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India 2014 - Mumbai

INDIA | Sunday, 7 Dec 2014 | Views [235]

From Goa, we headed to Mumbai for our final two days in India. All of the people we have met in India, except for one, said that we may as well skip Mumbai because it is really crap. The first thing that hit us about Mumbai was the view from the plane.... Read more >

Tags: mumbai

India 2014 - Goa

INDIA | Sunday, 7 Dec 2014 | Views [318]

From Ahmedebad we flew to Goa. This was something we had both been really looking forward to. Following the hustle and bustle and the dirt of the cities and towns and the almost monotonous desert landscape of Rajasthan , the lush greenery, dense palm ... Read more >

Tags: beach, bogmallo, goa, palolem, patnem, relax, vasco da gama

India 2014 - Jodhpur

INDIA | Sunday, 7 Dec 2014 | Views [357]

From the pink city, we headed to Jodhpur, "The Blue City". I was really impressed by Jodhpur, because about 80% of the buildings were blue. It is a really pretty sight to look at. Also, right in the centre of the town is a huge fort, built on the top ... Read more >

Tags: ahmedebad, camel safari, jodhpur, zipline

India 2014 - Jaipur

INDIA | Sunday, 7 Dec 2014 | Views [449]

Jaipur is known as the Pink City. All of the buildings are supposed to be painted in shades of pink. In reality they are more orange slash brown rather than pink, but it is still quite impressive. Jaipur also has quite a few sights to see, as it makes ... Read more >

Tags: amber fort, jaipur, pink city, sightseeing

India 2014 - Agra

INDIA | Friday, 5 Dec 2014 | Views [291]

From Varanasi, we headed to Agra. Robin had an awful train journey, and wasn't feeling very well when we arrived at our hotel in the morning. We checked into our hotel, found some breakfast and rested for a while, before we got a tuk tuk driver to take ... Read more >

Tags: agra, agra fort, tag mahal

India 2014 - Varanasi

INDIA | Friday, 5 Dec 2014 | Views [336]

From Delhi, we got an overnight train to Varanasi. Varanasi is famous for being the "holiest place" in India. It is right on the river Ganges, and is made up of a network of confusing, interconnecting alleyways, and a load of ghats, which are steps down ... Read more >

Tags: ganges, ghats, river, varanasi

India 2014 - Delhi

INDIA | Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | Views [569]

Delhi is bat shit crazy. That is the simplest way to describe it. We arrived fairly late at night and, after being ripped off by our taxi driver, got to our hotel at about 11 and crashed out. The next day I was so excited to finally experience India.... Read more >

Tags: delhi, india, scams, sightseeing

Thailand 2014 - Bangkok, Phuket, Koh Phangan, Koh Samui

THAILAND | Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | Views [307]

We arrived back in Bangkok on Tuesday morning. We checked into our hotel, got some food, and headed out to see the reclining Buddha. It was my second time seeing it, and Robin's first, but it is one of those things that takes your breath away no matter ... Read more >

Tags: beaches, full moon party, site seeing, sunburn

Thailand 2014 - Pai

THAILAND | Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | Views [245]

On Wednesday we woke up for an early pick-up to Pai. Pai is a small little hippie town in the North, known for "762 curves". We didn't know what they meant by this until we were on the road. It is only 120km from Chiang Mai, but it took us 4 hours to ... Read more >

Tags: 762 curves, hippie, pai

Thailand 2014 - Chiang Mai

THAILAND | Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | Views [302]

After a couple of days relaxing in Sukothai, we headed up to Chiang Mai. The two Germans we met were on our bus, so we made some plans with them. We arrived in Chiang Mai on Sunday afternoon, just in time for the Sunday market. Chiang Mai is a walled ... Read more >

Tags: chiang mai, elephants, night market, woodys elephant camp

Thailand - Bangkok, Ayutthaya and Sukhothai

THAILAND | Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | Views [297]

After an uneventful flight and taxi ride we arrived in Bangkok. Our hostel was a bit grubby but the location was excellent and we have no real complaints. We were only 30 seconds from Khao San Road so we wandered onto the strip to see what was happening.... Read more >

Tags: ayuttaya, bangkok, ping pong shows, shopping, sukothai

Cambodia - Siem Reap

CAMBODIA | Sunday, 19 Oct 2014 | Views [263]

From Battambang, there are buses to Siem Reap that take about 3 hours, or a boat ride that takes about 6. We decided to take the scenic route for a change. We headed to the dock at 7am, and found that this "big boat" we had been told about, was just ... Read more >

Tags: angkor wat, siem reap, temples

Cambodia - Battambang

CAMBODIA | Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | Views [402]

On Friday night we got on the overnight bus for a 10 hour drive to Battambang. In Vietnam, the sleeper buses were great - individual beds, in 3 rows. The cambodian ones are not that great. They have double sleepers, which are only a LITTLE bigger than ... Read more >

Tags: battambang, crocodile farm, killing caves, monkeys, temples

Cambodia - Sihanoukville / Otres beach 2

CAMBODIA | Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | Views [1478]

On Tuesday we got on the lunchtime bus to Sihanoukville, "affectionately" known as SHITville. We had been told to avoid it because it is dirty and there's a lot of crime, and just generally seediness. We decided to go down the coast though, as far west ... Read more >

Tags: beaches, otres beach, relaxation, sihanoukville

Cambodia - Phnom Penh

CAMBODIA | Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | Views [394]

Our plane trip to Vietnam was awesome. We got emergency exit seats, so we had soooo much leg room. It made me wish it was a longer flight. After the horrible one we had from Korea to Vietnam, it was pure luxury! We arrived in Phnom Penh just after 1pm, ... Read more >

Tags: khmer rouge, killing fields, palace, phnom penh, toul sleng

Vietnam - Hanoi & Halong Bay

VIETNAM | Saturday, 4 Oct 2014 | Views [206]

On Tuesday, we got off our train at 5:30am, after a 12 hour journey, and were BOMBARDED by taxi drivers. We had this problem both in Vietnam, and also in Cambodia. You haven't even got your bags yet, and there are guys grabbing you and shoving leaflets ... Read more >

Tags: cruise, halong bay, hanoi

Vietnam - Hue

VIETNAM | Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | Views [298]

We arrived in Hue at around 4pm on Saturday, and headed off to our hostel. We got showered, and headed out for a couple of drinks at a bar, called Brown Eyes (Robin was giggling), near our hostel. They had the friendliest bar staff I have ever met, ... Read more >

Tags: citadel, coffee, hue, market, tombs, vietnam

Vietnam - Hoi An

VIETNAM | Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | Views [268]

After Nha Trang, we took an 11 hour sleeper bus to Hoi An.  It is an awesome little city, with a tourist bit sectioned off, with the ancient town inside. There are old buildings and cobbled streets, and touristy shops with souvenirs and curios.... Read more >

Tags: ancient town, cycling, hoi an, vietnam

Vietnam - Nha Trang

VIETNAM | Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | Views [418]

On Sunday afternoon after our chicken taxi ride back to HCMC from the Mekong Delta, we headed for a tourist centre. It is called Sinh Tourist, and if you are ever in Vietnam, I highly recommend them. They do tours, but they also do buses, like the public ... Read more >

Tags: beach, nha trang, scuba diving, vietnam

Vietnam - Mekong Delta

VIETNAM | Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | Views [396]

On Friday, 12 September, we set out for Can Tho. Robin was especially excited for a trip to the Mekong Delta. We got on a bus, and were pleasantly surprised to find it was a sleeper bus. We would be in comfort for the 3 hour trip. About 20 minutes into ... Read more >

Tags: cruise, mekong delta, river, scam

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