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...]
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 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...]
When I first arrived to Patong by way of an airport shuttle, I saw a female motorcyclist with a shirt that read, “Good men go to heaven. Bad men go to Patong.” The workers are trying to get you into their bars and strip clubs. You’ll see signs for discounted beers at 70 baht or two-for-one specials. Then there’s the heaps of strip clubs or commonly known as ping pong … [Read more...]