Backpacking Thailand: Into the soulful city of Ayutthaya

I fell in love with Ayutthaya from the moment I stepped out of the train and onto its soil.  While there were a lot of tuktuk drivers coming on to us, asking if we wanted a ride, I didn’t feel bothered.  I found it as their way of providing support to its tourists and the visitors of their land.

In no time, we found our ride and started our journey into the soulful city of Ayutthaya.  If you wish to experience it the same way as we did, here’s a glimpse.  Enjoy! :)

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Karieng Tribe, Mae Hong Son, Thailand

Backpacking Thailand: Solo-ing it out in Chiang Mai

Visiting Chiang Mai, Thailand, just came by chance.  Initially, I was only interested in going around Bangkok, since I have not really explored the city.  But, because The Red Backpacker knew that I’m more of a culture person and well, yeah, I do not like crowded places that much, she suggested that I spend my first few days in Chiang Mai instead, before I rendezvous with her and our friend, Helen, in Bangkok to head to Ayutthaya.  I am grateful for choosing to do so.

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D-Well Hostel Beds

Backpacking Thailand: Stay at D-Well Hostel in Chiang Mai

There are a lot of options for accommodation in Chiang Mai, Thailand, to be honest.  They’re very much prepared to welcome tourists and the options are very responsive to your budget as well.  If you still haven’t decided on where you would be staying in Chiang Mai, Thailand, for a few days, I highly recommend that you stay at D-Well Hostel.  Why so? :)

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Chiang Mai, Thailand

How to get to Chiang Mai, Thailand

If you are coming from Manila, there are several ways of getting to Chiang Mai, Thailand.  There are direct flights from Manila to Chiang Mai, easily available via Cebu Pacific and Air Asia.  As of the last check, though, these may be a bit pricey.  But, considering the time that you would be able to save, I would say that this is the most efficient way of getting to Chiang Mai.  However, since I already booked my round trip tickets to and from Bangkok, I took the more roundabout (and cheaper) route.  But, hey, it’s not as much of a hassle as I thought it would be.

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Jame'Asr Hassanil Bolkiah Mosque | Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam | thebohotravels.com

Inside Brunei Darussalam

A few months ago, Justine of The Red Backpacker and our friend, Bam, invited me to join them in Brunei.  I had the same questions as my friends and colleagues had – What’s in Brunei?  What are you going to do there?  What’s to see in Brunei?  Why are you going to Brunei?  Oh, and a classic – is that in the Middle East?  No guys.  That’s Dubai. :|

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