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Trip: South East Asia

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Gallery: Vietnam

VIETNAM | Saturday, 18 Feb 2006 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: Laos

JAPAN | Thursday, 19 Jan 2006 | Photo Gallery

The land of a thousand elephants
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Gallery: Cambodia

JAPAN | Sunday, 15 Jan 2006 | Photo Gallery

From Cambodia
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The Bridge Over the River Kwai

THAILAND | Tuesday, 3 Jan 2006 | Views [3774] | Comments [4]

A happy 2006 to you all. There are new pictures uploaded to the Thailand file... You know, I wonder why I do it to myself. With a banging hangover thanks to new year's, zero hours sleep for the same reason, I bode farewell to my friends on Pha-Ngan ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures


Last day on the beach

THAILAND | Saturday, 31 Dec 2005 | Views [707]

Hi all. I've uploaded some pictures to the blog, they are in a file called Ko Pha-Ngan. This is my last day on the island. I've decided to take the joint ferry/bus back to up Bangkok tomorrow (yes, new year's day) no doubt with a hangover. This might ... Read more >

Tags: Beaches & sunshine


Boxing day & Beyond

THAILAND | Tuesday, 27 Dec 2005 | Views [1702]

Hi all, I hope you had a lazy boxing day..... After a busy Christmas day on the beach, we finally called it a night after stuffing ourselves with some great food. The owner of the place that we are staying at (called "Onh") made us Christmas ... Read more >

Tags: Beaches & sunshine


Ko Pha-Ngan

THAILAND | Saturday, 24 Dec 2005 | Views [849] | Comments [2]

Hi all, Firstly, I hope you all have a very merry Christmas for tomorrow! The last few days have seen me relaxing on the island of Ko Pha-Ngan, which is an island on the eastern side. I am staying in a really quiet hut with some other friends on ... Read more >

Tags: Beaches & sunshine


Back in Bangkok

THAILAND | Tuesday, 20 Dec 2005 | Views [499]

I'm back in Bangkok now after a gruelling 12 hour drive on dirt roads from Siem Riep. The trip was bad for many reasons. We found out that there is a bit of a scam going on with the operator, in that he will stop at a few places in order for us to "... Read more >

Tags: Scams & Robberies


Siem Reap: Angkor Wat

CAMBODIA | Sunday, 18 Dec 2005 | Views [765] | Comments [2]

  After all the seriousness of the Capital, we find outselves on our first full day in Siem Reap, which is home to the old city of Angkor, and the stunning temples. Tomorrow (if I can get a ticket) I will get the morning bus back to where it all ... Read more >

Tags: Culture


Phnom Penh: The Killing Fields

CAMBODIA | Thursday, 15 Dec 2005 | Views [1126]

And here I am in the Capital of Cambodia, coming to the end of my first full day here. Today has been so full of incidents, visiting the sites involving Khmer Rouge brutalities, hiring mopeds to get around this compact city, and having to deal with ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures


To Cambodia

VIETNAM | Wednesday, 14 Dec 2005 | Views [669]

Hi all,  So Saigon is a town in the city of Ho Chi Minh -  Now that that's cleared up, I'll fill you in on what I have been doing. I leave Saigon tomorrow for Phnom Penh in Cambodia. It is an 8 hour bus ride, leaving at 8am. Three of us are going together, ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures


Saigon or HCMC?

VIETNAM | Monday, 12 Dec 2005 | Views [961] | Comments [2]

Hello all,   Here I am enjoying my first full day in Saigon (now known officially as Ho Chi Minh City). This entry might be a little big due to some major computer problems here in Vietnam. I think "Uncle Ho's regime" keeps a pretty tight ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road


Hue: The thinking man's city

VIETNAM | Tuesday, 6 Dec 2005 | Views [804] | Comments [1]

Well done to Hue for claiming top spot in Tinsley's best visited south east Asian city so far (sorry Hanoi). Why do I like it? To be honest, I can't really put my finger on it. There are certainly reasons to hate it, for example, each day it's rained ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures


From Halong bay to Hue

VIETNAM | Sunday, 4 Dec 2005 | Views [7579] | Comments [9]

Here I am on day 30, which also coincides with my Brother's 25th birthday. Happy birthday John! I have just got off a 12 hour bus ride from Hanoi to Hue, which is in the centre of Vietnam. Here's what I have been doing for the last few days - I haven't ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures


Rendezvous with the V.C.

VIETNAM | Wednesday, 30 Nov 2005 | Views [787] | Comments [1]

Hello all. I have had a great last fews days in Hanoi. Ian and I have spent most of our time in the old quarter where most of the museums, cultural sites and other interesting things are to be found. We are staying in the centre of the old quarter, ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures


Vietnam: Old Hanoi

VIETNAM | Monday, 28 Nov 2005 | Views [1044] | Comments [5]

You find me safe and well in the capital of Vietnam, Hanoi, after a 16 hour journey that included buses, tuk-tuks, mini vans and motor-cyles. I decided not to go the usual route favoured by other travellers (luxury direct bus) and because of this I saved ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road


Vientiane: almost a city!

LAOS | Friday, 25 Nov 2005 | Views [770]

Here I am in the capital, Vientiane, enjoying my first day after the 10 or so hour ride from Luang Prabang. Yesterday (seems so long ago!) I was up early at 5.30am to have a bit of breakfast and then to get outside and meet the tuk tuk at 6.30am who ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures


On the way to Vientiane

LAOS | Wednesday, 23 Nov 2005 | Views [917] | Comments [2]

And then there was one! You find me safe and well in my last day in Luang Prabang. Tomorrow morning I will take the 6am bus for 10 hours to the capital of Laos, Vientiane. Kari and the other people that we have met have decided to take a shorter ... Read more >

Tags: adventures


Laos: Lazy Luang Prabang

LAOS | Tuesday, 22 Nov 2005 | Views [859]

After two days on a rickety old boat that my father would have loved, we have made it into Laos and to the sleepy town of Luang Prabang. Here's the news from the last few days........... The night of the 18th saw us enjoy our last day in Chiang Mai.... Read more >

Tags: Adventures


Trekking: photo-tastic

THAILAND | Friday, 18 Nov 2005 | Views [635] | Comments [4]

Were back in the land of the living now after our great three day trek in the bad bush. This is the second time I have typed this due to a bad computer, so perhaps this post will be a little brief! As you can see, the picture is of me on my trusty steed.... Read more >

Tags: Adventures


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