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19 hours of travelling to get to cat ba island.......

VIETNAM | Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | Views [182]

I'm feeling much better after 2 days of antibiotics and a bit of rest 😀, which was a good thing as I wouldn't have managed 19 hours of travelling otherwise. To get to Cat ba island we took an overnight train from Hue to Hanoi (14 hours) - each compartment ... Read more >


VIETNAM | Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | Views [208]

We left Hoi An by train to Hue and had a seat each on a train that wasn't packed, which was a nice relief.  The train journey gave us some lovely views along the coast looking out to sea, on beaches and harbours, and as it climbed the side of mountains ... Read more >

Last days in Hoi An

VIETNAM | Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | Views [283]

After placing our clothing orders on our arrival here we had 3 full days before our next move.  We spent the following day exploring the old town a bit more and went back to our tailors for our 1st fitting.  We both left the tailors having ... Read more >

Hoi An 😀

VIETNAM | Sunday, 18 Jan 2015 | Views [183]

We flew into Danang and had pre-arranged a transfer to our hotel in Hoi An which all went smoothly 😊. We were very warmly greeted by our hotel and it seems lovely, clean and well located which is good as we're here for 4 days! When we stepped off the ... Read more >

Insanity in Saigon!

VIETNAM | Saturday, 17 Jan 2015 | Views [214]

So, yesterday afternoon we caught our short flight from Con Dao Island back to the mainland of Vietnam into Ho Chi Minh City/Saigon. We had pre booked the hotel on a recommendation from another traveller we had spoken to a while ago, so we could get ... Read more >

Blown off the bikes!!!!!

VIETNAM | Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | Views [300]

Our last full day on the island and we decided to chill - catching up on emails, downloading photos, washing clothes, a little walk along the beach etc. We were told you could see the sunset from a beach on the western side of the island when we first ... Read more >

Dam Trau Beach.......paradise with sand flies!

VIETNAM | Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | Views [247]

Decided to head to a beach on the southern side of the island, we were told that although it was only 12 km away the road was steep, windy and judging by the mix of words and hand gestures unsafe for cycling to. Our option was to go by car or motorbike.... Read more >

Cycling, trekking, monkey's & our 1st swim in the sea

VIETNAM | Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | Views [292]

An early ish start we hired a few bicycles and set off with a map and a few directions to the national park of Con Dao Island.  After about 1/2 an hr we found the ticket office for the national park and were given our free tickets 😊 then carried ... Read more >

Good Morning Vietnam!

VIETNAM | Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 | Views [270]

Arrived in Ho Chi Minh and stayed in a hotel next to the airport. The room was cheap but didn't expect it to come with cobwebs and black mould, Sarah had a word and we were given a room in the new part of the hotel, which was much better 😀. We spent ... Read more >

Last day in Cambodia!!!!

CAMBODIA | Thursday, 8 Jan 2015 | Views [230]

Our last day here!!! I can't believe we've been traveling through Cambodia for a month now, it's certainly had it's ups and downs, but we've both had an amazing time and experiences we'll never forget! Anyway, last day wouldn't be the same without ... Read more >

Temples of Angkor!

CAMBODIA | Wednesday, 7 Jan 2015 | Views [257]

Day one We hired a mountain bike each and after breakfast we cycled from Siem Reap along some insane roads (they drive on the right here but sometimes they choose to drive against traffic on the left!!!) to the angkor temple complex (8km). We arrived ... Read more >

new years day, then back to Phnom Penh

CAMBODIA | Wednesday, 7 Jan 2015 | Views [315]

We had a lovely relaxed new years day. Chilling in our bungalow admiring the view and playing cards! We finally dragged ourselves out in the afternoon and walked along the dusty road to another eco guest house which had an amazing menu 😀. We ate and ... Read more >

Kampot and Eden Eco Village

CAMBODIA | Thursday, 1 Jan 2015 | Views [964]

We had seen Eden Eco Village advertised in the Sihanoukville local guide whilst we were in our hotel and emailed to book 1 of their bungalows/huts by the river. They were all booked (they only have 6) so we had their tall hut just set back from the river ... Read more >

....and then we had food poisoning!!

CAMBODIA | Thursday, 1 Jan 2015 | Views [375]

The next day following on from the terrifying boat trip we decided to chill, have a swim in our hotels pool and make a new plan for the new year. After deciding to spend new year in a town called kampot & sorting accommodation we walked towards town ... Read more >

Sihanoukville and the worst ferry crossing ever!

CAMBODIA | Wednesday, 31 Dec 2014 | Views [294] | Comments [1]

So, the plan was to stay in Sihanoukville just for 1 night then go the next morning to our beach side hut with hammock on Koh Rong Samloem: a quieter beautiful island a 2 hour ride away from the mainland of southern Cambodia, for a week over Christmas.... Read more >

Phnom Penh, The Royal Palace and The Killing Fields

CAMBODIA | Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | Views [337] | Comments [1]

We left Sen Monorom early on a much nicer bus than the 1 we came in on (with twice as many that should have been, the chickens etc!) And we even had our own seat!! We shared a Tuk Tuk with some friends we had made at the elephant valley project who were ... Read more >

The Elephant Valley Project, Sen Monorom, Cambodia

CAMBODIA | Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | Views [372] | Comments [2]

We booked 2 days at the project to watch the elephants in their natural habitat (no riding!) and get stuck in and help out as volunteers. Early starts took our group of about 10 out into the projects rented part of the forest. Our first day we spent ... Read more >

How many can you fit on a bus?!

CAMBODIA | Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | Views [304] | Comments [1]

After promises of a seat each, air con & no stops we got on the bus to find the isles and foot wells crammed with bags of rice! Grabbed a seat at the back and hoped for a not so full bus! We then set off stopping every 10 mins to pick up more people.... Read more >


CAMBODIA | Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | Views [296] | Comments [2]

Hello Cambodia we are pleased to have made it!   What a day......we started the day at 8 waiting for a boat to take us to our bus.......as with everything in Laos it happens when it happens. Got on the boat about 0830 after much to-ing and ... Read more >


LAOS | Saturday, 13 Dec 2014 | Views [264]

...hello in Lao...We are learning a few words, although this is our last day in Lao so we'll have to learn some new words for Cambodia next! We headed out fairly early (not too early, it is a holiday after all!) To the other waterfalls on our little ... Read more >

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