This was our last overland border crossing on our almost four-month trip across six South East Asian countries. It was THE MOST MEMORABLE border crossing – because (1) we waited for more than an hour for our “release” and (2) I nearly had an emotional breakdown due to our experience in Lao Bao. The long waiting time was due […]

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The Poipet, Cambodia – Aranya Prathet, Thailand border crossing is the busiest crossing between the two countries. We started off in Siem Reap, Cambodia where we booked a direct bus to Bangkok, Thailand. I and my brother were lucky to get special treatment by riding a private taxi from Siem Reap to the border because the […]

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The Chiang Khong (Thailand) – Huay Xai (Laos) border is the northernmost border crossing between the two countries. Based on our experience, this is the easiest border. We started from Thailand towards Laos; thus, directions are based on our route. However, if you’re coming from Laos, you can work your way in the same border […]

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Myanmar naturally went on my list of countries to visit when I was at the planning stage. I read tons of information on how to get there without flying as well as how to move forward and where to go first. I figured there’s not much information online for Asians. Most of the blog posts I […]

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After spending 3 nights in Saigon, we departed for Kep, Cambodia to meet our cousin. This town wasn’t part of our itinerary but our cousin convinced us to go there. Glad we did! The Hatien/ Xa Xia-Prek Chak border is the border crossing between Vietnam and Cambodia on the southernmost part of the countries. This […]

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We wanted to stay longer in Thailand so we decided to check out volunteering opportunities. We found one but the problem is we are short of time so we decided to do what other travellers do – cross the border and re-enter to extend our stay. The closest place to do just that was the […]

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Hi fellow Pinoys! Sharing with you a reference guide on border crossings on some South East Asian crossings for now. READ, READ, READ before hand on the places you plan to go to along with border crossings. This way, you have an idea on what to expect and be able to prepare. Travel forums and blogs […]

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