Thai Boxing, Biking and Burgers in Chiang Mai…

Our trip from Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai went pretty smoothly. We bought the bus tickets from Chiang Rai’s Terminal One Bus Station (aka the ‘old’ bus station in the

Eighteen countries and four months later…welcome to Thailand!

The day we were to leave Laos we got up early with a heavy heart but also full of excitement for the day ahead – it was finally time to

Jungle Treking in the Nam Ha and fond farewells to Laos…

Our minibus to Luang Namtha left Luang Prabang at around 9.00am and after around 5 unscheduled and rather annoying stops we pulled up at the Luang Namtha bus station (10kms

Stunning waterfalls and beautiful bears in Luang Prabang…

After the madness of Vang Vieng we headed over to the chilled out ex-captial of Laos – Luang Prabang. This was an 8 hour bus ride away through the winding

Nothing much in Pakse…. except ATMs!!

So we left our last post speeding away from Don Khon (4000 Islands) in a little wooden boat towards Nakasang, where we were to catch a minibus to Pakse. We

‘Sabaidee’ to Laos from 4000 Islands!

We left you in our last blog having just landed on Don Khon (Lao’s 4000 islands region) by boat, after an eventful overland journey from Cambodia. The boat pulled up

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

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,

Angkor Ruins and birthday treats in Siem Reap

Well, what a great few days! We’re now in Siem Reap and have been here for about 3 days. To get here we once again got on a bus (from

Sun, sea and sand in Sihanoukville!

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

Sand Duning in Paradise: Mui Ne, Vietnam

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

Hoi An – For 9p beer, beaches and paddy fields…

So we’ve made it to Nha Trang, Vietnam after spending just under three days in Hoi An. Could have spent much longer there, it’s a great place and Hoi An

Easy overland travel: Hong Kong to Hanoi…

Since we have just completed the China to Vietnam stretch of our trip without any major hitches we thought we’d better tell you how we did it, in case you

Visas, Hot Pots & Dim Sum in Honky!

Well, we’re now up to our last night in Hong Kong before our 2-day trip to Hanoi, Vietnam, so time to recap on what we’ve been up to the last

Keeping it in Kowloon…

Our third day in Hong Kong started after a wee bit of a lie-in following our late night in Lan Kwai Fong and Wan Chai. We had a relatively quiet

Welcome to Hong Kong!

We’re so pleased to have reached Hong Kong, having spent nearly a month travelling around China – this place is such light relief after the often chaotic, always challenging mainland.

Land of Shaolin Monks and Mountains…

So our last day in Xian didn’t quite go to plan – we had set our alarms for 6am to give us time to check out and get round to

Kung Fu Monks & the Great Wall of China

We tried to get to bed early after the show as we were heading to the Great Wall at 6.30 in the morning. That didn’t quite go to plan however as our alarm didn’t go off and we were woken abruptly at quarter to seven by Michale from the hostel knocking on our door! “Wake up please, the guide and the other customers are waiting for you!” Oh dear…

46 Hours later…and we’re in Beijing!

Well, we survived the two day, two night train journey from Lhasa to Beijing and arrived here bright and early this morning! Despite the horror stories of hard sleepers on

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

Snowy Mountains and Turquoise lakes… we must be in Tibet!

We’ve now arrived in Lhasa and it’s safe to say that getting here has been the most incredible journey ever! The road from Gyantse to Lhasa is truely amazing and