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After 6 years of living in Vietnam, using my adopted home of Ho Chi Minh City to explore the rest of Asia, I’ve been able to experience a lot of what this diverse region of the world has to offer.

For each destination, you’ll find an in-depth guide sharing essential information for planning your travels in that country. This includes the basics like setting up mobile data and taking out cash, destinations to visit, bucketlist experiences and lots of travel tips to help you travel around with ease. Happy travel planning!

🇰🇭 Cambodia

Cambodia lures backpackers with the ancient temples of Angkor Wat and is a popular destination for backpackers in Asia.

We spent a month seeing the sites and travelling around Cambodia; riverside-living in Kampot, learning about the history of Cambodia in Phnom Penh and relaxing on the beaches of Koh Rong.

🇰🇭 My Complete Guide to Cambodia shares everything you need to know for travelling around Cambodia! (coming soon)

🇹🇭 Thailand

Renowned for its friendly locals and dreamy turquoise beaches, there’s a reason why Thailand is the go-to for many travellers’ first forays into backpacking.

Thailand offers some of the greatest experiences for backpackers in Asia, with delicious food, cheap accommodation and endless adventures.

After 2 months in the Land of Smiles, my highlights are motorbiking the mountains of Mae Hong Son, learning to scuba dive on Koh Tao and sleeping in a raft house in Khao Sok National Park.

🇹🇭 Check out my Complete Guide to Thailand for everything you need to know to plan an epic trip to Thailand! (coming soon)

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🇻🇳 Vietnam

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From rice terraced mountains to exotic beaches, Vietnam is overflowing with natural beauty. Beyond the jaw-dropping scenery, Vietnam is home to delicious food, welcoming locals and rich culture.

Having called Vietnam home since 2016, it’s fair to say that I’ve explored it in-depth. Highlights of my travels in Vietnam include motorbiking across the country, learning about the tribes of the North, and getting off the beaten path in the Mekong Delta.

🇻🇳 Check out my Ultimate Vietnam Travel Guide for all the information you need to plan an unforgettable trip to Vietnam!

  • When in the land of motorbikes, you have to ride one! Here are the best roads to motorbike in Vietnam, including rentals, routes and Easy Rider tours.

  • Unsure if the Mekong Delta is worth visiting? I promise you it is! This itinerary shares unique things to see, where to stay and how to travel.

  • Looking for something active to do during your travels in Vietnam? This canyoning tour will have you abseiling and zip-lining down waterfalls in Dalat!