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From Cambodia to Laos – off the beaten track

We go off the beaten track, planning a route to Laos which would give us an unadulterated look at the ‘real’ Cambodia. Here’s what happened next…

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Overland from Hong Kong to Hanoi… Xin chào Vietnam!

China and South East Asia are one of the best regions in the world to travel overland.

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China: DIY tourism and independent travel…

Following on from our Guide to Train Travel in China we wanted share with you our insights into how to organise your own visits to some of China’s must see attractions, without having to fork out for an organised trip!

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Guest Post: Ladakh, Kingdom of Nomads…

One adventurer shares his experiences of his time in the Ladakh region of India. Trekking across the Changthang plateau, meeting the local nomads and creating memories that will last forever…

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China Overland…why train travel is the only way to go!

Travelling by train in China really is a breeze – it’s cheap, efficient, straightforward and to top it all off, an adventure in its own right.

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Funky bars in Cambodia…that’s not what I expected! 1

Our last day in Siem Reap was spent in the city centre – well I say city centre but Siem Reap is more like a big town than a city, without the soulless noise and mess of places like Phnom

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Sun, sea and sand in Sihanoukville! 0

Okay, so not the most original of titles for a blog post about the seaside, but it really does wrap up the town of Sihanoukville, Cambodia quite nicely. We arrived there by bus (via our new favourite company, Paramount Angkor

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Unearthing the history of Cambodia… 3

Well, it’s time to say Goodbye Vietnam and Hello Cambodia! We left Ho Chi Minh City at around 7.30 in the morning and got a bus with Paramount Angkor Express, to the Cambodian border – it was a surprisingly straight

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Rain, robbery and remnants of war in Saigon…

We arrived in Saigon earlier this week looking forward to our last city and last stop in Vietnam before heading up to Cambodia, but unfortunately it didn’t quite live up to expectations! Our hotel was situated in a rather dark

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Sand Duning in Paradise: Mui Ne, Vietnam 3

Mui Ne, in South East Vietnam is a fantastic little get-away for people en route to Saigon from Nha Trang. We decided to stop here for one night, not only to break a potential 10 hour bus trip in two

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