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Day 122: Trekking around Nong Khiaw

LAOS | Thursday, 6 Mar 2008 | Views [781]

Thursday 6th March After a particularly muddled breakfast (the food coming out in the most chaotic order), we got on the road with our guide for the trek, a young fellow by the name of Kamli. We stopped off briefly at another cave, although it ... Read more >

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Day 115: Back to reality

LAOS | Thursday, 28 Feb 2008 | Views [843]

Thursday 28th February The night had once again been a comfortable and peaceful one for me. I was also pleased that the others had slept well, for once. It had been a lot warmer; given the lower than planned number of people, we had twice the number ... Read more >

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Day 114: Seven becomes four

LAOS | Wednesday, 27 Feb 2008 | Views [712]

Wednesday 27th February I woke up shortly before 07.00, having spent a reasonably comfortable night; it had been slightly cold but not as bad as I had anticipated. It had been another undisturbed sleep for me but I soon found out that it had been ... Read more >

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Day 93: Khao Sok National Park

THAILAND | Wednesday, 6 Feb 2008 | Views [2654]

Wednesday 6th February The bus from Takua Pa left for Khao Sok at 10.00, arriving an hour later. I checked into the Khao Sok 'Jungle Huts' – a decent hut with a shower/toilet for 200B – and set off towards the national park entrance. I bought a ... Read more >

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Day 92: Nik Nak returns!

THAILAND | Tuesday, 5 Feb 2008 | Views [2046]

Tuesday 5th February I was out of the hotel by 07.30, got some breakfast in one of the roadside cafes, not sure what to ask for, but I said 'yes' when the lady behind the counter pointed at some eggs! I was given an omelette and some red ... Read more >

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Day 84: Trekking and the largest flower in the world

MALAYSIA | Monday, 28 Jan 2008 | Views [1516]

Monday 28th January I was up and about early, joining a tour of the local area which I had booked myself onto the previous evening. I met Ravi, our driver and guide for the day, and two girls from Toronto – Diana & Alex – who were also along for ... Read more >

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Day 82: Canopy walks and bat caves

MALAYSIA | Saturday, 26 Jan 2008 | Views [1097]

Saturday 26th January I had booked onto a 'Canopy Walkway' walk and another short jungle trek through the tour agency. A group of about twelve people met at 09.30, and we queued for about an hour before we were able to step onto the thin walkways ... Read more >

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Day 81: A walk in the park

MALAYSIA | Friday, 25 Jan 2008 | Views [827]

Friday 25th January I wasn't in any rush to get out and about that morning, so didn't set the alarm and got up around 10.00, had breakfast and eventually made it into the park around 12.00. It was a particularly warm day, so I slapped on the sunscreen ... Read more >

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Day 70: Out and about in Singapore

SINGAPORE | Monday, 14 Jan 2008 | Views [647]

Monday 14th January I had fallen into somewhat of a routine since I had arrived in Singapore, and the days usually started off with a large coffee that they served in pint glasses at the Coffee Bean cafe near Mark's flat. I spent a few hours updating ... Read more >

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Day 60: Tea and spice and all things nice!

INDIA | Friday, 4 Jan 2008 | Views [1963]

Friday 4th January The day started off early, as Anja and I got up to watch the sunrise over the edge of the park where we were staying. There was the usual heavy mist rolling over the grasslands and the forest, but little sign of any ... Read more >

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Day 59: Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

INDIA | Thursday, 3 Jan 2008 | Views [930]

Thursday 3rd January The night was a cold one, similar to those I experienced in the north of the country at the start of the trip, so my sleep wasn’t the most comfortable. After breakfast, Anja and I bought tickets for entry into the Periyar Wildlife ... Read more >

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Day 12: Trekking and pub brawls

INDIA | Saturday, 17 Nov 2007 | Views [721]

Saturday 17th November I felt like doing something a bit more active after lazing about town for the previous few days. As my plan was to head to Amritsar on Monday morning, I didn't have the time to head off for an extended trek, so decided that ... Read more >

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