Ready for some wild times in the south of Thailand? Let me introduce you to the irresponsibly good time that is Slumber Party. It is a bit of a misnomer considering that there is about 0% slumber and 100% party. It is a party hostel and I came to party so naturally, I loved it.… Read More Slumber Party Hostel, Krabi: Adventure Hard, Party Harder
After practically ignoring it my first go-around in Thailand, Krabi slowly squeezed its way into becoming one of my favorite places in all of South East Asia. My first time here, I used it as a one-night stopover en route to what I perceived to be more promising destinations. It was July 4th. I partied… Read More The Backpacker’s Complete Guide To Krabi, Thailand
Next to the islands, jungles, and culture, the true appeal of South East Asia for travelers and backpackers is… cheap beer. I’m only partially joking. While most travelers do travel for more respectable reasons, cheap alcohol and the fun-loving South East Asian people are an added bonus to this already amazing region of the world.… Read More Which South East Asian Capital Cities Have The Best Nightlife?
When you think of nightlife, the first places that come to mind are cities like Vegas, Rio, or Ibiza. These are all synonymous with loose morals and hedonistic pursuits. If you ask anyone where they think the best nightlife is, they’ll mention a dozen cities before any Asian city comes up. That is an injustice… Read More Why Bangkok Is One Of The Top Nightlife Destinations In The World
I blindly flew into Bangkok this June with really no idea what I was getting myself into. I was in Asia for three months, tentatively flying out of Jakarta at the end of September. In my mind, I thought I could hit Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore, before wrapping up in Indonesia. Of course, very… Read More My 10 Favorite Stops On My South East Asia Trip
Thailand’s small hippie commune in the north has become a legendary stopover for backpackers. You can’t even bring up going to Chiangmai without someone immediately butting in and saying “dude, you have to go Pai!” Everyone who has been to Pai speaks so fondly of their time there, but what was the big deal? What… Read More Why Does Everyone Love Pai So Much?
When it comes to the Full Moon Party, your squad is undeniably the most important thing. I’m talking make-or-break kind of thing. Trust me, I lost my squad within a few minutes of getting to the Full Moon Party and my time alone was not fun at all. Once I reunited with my squad, the… Read More The Dancing Elephants of Koh Phangan
I had to return to Bangkok a fourth time thanks to running out of pages in my passport. My meeting with the U.S. Embassy was in the early morning, so I decided to book a quiet, classy looking hostel within walking distance. I chose The Cube, a boutique hostel aiming for a Japanese sleeping capsule… Read More The Cube Hostel: An Ideal Escape From The Chaos of Bangkok
After two weeks on the islands of Koh Phangan and Koh Tao, the leap back into the chaos of Bangkok was an immediate sensory overload. That’s what I craved. After giving myself a few days to readjust to the city life, I was ready to see more of Bangkok’s infamous neighborhoods and plunge myself back… Read More The Bangkok Chronicles Pt. 2: The Notorious B.K.K.
Well Thailand, this is it. The country where I started my South East Asia trip almost three months ago, overflowing with enthusiasm to explore what this part of the world had to offer. I spent 19 days here my first time around, going at a frenetic pace and breezing through eight cities in that short… Read More A Farewell to Thailand