Once Upon a Time in the Kingdom of Siam

Ever since I was young, it has been my ultimate dream to visit Thailand, formerly named Siam. The country is called “The Land of the Free” because it’s the only country in southeast Asia that was never colonized by the West. Thus, its preserved and unique culture is one of the reasons why tourists from all around the world flock in this country. My own interest in Thailand started after watching, one of my favorite films of all time, Anna and the King. Seriously, I think I watched this movie Continue reading

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Overnight Sleeper Train from Bangkok to Laos

Getting to Laos by train is quite easy. And now, it’s relatively easier after the construction of the new international rail terminal at Thanaleng in Laos in 2009. Thanaleng train station is located 13 km from central Vientiane (Laos’ capital). You can now take the sleeper train from Bangkok-Nong Khai; then, upon arrival at Nong Khai train station, you will transfer to another train that will bring you to Continue reading