44-days Backpacking Challenge: Total Cost of Travel

This post is way overdue but, here you go guys. More than 7 months ago I embarked on a backpacking journey for 44 days covering 4 countries. The original itinerary was to visit Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, and Thailand. But as fate would have it, it didn’t go as expected and ended up just visiting Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand. No regrets, I still had a blast!

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Video Diary: Da Nang x Hoi An

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Sleeping in Vietnam Airports

Part of travelling around on a tight budget will be all sorts of way to save money, one of which will be sleeping in airports. I was actually looking forward to the experience and see how is it like to sleep in an airport.

Sleeping in the airport is nothing new. (Source)

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Ho Chi Minh City: Exploring the Paris of the Orient

It was so hard for me to leave Hoi An, but the journey continues! Next stop is Ho Chi Minh City but I prefer calling it Saigon. It is probably the busiest out of all the places I visited in Vietnam. With a population of more than 8 million, just imagine the number of motorbikes in this city!

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Hoi An: Eternally Charming Town in Central Vietnam


Somewhere in Central Vietnam lies a lovely little town called Hoi An. If you’re following my Instagram, you will see how much I love this town. If only I did not have booked a flight to Ho Chi Minh, I could’ve stayed longer!

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Graceful, historic Hoi An is Vietnam’s most atmospheric and delightful town. Once a major port, it boasts the grand architecture and beguiling riverside setting that befits its heritage, but the 21st-century curses of traffic and pollution are almost entirely absent. (Source)

Hoi An is a well-preserved example of a South-East Asian trading port. Its buildings and streets reflect the influences, both indigenous and foreign, that have combined to produce this unique heritage site.

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