Vietnam- Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City

Hanoi was hot. Like crazy 40 degree heat, can’t do anything kind of hot. Which put a mild damper on our excitement to finally be in Vietnam and meet up with our youngest sister, Jess! We started out at the Ho Chi Minh mausoleum. What an odd place. This is where the communist party has kept…

Loving Laos

With warnings from our tour leader, we were prepared to push, elbow and kick our way to the front of the queues in order to make it across the Laos border and reach our slow boat to start a two day trip down the river to get to Luang Prabang. Luckily, the border was pretty…

A couple of days in Northern Thailand

  From Bangkok we joined a G Adventures tour called Indochina Encompassed which would take us up through Thailand, across to Laos, Vietnam and down to Cambodia. After a day exploring Bangkok we caught another overnight train! Third one in a week! This time we went to Chiangmai. The train was a bit different from…

Learning to dive in Koh Tao

On the recommendation of some friends we decided to spend some time in Koh Tao, Thailand to learn to dive! Apparently it’s meant to be one of the cheapest places to learn and with the possibility of seeing a whale shark, I was totally sold! We caught a sleeper train from Bangkok to Chumphon which…

Sailing Phuket to Koh Phi Phi with Intrepid

From Hong Kong to Thailand, the next stage of our trip promised to be all sun, sea and sand! One of Cat’s friends joined us in Thailand for a week. In order to let her see as much as possible during her short stay we decided to spend a couple days in Bangkok and the…

Jumping off the edge in Macau…

We scheduled in a day trip to Macau from Hong Kong for one reason only- to do the world’s highest bungy jump! At 233m, the bungy jump of Macau tower is slightly daunting and made even worse by the thunderstorms on the day we went! From the ferry terminal, we hopped in a cab to…

Hong Kong- Shopping, eating and bun festivals…

A hop, skip and a jump and we were in Hong Kong! We planned a four night stay in Hong Kong before heading to Thailand. I thought it’ll be plenty of time since it’s a small place, right? Wrong! There’s just so much to do (and so much to eat) that I could’ve easily spent…