noky’s house: unplanned but comfortable night at chiang mai, thailand

coming from mae hong son, i was hoping i catch a bus from chiang mai to chiang rai (there was no bus from mae hong son to chiang rai). i did manage to reach the terminal on time, but by then the bus was full Continue reading noky’s house: unplanned but comfortable night at chiang mai, thailand

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jaidii: sufficient “emergency” lodging for the “sick” in chiang mai, thailand

i stayed in peppermainte in chiang mai for 2 nights only because it was super cheap (THB100/night). but it was dirty (cockroaches!!!) and it wasn’t easy to go up the top bunk. bad conditions for someone nursing a slight fever. so i moved next door to jaidii Continue reading jaidii: sufficient “emergency” lodging for the “sick” in chiang mai, thailand

chillout house: really chill but out of the way hostel in monteverde, costa rica

i really liked this place. felt like we had our own house. unfortunately, it’s rough road going here, and during the rainy season, it’s just all mud. you get in and out of the place by waiting for a car shuttle, and that just takes a lot of time Continue reading chillout house: really chill but out of the way hostel in monteverde, costa rica

blue star guesthouse: my own private space for THB200 in kanchanaburi, thailand

this wasn’t my first or 2nd option, but my first option was full and my 2nd option’s cheap rooms were out. my tuktuk driver suggested this place, which was fine since it was in my (long) list anyway Continue reading blue star guesthouse: my own private space for THB200 in kanchanaburi, thailand

allamanda rooms: a good place to be sick in la fortuna, costa rica

from here on out, travel buddy is the final decider on where we’re gonna sleep. my only requirement is that it’s cheap. a tall order in costa rica. but this place was really nice. i’m not to hot for la fortuna, but i am thakful that travel buddy got sick here because the room is clean and we get fresh air, and all the rest are walking distance Continue reading allamanda rooms: a good place to be sick in la fortuna, costa rica

oldtown hostel: perfect hangout hostel if only it were near other places in bangkok, thailand

i was in khao san for a night and already i’ve just had enough.Β the only positive i got from it were it had the best exchange rates that i could find. so i decided to move way, way out of the way Continue reading oldtown hostel: perfect hangout hostel if only it were near other places in bangkok, thailand

hostel sabana: san ramon costa rica’s saving grace

for reasons i cannot remember, me and travel buddy decided we shouldn’t go straight to la fortuna. so i picked this place because according to google maps, it’s on the way to la fortuna. and after some keyword search combos, i found a cheap accommodation. ok we’re going to san ramon! Continue reading hostel sabana: san ramon costa rica’s saving grace