Impressions of Cambodia by MidlifeBackpackers.
Our first trip to, and impressions of Cambodia Visiting Cambodia for the first time, our impressions of Cambodia revolved mainly around the people. It was plain to see that more than anything else, the beauty of Cambodia lies in its people. The Khmer, or Cambodian people, have been through a terrible period in history. We … Continue reading
Avoid scams when backpacking.
Avoid scams when backpacking. Advice from the inexperienced for the inexperienced. We midlifebackpackers have sometimes felt insecure during our travels. We do not have the security of a travel plan, or tour arranged by a travel agent. Often we have wondered whether we would be streetwise enough when backpacking. How would we avoid scams when … Continue reading
Bangkok’s Rail transport network.
Don’t be intimidated by Bangkok’s transport network. When we planned our trip to Thailand & Cambodia, our greatest intimidating thought was: ” How will we get from the airport to our hotel?”. We felt we needed to understand the transport network before arriving. We did not want to feel intimidated by Bangkok’s transport network. When … Continue reading
MidlifeBackpackers-Who are we
Who are we?: Who are we? Midlifebackpackers.com is a community of middle aged travelers. We have a dream & passion of experiencing travel the “real” way. Not travelling as packaged tourists. Like many younger backpackers do, we want to focus on the adventure. We wish to really experiencing countries & their cultures. Being exposed to … Continue reading
Getting to and from Bangkok and getting around in Bangkok.
Wow. Complex, confusing, frustrating & infuriating. That sums it up. We arrived in Bangkok early morning after an overnight trip from Phuket via bus. There are a number of long haul bus services running between the major centers like Bangkok, Phuket, Chiang Mai, Krabi & many more. Usually these buses come in 3 categories, ie, … Continue reading
Getting to grips with transport in Thailand
WOW. That is the most difficult part. Firstly the language difference makes it almost impossible to explain to locals what & where you want to go. At hotels it’s OK, but from hotels to other main routes & place is expensive via hotel shuttle. Once they drop you off at a public bus stop, the … Continue reading