Unearthing the history of Cambodia…

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,

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

Rain, cyclos and war wounds in Hue…

Our visit to the Vietnam’s ancient capital, Hue, in the centre of the country began after an extremely uncomfortable and rather long journey on a sleeper bus! This was the

Mopeds, mopeds and a few more mopeds in Hanoi

The Vietnam leg of our trip started off on Wednesday 22nd September when we arrived in the capital city of Hanoi!. We arrived at around tea time after a long

Xian and the Terracotta Warriors

As you know we got to Xian yesterday morning quite early – about half 8ish. We made our way from the station to the hostel by bus (only missed our

Instant Noodles and Prostrating Buddhists!

Well, we’ve now come to the end of our time in Tibet and it has been truly fascinating. The monasteries, temples and palaces we have seen have highlighted just how

Goodbye Oz Bus, Hello China

Well, we have now said our goodbyes to Oz Bus 19 and headed off on our lonesome to China! We left Kathmandu on the 21st August at around 5.45am (along with

The Ganges, McDonalds and going solo in Nepal!

Well, it’s been a very interesting few days! We left Agra what seems like weeks ago to drive to our next destination of Lucknow. This was basically a ‘stopover’ before

Agro in Agra

Well, we arrived in Agra – home of the Taj Mahal – Saturday afternoon just before 2pm. It’s only 200km south of Delhi so thankfully the drive didn’t take too

Dodging goats, cows and Delhi dirt…

Our next stop after Amritsar was the big one – Delhi! A city that we were quite apprehensive about after hearing the horror stories of deformed beggars, tuk tuk cheats

Welcome to Pizza Hut, Welcome to Pakistan!

Well it’s our last night in Pakistan and time to recap on the last couple of days! After Sukkur, our next stop was Multan – a very hardline Islamic town

Guns, Camels and Sufi festivals…

After an already eventful 24 hours in Pakistan, we were up early for the journey to Sukkur. We were pre-warned that the roads may not be the best and that

Jeevay Jeevay Pakistan!

What a mad couple of days! Left Tehran to catch a flight to Karachi (via Bahrain) what seems like days ago but was in fact only yesterday! Since then we’ve

Iran in pictures

Thought we’d do this post just to give you a pictorial idea of Iran!.. Iranian flags: [singlepic id=895 w=620 h=440 float=center] Vast and arid landscape outside of the cities: [singlepic id=854

Back to Tehran, and a change of plan…

I’m sat writing this back in the hotel lobby in Tehran. We arrived back here yesterday just before 3pm after a journey which wasn’t as bad as expected! It flew

Bridges and Bongos in Esfahan

En route to Esfahan we visited a Tabatabaei Historical House – a really grand, rural household which gave us a great insight into how people used to live in that

The holiday is over and now the real adventure begins!

In our last post we asked you to wish us luck for the next couple of weeks – this is because we’re heading into a couple of countries that not

Balloons, Champagne and Doggy Biscuits…

After Istanbul we set off on the 700km drive to the Cappadocia region of Turkey – we were heading for a small town there called Goreme but first had to

Where am I?

So, we are on day 5 (i think) and in Vienna. Am losing track of the countries by now -we still have our water bottles from Germany but left there

Sleepy Heads on the bus!

As promised – here are the photos of the Oz Busers en route to Prague! Luckily they didnt snore! Tomas and his ingenious anti head rolling contraption: [singlepic id=580 w=320