Last December, I go on a solo backpacking trip to Vietnam and Thailand. Initially, my plan is to start the trip in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam fly to Bangkok and then travel overland to Cambodia. The plan failed because I’ve spent most of my “Cambodia Travel Fund” getting drunk in Silom Area almost every night. Lol.

Anyway, let me show you my very first backpacking adventure and mis-adventure through my Instagram post. My Instagram is a “Micro Blog” updated regularly with my selfies and hilarity, so follow me for travel updates and more.


Fly from Manila to Ho Chi Minh City with Cebu Pacific Air. #superdelayedflight




Touchdown Tan Son Nhat  International Airport, exchange 50USD and I become an instant millionaire, YAY!!! until the taxi driver asks  almost all of it plus 20USD.



My first morning in Vietnam is made perfect with a cup of Ca Phe Sua Nung.




Started my Saigon City Tour on the back of a motorbike. I visited, Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica, Saigon Central Post Office, Saigon Opera House and Reunification Palace.






Joined a group tour to Cu Chi Tunnel in the afternoon but stuffed myself first with local dishes.




Fly to Bangkok after two days in Vietnam.




But, I fell in love with Vietnamese Coffee, that I get some of these at the Duty Free Shop in Tan Son Nhat International Airport’s Duty Free shop.




Touchdown Suvarnabhumi Airport and figuring out how to get to my hotel while stuffing myself with Chicken Satay.




Experiencing  “The Venice of the East” on a long tail boat locally known Khlongs.






Travel to Ayutthaya for temple hopping.


Visited the Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho).







Backpacking in Thailand is not complete without trying out some street Food, surprisingly, they are good.




… and the adventure has ended. Flying back to Manila.


This is just an overview of my first backpacking adventure, more and detailed post soon. Do not forget to follow me on Instagram @esnerazul for selfies like the one below 🙂 just kidding.