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Photos: Vietnam

VIETNAM | Saturday, 30 Nov 2013 | Photo Gallery


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Sapa - a slip or a trip you'd slide all the way down

VIETNAM | Monday, 18 Nov 2013 | Views [723]

Having had a fairly unexciting few days in Hanoi (which, by the way is lovely... I just didn't do anything) I headed to Sapa in the far north with a few of the same group I was with in Cambodia. We caught a sleeper train from Hanoi to Lao Cai, which ... Read more >

Tags: foggy, freezing, homestay, mud, rice terraces, sapa, vietnam


I will survive...yet another typhoon

VIETNAM | Tuesday, 12 Nov 2013 | Views [414]

For those of you checking to see if there are any updates about the horrible typhoon that hit the Phillipines, then here you go!! I arrived in Hanoi (Vietnam) last night. I was supposed to get here a few hours after the typhoon hit, but, it changed ... Read more >

Tags: safe, safe and well, survive, typhoon


Rivers: tubes, elephants and waterfalls.

LAOS | Tuesday, 12 Nov 2013 | Views [1443]

From Vientiane, I travelled on an EXTREMELY packed full minivan up to Vang Vieng. Now, it's really only famous in the backpacker scene for one thing. Tubing. Along the river. Between bars. Actually, it used to be completely crazy with about 48 bars ... Read more >

Tags: elephants, khuangsi waterfall, luang prabang, tubing, vang vieng, waterfall


Photos: Cambodia

CAMBODIA | Monday, 11 Nov 2013 | Photo Gallery

Temple ruins, remote islands and creepy national parks...
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Hammocks on the Mekong, night busses, and COPE in the capital

LAOS | Monday, 11 Nov 2013 | Views [2140]

From the border of Laos I travelled by minivan to a small riverside village on the Mekong River called Ban Makasang, which is the port to Si Phan Don, or 4000 islands. I took a small boat out to the nearest island, Don Det. I stayed in a bungalow on ... Read more >

Tags: bolaven, charity, mekong, nightbus, plantation, vientiane, waterfalls


Koh Rong, Kampot, and the long road north

CAMBODIA | Sunday, 10 Nov 2013 | Views [1783]

I'm sorry I'm so awful at updating this thing...but I'm not sorry that I'm having too much fun and have no time to do it!! Let's start where I left off. I was heading to an island off the coast of Cambodia. That island, Koh Rong, was spectacular.... Read more >

Tags: bokor, border crossing, cambodia, kampot, koh rong, laos, national park, paradise


Leaving Surin and the start of my travels.

CAMBODIA | Monday, 21 Oct 2013 | Views [1497]

  Quick update since it's been so long since I wrote in here!! My days of teaching have come to an end... It was sad saying goodbye to the kids, and the other teachers I'd been working with. But, I was glad to be out of Surin! I crossed ... Read more >

Tags: border crossings, cooking, khmer, markets, pol pot, relax, tragic


Photos: TEFLing in Thailand!

THAILAND | Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | Photo Gallery

Teaching in Anubarn Surin
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Tags: fun, kindergarten, teaching, tefl


Photos: Koh Phi Phi :)

THAILAND | Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | Photo Gallery

Turquoise lagoons, white sand and THE Beach
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Tags: lagoons, paradise, sand, sea, sun, thebeach


Koh Phi Phi and The Beach

THAILAND | Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | Views [954]

Well since I last wrote, my closest friend out here (Julia) has left, which has been pretty tough. She travelled to Bangkok with Kat and I, when I went to meet Sophie, and we had a night out in Bangkok. The next morning (after only about a forty minute ... Read more >

Tags: beaches, buses, islands, tefl, the beach


Photos: Koh Chang

THAILAND | Thursday, 1 Aug 2013 | Photo Gallery


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Tags: escape, long weekend, natural beauty, stormy


Oops!! Been a while...

THAILAND | Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | Views [322]

It's been a while since I have written on this thing!!  But really not a huge amount to talk about.  One Sunday a few weeks ago we travelled in the back of a pickup truck to Surin Elephant Study Centre, where we volunteered for the day ... Read more >

Tags: beaches, elephant, homesick, monsoon


Khao Yai And Phi Mai. And Leo's ACTUAL waterfall :)

THAILAND | Tuesday, 18 Jun 2013 | Views [903]

Last weekend a bunch of us travelled by minivan to a province called Nakhon Ratchasima where there is a famous world heritage sight called Khao Yai National Park, which is meant to have elephants, leopards, tigers, bears, monkeys, gibbons, hornbills ... Read more >

Tags: temple ruins, the beach, water fights, waterfall


Photos: Khao Yai, Leo's Waterfall, and Phi Mai Ruins

THAILAND | Tuesday, 18 Jun 2013 | Photo Gallery

Weekend escape to Nakhon Ratchasima
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Photos: Long weekend in Buriram

THAILAND | Saturday, 1 Jun 2013 | Photo Gallery


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Long weekend in Buriram

THAILAND | Saturday, 1 Jun 2013 | Views [773]

Since I last wrote on here we had a long weekend, so 12 of us from Surin and surrounding area decided to escape to Buriram, the next province to the west of Surin. A load of others from Surin, and also interns from all round Thailand met up in Bangkok ... Read more >

Tags: buriram, tefl, temples, thailand, trains


Sweaty and stormy!!

THAILAND | Sunday, 19 May 2013 | Views [245]

Sorry it's been ages since I last wrote on here. My new life seems to not let me write either on here or in my travel journal. Been really busy with lesson plans, teaching the wee kiddies, who are absolutely gorgeous, and in my few hours of spare time ... Read more >

Tags: chang, heat tefl, royal, storm, thailand


Children and chest X-rays

THAILAND | Saturday, 11 May 2013 | Views [282]

We had a tour of the school on Thursday. It's huge! The primary school I went to at broughton was about 90 pupils. This one is 3,500. Is the most famous school in Surin Province. They run an English Program (EP) where the children learn mainly in English.... Read more >

Tags: heat, hospital, surin, tefl


Photos: Surin - My home for the next six months

THAILAND | Friday, 10 May 2013 | Photo Gallery


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