Solo Travel in Vietnam: Tips and What to Expect

Vietnam seems to be one of those places that people either fall in love with or end up disliking. I know several people who fall on both sides but I’m happy to say I was one of the lucky ones who fell in love with Vietnam. That being said, compared to other destinations in Southeast…

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How to Explore Hong Kong on a Budget

Sunset at Victoria Peak, Hong Kong

Hong Kong ended up being a big surprise for me. I spent 3 days in Hong Kong as a little stop on my (really long) way back home to Canada after a few months in SE Asia. I didn’t expect to like it; after spending so long in  I figured it would just be a…

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The Best Things to do in Mandalay (and What to Avoid!)

I visited Myanmar in 2015 but only had a week which meant I really only had time for two cities. Bagan was a must- there was no way I was missing those temples and sunrise moments that I had been dreaming about for years. My other option was either Yangon or Mandalay. Yangon was the…

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The Best of Bagan in 2 Days

Bagan in 2 Days

Myanmar (also known as Burma) has been one of those mysterious countries that most people know very little about and few people choose to travel to. In the past, the military control of the country had most tourists afraid or unwilling to venture into the South East Asian country, and those that did dare to…

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