Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia travel blog. Information on travelling in, touring and backpacking Southeast Asia, for families with kids, solo travellers and couples. Southeast Asia travel all ways. We cover backpacking around the region, both with kids and as a young couple pre-kids. Very soon I’m be doing the same thing as a solo female over 50. But for that I may splurge on some special hotels. I hear Raffles is nice.

We’ve also stayed in some very nice resort hotels in Southeast Asia, to take vacation-style “breaks” from long-term nomadic travel.
You will find hundreds of posts about this region on our site. Maybe because it’s our favourite!

Which countries are in Southeast Asia? Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Brunei, Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, Timor-Liest and The Philippines.

Clicking on any of the links above will take you to the category page for that specific country.

Thailand is the easiest of these countries to travel, and probably the cheapest. We’d put Vietnam in second place. Singapore is expensive, and Malaysia can be somewhat costly too.

Southeast Asia Travel Blog Posts

Thai Omelette Recipe (Why Thai Omelettes are So Good!)

Thai omelettes are really tasty and in Thailand, a country with so many amazing dishes, I find myself eating and ...
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Thailand With Kids. No Worries!

Are you worrying about travelling to Thailand with kids? We can help you with that. If you’d like to dip ...
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Southeast Asia With Kids

We posted already about our experiences of travelling around Southeast Asia with kids (for 5 years!) now let’s have a ...
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Favourite Hotels, Hostels and Guest Houses in Southeast Asia

It’s time for us to write a post on our favourite and recommended hotels, hostels, and guest houses in Southeast ...
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Tha Kha Floating Market and Maeklong Railway Market Tour

Tha Kha floating market is a smaller, less well known floating market near Bangkok. It is a much better experience ...
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Visiting Northern Thailand on a Road Trip

Northern Thailand is one of the best places to visit in Thailand if you want to see beautiful temples, villages, ...
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How We Scored a Free Week of Hotel Stays in Thailand – Agoda Cash

This week we’re touring northern Thailand by car, it’s amazing, fascinating and fun with the added bonus of being incredibly ...
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Living Differently. New Ways in Chiang Mai

We’re loving this city in strange and unexpected ways. I’m loving the Thai environment sure, the Old City of Chiang ...
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How to Haggle in Bangkok.

Everyone knows you need to haggle over prices in Thailand and most other parts of Asia. Some are good at ...
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Hotel in Battambang Cambodia

We loved Battambang, this is the sort of town that’s great to just hang out for a few days, or ...
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One Day Battambang Tour Cambodia

Everyone knows about the Bamboo Railway in Battambang, but there are many more things to do and see in this ...
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Pak Ou Caves, Luang Prabang

If you’re travelling in Laos, a visit to Pak Ou Caves, Luang Prabang would be a great trip to add ...
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Laos Travel : Luang Prabang, Luang Prabang Guide & Tips

If you’re heading to Luang Prabang, Laos, you’re in for a very special treat. We have already posted about browsing ...
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Kayaking in Vang Vieng and Caving Tubing

A reader has asked for information on the kayaking and caving trip we took in Vang Vieng Laos, so, happy ...
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Legoland Water Park Malaysia Review

We were lucky enough to be able to visit the brand new Legoland Water Park Malaysia near Johor Baru just a ...
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Getting to Legoland Malaysia From Malacca

This post is about how to get to Legoland Malaysia from Malacca, the bus journey, where to stay near Legoland ...
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Malacca With Kids

Keeping the children happy in Malacca isn’t hard at all. Malacca with kids is a great destination with plenty for ...
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Kawan Kawan Guest House Malacca (Melaka) Review

Malacca doesn’t seem to be much of a backpacker town, most of the tourists we see are local and/or considerably ...
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What Do We Do All Day? Haad Salad, Ko Phangan

One of our readers wrote: I’d love to simply hear more about your day-to-day lives. What do your kids do all ...
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Staying on Haad Salad, Ko Phangan. Dangers and Annoyances.

