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Bars and body boarding in Bali…

We arrived in Bali a few days ago after taking the ferry from Java. The crossing only took 45 minutes but we had a bit of a long drive the other side, before we could check in to our hotel

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Long drives in Sumatra

We’ve reached our penultimate country on our journey to Australia – Indonesia! After spending a day and a night in Melaka (Malaysia) we boarded the 9am ferry to Dumai in the Riau province of Sumatra. The boat was really small

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Malaysia… truly Asia

Our last stop in Malaysia was the historic port of Malacca (Melaka). Just a little over two hours drive from Kuala Lumpur, Melaka was once considered a prime example of all things Malaysian. It has undergone many changes since then

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Selamat datang di Malaysia!

We’ve finally reached Malaysia – country number 20 on our epic trip from London to Sydney overland! After an overnight stop in Hat Yai near the Thai / Malaysian border, we hopped back on the Oz Bus and drove a

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Mountain Views, Breakdowns and Blags

On our last full day on Koh Samui we set off bright and early and drove up to the highest viewpoint on the island – 635 metres above the sea. On the way we discovered that the little Suzuki we

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Beach parties and waterfalls on Koh Samui… 0

So we’re back with Oz Bus after three months of gallivanting around South East Asia on our own! After meeting up with our new leader Michelle on Monday evening, we had an early night at our lovely Bangkok hotel, ready

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From Golden Buddhas to Red Lights…

After our impromptu bucket-fueled night out in Bangkok, we had a bit of a lie in to ‘recover’ before getting on with the rest of our day. Our first stop was a walk to the Grand Palace compound – around

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Buses, Bugs and Buckets in Bangkok!… 2

Once we had visited the Allied War Cemetery in Kanchanaburi it was time to set off on our journey to Thailand’s Capital, Bangkok. We decided to walk to the Bus Terminal rather than pay the tuk tuks 80 Baht to

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Kanchanaburi and the death railway… 7

Once we’d checked into our hotel on the banks of the River Kwai in Kanchanaburi, we went for a wander around the town to see what it was like. It’s quite a strange set up really – an entire ‘tourist

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From Chiang Mai to the River Kwai… 1

We last left you in Chiang Mai, Thailand where we enjoyed whizzing around the city on a motorbike, watching Thai Boxing and indulging in some great food. Our very last day there was spent milling around the city, preparing for

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