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Little Lhasa to Little Britain: Shimla

INDIA | Monday, 24 Aug 2009 | Views [1888]

The night bus to Shimla was “semi-deluxe”, which should be read as completely ordinary. It was however uneventful and I managed to snatch a few minutes sleep in between potholes and hairpin bends. It arrived literally at the crack of dawn – just past ... Read more >

Tags: history, mountains, temple, trekking

Am I in Tibet or India? Macleod Ganj

INDIA | Friday, 21 Aug 2009 | Views [5510] | Comments [2]

As I waited for the train to leave the platform a tall Sikh with a large sword sat opposite me and promptly lay down to sleep. I'm no expert but it didn't look like the deadliest or most ostentatious of swords although, along with his clothes and turban, ... Read more >

Tags: cooking, live music, mountains, religion, temple, yoga

Rats in the temple, camels in the lab - Bikaner

INDIA | Sunday, 9 Aug 2009 | Views [1950]

  Many guesthouses in India have telephones but seem rarely to deem it appropriate to answer them. Thus I arrived in Bikaner train station undecided as to where to go because nowhere would pick up the phone. As I was giving the hotel one more chance ... Read more >

Tags: camel, rat, temple

History lessons in moped city - Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

VIETNAM | Friday, 22 May 2009 | Views [2805] | Video

Crowds of overpriced baguette-wielding hawkers thronged around the bus as the rucksacks were crammed into its belly. They had a captive market and knew it – expensive la vache qui rit   baguettes for breakfast it was then. The return trip to Phnom ... Read more >

Tags: crash, history, home, moped, religion, temple, tunnel

All templed out at Angkor Wat

CAMBODIA | Monday, 18 May 2009 | Views [2173] | Comments [1]

As with Laos, we had been learning that time is a bit of a variable concept in Cambodia, so we weren't worried when the minibus failed to pick us up at the agreed time. Perhaps it was a ploy – the owner (what he owned was not mentioned, I assumed ... Read more >

Tags: hospital, temple, tuk tuk

Sawadee pi mai!! Songkran in Chiang Mai

THAILAND | Thursday, 16 Apr 2009 | Views [3004] | Video

By the time we got back from the trek we were too tired. even for a massage, so we sold out and grabbed a pizza and watched a movie in bed. This was followed by a catch-up day – lots of internet and blogging for me while Claire did a few chores ... Read more >

Tags: culture, festival, massage, new year, temple

The night train to Chiang Mai

THAILAND | Wednesday, 1 Apr 2009 | Views [1202] | Video

On our last day in Bangkok we were just about checked out when an enormous thunderstorm rolled in and opened on the city. It was more ferocious than spectacular – simultaneous bellowing thunder and lightning combined ... Read more >

Tags: storm, temple, train

Finding and losing on Khao San Road

THAILAND | Friday, 27 Mar 2009 | Views [924]

It was time to sample some legendary Thai food so we stopped in at a restaurant which had a menu – not feeling brave enough for street food just quite yet. Claire went for the red curry and I for the hotter green.... Read more >

Tags: guest house, haircut, phone, teak, temple

Starting SE Asia with a Bang!

THAILAND | Thursday, 26 Mar 2009 | Views [841]

Bangkok is known as Krung Threp to the locals – the city of angels. Our arrival in the massive and massively modern Suvarnabhumi airport was straightforward after the three hour puddle jump to Sydney and a quick ... Read more >

Tags: hectic, temple, tuktuk

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