From China, through Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand (Bangkok, Phuket), Malaysia (Borneo), Singapore, Indonesia (Bali), Philippines, Japan, Taiwan... East Asia is a backpacker's right of passage. Click through to see my Ultimate Travel Bucketlist for an epic adventure!
Are you thinking of crossing the Vietnam - Laos / Laos - Vietnam border by bus? I compiled this guide to make you aware of a few things on this journey. It can be done and in fact it's one of the easiest bus trips I have ever done. There are some horror stories on the Internet about this route - i think the countries have come a long way to make this a safer and more enjoyable trip. If you leave your Western standards at home...Read more to find out!