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Diving and Snorkelling paradise: The Perenthian Islands

MALAYSIA | Thursday, 9 Jul 2009 | Views [3351] | Video

  A supremely confident muslim woman in a headscarf ushered all the bleary eyed tourists off the bus in Kuala Besut at about 5 in the morning. She lead us towards the harbour and to an office where they sold boat tickets to the island. She was rushing ... Read more >

Tags: beach, diving, hut, island, snorkelling, wildlife


Koh Pha Ngan and not a full moon party in sight

THAILAND | Thursday, 25 Jun 2009 | Views [2353]

The crossing over to Koh Pha Ngan was ludicrously rough. People were puking their guts up into the sea at the stern of the catamaran while it see-sawed in and out of the waves. It was too rough to sail but the boat was full to bursting and there was ... Read more >

Tags: beach, hut, island


Koh Tao: Diving deeper

THAILAND | Sunday, 21 Jun 2009 | Views [2103]

Once I had finished the course I wanted more. The sensation of being underwater is incredibly addictive.   Terry suggested that a good way to feed the habit would be to do the next course, Advanced open water. You get to do 5 dives, each with a different ... Read more >

Tags: beach, diving, fire, island, party, quad bike


The Halong Bay Fiasco 2

VIETNAM | Sunday, 7 Jun 2009 | Views [2704] | Comments [2]

Day two of the Halong bay tour started surprisingly similarly to day one. Claire was in the shower when the phone rang. The voice said ”Finish! Leave hotel now!” I looked at my watch: 7.10 and we had been told to meet at 7.30. Ignoring what had been ... Read more >

Tags: beach, boat, canoe, island, island, tour, trekking


Suited and booted in Hoi An

VIETNAM | Sunday, 31 May 2009 | Views [2212]

We lucked out with the bus to Hoi An – it was quite a bit more modern and seemed to have been designed with passengers in mind unlike its previous incarnations. This time there was a space for your bag rather ... Read more >

Tags: beach, bike, tailor


Funky monkey and the floating bar: Nha Trang

VIETNAM | Thursday, 28 May 2009 | Views [32409] | Video

We had decided to do an island tour from Nha Trang - the punters on the boat were an eclectic mix of English gap year types, Filipino engineers working on the soon to open Nha Trang Marriot and a few locals ... Read more >

Tags: bar, beach, boat, island


The old Vietnamese casino-heist scam

VIETNAM | Monday, 25 May 2009 | Views [2850] | Comments [7]

As usual, the bus was late. After half an hour of waiting patiently in the travel agency we went across the road for some beers, their arrival, of course coinciding with that of the sleeping bus to Nha Trang, ... Read more >

Tags: beach, casino, omelette, scam


A hot beach near Narnia - the Coromnadel

NEW ZEALAND | Monday, 26 Jan 2009 | Views [3490] | Comments [1]

Our next destination was the Kauaeranga Valley in Coromandel Forest park where a clutch of DOC campsites are set in a forest environment. A long gravel road took us up from the modern but shut Info ... Read more >

Tags: beach, hot spring


Sorting it all out in Punta del Este and Colonia

URUGUAY | Thursday, 11 Dec 2008 | Views [3516] | Comments [1]

After a light brekkie we donned the rucksacks and walked the 500m up to the bus station to catch our ride to San Carlos. There we made a very hassle free connection   to Manantiales, meaning Springs which is a small village about 12km outside Punta ... Read more >

Tags: beach, colonial, ferry, ipod


Disconnected in Cabo Polonio

URUGUAY | Saturday, 6 Dec 2008 | Views [2461]

Happily Karina & Monaim decided to come to Cabo Polonio with us and we left Punta del Diablo, overcast as it had been our entire stay, with our surprisingly heavy and awkward watermelon as a new addition to our luggage. The bloody melon became a ... Read more >

Tags: artesania, beach, cabin, jeep, lighthouse


Tudo bem en Rio de Janeiro (Part 1)

BRAZIL | Thursday, 20 Nov 2008 | Views [2058]

Goncalo Coehlo, the Portuguese navigator, arrived at what is now Rio de Janeiro on new years day 1502. Thinking that the Bay of Guanabara was the mouth of a large river he named the place “January River”. We arrived, slightly bleary eyed after a long ... Read more >

Tags: bbq, beach, cooking, football, party, portuguese, rio



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