Baan Khun Nine: Bangkok. The boutique hostel that is redefining the term and blurring the lines between that and a hotel!

We are constantly trying to fly the flag for hostels here at The Roaming Renegades, attempting to dispel the myth that they are all filthy pits filled with drunken backpackers! We often go in search of the best, most modern and innovative boutique hostels that prove they can be the perfect places to stay, offering

An emotional visit to the Death Railway of Kanchanaburi, the infamous “Bridge on the River Kwai”, Thailand

Visiting Thailand is a bi-word for fun, adventure, parties, elephant visits, temples and of course amazing food. However what many don’t expect to encounter over here is the kind of unavoidable and heartbreaking WW2 sites that litter Europe like the craters left by the luftwaffe. Kanchanaburi is the location of the infamous “Bridge on the

Visiting the beautiful elephants of Chiang Mai at the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary: Selecting the right place to do good rather than harm

For years we have dreamt of meeting the beautiful elephants of Asia, but after hearing many horror stories of bad treatment and awful conditions we were wary of doing more harm than good in seeking out this dream interaction. After much research, speaking to others who had visited many of the sanctuaries and so called

Taking the 2 day slow boat down the Mekong River from Luang Prabang, Laos to Chiang Rai, Thailand and how to do it yourself!

Backpacking around South East Asia is an amazing adventure, travelling through amazingly diverse landscapes and from country to country like a true explorer. But we always like to add to the adventure if we can, for example buying motorbikes in Vietnam added so much more to our time there than just a method of transport.

Off the beaten track Bangkok: Visiting the Airplane Graveyard & almost getting syringed by a 7 year old!

You probably know by now that we have this weird obsession with abandoned places and also generally dodgy locations within nice cities, we just have some sort of tentus-wish I guess! So after managing to see some quite amazing places in Eastern Europe, getting our Urban Exploration on and seeing some of the most strange,

A quiet day at the hostel that ended in us applying for a vietnamese Visa, seeing the Amazing temples on the canal boats and getting a traditional Thai Tattoo on Khao San Road: Another crazy day backpacking in Bangkok!

Sometimes when you are out travelling you just have these days where everything seems to happen in one even though you kind of didn’t plan any of it. Some cities are also just so ready to suck you in and produce one of the insane days, a Bangkok might just be the top of that

Month 2 in Asia (Month 6 backpacking over all), A crazy month filled with culture, history, celebrations and being threatened off a 7 year old with a needle! Random indeed!

So, now it is time for our second month in Asia and it feels like its gone so much faster than the last one! But in truth this isn’s a full month. We like to split these posts up roughly monthly but also stop them at each country. So this month we include our time