Cambodia | Laos | Malaysia | Myanmar (Burma)  | Vietnam 

Thailand is a gateway to several nearby countries making it easy and convenient to explore what the rest of Southeast Asia has to offer.

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A Week on a Mekong River Cruise

In April 2016 we were invited to experience Viking's Magnificent Mekong River Cruise. The tour began in the city streets of Hanoi, Vietnam and took us into Cambodia and through several small country towns along the Mekong River before concluding in Ho Chi Minh...

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Is one day at Angkor Wat enough?

The stunning temples of Angkor in Siem Reap, Cambodia are a fascinating place to visit and luckily just a short flight away from Thailand. Although spending just one day at Angkor Wat has been done by many travelers, this is an example where the most...

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Easy Peasy Thai Visa Run to Penang, Malaysia

We've been to a few different Royal Thai Embassies and Consulate-Generals but our latest Thai visa run to Penang, Malaysia has been by far the easiest, least stressful run we've done to date. After a cheap international flight down to this island, we enjoyed an...

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Mandala Boutique Hotel in Vientiane, Laos

There is nothing more satisfying than being greeted by a beautiful and relaxing hotel or guesthouse after a long day of travel. While we were conducting a visa run to Vientiane, Laos, we treated ourselves to a three night stay at the Mandala Boutique Hotel and our...

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Visa Run Transit Guide: Chiang Mai to Vientiane

(Find out how we obtained our visas here). We had a hard time finding detailed directions prior to our trip, so we would like to share our experience for those who will be making the same run in the near future, both to and from Chiang Mai to Vientiane to obtain our...

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Border Run: Chiang Mai to Kuala Lumpur

The first entries of our Thai tourist visas were expiring soon, so we took a three-day border run from Chiang Mai to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It was time to activate the second entry on our visas and enjoy a few days of wandering around Malaysia's capital city of Kuala...

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