Existing Member?

Richie&Tone...'RoundTheWorld! tuktuk? Where you go? What your name? motobike? pineapple? col' drink?

Tiger Leaping Gorge

CHINA | Monday, 10 Mar 2008 | Views [568] | Comments [1]

We wandered the border town for the whole day, and eventually got on a night bus, our first for China. ergh. Three rows of beds, all full, and it seems that half of China is nocturnal, so when half are all tuckered out from shouting and smoking and spitting, ... Read more >

Tags: The Great Outdoors


Border Crossing

CHINA | Monday, 10 Mar 2008 | Views [1581] | Comments [1]

At the border crossing Veitnam to China, we realise it was going to be different from here on. Tone passes throught the security check - no worries, but the young army guy checking passports wants a closer look at mine. He got magnifying glasses, used ... Read more >

Tags: Travel Tips


Hanoi

VIETNAM | Saturday, 1 Dec 2007 | Views [647] | Comments [2]

Hanoi there! It's a real nice city - again with the crazy buzy street life, but quite a few good restaurants too. We went out really to only one recommended site - the literature temple, which contains hundreds of staele (stone tablets, engraved with ... Read more >

Tags: Laughter


Halong Bay

VIETNAM | Saturday, 1 Dec 2007 | Views [575]

The place is amazing - but the organisation and tourists aren't.  Most people 'book' their Halong Bay tour from Hanoi, and are pushed onto a (full) bus the next morning with lots of other sweaty tourists - the first stop is a massive hall, encompassing ... Read more >

Tags: The Great Outdoors


Ho Chi Minh City

VIETNAM | Saturday, 1 Dec 2007 | Views [304]

Tone took me for a spin on a cyclo here, around HCMC to see the sights.  Actually the highlight was sitting with our drivers at a typical roadside 'cafe' for a really strong local iced coffee.  Tone's driver told his story, which went like this... ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing


Gallery: Halong Bay

VIETNAM | Friday, 30 Nov 2007 | Photo Gallery

Thousands of limestone islands make a home for fishing villagers.
See all 27 photos >>
 


Gallery: Hue

VIETNAM | Wednesday, 28 Nov 2007 | Photo Gallery

a quick scooter tour!
See all 28 photos >>
 


Gallery: Hoi An

VIETNAM | Sunday, 25 Nov 2007 | Photo Gallery

Old town and the tailors...
See all 10 photos >>
 


Gallery: Ho Chi Minh City

VIETNAM | Sunday, 25 Nov 2007 | Photo Gallery

HCMC, it's busy.
See all 20 photos >>
 


Phnom Penh Antics

CAMBODIA | Saturday, 24 Nov 2007 | Views [373]

We had varied experiences here, from watching brawls in the street outside our hotel, to watching rats in the streets outside our hotel, to dodging tuktuk drivers in the streets outside our hotel... The sights around PP are shocking and depressing, ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing


You see Temple?

CAMBODIA | Wednesday, 21 Nov 2007 | Views [709]

Finally we made it to the famous Angkor Wat - said to be worthy of the title of 'world wonder #8', and I'd have to agree. Many Kings and powerful men in the region controlled populations of millions well enough to produce surplus to cover costs of excavating ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures


Vientiane

LAOS | Tuesday, 20 Nov 2007 | Views [1481]

- and Nong Khai, which actually is in Thailand, just over the Mekong river from Vientiane. We spent a few days here, saw some good things, and met up with Torun and Randvei too. The first night we found a brightly coloured coffee shop called 'Sabaidee' ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road


Gallery: Angkor Wat, Siem Reap

CAMBODIA | Tuesday, 20 Nov 2007 | Photo Gallery

The 8th Wonder of the World.
See all 21 photos >>
 


Gallery: Vientiane, Nong Khai

LAOS | Tuesday, 20 Nov 2007 | Photo Gallery

Coffee and Statues...
See all 26 photos >>
 


Vang Vieng

LAOS | Wednesday, 7 Nov 2007 | Views [998] | Comments [2]

Vang Vieng. We arrived here after another winding local bus trip, and were again happy to get off the bus, onto a tuktuk and delivered straight to a guesthouse (best one we've had!).  Had a look around that evening, and in the morning, found mountain ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures


Gallery: Chiang Mai

LAOS | Sunday, 4 Nov 2007 | Photo Gallery

Trek, Elephants, Rafting and Party!
See all 21 photos >>
 


Gallery: Vang Viang

LAOS | Sunday, 4 Nov 2007 | Photo Gallery

Caves, Puppies, Swimming
See all 12 photos >>
 


Gallery: Phon Savan

LAOS | Sunday, 4 Nov 2007 | Photo Gallery

Plain of Jars, Waterfall Trek, Bombs...
See all 17 photos >>
 


Luang Prabang

LAOS | Sunday, 4 Nov 2007 | Views [1334] | Comments [1]

We we happy to arrive here in Luang Prabang after the slow boat, and had a mini adventure trying to get cash, since the guidebook said we had to go to a bank out of town.  We had just enough for a tuktuk out to that bank, and there we found a closed ... Read more >

Tags: Culture


The Slow Boat on the Mekong RIver

LAOS | Sunday, 4 Nov 2007 | Views [2644]

The 'slow boat'. Well, it wasn't that slow, just that they had 'speed boats', too, and the passengers all had helmets... so the slow boat it was.  Only after going through border control, our 'helpful' leader told the group a number of porkies, all ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road


1 2 Next >