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Trip: South East Asia

There are [45] stories from my trip: South East Asia


Clouds and Cold Weather.... Wait, What??

VIETNAM | Saturday, 29 Apr 2017 | Views [296]

The bus was due at reception at 6:30am. We were downstairs around 6:25. The bus arrived about 7:00 😴 This journey was about 6-7 hours long (they could never be exact because it all depended how insane your driver was) we had paid more than usual for ... Read more >

Tags: bus journeys, clouds, cold weather, mainland, mountains, sapa, vietnam


Propaganda, Palaces and Poverty

VIETNAM | Friday, 28 Apr 2017 | Views [326]

Before our next bus adventure we had one more day to spend in Hanoi. We had heard of a Military museum so we decided to head there. The walk there was quite a long one and on the way the traffic was as bonkers as ever. The worst thing about it is the ... Read more >

Tags: culture, hanoi, history, learning, museums, nomad, travel, vietnam, vietnam war, wanderlust


Celebration of Women and War

VIETNAM | Friday, 28 Apr 2017 | Views [249]

A lot of the sights in Hanoi you can see just walking around the city. The traffic alone is a sight in itself, the real hustle and bustle draws you in and it's unnerving how quickly you become a part of it. A few days ago the need to cross a road had ... Read more >

Tags: celebrating women, culture, hanoi, history, marriage, museum, travel, vietnam, war, women


Ha Long Bay - Day3

VIETNAM | Friday, 21 Apr 2017 | Views [256] | Comments [1]

We got up early and organised our bags before heading down stairs for breakfast. They had streaky bacon and local sausage, fresh omelettes were being made, with tea, coffee, juice and fruit. We had what we could stomach at that time and waited for our ... Read more >


Ha Long Bay - Day 2

VIETNAM | Friday, 21 Apr 2017 | Views [219]

The next day we were up about 6 to make sure we were packed and head to breakfast at 7. We were sailing to a pearl farm to see how they operated. We arrived and they whizzed us round pretty fast. We learnt how natural pearls are created, when something ... Read more >


Ha Long Bay - Day 1

VIETNAM | Friday, 21 Apr 2017 | Views [303]

We were picked up buy a mini bus at 8am from our guest house. We spent the next 30 minutes navigating the crazy streets to collect all the other people for the journey. The bus was cramped with tiny seats and no leg space, and once everyone was on, ... Read more >

Tags: boats, caves, food, ha long bay, islands, sailing, squid fishing, travel, trips, wanderlust


A Hub of Terrifying Traffic.

VIETNAM | Wednesday, 19 Apr 2017 | Views [296]

Hanoi is a crazy hub of culture. There are streets of market stalls and vendors packed with locals, then roads over run by travellers. The buildings here are unusual compared to anywhere else. They are narrow but really tall. And when I say narrow, they ... Read more >

Tags: adventures, chaos, hanoi, happy, roads, scooters, seas, traffic, travel, trips


Airports and Angry Drivers

VIETNAM | Sunday, 16 Apr 2017 | Views [100]

Flight Day had arrived. Nearly 8 weeks in and this is the first plane we are getting on since our flight to Bangkok at the very beginning. We got up, horribly hungover, got washed and dressed and headed down to wait for our bus. Another 3 hours back ... Read more >


Tales of Tubing!

LAOS | Wednesday, 12 Apr 2017 | Views [559] | Comments [1]

The day had arrived for us to go tubing! We had been excited about this activity since before we started the trip. We headed down to the pick up point, grabbing some food from a street vendor along the way. We paid, filled in a disclaimer document and ... Read more >

Tags: amazing, dark, drinks, fun, new friends, relaxed, river, rubber rings, scenery, tubing


Rivers, Rain and Reruns of Friends

LAOS | Saturday, 8 Apr 2017 | Views [193]

From Vientiane we got a mini bus to Vang Vieng. It took about 3 and a half hours with a 15 minute stop off at a little side road food market. At the stop off point we had all just pilled back on the bus after enjoying a grilled corn, we noticed a few ... Read more >

Tags: bars, bridges, hills, irish bar, rain, relaxed, river, thunder storms, travel, views


