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Trip: South East Asia 2009

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Bangkok and Ko Samui

THAILAND | Thursday, 20 Aug 2009 | Views [722]

Spending a day in Bangkok was great, there was just so many things to do and see that we wished we could stay longer. The city is much more expensive than anywhere we'd yet visited but we decided to stay in the city and visit the royal palace and emerald ... Read more >

Tags: bangkok, big buddha, burma, chaweng beach, ko samui, motorbike, snorkelling, swollen eye


An afternoon in Battambang

CAMBODIA | Monday, 17 Aug 2009 | Views [1201]

On our way to Thailand we stopped in Battambang, which is not a very interesting place but is the first time we have seen a bit of real Cambodia. We took the opportunity to explore the countryside by motorbike, and saw how the people live, as well as ... Read more >

Tags: airports, bangkok, battambang, thai visas


Gallery: 13-14.8 Angkor Wat and other temples

VIETNAM | Friday, 14 Aug 2009 | Photo Gallery


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Angkor Wat and Siam Reap

CAMBODIA | Friday, 14 Aug 2009 | Views [625]

Today we got up early to see sunrise at Angkor Wat, it was a bit difficult but well worth it. It was not as busy as we expected, and afterwards our guide took us through so we could see the temple. What an amazing place! I don't know how else to ... Read more >


Phnom Penh, S-21 and the Killing Fields

CAMBODIA | Wednesday, 12 Aug 2009 | Views [1110]

Welcome to Cambodia, Kingdom of Wonder. That was the sign we saw on arrival to Cambodia. It didn't seem much different to Vietnam at first, just less motorbikes and more cars. Coming in to Phnom Penh though it was obvious that this was a very different ... Read more >

Tags: fried cricket, fried tarantula, killing fields, s-21


Gallery: 10-12.8 Phnom Penh

VIETNAM | Wednesday, 12 Aug 2009 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: 9-10.8 Ho Chi Minh City

VIETNAM | Monday, 10 Aug 2009 | Photo Gallery


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The final days in Nam

VIETNAM | Sunday, 9 Aug 2009 | Views [687]

Our final destination in Vietnam was Ho Chi Minh City otherwise known as Saigon. Taking another night train this time from Nha Trang to get there. It was due to leave at 9pm, but when we got to the station our leader overheard someone say the train was ... Read more >

Tags: coconut candy, cu chhi, cyklo, honey wine, mekong delta, snake wine, war remnants museum


Gallery: 6-7.8 Nha Trang

VIETNAM | Friday, 7 Aug 2009 | Photo Gallery


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2 days of chilling in Nha Trang

VIETNAM | Friday, 7 Aug 2009 | Views [723]

We arrived in Nha Trang after a long day on the train, another one like the night train - but this time nobody had any extra occupants in their cabins. It was a long but nice journey. We spent it chatting, reading and sleeping. On arrival we went ... Read more >

Tags: manicure, mud baths, pedicure, snorkelling


Gallery: 01/08/09 Motorbike trip Hue

VIETNAM | Tuesday, 4 Aug 2009 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: 2-4/08/09 Hoi An

VIETNAM | Tuesday, 4 Aug 2009 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: 31-1/8/09 Hue

VIETNAM | Tuesday, 4 Aug 2009 | Photo Gallery


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Hue, Mo'bike?

VIETNAM | Sunday, 2 Aug 2009 | Views [842]

After the stressful train trip we arrived in Hue, which is a lovely contrast to Hanoi. It is (relatively) quiet, pretty and very interesting. Our hotel here was lovely and the first thing we did was shower and sleep! the room wasn't swaying and it was ... Read more >

Tags: dragon boats, japanese tourists, perfume river, touching


Reunification Express

VIETNAM | Friday, 31 Jul 2009 | Views [2553]

After a final afternoon hanging around in Hanoi it was time to take the night train to Hue. We didn't really expect much and had heard mixed reports, and it certainly turned out to be an experience! The train compartments were similar to the compartments ... Read more >

Tags: beer, cockroaches, reunification express


Gallery: 29-30.07.09 Halong Bay

VIETNAM | Thursday, 30 Jul 2009 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: 26-28/07/09 Hanoi

VIETNAM | Thursday, 30 Jul 2009 | Photo Gallery


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Water Puppets and Birthday in Halong Bay

VIETNAM | Thursday, 30 Jul 2009 | Views [798]

We had a lovely lunch with Darren and Steph in a non-profit making restaurant called Ko-To which trains young, disadvantaged children to work in the restaurant industry and it was fabulous! They were all very friendly and attentive, and then we had to ... Read more >

Tags: caves, halong bay, ko-to, traffic, vietnam roads, water puppet


Hot in Hanoi

VIETNAM | Tuesday, 28 Jul 2009 | Views [610]

Yesterday we did a lot of exploring in the city and it just got hotter and hotter - the weather websites said it was 37, but feeling like 50! The city is really interesting and bustling with life. The people are really friendly and everything is exactly ... Read more >

Tags: ho chi minh, temple of literature, water puppet show


The trip to Hanoi

VIETNAM | Monday, 27 Jul 2009 | Views [497]

After a long flight to Bangkok (and a lovely thai curry for dinner on the plane) we landed in Bangkok and waited for our connecting flight to Hanoi. The journey was fairly uneventful except for our last (cold) meal on the plane where we didnt recognise ... Read more >

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