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Bangkok Again

THAILAND | Saturday, 8 Aug 2015 | Views [147]

We headed back to Bangkok for a couple of days before our flight to London departed on the 6th. We stayed at the same place we had all those weeks ago at the beginning of our trip and met up with another Thai Intro group being led by Adam. That evening ... Read more >


Koh Phangan Full Moon Party

THAILAND | Monday, 3 Aug 2015 | Views [174]

Vicky and I decided that we wanted to have a few 'holiday' days at the end of the trip so splashed out on a private beach hut with air con and a hammock on the balcony - all for £10 a night each! As you walk down the steps of the beach hut you ... Read more >


Phnom Penh

CAMBODIA | Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | Views [237]

One thing that really bugs me about travelling is getting hounded by tuk tuk/motorbike/taxi drivers as soon as you get off the bus in a new place. They are like bees round a honey pot and don't like to take no for an answer. Even though the likelihood ... Read more >


Koh Rong

CAMBODIA | Tuesday, 28 Jul 2015 | Views [196]

This is the most stunning island I have ever seen. The water is crystal clear and the sand bright white - utter paradise. Life really couldn't get any better! We arrived on the island after a vom inducing speed boat ride with an awful hangover and ... Read more >


Sihanoukville

CAMBODIA | Tuesday, 28 Jul 2015 | Views [159]

After another fun overnight bus where I got loads of sleep (not - the air con was broken and dripped on me the whole night so I was freezing cold and soaking wet) we arrived in Sihanoukville and went straight for a nap.  There isn't all that ... Read more >


Siem Reap

CAMBODIA | Friday, 24 Jul 2015 | Views [208]

After a long day in Bangkok airport waiting for our second flight of the day we arrived in Siem Reap and went straight to bed. The next morning we made full use of a private twin room with air con and had a lazy morning reading our books until check ... Read more >


Ha Long Bay

VIETNAM | Wednesday, 22 Jul 2015 | Views [154]

We booked on to the infamous Castaways tour to Ha Long Bay - one of the 7 natural wonders of the world. Castaways is full of backpackers and is essentially a 3 day party on a private beach and a boat. After the 5 hour trip from Hanoi we got to the ... Read more >


Sapa

VIETNAM | Sunday, 19 Jul 2015 | Views [141]

We took a bus 5 hours out of Hanoi to Sapa in the mountains near the border of China. We had decided that we wanted to see a bit more of rural Vietnam so organised a homestay for 3 days with a Vietnamese family up in a mountain village near Sapa called ... Read more >


Hanoi

VIETNAM | Saturday, 18 Jul 2015 | Views [142]

After taking an overnight bus to get to Hanoi, which went without any hiccups, we got ripped off as soon as we got to the city by getting in a taxi with a rigged meter - we ended up paying 10x the price it should have been. We thought about contesting ... Read more >


Hue

VIETNAM | Monday, 13 Jul 2015 | Views [132]

7 of us had booked a dorm room in the hostel together but they had fully booked so we got upgraded to 2 hotel style private rooms - for the same price of $4 a night! Huub, Vicky and I ended up sharing the room and it was luxury, just what we needed after ... Read more >


Hoi An to Hue Motorbike Tour

VIETNAM | Monday, 13 Jul 2015 | Views [236]

We realised that we'd be missing out massively if we didn't do a motorbike tour from Hoi An through the Hai Van Mountain Pass to Hue which was made famous by the Top Gear Vietnam episode - Clarkson praised it as 'one of the best coast roads in the world'.... Read more >


Hoi An

VIETNAM | Monday, 13 Jul 2015 | Views [137] | Comments [2]

We arrived at 7am after the 12 hour bus journey - which thankfully went relatively smoothly except for the crazy driving and awful bumpy roads! We sunbathed for most of the day around the pool in the hostel and played some pool (pretty badly). That evening ... Read more >


Nha Trang

VIETNAM | Monday, 6 Jul 2015 | Views [160]

We really don't have much luck with the sleeper buses - our bus to Nha Trang crashed into an oncoming truck! Luckily no one was hurt but we had to wait for another bus to come adding about 3 hours to our journey. We're both nervous for the 12 hour bus ... Read more >


Mui Ne

VIETNAM | Saturday, 4 Jul 2015 | Views [152]

We had an eventful start to our few days in Mui Ne. After almost missing the bus from Ho Chi Minh City, it blew a tyre a few hours into the journey. It took the drivers about 2 and a half hours to fix it and screw a new one on at the side of the road.... Read more >


Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

VIETNAM | Thursday, 2 Jul 2015 | Views [224]

We're now in Vietnam which is the part of the trip we were most excited for. We spent 2 days in Ho Chi Minh City visiting the War Museum, Cu Chi Tunnels and a waterpark. The sound of the city is the beeping from all the motorbikes (of which there ... Read more >


Kuala Lumpur

MALAYSIA | Sunday, 28 Jun 2015 | Views [130]

KL has been a bit of rest stop for us which was just what we needed after the craziness of Thailand! We're staying in a nice hostel called Sunshine Bedz which has a great location within the Golden Triangle. The luxury at this hostel is being able to ... Read more >


Penang

MALAYSIA | Friday, 26 Jun 2015 | Views [150]

We had a bit of a mare at Phuket airport because Vicky had lost her immigration departure card. Luckily we fluttered our eyelashes, played the innocent young traveller card and the immigration officers took pitty on us and wrote her new one!  ... Read more >


Koh Phi Phi

THAILAND | Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | Views [299]

We booked the first 3 days on Phi Phi through Thai Intro. On the first day we had a boat trip all day. It was really sunny and I got my first bit of tan! The boat did a tour of a few tiny islands: bamboo island, monkey beach and some secluded little ... Read more >


Koh Tao

THAILAND | Thursday, 18 Jun 2015 | Views [232]

We've now left Thai intro which means the four of us our fending for ourselves!  After managing to get to Koh Tao and find our hostel we bought tickets to go on a pub crawl of the island. This included a brilliant ladyboy cabaret. They were amazing! ... Read more >


Elephants!

THAILAND | Saturday, 13 Jun 2015 | Views [131]

On the final day of Thai Intro we went to an elephant sanctuary, it was amazing!! I was really surprised by how hairy they are and how coarse their skin is. We fed them bananas and it was so funny to see them sniff out the bananas and take it from your ... Read more >


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