• Stray Asia
  • Celebrate Songkran in South East Asia!

    In many countries New Year is celebrated with fireworks but in Southeast Asia it’s celebrated with… water! We’re not talking about a splash here and there, but THREE whole days of the biggest outdoor water fights in the world! Locals and backpackers alike take to the streets with hoses, buckets, makeshift water pistols and Super Soakers for […]

  • Cambodia
  • Why You Can’t Miss Kampot

    Monk in Bokor National Park

    Its all systems go at the moment for Cambodia. Year upon year, tourism is increasing and travellers are discovering new hip and interesting places to visit. The first thing people think of when Cambodia comes to mind is Angkor Wat, and rightly so, these ancient ruins are the world’s largest religious site, and one of […]

  • Vietnam
  • 5 Foods You Must Eat in Vietnam

    Banh Beo Vietnamese steam rice cake

    Vietnamese food is becoming increasingly popular worldwide now and with good reason. As with other Asian cuisines, the focus is on yin and yang, delicately balancing sweetness with sourness, and saltiness with fresh fragrant herbs. However, the Vietnamese are experts and the rise in popularity of their food in Western culture illustrates this. What to […]

  • Cambodia
  • The Hidden and Outer Temples of Angkor

    Ruluos Temple Group

    I was lucky enough to have more than one day to explore the temples around Siem Reap, something I would highly recommend if you have time. With extra time to explore to my heart’s content, I chose to book onto an Angkor ‘Outer Temple’ tour (I booked through the Stray recommended ‘Hostel 543‘). Outer Temple […]

  • Laos
  • 10 Things to do in Luang Prabang

    Monks in Luang Prabang Laos

    Luang Prabang surely will be one of your highlights traveling through Laos. Luang Prabang is a city in the north of Laos and famous for its cultural and religious sights, as well as its French Colonial influenced architecture. If you are planning to tick another great UNESCO World Heritage site off your bucket list, you […]