#backpacking

New Delhi Travel Scam: Why I almost wanted to leave India

Scam: Delhi is shutdown due to the election We took the a flight from Bangkok and arrived at the Delhi International Airport. From there, it was a breeze to take the metro to New Delhi and it only costs Rs. 50 for the ride. As soon as we got out of the airport, it was a struggle getting a ride to our guesthouse. Only auto rickshaws and rickshaws

Pai on a Motorbike: Land Splits, Bamboos and Canyons

I thought Pai in Northern Thailand would be a small place where you can just walk or trek anywhere but I was wrong. There is so much to discover around Pai and even after making it a home-base for 5 weeks, there were still some places we missed to explore. Motorbike for 100 Baht! Once you arrive in Pai, you would see endless lines of motorbikes for

Celebrating a Quiet New Year in Pakbeng, Laos

Just dropping by to greet everyone a happy new decade! I also want to share my New Year’s Eve experience in Pakbeng, Laos. It’s not a place you travel to for a New Year’s countdown, Luang Prabang would have a bigger event that would cater to tourists. We intended to get to Luang Prabang for the celebration as we wanted to see fireworks, however, we

El Nido, Palawan: Paradise Soon Gone?

Warning: This isn’t my usual all-happy travel blog and guide. It contains anecdotes of my unpleasant experience on an island I once called “Paradise”. Do not continue reading if you’re a sensitive Filipino who’s just all proud of our country (our beautiful islands and its inhabitants are not perfect), or if you are a tourist guilty of exploiting fo