Hoi An, Hanoi and Cat Ba Island – Water, Water, Everywhere (Day 80-90)

Prior to leaving Da Lat our hostel was abuzz with rumours about Hoi An, our next destination; apparently it was underwater. Frenzied googling yielded not even a hint of the apocalyptic flood, so we set off with our fingers and toes crossed. Having survived a harrowing night bus – in which the driver drifted and … More Hoi An, Hanoi and Cat Ba Island – Water, Water, Everywhere (Day 80-90)

Ho Chi Minh City, Mui Ne and Da Lat – Good Morning, Vietnam! (Day 69-79)

Good morning, Vietnam!   What’s the first thing you do when arriving in a new country? Head to the cinema, of course! Following a long journey from Cambodia, we arrived in the middle of a downpour. The only sensible option (so we told ourselves) was to sit down in oversized, plush seats and watch Fantastic … More Ho Chi Minh City, Mui Ne and Da Lat – Good Morning, Vietnam! (Day 69-79)

Bangkok, Siem Reap and Phnom Penh – A Ride Through Cambodian History (Day 61-68)

  When we left you last we were on the Thai Island of Koh Tao. Our next stop – Siem Reap, Cambodia.   Getting to Cambodia required a 28 hour journey, utilising a boat and two buses. Unfortunately, we were not told whilst booking that our seafaring vessel would be a nausea inducing boat from … More Bangkok, Siem Reap and Phnom Penh – A Ride Through Cambodian History (Day 61-68)

Koh Phi Phi, Khao Sok and Koh Tao – Bugs, Fish and Bears (Day 52-60)

  So, it’s been a while. We’d like to say this is because we have been so busy that we haven’t had a spare moment … In reality we’ve had plenty of spare moments, but when given the chance to laze on a tropical island paradise or sit in a dark room typing, we, for … More Koh Phi Phi, Khao Sok and Koh Tao – Bugs, Fish and Bears (Day 52-60)

Bangkok, Krabi Town and Koh Lanta – Touchdown in Thailand (Day 43-51)

We are in Thailand, home of noodles and rice. The Monsoon season is running slightly late so we are catching the occasional shower. We landed in Bangkok, where we spent a few days before heading to the coastal town of Krabi, Gateway to the Islands. From there we moved on to Koh Lanta, our first … More Bangkok, Krabi Town and Koh Lanta – Touchdown in Thailand (Day 43-51)