From Danang to Savannakhet by buses. Review on my ride from Central Vietnam to Laos through Lao Bao

Submitted by David Baggins on Mon, 06/04/2018 - 05:01

What I learned, what I planned and how it eventually happened - about my bus trip from Danang to Laos in May 2018.

After reading much on the internet, I still was not sure how to do the trip. So many different statements about prices and the timetable... And no guarantee that all that pile of information is not obsolete.

Thai visa in Vientiane 2018

Submitted by David Baggins on Thu, 01/18/2018 - 12:00

So many stories about visa-runs to Vientiane! But the visa rules tend to change fast so I am going to share my experience of the new year. Read the last details on getting Thai visa in Vientiane, Laos (January 2018).

So I spent a month in Thailand allowed by the passport stamp I got at an airport and I wanted to extend my stay here. This is how I did it.

Baking soda in Thailand. [Solved]. Where to buy sodium bicarbonate?

Submitted by David Baggins on Fri, 05/05/2017 - 03:12

Hi, guys! This is a short story about where to buy baking soda in Thailand.

I had never had the necessity to get the baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) in Thailand until my gums got sore and, as it is known, gargling mouth with baking soda dissolved in warm water is an effective treatment in such a situation. I visited three 7-eleven shops (in a small city called Prachuap) but they had no baking soda there (I used Google.Translate on my smartphone to explain to them what I needed).

How to read Thai. For travelers

Submitted by David Baggins on Sat, 03/04/2017 - 02:59

Want to learn how to read Thai? Start from here and you'll get the core idea of the Thai script in just a few minutes! For travelers and other non-linguists.

Hi, guys! Let me tell you my story of learning Thai. So I traveled to Thailand twice and spent several months in total there but I could never read Thai letters. I tried to understand the Wikipedia article on Thai script but failed twice. I gave up and invented the explanation that it is just too complicated for a person who is not talented in linguistics, a person like me...

Cheap hotel in Mangalore for backpackers on a low budget. Solved! Review

Submitted by David Baggins on Wed, 05/11/2016 - 03:27

Hotel Surya Mangalore

Guys, If you travel on a low budget and looking for a cheap hostel, guesthouse or hotel to stay in Mangalore, Karnataka, India, you've come to the right place. I did the same in the beginning of 2016 and, after a long search, I found the real pearl of cheap accommodation.