I rented a bicycle. Rode it from central Siem Reap to Angkor Enterprise to buy my three-day ticket. Then rode it to Angkor Wat the same day: never again. It took me 30 minutes to ride my bicycle to Angkor Enterprise and then another 35 minutes to Angkor Wat. All this in the heat and sometimes blazing sun depending on the clouds. I was tired to walk around Angkor Wat once … [Read more...]
Asia Travel Blog
Welcome to Aperlust’s Asia travel blog. Here you’ll find tips and stories about Asia travel. This blog includes posts from Japan, Cambodia and Thailand.
Most of Asia is inexpensive to travel. Hopefully, this blog encourages you travel more of Asia.
The Mekong River had a muddy, brown color that wasn’t transparent. On the river bank, you can see the green leaves of banana trees, large rock formations with different layers of color, and pinkish water buffaloes taking a dip. The Mekong River splits Laos and Thailand, which was evident by the respective flags posted by the villages along the shores. This was my slow boat … [Read more...]
The Chiang Mai markets are to feast over. There’s plenty of food to go around from mango sticky rice to pad Thai You may have not guessed it, but the old city is big on supplying fresh fruit smoothies. There’s at least one street vendor selling them every two-minute walk. And the markets are saturated with fruit smoothie vendors. The Chiang Mai markets also cook up crepes … [Read more...]
I went to the Maerim Elephant Sanctuary in March, 2017. I’m skeptical about so-called elephant sanctuaries in Thailand or any other part of the world. Usually, these places are not sanctuaries, but grounds for making profits from mistreated elephants. I chose the Maerim Elephant Sanctuary (not to be confused with Maerim Elephant Home) because it was recommended by the … [Read more...]
I needed to go from Patong to Chiang Mai and was contemplating flying with AirAsia. Since I had a checked luggage in the form of a backpack, I would need to pay extra for it. In order to save some money, I decided to take the bus from Phuket to Chiang Mai. From what I researched, Green Bus Thailand is the only bus company that travels from Phuket to Chiang Mai directly. … [Read more...]