After a bowl of noodles for $2 and a few $1 bottles of beer in Thailand, you’d be forgiven if you suddenly shoot up from your tiny plastic chair, and declare loudly that you can live like a king at this price! One trip to an ATM in Ho Chi Minh City will fire out … More The cost of living in Sydney
An Irishman named Neil boarded the minibus, already drinking at 9am, with a clinking plastic bag bulging with Chang beer bottles, and a toothy grin on his face.
Bangkok’s Khao San Road might be the quintessential stop for backpackers in Thailand. It’s where hotels, hostels, bars and clubs congregate in a few fun pedestrian-friendly streets. And of course, there are carts selling street food and tuk tuks galore. But, this place does not represent Bangkok, not even close. It’s very westernised, which makes … More The Unique Backpacker Culture of Khao San Road
I’d never hitch hiked before (or since). But for some reason, in Costa Rica, I felt emboldened to try it not once, but three times to get from place to place. Here are my stories of hopping into the cars of complete strangers. It might be the big rental car scene that tourists subscribe to; … More Hitchhiking in Costa Rica made easy