Phnom Penh

I hated Phnom Penh. From the plane ride there (spending ages on the runway, for a sickeningly bumpy trip, and the whole plane ride smelt strongly of burning plastic/ smoke that got stronger the longer we were on the plane) and the moment I stepped off it… the entire city smelt like a garbage tip,…

Lounging in Luang Prabeng

After our quick trip to Pakbeng we were back on the boat, stopping at a pretty temple at the halfway point to to **ahem** stretch our legs, we arrived in Luang Prabang. I really enjoyed Luang Prabang. It was off the beat track enough to be pretty genuine but built up enough to be pretty relaxing…

Packin’ to Pakbeng

After a pretty long ang boring bus ride we collected our passport stamps and jumped on a Laotian tuk-tuk to get on our boat to Pakbeng. Before we left Jono and I took out the maximum amount the ATM would let us at $200. This will be important later. Now Pakbeng is an endearing little…

Chiang Mai, Oh Mai!

700kms later, we arrive in Thailands northern capital, Chiang Mai. The train was supposed to be about 12 hours, it was much closer to 15. I was jolted awake early in the morning and those three hours were lost in the last while of our trip. Stop. Start. Fast. Slow. Stop. Stop. Slow. Stop.. You…

Bangkok Buckets and Back Alleys

Woke up very early, around 4am, so I started the day with an independent breakfast while Jono caught some Z’s.  While eating at our hotel’s breakfast buffet I met Sarah, who is doing the same tour as us tomorrow who also had the day to kill today. We decided to all catch a tuk-tuk to…