Asia

Ending Up at Ao Nang Beach in Krabi was a Shock

I’d always heard the famous spots in southern Thailand were overcrowded, overpriced and not worth it. Thus, I was surprised at how much I fell in love with Ao Nang Beach when I accidentally ended up there when I flew to Krabi. How I Ended Up at Ao Nang Beach I thought that flying to Bangkok from the UK would …

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Spending an Afternoon in Myanmar for My Thai Visa Run

Selfie at Valentine Cafe in Tachileik, Myanmar

There are several ways to make a visa run if you’re living in Chiang Mai. An afternoon in Myanmar is probably the cheapest and quickest. I found the culture in Myanmar fascinating, and I wish I had spent more than just a couple hours there. Getting to the Border from Chiang Mai As confusing as the public transportation in Thailand …

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A One-Week Backpacker’s Guide to Northern Laos for a Visa Run

Patuxai Arch in Vientiane, Northern Laos

Twice now, I’ve done a visa run through northern Laos. Each time, I’ve seen several attractions and skipped even more. Here’s the best way to spend a week in northern Laos, whether you’re going for a visa run or just want to see the highlights. Entry Through Huay Xai The northernmost entry into Laos from Thailand is from Chiang Khong, …

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