Getting there is pretty simple as the Bangkok – Chang Mai train is not only fast, efficient and cheap, it’s also a Southeast Asian travel rite of passage. Choose first class and a private air-conditioned sleeper compartment. Go second to sit or sleep, or go third and enjoy the fact that you’ve saved a a bit of dough and you sit up for hours on a flight anyway, right?
Thailand is a traveler’s spiritual home and a rite of passage for backpackers. For trekking, temples, and culture – head north. For beaches, parties, and the ultimate paradise – head south. There is always something for everyone.
Hong Kong is a melting pot where east meets west, island-life meets the mainland and tradition meets modernity. Within the high-rise buildings you’ll find Chinese temples, colonial residences and even the odd zoo.