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Dark and slightly wet we set out on a bus for the long haul. 10 hours of what was supposed to be watching movies and sleeping turned into bonding time. About half of us ventured downstairs on the bus for some drinking games. In the last 48 hours I had only slept for 6 hours so I chose to sleep. 2 hours into the road trip I woke up to the laughter and loud noises from below.
Koh Phangan is a much bigger island than Koh Tao. Just as beautiful though. We arrived to a beach front resort where we were assigned our rooms and they were so nice.
After a 10 hour bus ride and a 3 hour ferry ride we arrived in Koh Tao…
Being the final crew to arrive in Bangkok on the Wednesday (wheels touching the ground at 11:50 pm), my two friends, Krystal, Tye, and I unfortunately didn’t take to much of an advantage of the Bangkok night life.
Bangkok is one of the most immersive and enthralling metropolises on Earth. It pulses with life, with scooters, with human cries. It vibrates with the clang of Buddhist prayer bells, and froths with the eager anticipation of first-time backpackers on the Banana Pancake Trail. Five years absent, I've finally returned…
Kanchanaburi might only be two hours or so from the heart of buzzing Bangkok but it's a world apart from the big metropolis. An enthralling, sobering past of WWII POW camps and railway building have made it infamous across the globe...
It’s a bitter sweet feeling I have, in writing this I must come to terms with the fact that the tour is almost over. But looking back I can’t be more than satisfied with what we accomplished in what felt like minutes of being here.
Time moves so slowly under water, 30 min felt like 5 down below. It’s crazy to think there’s a completely different ecosystem under these calm waters going to its own beat.
It’s midday here so the pace is quite slow as an overcast sky showers a consistent mist. I welcome the weather as it brings a cool breeze and tame temperament to the people however, it’s hardly like this. When the sun goes down this little island becomes a completely different animal with bars fusing together at the beach bringing everyone closer with fire shows and a bustling night life.
From endangered dolphins weaving between rickety wooden river towns to Mughal temples and islands dressed in primeval rainforests, this list of Asia's top 12 hidden gems is fuel for that fire we call Wanderlust.