Ninh Binh

Vietnam isn’t a terribly large country, but it’s super long and going from the north to the south takes ages to do. We started in Hanoi and eventually wanted to fly out of Ho Chi Minh city (previously known as Saigon), but it’s over 30 hours on a train to go from one to the…

New Years on a Junk Boat in Halong Bay

We wanted to do something a little bit different for New Years this year, and we figured just being in Vietnam was a good start to that. Rather then dinner and drinks in the city somewhere, we decided to spent a couple nights on a junk boat floating around Ha Long Bay. I know, I…

Sapa Trekking with Ethos

I have to admit, when we were first researching Vietnam, Sapa wasn’t even on our radar; we just kind of completely missed it whilst looking at other things. It wasn’t until we were in Thailand and met a number of people who had done it and recommended it that we started to actually look into…

Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang (say that 3 times fast) was our first stop in Laos, and it did not disappoint. Coming from Chiang Mai, there are 3 ways to get to get there, as we spent days debating each one before deciding what one we wanted to go for. Option 1 – the slow boat. This is…

Exploring and Diving in Koh Lanta

We always knew that we wanted to do our PADI dive course whilst we were in Thailand, we just weren’t sure where or when. After leaving Krabi, we knew we would have a few days to kill before we were going to meet Rich’s cousin Jeanine, so we started looking at the best places to…

2 days in Krabi

Since our previous bus journeys thus far have all been pretty straight forward, we assumed that that would be the case to go from George Town to Krabi as well, but we were so so wrong. Don’t get me wrong, there was plenty of options; however, none of them were terribly straight forward/cheap and/or direct….

Penang and George Town

We couldn’t get away from hearing good things about Penang and George Town when we were traveling in Southern Malaysia (and indeed, even in Indonesia and Singapore), and we didn’t hear a bad word about it – both from locals and travelers alike. We were keen to see what the fuss was about, so what…

Walking with Dragons

Having a date when we have to be back in the UK means we have a lot of places to go in a set period of time, and, after spending 10 days in Bali (longer than anticipated, but worth it), we had to choose where else in Indonesia we’d like to go and lose the…

Climbing Mount Ijen

We decided as we were planning our trip to Bali that, if at all possible, we’d like to go to neighbouring Java Island and climb Mt. Ijen, which is an active volcano with a sulfur lake in the crater. Having read up it a bit, it sounded really cool and something a bit different, which…

Francois Peron National Park and Monkey Mia

Road tripping across Western Australia is amazing, with so many cool sights to see; however, there are LARGE parts of it that are incredibly boring and monotonous as well. The drive north to get to Francois Peron National Park and Monkey Mia was one of those times. It’s just long stretches of empty, straight, hot road, with…