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Brendon and Hester hit SE Asia

Back in Vietnam......

VIETNAM | Monday, 21 Jul 2008 | Views [325]

Brendon In stead of a maybe 4 day road trip from Luang Parbang to Hanoi we arrived fully fit after a 1 hour flight at Hanoi airport. Besides some quite exciting turbulance (fun being in propeller driven airplanes again), it was a relaxing flight. So ... Read more >


Treking, elephants, kayaking and waterfalls. Oh and feeding monks

LAOS | Monday, 21 Jul 2008 | Views [545]

Hester Our trek and mahout experiencewas amazing…. We went to the tour office early on the first morning, and from there went by jumbo tuk tuk to the elephant rescue centre, about 45 mins from Luang Prabang, in the middle of the jungle and ... Read more >


Gallery: more from bangkok

THAILAND | Thursday, 17 Jul 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: little bits of laos

LAOS | Thursday, 17 Jul 2008 | Photo Gallery


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From one World Heritage Site to another; Hoi An (Vietnam) to Luang Prabang (Laos)

LAOS | Friday, 11 Jul 2008 | Views [588] | Comments [2]

Brendon After all the exciting stuff in Nha Trang we moved on to Hoi An, which is listed as a World Heritage Site. Our hopes were were quite high and we quickly discovered that we are getting a little spoilt. It is a small cute place, which according ... Read more >


Quick corrections

LAOS | Sunday, 6 Jul 2008 | Views [405] | Comments [1]

ok, so it wasn't a 21 hour bus journey. It was 27 hours. AAAAAAaaaaaarrrggh!!! And we experienced the worst toilets known to man or beast (they did smell like some beasts had been using them). AND i got bed bug bites from the blankets they gave us on ... Read more >


Phobias and lobsters

VIETNAM | Friday, 4 Jul 2008 | Views [796] | Comments [5]

Hester   Saigon/Ho Chi Minh City – So, we arrive at the bus station, climbed off the bus and were immediately surrounded by people trying to get us to go on their scooters, in their taxis, etc etc – the first response now is “no thankyou” any ... Read more >


Vietnam part 2

VIETNAM | Friday, 27 Jun 2008 | Views [812] | Comments [1]

Brendon So, Can Tho is where we were! We got up at 5 am, already packed our bags to travel to Rach Gia (ferry place)afterwards, and were picked up at the guesthouse at 5.30. We strolled for about 10 minutes  to the river and got on the tailboat. As ... Read more >


Good Morning Vietnam (I know bit lame)!

VIETNAM | Friday, 27 Jun 2008 | Views [626] | Comments [3]

Brendon It's been a while since we wrote on here, so there is much to tell. Come to that we have 3 hours till we leave for our flight to the nice sandy beaches (we hope), so get yourself a cup of tea, get comfortable, cuz here it comes...... After the ... Read more >


Odd Observations Part One: Cambodia

VIETNAM | Sunday, 22 Jun 2008 | Views [362]

1. Things seen on the back of a scooter: - A pig - A child attached to a medical drip - A family of 6 - 5 large chests of drawers/cupboards - 8 matresses plus pillows - A sheet of glass 2. Children driving - motorbikes, scooters, large ... Read more >


Gallery: Photo update part 2

CAMBODIA | Thursday, 19 Jun 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: Photo update part 1

CAMBODIA | Thursday, 19 Jun 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Elephant trek, prison cells, and Killing Fields

CAMBODIA | Thursday, 19 Jun 2008 | Views [646] | Comments [1]

Hester Ok, so I think that Brendon's description of the journey to Sen Monorom was fairly accurate, although I don't think that he fully conveyed the extent of internal bleeding that we both suffered during the truck drive. My bum is still bruised ... Read more >


Trip to Sen Monorom, Shaken, not Stirred!

CAMBODIA | Thursday, 19 Jun 2008 | Views [397]

Brendon As mentioned before we would be travelling to Sen Monorom on the back of a pick-up truck. When we were booking the trip, we had the option inside or outside the truck. As we didn't know what one or the other looked like, we asked the guy from ... Read more >


dolphin day...

CAMBODIA | Friday, 13 Jun 2008 | Views [526] | Comments [3]

Hester Just a quick note about today, as I don't think we'll get a chance to get onto the net for the next 3 or 4 days... Yesterday's 8 hour bus journey turned into over 10hours of an exploded tyre at top speed followed by over an hours roadside wait, ... Read more >


Cambodia Phnom Penh and Angkor

CAMBODIA | Wednesday, 11 Jun 2008 | Views [356] | Comments [1]

Brendon Well, where were we? We still had one morning to do in Bangkok before flying on to Phnom Penh (further refered to as Ping Pong). The Grand palace in bangkok deserves it's name. Absolutely beautiful and equaly impressive.One boat trip away back ... Read more >


A rush through what we've done in cambodia. Wat!!

CAMBODIA | Wednesday, 11 Jun 2008 | Views [567] | Comments [2]

Hester After leaving Bankok (we spent the morning of our flight day checking out the Grand Palace, and another Wat (temple), we arrived in phnom pehn and headed for the lakeside area to find a hotel. The hotel suggested in our guidebook as a cheap ... Read more >


Bangkok story....

THAILAND | Friday, 6 Jun 2008 | Views [482] | Comments [3]

  Brendon After a slightly longer trip (5hour delay in Frankfurt airport plus 2 hours on the train) we made our way. Finding our guesthouse was the first task, while getting used to the nice cool fresh air of Bangkok! Quite warm is a comment made at ... Read more >


Bangkok story....

THAILAND | Friday, 6 Jun 2008 | Views [319] | Comments [2]

  Brendon After a slightly longer trip (5hour delay in Frankfurt airport plus 2 hours on the train) we made our way. Finding our guesthouse was the first task, while getting used to the nice cool fresh air of Bangkok! Quite warm is a comment made at ... Read more >


Finally we're off!

NETHERLANDS | Monday, 2 Jun 2008 | Views [379] | Comments [4]

Ready to go to the train station, backpacks nice and light (10 kilos each), and due to Hester's lists it's impossible to have forgotten anything. Next stop: Bangkok! 3 days to aclimatise and see the city and surroundings, before Cambodia! Very excited!!! ... Read more >


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