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Who Do You Trust, The News or Experience?

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Visting: BANGKOK - PENANG - TAIPING - KUALA KANGSAR - CAMERON HIGHLANDS, (Tanah Rata) - PANGKOR ISLAND - MELAKA - KUALA LUMPUR, (K.L.).

While I may be well travelled compared to many I don’t consider I am well travelled overall compared to many others. The trouble is that I was a late starter at 38 years of age. So while Google tells me … Continue reading



Never Judge a Book (or Food Court in Malaysia!) by its Cover

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Visting: BANGKOK - PENANG - TAIPING - KUALA KANGSAR - CAMERON HIGHLANDS, (Tanah Rata) - PANGKOR ISLAND - MELAKA - KUALA LUMPUR, (K.L.).

I first arrived in Kuala Lumpur (K.L.) as an apprehensive first-time Asian traveller 22 years ago. Dark, dirty and dangerous I was led to believe. 110% lies. Clean, Safest place and friendliest people on earth. After K.L., it was then … Continue reading



12 Reasons You Need to Visit the Real Malaysia

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Visting: BANGKOK - PENANG - TAIPING - KUALA KANGSAR - CAMERON HIGHLANDS, (Tanah Rata) - PANGKOR ISLAND - MELAKA - KUALA LUMPUR, (K.L.).

Malaysia, along with Thailand, is where it all began for Baktrax…   Twenty-two years later it is still our favourite country in the world.  There are so many reasons you should visit Malaysia, but here are 12 for you:   … Continue reading



Are you a traveller or a tourist?

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We have read many articles on the net recently as to what is the difference between a traveller and a tourist. I think i am qualified to be a traveller as I may be the only person on earth to … Continue reading



The mostlaid back baktrax destinations.

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Baktrax consider that most of our destinations are chilled out and laid back to some extent. Even a welcome drink in the Gecko bar in Bangkok is a relaxing start among the  nearby chaos .   Just two of the more … Continue reading



Some of the Best Thailand Places Baktrax Don’t Have On Regular Tours

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There is really nowhere bad to visit in Thailand. So many choices and not enough time. Baktrax has most of the super best places covered already  but there are still lots more especially if you want to get even further … Continue reading



Baktrax in Malaysia

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Small Group Tours of Malaysia SEE ASIA IN A NUTSHELL | MALAY, INDIAN, CHINESE AND ETHNIC CULTURES Tour Malaysia with Baktrax and meet the warm and friendly people of this wonderful country and cherish the warm memories you will take … Continue reading



Baktrax in Cambodia

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BAKTRAX IN CAMBODIA: Small Group Tours of Cambodia SEE AWE INSPIRING ANGKOR WAT, HORRORS OF THE KILLING FIELDS and S21 then CHILL AT SIHANOUKVILLE Cambodia has had a pretty bad run of luck for the last half-millennium or so. Ever … Continue reading



Baktrax in Laos (Lao)

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Low Cost Small Group Tours of Laos. (Pronounced LAO). Lao PDR should stand for Lao – Please Don’t Rush Laos is among the very poorest countries in the world. Lao is the most laid back country in S.E. Asia. One … Continue reading



Thailand: Undiscovered Baktrax Destinations

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Bangkok is the worlds second most visited city after Hong Kong. With good reason obviously. A fascinating place where the tourists attractions are amazing and where you can still experience life with the locals. After Bangkok most visitors go to … Continue reading



Tipping in South East Asia

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Tipping in others countries can be a problem for some visitors. In S.E. Asia it should be no problem at all. It is not expected anywhere as a general rule and it is most certainly not compulsory. In certain favorite … Continue reading



Reasons to Travel in Laos & Cambodia

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REASONS TO TRAVEL IN LAOS & CAMBODIA: Many people see these two countries as dark and dangerous, especially Cambodia with it’s more recent history. Nothing could be further from the truth. Having been to both countries numerous times I can … Continue reading



Reasons to Travel in South East Asia

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REASONS TO TRAVEL IN SOUTH EAST ASIA: The main reason is aimed at those who think the world revolves around their own posterior. I also thought this until I travelled. I was never a racist or bigott like many of my fellow Australians … Continue reading



Baktrax Food!

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The following are my prognostications on food in S.E. Asia after twenty years of living and travelling in the region. It is in no particular order in any way shape or form. It is written from memory only and some of … Continue reading



On Fire with Excitement – 5 of the Best Travel Times

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1: The first best day of my life had nothing to do with travel apart from a short train trip to the MCG and was to eventually pale into total insignifigence. Go back to September 1975. I got off the train … Continue reading