Jennifer Black & Eucharia Doody

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Jennifer Black & Eucharia Doody

Asia » Singapore » Bugis Village September 14th 2011

Hi Everyone! Well tonight is our official last night in Asia before reaching our final destination which is Perth Western Australia. At this point I'm fairly exhausted from all the travel. After being on 12 flights in 10 weeks and not to mention the other 100s of miles we travelled overland I think it's all finally catching up with me. That said it has been such an amazing experience, with so many countless memories, pictures and funny stories. It is going to take me some time to process it all! It's hard to pick one thing or one place that was my ultimate favourite although I will say I will DEFINITELY be back to Vietnam as I loved it there. Kuala Lumpur and Singapore took some time to get used to as they are much more ... read more

Asia » Hong Kong » Kowloon September 10th 2011

Hi All! We are back in Singapore after a great few days in Hong Kong. This is a brilliant place to go for shopping and for tourist attractions as there is so much to see and do here. The first day we took a trip to the Peak which is the highest viewpoint in Hong Kong, we had to get an old style tram up to the top which was a very steep climb! At the top we had some breakfast overlooking a fantastic view. There are lovely cafes, restaurants and shops around also. After some grub we then went to the peak viewpoint itself which involved getting a lot of escalators up to the top. It was well worth it as the view of Victoria Harbour and of the skyscraper skyline was magnificent! We got ... read more

Asia » Hong Kong » Kowloon September 7th 2011

Hi everyone. Just arrived in the city of Hong Kong. First impression is WOW! Never seen a skyline like it. The 4 hour plane journey from Singapore was great and landing in HK airport was pretty inpressive as it is on it's own island. After getting to the airport, we were able to get the train then a free shuttle bus to our hotel. Fantastic transport system! We are just back from a quick mosey down HKs version of time square. The place was buzzing, all the shops are still open eventhough it's quite late at night here. Anyway looking forward to the next few days. Some of the things on the to do list include a ferry trip around the bay, a day trip to Disneyland and a journey up to the highest viewpoint! Will ... read more

Asia » Malaysia » Wilayah Persekutuan » Kuala Lumpur September 5th 2011

Hi everyone! Just a quick blog about our brief stay in the skyscraper city of Kuala Lumpur. We arrived here very late after leaving HCMC at 9pm on the 2nd of September and got into KL in the early hours of Saturday morning on the 3rd of Sept. It was such a shock to the system travelling from the airport to our hotel. KL is very westernised. There were motorways, towering skyscrapers and big boulevard type streets which would remind you of an American city. There definitely seems to be a very wealthy population in KL. Our hotel was beside the KL tower which is one of the highest viewpoints in here and which houses a revolving restaurant. During our stay in the city, we visited the KL Twin Towers which are both connected by a ... read more

Asia » Vietnam » Southeast » Ho Chi Minh City » District 1 September 2nd 2011

Well we've officially left Nam after nearly a month in the country. I was very sorry to leave but it has to be done. What a great way to end our stint here with a visit to Saigon (HCMC). I actually really like it even though some parts were manic for traffic but the overall buzz was great. The city in general was quite built up and had some very luxurious shopping centres particularly around district one. We spent the first two days getting our bearings. This included a trip to the cinema and a bit of shopping in a lovely shopping centre which had 13 floors! Day 3 we took a half-day trip to the famous Cu Chi tunnels about 50km outside of Saigon. This trip was another highlight for me. The Cu Chi tunnels ... read more

Asia » Vietnam » South Central Coast » Khanh Hoa » Nha Trang August 29th 2011

Hi Everyone. Since the last blog we have certainly been on the move down the coast of Vietnam. We ended up spending four nights in the city of Hue. I really enjoyed our time here as it was a historical place. We spent most of one of the days exploring the old imperial city, which was surrounded by ancient walls and a moat. Inside the city was the imperial enclosure called the Purple Forbidden City, where the King used to live. It was lovely walking around the grounds and crossing over some of the bridges. Later that day we also took a boat trip up to a Pagoda on top of one the hills along the river. The following day we went on a day trip to the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ). Some of the places on ... read more

Asia » Vietnam » North Central Coast » Thua Thien - Huế » Hué August 14th 2011

Hi to everyone! Greetings from the old imperial town of Hue on the coast of Vietnam. We have been in the country a week to the day now and we have already seen some of the most impressive sights that Nam has to offer. In my last blog we had just arrived in the buzzing city of Hanoi. Some of the highlights that we saw there were the Hao Lo Prison Museum- nicknamed ‘The Hanoi Hilton’ by US POWs who were detained there during the Vietnam War. The history behind the prison was both fasciniating as it was grim. Most of the exhibits focused on the Vietnamese struggle to gain independence from the French colonists who originally built the prison. One ominious exhibit in particular, was the French guillotine that was used to behead those who ... read more

Asia » Vietnam » Red River Delta » Hanoi August 7th 2011

Greetings to All from the vibrant city of Hanoi in Northern Vietnam! Since my last blog we've had a fantastic few days in Siem Reap and both of us agree that it has been by far our favourite place for many reasons. The people have been the friendliest I've met. They are so welcoming and pleasant and the level of service they provided in restaurants, cafes etc. was brilliant. Also Siem Reap itself is a lovely city. It is very developed and you can tell that a lot of time, money and effort has been put into the infrastructure over the last number of years. Our short trip to Cambodia, started off from leaving Pakse in Laos with an hour long flight to Siem Reap. We touched down early that morning at about half 8. It ... read more

Asia » Laos » South » Pakse August 2nd 2011

Greetings All! Well after nearly 3 weeks of travel in Laos we have come to our last stop in the small city of Pakse that is situated near the Bolaven Plateau in Southern Laos. Since my last entry (in Luang Prabang), we certainly have covered a lot of ground. The next stop was Vang Vieng, which to many is regarding as the 'party' place in Laos as you can do the famous 'tubing' down the Mekong River. I decided not to do the tubing as we honestly heard some horror stories about it. A couple of us decided to take it easy instead so we took a trip to the 'blue lagoon' nearby. It was a short tuk tuk ride to a nice chill out place that had a fresh water pool suitable for swimming in, ... read more

Asia » Laos » West » Luang Prabang July 25th 2011

Hello All! We are spending our last evening in the lovely small city of Luang Prabang. Since the last update, we travelled from Luang Nam Tha further north-east to the very remote village of Nong Khiaw which boasted stunning mountainous views from our guesthouse! We spent a night here and the next morning we traveled by boat for four hours to Luang Prabang, we arrived here on Thursday. This is a lovely town which has a lot of European influences as it use to be a French colonial town. It is also boarded by the river and has lovely little streets lined with craft shops.The weather has been much better a bit further south with temperatures in the mid to late thirties. Today we took a day trip to a bear sanctuary and a waterfall were ... read more

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