Going to Kyoto and hiking up the famous Fushimi Inari mountain is popular for a reason. Once you've tired of the thousands of temples in Kyoto go up Fushimi Inari for a sunset view of Kyoto. It isn't too far from the city and the train drops you close. The hike is not challenging but t
Cheap and Free in Pai, Thailand
When you find yourself in Northern Thailand, Pai, consider a hike through the jungle to reach one of its hidden gems. Hua Chang waterfall is a relatively unknown and refreshing waterfall that you can enjoy in peace. As reaching the falls takes a bit of a hike, not may
Like many before me, I found my VISA expiring soon and needed to find a way from Northern Thailand to Luang Prabang. I was already at the Chiang Khong Border and made it across to the LAOS city of Huay Xai. You can book from Pai, Chiang Rai, and Chiang Mai as well. There was even a group coming all
Having a less touristy day and avoiding crowds in Bali is not impossible. The most popular hike will involve mt. Batur, but it doesn't have to. If the steep ticket prices and lines of tourists doesn't appeal to you there are alternatives. Luckily for me, I met Deemul, an Indonesian woman organising
In Western Kyoto, Arashiyama brings promises of monkeys, bamboo forests, and Zen Gardens. A couple trains can take you there, we take the JR line that brings us to the JR Sagano-Arashiyama station in under an hour. The station is small but busy. We step off and into a smaller Kyoto. The b
I was still not off Bali but I didn't want to leave until I visited the doomed amusement park in Sanur. The Balinese people would always call it the "bad place". Their unease pique my curiosity even more. After all these temples, waterfalls and beaches, I was up for a "bad place". There was no bette
Good Life Dacha, Art in Chai, Malamong Art Shop, the Pai Trifecta to a blissful day. A visit to all three in a day guarantees peace and mellowness in your heart and soul. The décor and owners couldn't feel more Pai and draw you into the world in this little mountain town.
Good Life Dacha(More than a
You may have heard of Pai. That sleepy town by the Thai/Myanmar border. Let's say one day by chance or perhaps call it destiny, you find yourself close by. You might wonder, well what's in Pai? On the surface, not much! Dig a little deeper the wonders are endless. So what causes so many people from
So you've made it to Thailand. You head to an ATM and withdraw some funds. Accept the 220baht fee, whatever that is. You then check the exchange rate to see that it's a good $10CAD or 6.6€ charge per withdraw. Also the exchange rate you get is abysmal. There must be a better way.
There is! For you c
The following is a review/account of whether you should attempt the ever popular Doi Suthep trail hike with or without shoes.
I am currently in Chiang Mai and looking to leave for Pai. Before my departure I decided today was the day to be a proper tourist and find my way to the mythica
Arrived in Chiang Mai.
I had no idea what to expect because I had only heard of the city in passing.. Good things only.
Now I'm over a month in wandering the area still and just loving the food, art, and feel of this Northern Thai city.
Life moves slow here. Random old school cars are everywhere.