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Statue of a potter - Museum of Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City Museums

One of the cheapest activities that you can do in Ho Chi Minh City is check out the array of museums in District 1. All of the museums I visited cost ₫15,000 ($.72 USD) for the entrance fee, and most of the exhibits can be seen in an hour, even for people who like to […]

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LifeofaBackpacker's Temples of Angkor album on Photobucket

Temples of Angkor Tips

My day starts at 4:30 a.m. I’m one of two people in my dorm room, but my roommate is fast asleep. Meanwhile, I’m throwing on a T-shirt, shorts and grabbing water for my final day at the temples of Angkor. My tuk-tuk driver is waiting for me. I’m paying him $14 for the entire day. […]

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LifeofaBackpacker's Monkeys album on Photobucket

Monkey Business in Lopburi, Thailand

Since I’ve come to Thailand, one of my missions has been to see a monkey. That dream finally came true within two hours of arriving in Lopburi. I read that this was one of the cities to visit to see the Siamese ruins from the 1600s, but I also learned that this town is known […]

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LifeofaBackpacker's Bangkok album on Photobucket

Bangkok’s Grand Palace & Wat Pho

If you’re in Bangkok, you’ll want to take a day to see the temples and the sights of the old city. Start at 7 a.m. Grab some cheap breakfast from a street vendor for between ฿30 to ฿40 ($.97 to $1.29) and make your way to the Sky Train. If you haven’t done so, purchase […]

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LifeofaBackpacker's Reno album on Photobucket

Downtown Reno River Walk

Reno has a much calmer vibe than Las Vegas. Yes, you can still gamble, but the benefits of being in this city is the beauty. The city is 30 minutes away from Lake Tahoe, but there are still some pristine spots around the city that I found in October. I started downtown by the Truckee […]

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