If you are in Bangkok on weekdays, Damnoen Saduak Floating Market (2 hours from Bangkok) would be your best bet to experience one of Bangkok’s iconic floating market.
Having been to Tokyo the second time after five years, I have pretty much cover the popular spots like Shinjuku, Shibuya, Akihabara, Asakusa, Ginza etc. So this time around I am looking for local neighbourhood with local touch.
Boarded a local bus from Phnom Penh to Battambang (Cambodia second largest city).
It is a common sight to see school kids in the village area go to school with slippers and can hardly see them with shoes. These kids are from Ougura Trokeat Primary School situated next to Choeung Ek Killing Fields.
Maybe some of us came from countries that separate wet market and dry market due to hygienic reasons, but this isn’t the case in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Firing the real AK47 at Cu Chi Tunnel was an awesome experience I ever had.
No wonder Central Post Office in Ho Chi Minh is one of the tourist attraction in the city.
Afternoon boat ride along Mekong Delta at a village after a fulfilling lunch.
Along Saigon backpackers street or Pham Ngu Lao Street, you will come across this small alley packed with people sitting on small stools enjoying fresh fruit juice from this humble stall.
Besides the mega shopping malls in Bangkok, there are many more things to see around this city. So what is the best way to visit Bangkok if you have limited time here?
If you are coming from Penang island, take the ferry (free of charge) from Penang ferry terminal situated at Jalan Pengkalan Weld (behind the bus terminal) to Butterworth.
We signed up for a half day cycling tour around Battambang villages with Butterfly Tour (a locally run cycling tour company).
Traveling from Phnom Penh to Bangkok or Siem Reap to Bangkok has been much easier with direct bus transfer offer by private bus company starting from February 2013.
Besides the popular Phnom Penh and Siam Reap, another much sought after town in Cambodia is Battambang, the second largest town in this country, not too busy and less crowded.
It was a mystery to me reading so many reviews about overland border crossing experiences in SE Asia. Some negative comments and some has no problem crossing the border.