More Bangkok

Bangkok wasn't ALL bad.We ended up visiting the Grand Palace, even though our scammers from the previous day had convinced us that it is closed and we can't even get near itAs well as the biggest lying down Golden BuddahWe got to visit the Lebua at State Tower Hotel, where the Hangover II was filmed"We [...]

Scammed in Bangkok

Well.. "One Night in Bangkok" turned into "Three Nights in Bangkok Because All Trains Were Booked".  If you're going to Bangkok, really do try to have your ticket out ready in advance.Also, have a good understanding of the ballpark prices you should be paying tuk-tuks and taxis. I'm sure our first Bangkok taxi driver is [...]

Welcome to Bangkok, where the prices are made up and the meter doesn’t matter.

Getting through the Thailand border is a pretty complicated process and takes almost full day. There are lots of scam artists on either side of the border trying to convince tourists they need to get a special overpriced visa or try to sell fake visas and fake bus tickets. Canadians don't need visas, so we [...]

Cambodia – Siem Reap

Siem Reap is like a whole other country after Phnom Penh. The amount of tourists is through the roof in comparison. It feels like the main industry is tourism - people toppling over each other to go see the Angkor temples. They have 1, 3, and 5 day passes to see all the temples in [...]

Cambodia – Phnom Penh

Now this, was a culture shock.We were lucky enough to meet an Australian on the plane who was heading back to Cambodia to finish his non-profit teaching position at an elementary school. He was kind enough to warn us about common scams and inform us about the politics, some history, how to haggle and even [...]

Singapore

This was our first country on our South East Asia trip. Considering I've never been anywhere in Asia, I had no idea what to expect. Other than some possible culture shock. And the heat. Dear God, the heat.We only spent a couple of nights here since we had our next flight (to Cambodia) booked right [...]

Travel blog!

My travel blog - only about 6 months overdue! I've finally decided to jump on the bandwagon and blog about my recent trips. There were a lot of moments during the trip I wished I had a blog to write down the experiences and advise future travellers on what to watch out for in the [...]

7 Australia Withdrawal Symptoms

I got back from my exchange semester in Australia 4 months ago, and I really start to miss it the longer I'm away. Here are some things I've caught myself doing in the past four months of being back in Canada.Every time I see an open field, I keep looking for dark spots in hopes [...]