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Asia » Vietnam » Northwest » Lao Cai » Sapa July 2nd 2008

So on the train Sarah was worse than normal (sarah is ashleys mate and treats him like crap and i have no idea why he puts up with it) and i went to sleep earlier than ashley and sarah cause i couldnt take her anymore. Fortunately when we get to hanoi shes going to thailand so no more time with her, to be honest i enjoyed ashleys company and its a pity sarah came as the package. Sarah managed to go through all my pringles and my water, i discovered this at 5.40 am when we rolled in to lao chai and was tired and not best pleased, we were crammed onto a bus with other folk coming for the tour and an hour later we were in sapa which is a charming little town in ... read more

Asia » Vietnam » Northeast » Quang Ninh » Halong Bay June 30th 2008

So the last day in Hue and Jackie really did not want to do much and she said that she wasnt really into cultual and seeing anymore temples or the like of and she was more into beaches and she was trying to make out she was a move convicted veggie than me. So i went and saw the citadel before the bus and it was quite cool and during the bus journey to hanoi id been thinking wether i should part ways with jackie, its made eating out more intresting and cut the accomodation cost down, but its my trip and i dont want to compromise and last night chatting to my girlfriend i have decided i will leave Halong bay on my own and maybe i can meet jackie somewhere else, she is a ... read more

Asia » Vietnam » South Central Coast » Quảng Nam » Hoi An June 25th 2008

So the fun and antics from the previous day meant a rather late start to the, we eventually arose just after 11am and jeremey came round shortly after 2pm. We hired some moto taxis and were driven to My SOn a hindu cham temple and the views of the countryside on the way there and back were marvelous and im really liking vietnam and its people. The journey had a few hazards like a sweaty bum,numb bum and all our drivers having death wishes. We arrived to my son and the heat was swealtering and it was 60,000 dong to enter and comparing this to other sites and prices elsewhere on this trip it seemeed a little high. We met an aussie couple there who said they had visted it in 15 mintutes and a ... read more

Asia » Vietnam » South Central Coast » Quảng Nam » Hoi An June 24th 2008

So me and Anneka awoke later than previous days as we had time to kill and grabbed breakie at a nice local place and then decided to hire mopeds and see some local sights, the cost of the bikes for two hours and for pterol was a total of 47,000 dong which was quite reasonable. Me not being the sharpest tool in the box decided to wear a vest top at the hottest time of the day and ended up using my travel towel to cover my shoulders, the heat was incredible and no rain in three days in Nha trang, we decided through the throng of traffic and headed to the cham towers which were cool but a bit small and i met a french couple who were on my boat tour the day before. ... read more

Asia » Vietnam » South Central Coast » Khanh Hoa » Nha Trang June 20th 2008

So my birthday was an early rise for my tour and not the greatest start as my stomach decided not to like the previous nights curry and so took some tablets for that, then i got to agency after changing cash and the bus did not turn up and so i ended up being on a motot taxi and a car taxi to meet the bus and get on the tour so trike one against fantastic tours. I made the bus and sat next to a german traveler id met the other day at the war remants musuem and so we chatted and he had a buisness in germany and sold it and is traveling on the money he got. Our tour guide tam was excellent and a real good laugh and excellent english and he ... read more

Asia » Vietnam » Southeast » Ho Chi Minh City June 17th 2008

So i was up at 5.30am to check out and get breakkie as my pick up was at 6am, need not have worried though as the transport was late as per Got to the bus and i did not have anyone sat next to me so i had a little snooze on the bus and read my book and we got a sandwich on the bus though i was not sure about it and so i left it and we got water which was a bonus and it was an aircon bus, we stopped at a roadside place and i brought some bread and oreos and pringles as i did not like the look of the stuff they were serving, evetually we got to the border and the usual on the bus and off the ... read more

Asia » Cambodia » South » Phnom Penh June 16th 2008

So we were up at 5.30am for our 6am pick up and it was late so i jumped on the net and checked some emails etc. Eventually it arrived and a fwe more pick ups and we arrived at the main big bus, appreantly its a limousine as they are called mekong lisounie bus service. Well it was better than some busses there, but the were some nice ones there and we had paid a 11 bucks each for this bus, i brought some water and bread from vendors as it was a 7 hr bus journey, it turned out we had a snack and water included on the bus dohhhh, we had a guy with a mircophone at the front of the bus pointing stuff out but he was quiet and mumbled and so we ... read more

Asia » Cambodia » North » Angkor June 13th 2008

So Last night we grabbed a meal and some beers and then me and larry chatted in the room and we arranged for two tuk tuks to take us round Angor and surrounding temples. We had all planned to take the boat down the mekong to Phonm Pehn and were told the river is too low?...which is funny as its rainy season in South east asia and it did alot of raining last night. So we were up at 4.30 am this orning...ouchh, so anyways we had only one tuk tuk intially and headed for the sunrise and the first proper outing of my new digital slr camera. We got there for sunrise but no pinks or reds as it was cloudy but we got a sunrise of sorts and Angkor wat is cool and we ... read more

Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Bangkok June 11th 2008

Realised this morning that my trainers have different colour laces so i need to get them back and get them both with the right colour, also need to get some us dollars for cambodia and emailed my parents to get some more money transfered and worked out a rough date plan to going through cambodia and vietnam and laos, i want to be in chang mia before the end of july so i can do some trekking there and then get down to bangkok book some diving and straight on to koh tao for 4 days of diving and then back in bangkok with another days to get my india visa sorted and some shopping done and then off to india for 5 days and then home. I did some shopping for some lighter cl9othes for ... read more

Asia » Thailand » Northern Thailand June 8th 2008

So yesterday i ended up getting some food heading to the airport early and managed to get on to an earllier cathay pacfic flight and while waiting for the flight i met some cool finish guys and we chatted and decided to meet at the other end, the plane was tired looking regards interior and the tv system was shot, but the staff where excellent and worth mentioning. Got to Bkk and got through immigration ok and got baggage ok and me and the guys shared a taxi and got a room together and hung out together and went to khao san road and had some beers, so so far bkk is good, a few changes from my last visit and i got some fake havanna flip flops and got rid of my fleece as it ... read more

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