Ho Chi Minh (Saigon), Vietnam to Phnom Penh, Cambodia by Bus

Long distance bus rides are never pleasant. In Southeast Asia, some bus companies do not have comfortable seats or bus toilets are too small and smelly. However, it’s the most cost-effective way when backpacking the tri-countries, Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand. To be fair, of course, there are bus companies that operate with great service and…

Meeting the Karen (Long Neck) and Akha People of Northern Thailand

The Karen People Originally from Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, the Karen Tribe is known to have a very unique custom which marked as the tribe’s identity. As young as 5 years old, girls start to wear brass rings around their necks, arms and shin. As they get older, the coil gets replaced to a…