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UNITED KINGDOM | Tuesday, 19 Nov 2013 | Views [1758] | Comments [1]

Okay, feeling a little guilty that I didn't finish the end of the travel story very well! Last in Goa, which is now some 8+ months ago, can you believe? Goa was amazing (from what I can remember!).  The villa Kirsty wangled with us, was fantastic.... Read more >

Meeting friends in India.

INDIA | Saturday, 9 Feb 2013 | Views [2495] | Comments [3]

1st February 2013 Arrive in fog at Delhi airport at 3.15 am local time.  We have decided to be 'lazy' travellers and fly to Chandigarh, as we really want to get to the Shimla Hills to meet our friends Skinny & Myra, who arrive there tomorrow.... Read more >

Last few days in Thailand

THAILAND | Thursday, 31 Jan 2013 | Views [1784]

29th January 2013 Having a lazy few days before India.  I think it may be a little more hectic there, so make the most of our time here.  Before we head into town, we have some lunch in the basement of the shopping centre, where ... Read more >

Bangkok & Ko Si Chang

THAILAND | Tuesday, 29 Jan 2013 | Views [2689]

17th January 2013 Off to the Indian Consulate today, to apply for our visa's.  There is a lot of form filing and waiting around, good job we have no other plans for the day. We have a mooch around the Koasan Road on the way back to our ... Read more >

Cambodia to Thailand-Worst border crossing to date!

THAILAND | Sunday, 27 Jan 2013 | Views [1955] | Comments [1]

16 January 2013 Time to head to Thailand or we won't get our visa's for India in time to meet Skinny & Myra on the 2nd Feb. The nice lady in the tourist office tells us it takes 7 hours to get to Bangkok - big bus to the border, then mini bus ... Read more >

Photos: Cambodia

CAMBODIA | Thursday, 24 Jan 2013 | Photo Gallery

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Five Days in Cambodia!

CAMBODIA | Thursday, 24 Jan 2013 | Views [2133] | Comments [1]

11th January 2013 We have decided to take the 'fast' boat into Cambodia (roughly 7 hours). Much to our surprise, it is very clean and tidy little boat.  We have paid an extra $5 to have the boatman sort out the visa's.  The Vietnam border ... Read more >

Photos: Vietnam

VIETNAM | Thursday, 24 Jan 2013 | Photo Gallery

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VIETNAM | Thursday, 24 Jan 2013 | Views [1581]

26th December 2012 We leave Sapa and head back to Hanoi, we have decided to miss out Ha Long Bay, time and weather are not our our side. We head for Dong Hoi to do the caves that are in this area.  Matt & I visited Dong Hoi on our ... Read more >

Photos: Sapa - Christmas Day

VIETNAM | Wednesday, 23 Jan 2013 | Photo Gallery

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Sapa - Christmas Day 2012

VIETNAM | Sunday, 20 Jan 2013 | Views [1750]

Normally, I write the blog and Matt writes the diary, that's the deal we have!  But this is going to be Matt's page today, as I was poorly on Christmas day. Yes, it was self inflicted, with the help of the hotel owner, who kept plying me with homemade ... Read more >

Week 2 in Vietnam

VIETNAM | Saturday, 22 Dec 2012 | Views [1557]

21st December 2012  Exchange Rate 10,000 Dong = just over 30p  Right, the world hasn't ended, so we go to the airport to meet Rhian and Lucy, our friends that are flying in from England to travel with us for 3 weeks. We are really looking ... Read more >

Week 1 in Vietnam

VIETNAM | Thursday, 20 Dec 2012 | Views [1581]

13th December 2012 After a horrible day on the bus from Laos to Vietnam, we finally arrive at our hotel and get possibly the best welcome to date. We are staying at the Watererland (booked through Agoda) and we get welcomed with the strongest cup ... Read more >

Photos: Last week in Laos

LAOS | Thursday, 20 Dec 2012 | Photo Gallery

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Last week in Laos

LAOS | Thursday, 20 Dec 2012 | Views [1562]

4th December 2012 We head to Vientiane in a mini-bus, which the hotel has arranged for us.  The young man on reception, has told us that the bus will drop us by his friends guest house in the capital. This will be useful, as we have not ... Read more >

Photos: Vang Vieng

LAOS | Sunday, 16 Dec 2012 | Photo Gallery

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Balloon Flight & caves in Vang Vieng

LAOS | Sunday, 16 Dec 2012 | Views [1656]

30th November 0212 We take a mini bus  6-7 hours to Vang Vieng. Again a very mountainous, but scenic route. We get a nice room at the Phonsevanh Guest House 60,000 kip (4.80p) just on the outskirts of town. The town sits in a small plain, ... Read more >

Phonsavan - Plain of Jars and MAG

LAOS | Saturday, 15 Dec 2012 | Views [2749]

We reluctantly leave Luang Prabang on the 28th November and head to the town of Phonsavan.  After an eventful journey on scenic, mountainous roads, only having to stop twice to tighten the wheel nuts on the mini van! we arrive in the dreary ... Read more >

Photos: Deak Kum Pa Orphanage School. Luang Prabang

LAOS | Monday, 26 Nov 2012 | Photo Gallery

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Deak Kum Pa Orphanage School, Luang Prabang.

LAOS | Monday, 26 Nov 2012 | Views [4044]

Saturday 24th November 2012 We hire a couple of push-bikes from our hotel (Philaylack Villas), and cycle the 3 or 4km out of town to the Orphanage School.  We have arranged to meet Andrew Brown, an Australian, who has been helping and ... Read more >

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