Siem Reap: Pub Street & Angkor Village Resort

While visiting Cambodia to see the famous temples, you don’t have to look far to find a place for an evening out. Siem Reap’s Pub Street is filled with bars, restaurants, and shops and it is a perfect place to relax and unwind after a long hot day of temple touring. We took a tuk-tuk…

Khun Korn Waterfall and the White Temple

At the very start of our Busabout tour, we jumped right into an adventurous day in Northern Thailand. Our van departed from Chiang Mai, where we had spent the past few days. The drive was long and sleepy before we finally arrived at our first destination, which involved a fairly strenuous hike and a very…

A Long Day in Luang Prabang

When Jonny, our Lao tour guide, first talked about waking up before 4am to watch the monks’ alms giving procession, he said that it was an optional activity. I have no idea if I will ever be back in the country of Laos with a chance to experience this tradition, so we made it a…

Temples via Tuk-Tuk

When we landed at Siem Reap International Airport to begin our short stay in Cambodia, we had a choice between a tuk-tuk or a car taxi to take us to our hotel. It was insanely hot and humid outside so we chose a car because we thought the air conditioning would be nice- this was…

Thai Farm Cooking School

I will be the first to admit that I am not adventurous when it comes to food. Some of that is because of medical dietary restrictions. Some of that is because I have a bland palate, and some is just because I am picky. I was very nervous for the food in southeast Asia but…

Long Boat Livin’ on the Mekong River

Our time exploring the country of Laos was spent on a tour run by Busabout, a company that focuses on adventure and backpacker-style travel. Our small group of five was dropped off at the Thailand/Laos border by our Tai guide, and picked up on the other side by our Lao guide, Jonny. The first place…