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Vietnam Day 4: XAI!

VIETNAM | Tuesday, 25 Dec 2007 | Views [804]

Lianyi : Do you go up to attractive Hmong girls and ask them, "Do you want to do radio?" And then they say, "Yes," and you bring them to your house and you say, "Ok, time for a mic test."? Xai : "Can you take off ... Read more >

Tags: hanoi, vietnam

Vietnam Day 3: Hello Hanoi

VIETNAM | Monday, 24 Dec 2007 | Views [2314]

Well really not much happened today. Lianyi and I took a Pacific Airlines flight to Hanoi at 10 am. To board, we had to take a shuttle bus from the gate to the plane. On the bus we made friends with Raphael, a middle-aged Australian ... Read more >

Tags: hanoi, vietnam

Vietnam Day 2: Cu Chi Tunnels and Cao Dai Temple

VIETNAM | Sunday, 23 Dec 2007 | Views [1569]

We booked a day trip out of Ho Chi Minh City today, to go to the Cao Dai Temple and the Cu Chi Tunnels. It cost us only 6 US dollars each. We set off at 8 a.m. A bus picked us up at our guesthouse after breakfast, which was provided free at ... Read more >

Tags: cao dai, cu chi, ho chi minh city, saigon, vietnam

Vietnam Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City

VIETNAM | Saturday, 22 Dec 2007 | Views [1277]

We landed in Ho Chi Minh City at 8 a.m. Vietnam time. The airport was grey and spartan, a cold welcome to a Communist country. But Ho Chi Minh's weather was not cold at all, in spite of our expectations. It was very warm, just ... Read more >

Tags: ho chi minh city, saigon, vietnam

Cambodia Day 6: The walking tour

CAMBODIA | Saturday, 17 Feb 2007 | Views [1272]

We met at about 9 a.m. in the morning for breakfast at the restaurant of our guesthouse, then split up: Farah, Uma and Soo Hian were talking a mini-van, provided by the guesthouse, for a tour of the Killing Fields, the National Museum and the Royal ... Read more >

Tags: cambodia, phnom penh, walking tour, wat phnom

Cambodia Day 5: Kirirom National Park

CAMBODIA | Friday, 16 Feb 2007 | Views [2441]

We set out at 730 a.m. We checked out of our rooms at The Boddhi Tree, but left our luggage at the café. Our driver was a local who barely spoke a word of English. This meant we had to make up a new word for "waterfall"... Read more >

Tags: cambodia, kirirom, park, phnom penh

Cambodia Day 4: The Phnom Penh Horror Show

CAMBODIA | Thursday, 15 Feb 2007 | Views [1541] | Comments [2]

How do I even begin to describe this day? Ok, from the start: We started the day with breakfast. Our friends were held up for some reason, so Lianyi and I headed off to the Lonely Planet-recommended Sunrise Coffee House without them. We were its first ... Read more >

Tags: bus ride, cambodia, comme à la maison, phnom penh, s21, the boddhi tree, tuol sleung

Cambodia Day 3: Battambang

CAMBODIA | Wednesday, 14 Feb 2007 | Views [1068]

Another early start to the day. We met at the lobby of our guesthouse at 6.30 am. A bus was supposed to come and pick us up at 6.40 to take us to the bus terminal, where we would take another bus at 7.30 to Battambang. But that first bus came only ... Read more >

Tags: battambang, bus ride, cambodia

Cambodia Day 2: The Wat Is Where?

CAMBODIA | Tuesday, 13 Feb 2007 | Views [1240]

Day 2 was all about the Wats. All of us, minus Uma because she'd done this before, met our driver at 4.30 a.m. and made our way back to the Angkor Wat. It was pitch black darkness. There are no streetlights in Siem Reap, not even ... Read more >

Tags: angkor wat, cambodia, preah khan, siem reap, ta prohm

Cambodia Day 1: Siem Reap

CAMBODIA | Monday, 12 Feb 2007 | Views [1105]

We met at the airport at 4 a.m. all bleary-eyed and sleep-deprived. All of us felt like we looked like shit, so no photos were taken. Changi Airport is very quiet and mostly empty at 4 a.m; I didn't expect that. Most shops were closed. The flight ... Read more >

Tags: cambodia, siem reap

Bangkok 2006

THAILAND | Wednesday, 22 Feb 2006 | Views [319]

"My friend asked me, what was the weirdest thing that happened to you in Bangkok? And I told her, it was Yasmine's boyfriend Lian-Yi and the things that came out of his mouth." -- June It was pretending to be Prathisap, the sex slave ... Read more >

Tags: bangkok

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