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Good Bye Asia!

LAOS | Monday, 7 December 2009 | Views [713] | Comments [4]


 Been a few weeks since we last blogged so we thought we would give you a quick update before we leave Asia for UK.

 Vietnam continued to go well though never really trusted the Vietnamese people. It's all about getting as much money from you as possible. Ho Chi Minh City was a bussling motorcycle filled hub and contained lots about the war. We ate great food, did all the sites and even went to a local circus. From here we travelled to Mekong River Delta for 3 days by boat, crossing the border into Cambodia.


 First stop was Phnom Penh, which is now becoming a very modern fast growing city. It also contains numerous horrors of the Pol Pot regime. It also gave us our worst accomodation and dinner. From here it was a 7-hour trip to Siem Reap, where tourist money is very evident compare to the very poor country side.

 Angkor Wat is an amazing site as are all the ruins in these areas. Though after 2 full days of temples, we had seen enough and enjoyed great food and cheap beer in the evening.


We then flew from Siem Reap to Luang Prabang in Laos. This saved us a 48 hour bus trip (money well spent even if it was with Laos Airline). Luang Prabang is a beautiful relax city in the hills in northern Laos. Here we kayak'ed, trekked and even did the cookery school before bussing it to Vang Vieng which is a beautiful city surrounded by amazing mountains, but full of drunken backpackers. (ps we are not backpackers, we are called flashpackers).

Today we went caving (a first for us both) and more kayaking. Tomorrow we leave for Vientiane and fly to Langkawi on the 10th Dec before UK.

We are both well and really appreciate all your comments and messages. Keep them coming.



Hi Guys...been following your blogs with eager anticipation. Sounds as if you are covering every inch of Asia. Jealous about the wonderful food but not the crappy hotels LOL.

Hope to see you for a beer and some food in London if you have an opportunity. Have a safe flight to London.



  Richard Walters Dec 9, 2009 2:28 AM


Hi guys. Love reading all your travel tales! Glad it's all going well. Hope you have a great Xmas. Ruthx

  Ruth Clingan Dec 9, 2009 8:25 AM


Wow I am sooo envious, loved the post card, showed the kids where you are in the world.... off to pick up the twins from school geee what an exciting life I lead! Glad your well, happy and safe xox Janet

  KJZ&C Dec 9, 2009 1:42 PM


hi guys hows it going well must be in uk by now or close hope both of you have a good xmas and ny .no news we are off to sydney tommorrow until boxing day just chill out and cook up a few feeds then we have booked a house in nelsons bay for a week in Janurary so that will be good no more news have fun so where after new year?? bye for now kirk janet zac and coco

  kirk Dec 21, 2009 10:07 AM

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