In my early days as a solo traveller, there was a lot of buzz around the notion of being a “broke backpacker”- that is, travelling so extensively that you don’t have a dime to your name, but are nevertheless happy because you’re living like a vagabond on the beach in a land far, far away. For some, that would seem daunting and very unappealing, but for Wanderlusters like me, it’s alluring – or so I thought it was.
It wasn’t until 2012, after several years of solo travel, that I realized I still hadn’t experienced life of a broke backpacker – something that was almost like a rite of passage for young travellers. And so, like many others, I decided to aimlessly wander off to Southeast Asia and Australia.
I had just arrived on Koh Phi Phi island, and I was exhausted. The very thought of trudging around the island with my oversized backpack in search of a hostel made me grouchy. As I tried to figure out which direction to start walking in, my oversized backpack and I stood in the middle of […]
After trying a couple of different restaurants and finishing my book on the beach, I began to get a bit restless. I loved Koh Phi Phi, but I’ve never been the type to lie on the beach all day. I couldn’t help but wonder what else there was to do on this beautiful island. I […]
The first Thai Island on my list was Phuket, which proved to be extremely overrated. I found a room in Phuket Town, but quickly learned that people used the town as more of a transit point to reach the other beautiful islands. I barely lasted one night and then hopped on a ferry the next […]