and Bao Lam dropped us south to the city, so we opted for a random guesthouse in the suburbs, as only things we need from this place are a motorcycle and a bed. Powered by 12Go Asia system We plan our next days and as always we are rushing, wanting to see the most possible. We walk out of our place at 7 am, booking another night and leaving our backpacks…

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    STORY OF A WHOLE DAY ON A MINIBUS: FROM CAO BANG TO HA GIANG

    Today we have to travel from Cao Bang to Ha Giang, northern Vietnam, for 235 km by minibus, which in normal conditions would take 3-4 hours, but in abnormal conditions like ours will extend up to 12 hours! CAO BANG Sweet wake up at 4.45 am and we head walking to Cao Bang bus station. Our question is “will there be a direct bus to Ha Giang?”, answer of course is no. We will have to take 3 different minibuses, and will reach our destination at 5.30 pm, for totally 12 hours to cover the immense distance of 235 km. What a life. If you want to travel from Hanoi to…

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    CAO BANG AND BAN GIOC WATERFALLS, VIETNAM

    In this brief one-day-trip we explore the northeastern province of Cao Bang, with Ban Gioc-Detian Waterfalls as final destination on the border with China. SLEEPER BUS FROM HANOI TO CAO BANG We just left charming Hanoi and are heading north now. After an unusual night on the sleeper bus from Hanoi, we step off at Cao Bang bus station at dawn, 5.30 am. Sleeper buses from Hanoi leave every night after 9.30 pm from My Dinh bus station, and reach Cao Bang about 6-7 hours later. Still half asleep, we walk through locals who press us asking where we want to go, and we sneak away quickly. CAO BANG PROVINCE Cao…

  • Street food in Cồn Market

    WHERE TO EAT IN DA NANG

    In the last few months living in Da Nang, we found many great places where to eat and we are going to share them in this article. After choosing 10 of our favorite places to eat in Da Nang, we decided to divide them into “local”, where almost nobody can speak English and to communicate you’ll have to use body language, and “western”, because sometimes you really need a break from Asian food. WHERE TO EAT LOCAL FOOD IN DA NANG 1. Cồn Market The biggest and richest market in Da Nang is structured in departments where a specific category of item is sold, and among these there’s obviously the…