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

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

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

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,

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.

Beach parties and waterfalls on Koh Samui…

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

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

Buses, Bugs and Buckets in Bangkok!…

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

Kanchanaburi and the death railway…

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

From Chiang Mai to the River Kwai…

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

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

Dazzling White Temple and fascinating hiltribes of Chiang Rai…

Our second day in Chiang Rai began with a trip to the White Temple, around 13 kms outside of town. We went there by tuk tuk, having decided to bypass

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

Amsterdam + Halong Bay = Vang Vieng!

We finally left Vientiane on Wednesday morning bound for Laos’ infamous party town, Vang Vieng – 3.5 hours bus ride away. The ride was pretty uneventful (if a little bumpy

Stranded in Vientiane, Laos!

So we’ve been stranded in Vientiane, Laos, for the last four days waiting to get our visa for Thailand after a slight oversight on our part. Ordinarily we wouldn’t be

Laos Sleeper buses, Sunsets and Stupidity!..

Our first experience of a Laos ‘sleeper’ – yet previous trips have proved that sleeping on these things is near impossible!

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