Hmm…How About That?! Border Stamping Fees in Southeast Asia

Travelers looking to cross one of the many borders in Southeast Asia (specifically, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, and parts of Thailand) will be met with one of the most confounding yet simple cash grabs on the face of the planet; the stamping fee. After you’ve paid for your transportation to the bus stop, paid for your […]

From Hong Kong to Hanoi: An Overland Journey

Even before Tristan and I began our trip, I had started researching how we would cross over from China into Vietnam. Since we were going to be making the trek overland to save costs, we needed to figure out the best route, mode of transportation, and visa requirements for Vietnam. I searched Google and perused […]