Category: transportation

What You Could Get in Leeds for $10 – Parks, Markets, Museums, and Water Taxis to Spend on the Budget

Hi everyone!

It wasn’t my intention to cover Leeds on our $10 series this week, just a few days after Arsenal won over Leeds United on the English Premier League. #COYG

But I guess something gotta happen, so here we are! This week, we’re going to cover what you could do around Leeds for under $10 USD as Rachel from AverageLives will be sharing some snippets on how to travel there on the budget.

So, what could you get in Leeds for $10?

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What You Could Get in Baguio City for $10 – 5 Things to Do in the Summer Capital of the Philippines

Hi everyone!

I just realized that in the past few weeks, I covered some cities in the area that I know best: Southeast Asia. Even better, because this week we’re going to cover another city in the region. And this time, we’re going to the Philippines and talk about Baguio City.

So, after we talked about Sihanoukville and Chiang Rai in the past weeks and some other cities in the Philippines like Angeles City, we’re going to talk about how far you could get in Baguio City for $10!

Thanks to Dea of How She Wonders, check out what you could do in the city on the budget!

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Review: First Class Train to Bangkok from Nong Khai (That You Can Book From Vientiane)

So, after spending a couple of weeks in the self-quarantine mode at Sengphachanh Hotel 2 in Vientiane, I had to change my travel plan from my original itinerary.

Initially, I was supposed to head to Vang Vieng before leaving for Luang Prabang, so I could get a chance to explore the northern part of Thailand before going back to Bangkok. However, due to my situation as I got recovered from my illness, the people from the embassy suggested going back home sooner rather than later.

At the time, I realized that maybe it’s a bad idea to follow my initial plan anyway, so I agreed to head directly to Bangkok from Vientiane. If anything happened, it’s easier to find a reliable (and cheaper!) hospital in Bangkok than anywhere in Laos. Even if I had to return from Bangkok, it’s easy to find a direct flight from Thailand’s capital city to Jakarta than Vientiane.

So I had to follow my gut, and that was to head back to Bangkok instead of continuing my journey to the northern part of Laos and Thailand. The good thing is that I still had some credits from Bookaway, so I didn’t think twice when I found an option to travel from Vientiane to Bangkok using the first-class train from Nong Khai. 

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How to Have a Sustainable Holiday

Travel brings all kinds of benefits to all kinds of people. Travelers get to enjoy new experiences. Locals get a valuable income.

In fact, the income from travel can be vital to protecting some of the Earth’s most amazing places. That said, it’s important to keep the environment in mind at all times. So, here are some tips on how to have a sustainable holiday.

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Sleeper Bus in Laos: The Most Affordable Way to Travel from Pakse to Vientiane

When I did my research long before I started my Indochina trip, I figured that Laos’s infrastructure and transportation might be a bit challenging compared to its neighboring countries.

I came across an article that outlined their long journey with a bus in Laos, which they didn’t thoroughly enjoy. Reading it made me second-guess whether I should take a long overland journey from Cambodia to Vientiane or Vang Vieng, so I decided to go to Pakse from Siem Reap instead.

While I only get a chance to travel around Pakse city center in Champasak, I was quite happy with my decision to stop there before heading to Vientiane. It gave me some time to travel slow and adapt to Laos’s daily life since I have to admit that Laos is slightly different compared to Cambodia or Vietnam.

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