Malacca (Melaka) Malaysia

Two hours south of Kuala Lumpur is the historic port city of Malacca. Malacca is the heart of Malaysia. Islam started here for the Malays. This is where the winds switch directions every six months. Bringing the Chinese Traders down while carrying the European Traders … Continue readingMalacca (Melaka) Malaysia

Singapore Day 2

We decided to take a more leisurely approach to our second day in Singapore. We agreed that we would do one outdoor activity and one indoor activity today. The heat and humidity is overwhelming, so walking outside is quite draining. Our first stop is the … Continue readingSingapore Day 2

Singapore Day 1

Singapore is much more than a stopover destination. Sure you can rush through it in 24 hours and see some of the highlights. To truly enjoy it and take in all the nuisances could take much longer. After our seventeen and a half hour direct … Continue readingSingapore Day 1

Luang Prabang

After a very bumpy uphill windy road from Vang Vieng I arrived in Luang Prabang at the minivan station. Where I am then loaded into a tuk tuk awaiting others who are arguing over the price when it is obvious they don’t have any other … Continue readingLuang Prabang

Vang Vieng

As we arrived in Vang Vieng we crossed the famous airstrip that put this place on the map. This was the staging area for the CIA and the secret war in Laos. In the late 1990’s early 2000’s young backpackers turned this place into a … Continue readingVang Vieng

Vientiane

Today I got up and had breakfast then went out on the motorbike I rented for the day! 25 Kilometers on a crap road when you don’t know where you are going can take forever! I stopped for gas then water then to take a … Continue readingVientiane

Getting to Laos

I tried to book a direct flight to Laos from Chiangmai but due to the festival all flights were booked. So I booked a flight from Chiangmai to Udan Tani with transport to Vientiane. This is all included from the airline. So I show up … Continue readingGetting to Laos

Mandalay

I had booked a one day tour of the three ancient cities of Mandalay. It was on a minibus for $17. My roommate invited me to join her and 2 other people on the same tour via a shared taxi. Costing us $12 each. I … Continue readingMandalay