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bucko's race for a cure 2 weeks cycling and trekking through Cambodia, Thailand, Laos and Vietnam for Cure Cancer Australia


AUSTRALIA | Friday, 19 Nov 2010 | Views [187]

After being diverted to Phnom Penh airport due to bad weather conditions at Ho Chi Minh, we were able to fly to Ho Chi Minh and then take off for Sydney two hours late. Managed to get a bit of sleep on the overnight flight. I was very happy to see Mum ... Read more >


AUSTRALIA | Friday, 19 Nov 2010 | Views [289]

Arrived very early in the morning on the overnight train from Sapa to Saigon. Got a few hours rest in our hotel before heading out on a whistlestop sightseeing tour of Saigon. Visited the mausoleum of Ho Chi Minh where his preserved body is on display.... Read more >

Sapa, Part 4

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 17 Nov 2010 | Views [212]

Realised I may have mentioned my crossbow for the first time in my last story. Cost me USD4 in a shop in Sapa on Monday night. Had some fun with it with our local guide Thom. His dad is also a Vietnam war veteran, but he was fighting for North Vietnam.... Read more >

Sapa, Part 3

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 17 Nov 2010 | Views [189]

Just got back from our overnight trek to a village in the mountains. Very foggy today and the path was an absolute mud path in places. Got to walk through the tent of a wedding party today at about 10am this morning. Everyone was sitting down to a full ... Read more >

Group Blog

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 16 Nov 2010 | Views [183]

I've just had a quick look at the group blog at http://blog.inspiredadventures.com.au/ There are a couple of photos with me in them and I rate a couple of mentions.

Sapa, Vietnam Part 2

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 16 Nov 2010 | Views [216]

Arrived at our hotel bright and early from the train station for breakfast on the balcony overlooking the valley. Sapa feels like a cross between Leura and Positano, with a bit of Paris thrown in. Did a 3 hour trek this morning through some stunning ... Read more >

Sapa, Vietnam

AUSTRALIA | Monday, 15 Nov 2010 | Views [239]

have arrived in our hotel in sapa, vietnam after travelling on the overnight train from hanoi. someone commented that it felt a bit like the hogwarts express, but without chocolate frogs (although the lindt 70% I brought along tasted pretty good). yesterday ... Read more >

hooray - photos

AUSTRALIA | Monday, 15 Nov 2010 | Views [172]

Have started uploading photos from laos. Have writteb captions but need to add them.

Luang Prabang, Laos

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 14 Nov 2010 | Views [290]

Apologies for the delay in posting -have only had intermittent access to internet and then had problems with the blog site. After arriving at our lodge in the jungles of northern Thailand on Tuesday we completed a "Survivor" style challenge.... Read more >

Siem (not very grim at all) Reap(er), Cambodia

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 9 Nov 2010 | Views [250]

Local time 12.30am. Have been awake since 5.15am. Can't remember why we had to get up so damn early. Rode 80km today, a good deal of it on dirt, rocky and potholled roads in max 32 degrees heat. Came second in the first 8km dash (after a 20km warm up) ... Read more >

Siem Reap (what you sow), Cambodia

AUSTRALIA | Monday, 8 Nov 2010 | Views [267]

Local time 11.30pm. Have been awake since 4.45am in order to catch the sun rising at Angkor Wat. Truly extraordinary. Feels like I have packed more activities into today (including 45km bicycle ride, boat ride, canoe ride, swim, night markets) than the ... Read more >

Photos: Flikr - Pre-Flight

AUSTRALIA | Friday, 5 Nov 2010 | Flickr Photo Gallery

Pre-flight photos on Flikr
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1 sleep to go...

AUSTRALIA | Friday, 5 Nov 2010 | Views [191]

Only 2 sleeps to go...

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 4 Nov 2010 | Views [181]

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