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Edge of Chaos 2011/2012

The "Come Down!"

VIETNAM | Friday, 13 Jan 2012 | Views [275]

Maybe the "Come Down" is a little bit harsh..maybe a "reflection" would be more appropriate! Currently sitting in the vip lounge at Guangzhou airport in china (yep, i feel a little out of place, but am grateful for them letting ... Read more >


Vietnam (12/1-13/1)

VIETNAM | Friday, 13 Jan 2012 | Views [296]

After seeing the girls off and enrolling at uni i went back to bed for a couple of hours (as we didnt get too much sleep the previous evening). I had heaps of present shopping to do (as did the boys) so we hit the streets。。it was utter chaos in a few markets and after an hour or so we had all had enough!We made some purchases and then reatreted to the hostel to meet up with another couple of kiwi girls that were leaving that afternoon。。We had a beer with them and then had a nap in preparation for the night ahead。 We looked into eating beating snakes hearts but unfortunately it wasnt on that night so we drowned our sorrows with towers of beer and drinking games。。we met a nice aussie couple and a couple of american lads and had a right old laugh! We went out to a club for a while (soley again comandered the dj decks) but it was a little quite so we decided that it would be more fun on the street。。I paid a vietnamese guy to let me take his scooter for a ride around the block (which is no mean feat in hanoi at 3am!) and luckily returned unscathed with a huge grin on my face。。 ... Read more >


Vietnam (6/1/2012-12/1/2012)

VIETNAM | Thursday, 12 Jan 2012 | Views [374]

We hit the town in hoi ann but there wasnt alot going on so we just had a few quiet drinks and socialized a little! Its as beautiful at night as it is in the day, with narrow cobblestone streets, lanterns and candles floating down the river. The next ... Read more >


Vietnam (29/12/2011-5/1/2012)

VIETNAM | Thursday, 5 Jan 2012 | Views [652]

Our time in Saigon was definitely more cultural than party which was nice for a change! It gave our livers a bit of a chance to heal and we saw some really neat places..After our first quiet night we went out to the cu chi tunnels which is where the ... Read more >


Laos and Vietnam (21/12-28/12)

VIETNAM | Wednesday, 28 Dec 2011 | Views [369]

After our semi wild start to luangprobang we decided that it would be a good idea to get a little bit cultural..So we decided to hire bikes and go for a ride around town. It was a beautiful afternoon with the 4 of us messing around on old school bikes ... Read more >


Thailand and Laos (14/12-20/12)

LAOS | Tuesday, 20 Dec 2011 | Views [455]

After booking the flights up to chang mai we had to catch a bus down to phuket (also known as poo ket) and we spent the day in transit..as usual we were the most ridiculous people on the mini van and soon made some new friends!..given that we got in ... Read more >


Cambodia and thailand (3/12-13-12)

THAILAND | Tuesday, 13 Dec 2011 | Views [507]

I made my way back across the thai boarder and to bangkok annd the usual issues ensued with argumants about tickets etc and some crazy driving by the mini van driver (which almost prompted a mass exodus from the van) but all in all it was a smooth ... Read more >


Cambodia (29/11-2/12)

CAMBODIA | Friday, 2 Dec 2011 | Views [357]

After getting back from the killing fields and s-21 i was pretty keen for a quiet night so i headed out to grab some dinner..i found a nice little local restaurant that seemed pretty busy so i sat down and ordered some food..after a couple of minutes ... Read more >


Laos and Cambodia (24/11-28/11)

LAOS | Monday, 28 Nov 2011 | Views [572]

The final day in vang vieng was up there with the craziest of all..everyone started out pretty slow but it was one of those things that basically just had to be done..there was no avoiding it and so like all good citizens we put our best foot forward ... Read more >


Thailand and Laos (15/11-23/11)

THAILAND | Wednesday, 23 Nov 2011 | Views [491]

The flight from canada to bangkok was for a change hassle free! no visa issues, no colombian interrogations, flights were on time, good sleep, good food..buenos!!! You'd struggle to find a bigger contrast between Vancouver in the winter and Bangkok in ... Read more >


MIAMI!!

USA | Friday, 27 May 2011 | Views [242]

other than the saturday night we didnt really exurt ourselves in miami..we were staying in a cracking little hostel that overlooked the strip and we spent alot of time just watching the world go buy..and the hundreds of pretige cars..i have never seen ... Read more >


A quick reflection on South America..

USA | Sunday, 22 May 2011 | Views [374]

Over time i will no doubt add to this i.e thoughts, comments and ideas..but i though id make a start while some things are still fresh.. First of all we could not have asked for things to go better for us over the 4 months..with the exception of my ... Read more >


Cartagena and MIAMI BITCH (17-21 may)

USA | Sunday, 22 May 2011 | Views [477]

it felt good to be back in cartagena..as nice as it was chilling out in taganga returning to a larger city brings with it a little more energy and excitment..we were still pretty wrecked after the massive weekend and so we took it pretty easy on the ... Read more >


Tyrona national park, looseness (11-16 may)

COLOMBIA | Tuesday, 17 May 2011 | Views [559]

On wednesday lach and i decided to head out to tyrona national park. we didnt really do any reasearch or have anyidea what we were going to do out there but it turned out to be a cracking couple of days. We casught the mini bus from the hostel and were ... Read more >


SCUBA!!!!!!!!!!!!!(4/5-10/5)

COLOMBIA | Wednesday, 11 May 2011 | Views [499]

For the majrity of the time between the 4 and the 10th of may we got ourselves into the beautiful rhythm of getting out of be around 10, going for a walk to get breakfast, going for a swim at the beach, reading a book for a couple of hours, playing a ... Read more >


Taganga (fishing, snorkelling and spear fishing) 2/5-3/5

COLOMBIA | Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | Views [1679]

On monday morning the 6 lads all headed off on our "boys day out"..we stocked up with beers, jumped on the small fishing boat and headed out of taganga harbour..it was a cracking morning and flying across the glassy water with the sunrising ... Read more >


Paya Blanca aka paradise and taganga aka paradise (28/4-1/5)

COLOMBIA | Monday, 2 May 2011 | Views [708]

We were all a little dusty on thursday morning (being the night after our hostels party of the week) but we rose at 7 to be ready for the departure of our boat to paya blanca..it was a little overcast and tempers were taunt but the three of us, plus ... Read more >


The famed Medellin and cartagena (20-27 apri)

COLOMBIA | Wednesday, 27 Apr 2011 | Views [648]

After finaly getting the visa sorted it was time to make the overnight bus trip to medellin, with its promises of amazing night life, beautiful women, and sunny skies.. My bus arrived 9 hours late due to the many landslides that were blocking the ... Read more >


Bogota and the visa debarcle (18-19 april)

COLOMBIA | Wednesday, 20 Apr 2011 | Views [555]

Medillin was not to be on the 18th as it was decided that instead of fork out an extra $1200 for flights i should try and obtain a us tourist visa..so, with no idea what was going on (all the websites were in spanish) i headed off to the US embassy..... Read more >


THE bus to lima and the begining of colombian carnage (14/4-17/4)

COLOMBIA | Monday, 18 Apr 2011 | Views [741]

The supposedly uneventful 4 hour bus ride from huacachina to lima turned out to give a little more than expected when i had my documents, watch, laptop and toiletries bag stolen from the bag under lachs feet.. we didnt arrive to lima until around 6, ... Read more >


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