Asia, Cambodia, Travel

Backpacking IndoChina in 11 Days: What To See & Do in Cambodia


I need to remember how great our adventure was. The thought of just hopping from country to country alone was an adventure in itself especially the border crossings but the best adventure was being able to see the places that we've only seen in books or in pictures. So stay with me as I relived our 11 day adventure that started in Cambodia then Vietnam then Laos, and finally Thailand. Yay!!! You can do this too! Maybe even better than we did. 🙂

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Indochina Backpacking Tips and Tricks


Sharing our trip at Tripzilla was good because I was able to learn a lot from the people's comments. While I find our trip just within our budget, I realized that it may have been too much for others. Our budget was 100K excluding the flight fare and accommodation (pre-paid). We spend only 8OK for 4… Continue reading Indochina Backpacking Tips and Tricks

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Indochina Backpacking Itinerary + Expenses (Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Thailand)


I wanted to do this post after I narrated the everyday adventure but the thought of knowing how poor have we become won't let me rest. Haha! I didn't even want to go out since we arrived on Thursday because of it. LOL But the husband was unusually restless. He went out on Friday and… Continue reading Indochina Backpacking Itinerary + Expenses (Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Thailand)

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13D12N of Adventure – an Instagram and Facebook Recap


Before continuing the story of our Indochina adventure in Vang Vieng, Laos - our longest city stop, let us reminisce the adventure with our everyday updates. Instagram updates were done by the wife (me) and super amazed that the husband voluntarily joined the fun by posting in his Facebook page. Hurray! I have Pokemon Go… Continue reading 13D12N of Adventure – an Instagram and Facebook Recap

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A Crazy Travel from HCMC, Vietnam to Vientiane, Laos (Day 5/11)


Yip. You read it right. It was a van, not a bus. And we were quite surprised as well. But they speak no English, how else would we know what’s going on. The husband kept asking if the van would take us all the way to Vientiane. I had no idea. The husband asked if I still have the ticket. The ticket was collected by the tuktuk driver. Whoah. We had no proof. I bet the husband was ultra-worried at that point because I was. But I kept my cool and the belief that we are favored. God is with us so who could be against us?

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A Day in Phnom Penh, Cambodia (Day 2/11)


We started the tour at the farthest destination - The Killing Fields. We left at around 7:30 - 8 AM. The traffic was heavy. We arrived around 9 AM. Our itinerary didn't really have time frame but I was surprised to have spent the entire morning there. It might have been fast if we didn't do the audio tour but we would have missed a lot if we did. The real beauty of "The Killing Fields" can be experienced in knowing how it has come to be. All throughout the tour, I was teary-eyed. There were moments that I wanted to bawl in agony for those who have suffered. And it seemed, it wasn't just me who felt the same. Most of the visitors were having the same look that I thought I had.

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A Day in Siem Reap, Cambodia (Day 1/11)


By noon on our 1st day, we were almost spent doing temple runs. Woke up at 4 AM to catch the sunrise. As we were quite smittened, we explored Angkor Wat until 9 AM, inspecting every nook and crany while admiring every bit of its beauty.

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Travel Tips: Packing For A 2-Week Trip on a Carry-On


Packing can be a  no-brainer but NOT to us. It's one of our main struggles. Last time in Hong Kong & Macau, the husband exceeded the carry-on limit so we tied the sleeping bags to my bag. We were only traveling for 5 days then. From that travel, I realized that not having a check-in… Continue reading Travel Tips: Packing For A 2-Week Trip on a Carry-On

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11 Days, 6 Cities, 4 Countries – The Wanderfull Life in IndoChina


Feeling artsy today so instead of putting it into words, I thought of making an info graphic. I'm rather pumped up with the detailed excel planning sheet too but will share it after the trip. 🙂 Here's what's inside our planning board: Plotted - You can see the sked in calendar type. Aug20_Aug24_CamVie - Detailed… Continue reading 11 Days, 6 Cities, 4 Countries – The Wanderfull Life in IndoChina

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14 Days To Go Before The Wander Full Life in IndoChina!


One more Friday and the next is the start of another adventure - leaving for our 10+ days of trip for IndoChina on the day of my 30th birthday. In 2011, while suffering from a quarter-life crisis and was utterly envious of peers getting engaged and having a baby, I created a dream - 3030dot5.… Continue reading 14 Days To Go Before The Wander Full Life in IndoChina!