A few days in Cambodia

I wish someone had told me how bad the roads were in Cambodia before I booked this trip! I’d have definitely chosen to fly instead! We took a public bus from Saigon to Phnom Penh, crossing the border with the bus. That in itself was a bit stressful and a show of how things like…

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…

Touring Taiwan for the Mandarin impaired…

So we were majorly concerned about the fact that neither of us can read or speak mandarin… It’s kind of a bit problem in Taiwan since English isn’t that widely spoken and you can’t even begin to figure out how to read characters! Plus there’s the whole losing face thing that we’d read about- that…

Singapore to Taipei

Singapore is a pretty common destination for us. We’ve been going there since, well, forever as we have relatives there. We decided to stop by for a few days to visit as we were close by. Plus the flights from Bali were £5… So no excuse not to right!  And it was nice to have…

Bali: Ubud vs Kuta. Ubud wins!

I really didn’t like Bali. I’m saying that now so that when you read my post you can take that into account and take everything I say with a pinch of salt! It wasn’t all bad but it definitely didn’t live up to my expectations… Basically as soon as we landed I felt like the…