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Shockalotti and Lozenators Intrepid Journey This is the online travel journal of Wynne and Lauren. We are travelling to Canada Vancouver to live for a year or so. On the way we will stop off and visit a large chunk of South East Asia: Taipei, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Laos, Thailand, and Cambodia.

Gallery: Thailand

THAILAND | Friday, 30 Mar 2007 | Photo Gallery

Thailand
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Gallery: Cambodia

CAMBODIA | Friday, 30 Mar 2007 | Photo Gallery

Cambodia
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Bangkok

THAILAND | Tuesday, 20 Mar 2007 | Views [774]

We headed back to Phnom Penh for a couple of day to wait for our flight out to Bangkok. A place called Lakeside Guesthouse which is built on the water. I jammed out a few tunes at a local cafe with a lovely couple from Germany / Ireland to celebrate ... Read more >

Tags: Friends


Angkor

CAMBODIA | Wednesday, 14 Mar 2007 | Views [1025]

By this stage we have spent a few months in SE Asia. We have really loved it, been annoyed, harrassed, amazed, entertained, bored, sick, ecstatic, pumped. You get the idea, its been a pretty decent journey. However we are ready for Canada now, and a ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing


Hat Ton Sai

THAILAND | Monday, 5 Mar 2007 | Views [1297]

Mellissa and Darren arrived the next day from New Zealand, which was so unexpected and cool at the same time. We flew down to Krabi airport together and scooted off to Ao Nang beach resort where all rich old german tourists and their 3.75 kids go to ... Read more >

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Bangkok

THAILAND | Saturday, 3 Mar 2007 | Views [735]

Wow. Bangkok is so busy. We got off the sleeper bus all groggy and caught a bus for 7 Baht each to Kaosan road in the central city. The Tuk Tuk and Taxis wanted to charge us 100 - 150 Baht each. Hmmmm seems to be the same in every big city in SE Asia.... Read more >

Tags: Shopping


Gallery: Laos

LAOS | Wednesday, 28 Feb 2007 | Photo Gallery

Laos 2007
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Pai

THAILAND | Tuesday, 27 Feb 2007 | Views [777] | Comments [1]

We headed for Pai, with Chris and Heidi as our travelling companions. I really should have paid Chris a rental rate for using his guitar since I was always borrowing it. Pai is chilled out, with some nice waterfalls, elephant rides available. The town ... Read more >

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Chiang Mai

THAILAND | Saturday, 24 Feb 2007 | Views [730] | Comments [1]

A four bus trip from Chiang Rai, Chiang boasts a bunch of Buddhist temples, elephants, trekking, bars, and lots of "Karaoke" places. Strangely enough the Karaoke bars have pictures of lovely looking 20 something ladies posing in a seductive ... Read more >

Tags: Party time


Laos Thai Border

THAILAND | Friday, 23 Feb 2007 | Views [695]

We crossed the border today from Huay Say in Laos, to Chiang Khong in Thailand. Pretty painless. Cost 1 US dollar each to cross. Getting a Visa for Thailand cost nothing, and there were no bag checks. I am sure you could have smuggled in whatever you ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road


Luang Prabang to the Border

LAOS | Wednesday, 21 Feb 2007 | Views [716]

We had to back track to Luang Prabang in order to make the journey to the Thai border. Again accommodation was a hassle to obtain. In summary: Luang Prabang to Pak Beng by slow boat. When they say slow, they arent kidding, this thing was meant to take ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road


Nong Kiaw and Muang Noi

LAOS | Monday, 12 Feb 2007 | Views [1526]

Glad to finally get out of Luang Prabang, we took a 4 hour bus trip to Nong Kiaw. This place like Vang Vieng was beautiful with steeply rising hills and lush vegetation. We spent an evening playing Settlers with Phillipe and Max. The next day regrettably ... Read more >

Tags: The Great Outdoors


Luang Prabang

LAOS | Friday, 9 Feb 2007 | Views [675]

North of Vang Vieng we travelled 4 hours. This place is meant to be one of the 'must sees' of Laos..... Hmph. OK it was nice with all of the french styled buildings and obviously historical culture. However the real highlight of this place was a night ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road


Vang Vieng

LAOS | Sunday, 4 Feb 2007 | Views [1057]

Wow what a place. Four hours North of Ventiane. You have to check out the photos, a beautiful place with those steep hills you see in post cards. It looked just like a post card actually. We booked into Vang Vieng Orchid guesthouse and stayed for the ... Read more >

Tags: The Great Outdoors


Savanakhet to Ventiane

LAOS | Wednesday, 31 Jan 2007 | Views [1007]

3 hours of being jammed into a friggin mini van is not my idea of a good time. After exhuming ourselves from the sardine can called a rickety old Mitsi van we hobbled up to the exit office from Vietnam. A bunch of locals kept on jumping in front of us ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road


Hue

VIETNAM | Tuesday, 30 Jan 2007 | Views [689]

Isnt it funny how we all can experience the same thing and have completely different perceptions of that experience? We met lots of people who really enjoyed Hue - mostly because it was chilled out. In my opinion it was really really boring, the people ... Read more >

Tags: Misadventures


Danang and Hoi An

VIETNAM | Friday, 26 Jan 2007 | Views [1234]

Because Danang was so far away we decided to splurg on our budget and take an overnight train. The idea is you sleep on board and get breakfast in the morning, all whilst travelling. Great idea, except they couldnt turn the heating off in our cabin, ... Read more >

Tags: Shopping


Nha Trang

VIETNAM | Saturday, 20 Jan 2007 | Views [1032]

We were glad to get away from Dalat, even though we had a pretty good tour with the Easy Riders. Nha Trang is approx 4 hours from Dalat, and is a very big city - several million people. On the beach front lies the tourist area, and where we stayed. ... Read more >

Tags: Beaches & sunshine


Dalat

VIETNAM | Thursday, 18 Jan 2007 | Views [721]

We were told that Dalat was a major hightlight for several people: how wonderful the hill tribe people were, how amazing the Easy Rider tour guys were. In all honesty I found the place really boring apart from a couple of key experiences. We ended up ... Read more >

Tags: Misadventures


Mui Ne

VIETNAM | Sunday, 14 Jan 2007 | Views [949]

After arriving back from our Mekong tour, we jumped aboard a bus to Mui Ne and arrived at 12.30 am in the morning. Lucky for us there was a man sleeping out in the open in the garden with a torch - just waiting for us! The place is a typical beach resort ... Read more >

Tags: Relaxation


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