Hi there!

Welcome to my blog! I’m Alex, and if you want to know more about me check out my About Me page.

This blog is primarily about travel. I’m coming to the end of an 8 month trip around South East Asia so expect the majority of posts to be based on that region (although I have no plans to finish travelling so stay tuned for other areas)

As you can see from the map below, I’ve been to more countries than I’ve blogged about. if you have any questions about any other destinations, feel free to contact me on alex@alexexplorestheworld.com or through the Contact Me form.

How many countries I have been to. Visited Countries Map Maker
Visited 32 UN countries (16.5%) out of 193.
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Doesn’t look like much on a map like this! Here’s a breakdown of all the countries you can find posts about on this blog:


So I know Borneo isn’t actually a country, but it makes sense to have a separate category for Borneo and Peninsula Malaysia.

The Sepilok Rehabilitation Centre

The Kinabatangan River

24 Hours in Brunei Darussalam

Mulu National Park

The Kuching Cat Museum

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Over 3 million bats emerge from a cave every evening in Mulu National Park, Borneo


5 Things to Do in Phnom Penh

The Killing Fields

Sick in Sihanoukville

Angkor Wat

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The famous Angkor Wat, Siem Reap


Sumatra – Bukit Lawang

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An orangutan in the jungle of Bukit Lawang, Sumatra


The Slow Boat to Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang and Kuang Si Falls

Vang Vieng – The Old Party Town

Don Det

The Laos – Cambodia Border Crossing 

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The beautiful Kuang Si Falls, Luang Prabang


Penang – Street Art in Georgetown


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The history of Georgetown is all over the streets, Penang

The Philippines

The Batad Rice Terraces

A Day Tour of Bohol

Apo Island

Taal Volcano – A Day Trip from Manila

Mt Pinatubo 

Puerto Galera

Cebu – Karaoke Nights & Gang Fights


El Nido – Home to the Best Beaches in the Philippines

El Nido – The Philippine Experience

Motorbike Accident in El Nido

5 Top Places in the Philippines

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The stunning El Nido, Palawan


Cooking in Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai to Laos

Ayutthaya – Old Cities of Thailand Pt 1

Lopburi – Old Cities of Thailand Pt 2

Sukhothai – Old Cities of Thailand Pt 3

2 Days in Krabi

Koh Lanta

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The Grand Palace, Bangkok


A Day Tour of the Mekong Delta