Self-Guided Walking Tour: The Best of Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam (With Map!)

As a budget traveler, I don’t pay for a tour. I usually do it on my own or join a free one. Some of you might be wary of doing your own tour but you’d be surprised how easy it is to do especially if you have guides like this post. I believe every city is walkable. In fact, you could find a lot of free walking tours in most cities around the world online. You may join them if you want to but if you prefer freedom and complete control of your time, then this post is for you. Here is the self-guided walking tour showcasing the best of Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam! Continue reading “Self-Guided Walking Tour: The Best of Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam (With Map!)”

Money Matters: Understand the Currencies in Asia

Unlike Europe, Asia doesn’t have a common currency which you could use in various countries. Thus, it is important to understand the currencies of the countries you want to visit in Asia. As of this writing, I’ve already been to Cambodia, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. Each of these countries has their own local currency. If you want to learn more, then read on! Continue reading “Money Matters: Understand the Currencies in Asia”

Inexperienced and Alone: How I Survived My DIY Indochina Backpacking Trip

They say that you should travel alone at least once in your life. So when I had the chance, I gave it a try. It may be daunting to go on a DIY Indochina backpacking trip when you are inexperienced and alone but I survived it anyway. It is definitely a very rewarding experience. So if you want to do the same, then read on for valuable insights!

The Plan

I don’t have itchy feet nor I go out frequently. But I was still bitten by the bug. Wanderlust was consuming me and I knew I had to do something about it. I wanted to travel alone, even I had no prior experience.

3 countries.
2 bags.
1 daring adventure to accomplish.

I chose Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam or collectively known as Indochina to have my solo backpacking debut since these countries are famous for being budget-friendly. Continue reading “Inexperienced and Alone: How I Survived My DIY Indochina Backpacking Trip”