We have absolutely loved staying on Haad Salad, Ko Phangan for the last 6 weeks. It’s a beautiful beach paradise ...
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Medical Dramas on Ko Phangan and Surgery on Ko Samui

This morning, 4 months into our trip, my husband is having emergency hernia repair surgery on Ko Samui. I’ve always said ...
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I knew hiring a scooter on Ko Phangan was a bad idea…

Years ago, in Vietnam, when we were on our first RTW, I had a go at driving the moped we’d ...
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The Ko Phangan Monkeys. Photo Post.

Ko Phangan is a beautiful and relatively unspoiled island off the east coast of southern Thailand. It is easy to ...
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Bangkok to Ko Samui (and a Scam to Avoid.)

You have plenty of options for getting from Bangkok to Koh Samui in the far southwest of Thailand. Modern Thailand ...
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COPE Visitor Centre Vientiane Laos. Essential Visit.

COPE Vientiane is a non-profit organisation in Laos which provides prosthetic limbs, mobility assistance and rehabilitation for Lao people who ...
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Vang Vieng, Laos with Kids

Beautiful Vang Vieng, Laos is known for tubing and a crazy backpacker party scene. Not many people would associate it ...
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Getting To Luang Prabang From Vang Vieng, by Bus or Mini Bus

If you boarded your bus, took your assigned seat and looked up to see this over your head, would you ...
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Ock Pop Tok and Getting my Luang Prabang Mojo Back

We’ve been in Luang Prabang, Laos, for almost a week now. It’s been a strange few days and we weren’t ...
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Vang Vieng, Laos. Tubing, Kayaking & Caving

We’ve been in Vang Vieng, Laos for 5 nights now and we’re loving it. It’s raining, a lot, but it ...
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Getting to Vang Vieng from Thailand

Getting to Laos from Thailand. This post is about the journey from Kanchanaburi Thailand, to Bangkok, to Nong Khai on ...
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Kanchanaburi, Thailand & The River Kwai

We’ve been in Kanchanaburi, Thailand, sitting here on the River Kwai for a week now. What have we been doing? ...
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Wat Arun. One of The Best Wats in Bangkok

Wat Arun, The Temple of The Dawn or Wat Arun Ratchawararam Ratchawaramahawihan stands on the west bank of the Chao Phraya ...
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Dusit Zoo – Bangkok Zoo

I’ve mentioned Dusit zoo before as a great place to take children in Bangkok, we went for a return visit ...
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Kek Lok Si Temple Penang (Malaysia)

Kek Lok Si Temple is the largest Buddhist temple in this region of Malaysia, and is one of the best ...
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We Love Bangkok!

It’s great to be in Bangkok again! I fell in love with Bangkok as a solo traveller back in 1999 ...
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Fort Cornwallis, Penang

Fort Cornwallis is a historic fort and tourist attraction on Penang Island, part of the state of Penang, in Malaysia. ...
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Freaking out in Malaysia

Malaysia is in the middle of an environmental catastrophe. If you read my last post, things we didn’t like about ...
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What We Don’t Like About Kuala Lumpur – Negatives

Kuala Lumpur isn’t perfect. We’ve had a great time, seen some cool and interesting things, enjoyed excellent cheap and free ...
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Kuala Lumpur – Visiting Chinatown

Yesterday we checked out modern Kuala Lumpur, today we stepped back in time. Chinatown is on our doorstep here at the ...
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Kuala Lumpur, Roller Coaster in a Mall and Indoor Archery

Boy it’s hot in Kuala Lumpur! But somehow it’s quite a pleasant hot, the sun isn’t beating down on us ...
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This is The Beginning. Port Douglas to Kuala Lumpur

This post is from our first day of travel, our first day as a nomadic family, not quite digital nomads ...
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We’re Going to Malaysia!

Why did we choose Malaysia as the first destination on our family gap year? I’m going to tell you. Air ...
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