Backpacking All Around Australia – 8 Part Series

Australia the “Lucky Country” is one of the most popular backpacking destinations throughout the world due to its safety, friendly people and its diversity. Join me on an 8 part series covering all the must do’s when backpacking Australia.

Backpacking Mt Phou Si in Luang Prabang, Laos

Climbing Mt Phou Si smack bang in the middle of Luang Prabang is a rewarding feat which will not disappoint the most travelled backpacker. Top it off with a refreshing swim at the Kuang Si waterfalls and you have yourself a top notch day planned out, check out my experience.

Backpacking Laos – Majestic Luang Prabang

The sights and sounds of the beautiful and majestic Luang Prabang. Such a wonderful part of the world, rich in culture which operates in a slow pace. A perfect place to hide away and just chill out.

Backpacking Laos – Dreaded bus trip from Huay Xai to Luang Prabang

Time doesnt seem so important when traveling through the countryside of Laos and pick up and arrival times seem even less important. This is my backpacking bus trip from Huay Xai to Luang Prabang in Northern Laos – what I though would be an 8 hour bus trip ended up taking 16 hours.

Backpacker’s Mission Crossing the Mighty Mekong River – Thailand to Laos

My mad rush to get through the Thailand border at Chiang Khong, cross the Mighty Mekong River, get processed at the Laos checkpoint border and settle in for the night at Huay Xai. All in a days for for a backpacking addict!

Golden Triangle – Border of Thailand, Myanmar & Laos

For many years I had always heard about the infamous “Golden Triangle” one of the world largest mass opium producing areas and the area which borders Thailand, Myanmar (Burma) and Laos. It was now time to check this place out for myself!

Advice for the beginner backpacker: Avoid looking like a tourist!

There are some stark differences between a tourist and a backpacker. We have suggested many ways in which to emerse yourself into the backpacker travelling lifestyle and to avoid looking and acting like a tourist.

$10 USD extra to visit the United States

New travel legislation has been passed by the United States and a new non-profit corporation has been set up in an effort to attract more foreign visitors however this will come at a cost of $10 USD on entry. This begs the question of whether these efforts will attract more foreign visitors or drive them away, I guess time will tell.

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