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Let Saigons be Saigons, and don't get Hanoi'd about it

VIETNAM | Tuesday, 5 Feb 2008 | Views [898]

I’ve been in Vietnam for 3 and a half weeks now and I have been pondering how to write this post about the final destination on my trip. Half way up, I had written a speil about the 85 million people, the traffic in Saigon, and how good the food ... Read more >

Tags: Scams & Robberies


Cambodia, Part One: ''Ying''

CAMBODIA | Saturday, 5 Jan 2008 | Views [1012] | Comments [1]

    My short time in Cambodia has been one of immense contrast. I have decided to post two separate blogs (a la Tarentino Kill Bill style if you like) to reflect this given that the two could be any further away from each other. ... Read more >

Tags: Culture


Cambodia, Part Two: "Yang"

CAMBODIA | Saturday, 5 Jan 2008 | Views [950] | Comments [2]

My short time in Cambodia has been one of immense contrast. I have decided to post two separate blogs (a la Tarentino Kill Bill style if you like) to reflect this given that the two could be any further away from each other....   ... Read more >

Tags: Beaches & sunshine


Lao Encompassed

LAOS | Thursday, 20 Dec 2007 | Views [727]

Lao has been an interesting leg of my South East Asia trip. Its unlike any other place in these parts, for reasons not yet fully known. The place is a contrast from place to place but not in an obvious way. It’s not a simple dichotomy of rich/poor, developed/undeveloped, ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing


ChanMillionaire

THAILAND | Saturday, 1 Dec 2007 | Views [1161]

When I wished I was a millionaire, lighting that Lok Kratang lantern into the northern Thai Sky, I didn’t specify what type of Millionaire I’d be. So it turns out that changing 7000 Thai Bhat turns you into a Lao Millionaire at the exchange rate ... Read more >

Tags: People


Gallery: South East Asia

THAILAND | Sunday, 18 Nov 2007 | Photo Gallery

South East Asia
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Far Flung Chan

THAILAND | Sunday, 18 Nov 2007 | Views [921] | Comments [1]

Bonjour Readers, The past two weeks have been chilled as. As you might have seen I survived the last post with an impromptu fortnight in the north eastern province of Udon Thani, 2 hours from the Lao border. There wasn’t much to do in Udon so the fact ... Read more >

Tags: Food & eating


A day in the life of....

THAILAND | Wednesday, 31 Oct 2007 | Views [717]

The soul sapping flurecent light cast dirty shadows on the filthy cabin, illuminated sporadically by its dingy orange counterparts on the passing streets outside . He's sweaty, probably smelly and definitely pissed off. He doesn't belong here- the injustice ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road


Another Beginning

THAILAND | Monday, 22 Oct 2007 | Views [1259] | Comments [1]

  Evening all, and a “sawadee” from Bangkok, Thailand. Another adventure begins in the form of south east asia. Well, to be more precise, the south east Asian mainland. Its been two weeks since my two week travel hiatus in Hong ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road


H-H-H-Hong Kong, where the East meets the West

HONG KONG | Sunday, 30 Sep 2007 | Views [822]

And "Yay How" from the New Territories in Hong Kong. Yet another month yet another destination. Since my time in Australia came to an end two weeks ago, Hong Kong has been my 'rest' period. Lucky you, they say, having a break from all that ... Read more >

Tags: Relaxation


The East Coast adventure toward Cairns

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 12 Sep 2007 | Views [1003] | Comments [2]

Well well well, only three days left in Australia, and three days to close another chapter on my travels abroad. In ten days I will have been away for half a year. A lot has happened in 6 months and so far I am not ready to end it so soon. Hong Kong ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures


Thats Me!bourne: Part Three, "Ode to the Nunnery"

AUSTRALIA | Monday, 27 Aug 2007 | Views [1075]

Still in Melbourne, y’all. I still havenae managed to get my arse out of this funky monkey of a city, and one which has inspired me to think of longer term plans here. I was only supposed to be here for a month, but that all started to go to shit ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road


That's Me!bourne again (via Canberra and Sydney)

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 7 Aug 2007 | Views [2412] | Comments [1]

G’day all, welcome to another installment of my blog. What has changed since I last wrote all of about 2 weeks ago? On the face of it not much. I am in the same city and in the same internet café writing on Word processor, and once again uploading photos ... Read more >

Tags: Relaxation


Thats Me!bourne...

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 18 Jul 2007 | Views [1342] | Comments [2]

G’day from Melbourne!!! As you can gather I have made the shores of Australia. I have been in Melbourne since I arrived one cold Sunday last week. I have a month on this continent and so far I have been content to stay in this great city, even ... Read more >

Tags: Laughter


Gallery: "In Austrailia, In Australiaaaa"

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 18 Jul 2007 | Photo Gallery

Oz
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Franz Joseph to Here

NEW ZEALAND | Wednesday, 4 Jul 2007 | Views [723] | Comments [2]

Kia Ora all, sweet as, etc, hope things are well with thee. This will probably be the final entry for the blog for New Zealand as I am due to leave these shores for Melbourne, Oz in a few days. In fact I should have been there already but I have already ... Read more >

Tags: Philosophy of travel


Lilac Skies, Bacon Steak and Cheese Pies

NEW ZEALAND | Tuesday, 19 Jun 2007 | Views [964]

Bollocks.  I just deleted a huge chunk of eloquent paragraph detailing my second entry of my time here in New Zealand. Fucking Internet. Here I roll again. Bastard. Greetings once again from the glacier town of Franz Josef. For the fanatic suscribers ... Read more >

Tags: Mountains


Gallery: New Zealand

NEW ZEALAND | Sunday, 10 Jun 2007 | Photo Gallery

New Zealand
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Kia Ora, Bro!!

NEW ZEALAND | Sunday, 10 Jun 2007 | Views [2528] | Comments [1]

How you goin'? Oh, yeah? Sweet as, bro, sweet as. A bit of the NZ lingo there for you.  Yep, finally reached Aotearoa, the land of the Long White Cloud, New Zealand last week, and I have been fairly busy here since starting the Kiwi Experience. The ... Read more >

Tags: Adrenaline


Gallery: The Trisuli Centre

NEPAL | Saturday, 2 Jun 2007 | Photo Gallery

Volunteering Placement
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