How to Trek in Sapa Without a Guide

Trekking through the beautiful landscape of Sapa Vietnam without a guide is a liberating and rewarding adventure. Especially for budget travellers wanting to explore the lush terraced rice fields and rugged mountain trails independently.  In November 2023, I did two solo treks in Sapa independently without a guide. The first was to Muong Hoa Valley. … Read more

11 Best Apps for Travel in Brunei

Brunei is a small country nestled on the northern coast of the island of Borneo and offers unique experiences for travellers seeking off the beaten path adventures. It is an oil rich nation, governed by the Sultan of Brunei, a leader in one of the few remaining sultanate countries worldwide. As a predominantly Muslim country … Read more

Ultimate Guide to Visiting the Bac Ha Market in Vietnam

Located in the beautiful hills of northern Vietnam, Bac Ha Market stands as a vibrant tapestry of colours, cultures and traditions.  This bustling market situated in the Lào Cai Province is only 6 hours from Hanoi and less than 3 hours from Sapa. It’s a great “off the beaten path” experience. Here is An Adventurous 3 … Read more

How to Visit the Saturday Water Buffalo Market in Bac Ha Vietnam

IMPORTANT: According to people on the ground in Bac Ha, the Water Buffalo Market has recently changed to Friday afternoons, 2pm to 10pm. From April 2024. Visiting the Water Buffalo market on Saturday morning in Bac Ha, Vietnam is quite the eye opening experience.  You can easily do this the day before you visit the Traditional Bac … Read more

Cheapest way to get from Ho Chi Minh City Airport to District 1 by Bus

If you’re a traveller on a budget and trying to save money, the 152 bus and the 109 bus from Tan Son Nhat Airport (SGN) in Saigon, Vietnam are the cheapest way you can travel to District 1. I personally utilised both options in November 2023, ensuring the information is current. Continue reading for a comprehensive … Read more

Komodo Island: An Incredible 1 Day Boat Tour From Labuan Bajo

Embarking on a slow boat tour around the beautiful Komodo National Park is an extraordinary adventure that will remain etched in your memories forever! Located within the stunning archipelago of Indonesia lies an ancient wonder: Komodo National Park. This breathtaking sanctuary, designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, brings adventurers from around the globe with … Read more

Southeast Asia Packing List: Best Guide for a 30L Carry On Backpack

If you’re planning a trip to Southeast Asia, one of the most important decisions you’ll make is what to pack. Travelling with a 30L carry on bag only is becoming increasingly popular, as more and more people realise the benefits of packing light. Not only does it save you money on baggage fees and makes … Read more