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North Vietnam

VIETNAM | Tuesday, 6 May 2008 | Views [409]

After a long train ride, where we had to get off for border checks at 1am and 4am, we got into Hanoi at 8am.  Not much else was on the agenda for that day as we were pretty buggered.  The next morning we got up bright and early and did a walking tour ... Read more >

The last of China

CHINA | Friday, 2 May 2008 | Views [373] | Comments [1]

Today is our last day in China. We catch a sleeper train this afternoon bound for Vietnam. While there has been some really enjoyable parts of China. It has been our least favourite and has many times been a struggle. So we are really excited to be ... Read more >


CHINA | Monday, 28 Apr 2008 | Views [599]

From Kunming we took a soft sleeper train to Gulin. The trip was pretty uneventful except the man across from me snored so loudly. We decided to head straight to Yungshuo from Gulin instead of sticking around. We had booked our accommodation outside ... Read more >

Back to Kunming

CHINA | Tuesday, 22 Apr 2008 | Views [401] | Comments [1]

Well have started this journal a number of times and the computer has crashed so will just see how this one goes.  After a 5 hour bus trip we arrived back from Dali and had planned to stay in a hostel near Green Lake.  We hadn't booked but had a brochure.... Read more >

Dali- old town

CHINA | Tuesday, 15 Apr 2008 | Views [485]

We caught an 8 hour train to Dali the very next day and looked forward to settling somewhere for a little while.  Derrick, from the Irish bar in Kampot, advised us on a guesthouse a little outside Dali.  We arrived to find an Australian barman and a ... Read more >

Matt's birthday

CHINA | Friday, 11 Apr 2008 | Views [481]

We got into Kunming on the morning of Matt's birthday.  After 32hours on the bus, in the same clothes without showering or even brushing our teeth we were in desperate need of a wash and change.  Thanks to Pad, Matt decided that we should upgrade to ... Read more >

A long journey

CHINA | Thursday, 10 Apr 2008 | Views [367]

We were to leave Laos at 10pm to go to China on a sleeper bus.  The bus station was a fair way out of town and at a sort of Lao diner.  There were 2 other westerners(americans) waiting as well.  When we booked our bus ticket the lady at the travel ... Read more >

Bit more on Laos

LAOS | Thursday, 10 Apr 2008 | Views [578]

So the last Lao blog was a bit rushed and not done in the best conditions.  A bit more to add- in Luang Nam Tha we met up again with the English couple that we met in Cambodia.  That was such a nice suprise.  We had a beer and a catch up and this time ... Read more >

The rest of Laos

LAOS | Wednesday, 9 Apr 2008 | Views [507] | Comments [2]

Because I am so far behind, I will sum up the rest of our time in Laos in this one blog.   After Hauy Xai we headed to Luang Nam Tha.  We didn't much like Hauy Xai the town in itself.  Luang Nam Tha seemed quite small but we liked it.  We found a really ... Read more >

The Gibbons

LAOS | Friday, 28 Mar 2008 | Views [652]

This blog will probably be a bit dull since I am well hung over today and have are so far behind in my blog updates. We headed off with a group of 6 others about 30km outside of Hauy xai.  We reached a small village off the main road and waited to meet ... Read more >

We are headed to the Gibbons

LAOS | Tuesday, 25 Mar 2008 | Views [426]

The next two days we have spent going up the Mekong on a slow boat.  Each day we have travelled about 9 hours to get to Huay Xia where we currently are.  Tomorrow we head off to the Bokeo national Park to trek, swim in waterfalls and sleep in tree ... Read more >

More Luang Prabang

LAOS | Friday, 21 Mar 2008 | Views [549]

We fell in love with Luang Prabang and decided to stay for a bit.  For the rest of our time we did little more than hang around town, the rivers, and eat and drink. We went to Martins Pub and watched another movie, American Gangster, and met a south ... Read more >

Elephants and more

LAOS | Monday, 17 Mar 2008 | Views [536]

We awoke early this morning in anticipation for our visit to the elephants.  We headed out east of Luang Prabang to a reserve that acted as a retirement village for ex-working elephants.  When we arrived we were amazed how big the elephants actually ... Read more >

The journey north

LAOS | Sunday, 16 Mar 2008 | Views [428]

Firstly, it was an 8 hour bus trip north from Vang Vieng to the Ancient capital of Luang Prabang.  But only about 200kms.  It was up and down hills and around many a winding road. We arrived late in the afternoon so we didn't feel like doing much but ... Read more >

Sai ba dee

LAOS | Friday, 14 Mar 2008 | Views [1313]

So more from Laos...  We headed north from Vientiene the capital, to Vang Vieng.  We were warned by Derick in Cambodia that it attracted a lot of yobbos and he was right. But the town itself was something I had been looking forward to on our whole ... Read more >

Laos begins

LAOS | Monday, 10 Mar 2008 | Views [493] | Comments [1]

So we raced back to Phnom Penh from Kampot in the hope that we could get a flight the same day to Laos.  When we arrived in Phnom Penh we got a tuk tuk straight to the Lao airline office.  But much to our dismay- the Cambodian lunch break was on for ... Read more >

A really lovely place

CAMBODIA | Wednesday, 5 Mar 2008 | Views [512] | Comments [1]

Our next stop from the beach was Kampot. I forgot to mention that we met this great English couple in Sihanoukville who we happened to get on the same bus as, going to Kampot. We caught up with them a few times over the next couple of days. The ... Read more >

Tags: Mountains

Lazy days

CAMBODIA | Friday, 29 Feb 2008 | Views [500]

We stayed at Cloud nine for four days and nights. We did very little during this time but eat, drink, relax, read and swim. We did go to a bonfire on the beach but it was pretty lame. We saw a fire right at the other end of the beach one night and ... Read more >

Tags: Beaches & sunshine

Last beach for a long time

CAMBODIA | Thursday, 21 Feb 2008 | Views [420]

We had an afternoon/night stay in Phnom Penh as a stop over point to Sihanoukville.  Sihanoukville is a seaside town on the southern coast of Cambodia.   When we got into Phnom Penh we found a place to stay organised our bus ticket for the next day ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road

back on track

CAMBODIA | Wednesday, 20 Feb 2008 | Views [593] | Comments [2]

So things got a bit worse before they got better. We decided to go out in the afternoon as Matt didn't feel so bad and hadn't thrown up for hours. We got downstairs and he said he needed to go back up again as he thought he needed to throw up so as i ... Read more >

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