Learning to Love Laos

THAILAND | Saturday, 8 Apr 2017 | Views [471]

I would never tell someone not to visit a place, but Vientiane isn't somewhere we see ourselves visiting again. It's beautiful, full of South East Asian/French culture and some lovely things to see, but it's not as welcoming as other places we have visited.... Read more >

Tags: culture, exploring, history, humbling, learning, museums, sightseeing, traffic, warming


Long journeys, Borders and Culture Shocks

LAOS | Monday, 3 Apr 2017 | Views [370]

We boarded the bus and were shown to the top deck and taken to our seats. The seats were pretty huge. They were about a seat and a half of a regular coach seat, if not wider, they reclined to about a 45 degree angle and had a foot rest that came up as ... Read more >

Tags: border crossings, buses, culture, laos, overnight, shock, sleeper bus, travel, tuk tuks, visas


Bamboo bridges and Sickness bugs

THAILAND | Thursday, 30 Mar 2017 | Views [422] | Comments [1]

We finally came to leave Pai. We got a lift into town to get our bus tickets. The person in front of us at the station (who shoved his way in) got the last tickets for the Chiang Mai bus that day..... so we stayed another night! We headed across a rickety ... Read more >

Tags: borders, busses, chiang mai, love, new places, pai, relaxed, sickness, soda, talking


Scenic views, Steps and Smokey skies

THAILAND | Thursday, 30 Mar 2017 | Views [285]

With my confidence building slightly on the scooter, without getting cocky, we arranged to meet our friends at the Strawberry farm and set off further out of town. We went to Pai Canyon, a view point apparently popular with tourists for its view of the ... Read more >

Tags: bridge, exploring, fears, hights, hills, pai, pi canyon, scooters, views, white buddha


Anniversaries, Scooters and falling in love with Pai

THAILAND | Monday, 27 Mar 2017 | Views [342] | Comments [1]

The time had come to leave Elephant Nature Park. As sad as we were about this we were so excited to continue our adventure. We had heard lots about a little town called Pai, about a 3 hour bus ride from Chiang Mai. While chatting about travel plans, ... Read more >

Tags: dogs, fires, hills, pai, pools, scooters, sunsets, travel


Behind the scenes of the Elephant Tourist Trade

THAILAND | Sunday, 19 Mar 2017 | Views [462]

. This blog entry is about the upsetting footage we were shown on the way to the Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai and during our welcome meeting and time with Lek, the incredible founder or ENP . It is a very tough subject for some to address and it ... Read more >

Tags: animal cruelty, cruelty, crushing, educate, elephants, logging, open your eyes, phajaan, tourist trade, travel


Elephant Nature Park, Chiang Mai

THAILAND | Sunday, 19 Mar 2017 | Views [192]

Monday morning we finished packing and jumped on a mini bus that collected us from our guest house. We stopped off at 5 other guest houses/hostels then headed to the Elephant Nature Park Office in the Square. At the office we paid our outstanding balances ... Read more >

Tags: animal rescue, dogs, elephants, enp, lek chailert, rescue, scenery, volunteer, work


Impressive temples & Buddhist blessings

THAILAND | Thursday, 16 Mar 2017 | Views [368]

As I told you in an earlier blog post, inside the wall in Chiang Mai is full of temples, lots and lots of temples. So we made a day out of exploring them. The Temples or Wat's, all require modest dress so shoulders must be covered, nothing with a low ... Read more >

Tags: blessings, buddha, chiang mai, culture, monks, temples, walking


White girl spicy, Thai girl spicy

THAILAND | Monday, 6 Mar 2017 | Views [305]

After a few days resting and recovering from being sick, we moved from the hostel to a lovely guest house (even if we did think we were going to be relieved of all our belongings on the way there). It was down the smallest, winding backstreets with no ... Read more >

Tags: chiang mai, cooking class, guest house


Travelling North and nausea

THAILAND | Wednesday, 22 Feb 2017 | Views [380]

So the day had come for us to leave Bangkok and head North to Chiang Mai. We had done a bit of research about transport options and although flying seemed to be the quickest, the train was the cheapest. We decided we had the time and 'when in Rome', ... Read more >

Tags: chiang mai, hostels, north, train


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