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Slings, sleaze and au revoir in Singapore

SINGAPORE | Sunday, 19 Jul 2009 | Views [6126] | Comments [3]

It was long before dawn when the nicest coach in the world crossed the bridge over to the island state of Singapore.When we saw the customs complex it was immediately clear that this would be a lot more organised than anywhere else in SE asia. It was ... Read more >

Tags: camera, city, fast food, fast food, island, live music, massage


Diving and Snorkelling paradise: The Perenthian Islands

MALAYSIA | Thursday, 9 Jul 2009 | Views [3346] | 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 [2351]

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 [2102]

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


Learning to dive on Koh Tao

THAILAND | Wednesday, 17 Jun 2009 | Views [1888] | Comments [1]

The bus though was a pleasuredome of luxury compared to the insomniac 'sleeping bus' we had been used to in Vietnam. We were originally thinking of taking a train to Chumpon and then a night ferry over but Lompraya were offering a bus and a high speed ... Read more >

Tags: boat, diving, island, trapeze


The Halong Bay Fiasco 2

VIETNAM | Sunday, 7 Jun 2009 | Views [2700] | 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


The Halong Bay Fiasco 1

VIETNAM | Saturday, 6 Jun 2009 | Views [1921]

It was an inauspicious start to the trip. We had slept through the alarm and were awoken by a heavy thumping on the paper thin bedroom door. The thoughtful receptionist had given us a 20 minute headstart before the promised air conditioned minivan ... Read more >

Tags: boat, cave, island, karaoke, mate, passport, tour


Funky monkey and the floating bar: Nha Trang

VIETNAM | Thursday, 28 May 2009 | Views [32391] | 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


Palaces and Islands: Pakse and Don Det

LAOS | Tuesday, 12 May 2009 | Views [3216] | Comments [4]

The Champasak Palace Hotel in Pakse was built by Prince Boun Oumna Champasak with, supposedly, a room for each of his concubines. Also known as the thousand room pavillion, it's built in Laotian style, looks a bit like a wedding cake, has 1 King ... Read more >

Tags: hammock, holiday, hotel, island, river, wildlife


Lima to Pisco

PERU | Saturday, 27 Sep 2008 | Views [2808]

Another thing I had forgoten about Latinoameica was the buses. They´re more like planes. We left our hostel in Lima to get a bus to Pisco - thankfully only 6 blocks which gave us the opportunity to try out packs out walking a little in the heat. The ... Read more >

Tags: boat, culture, desert, earthquake, island, peru, wildlife



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