South East Asia 08

a trip by zephyrbc
From: January 6th 2008
Until: February 22nd 2008

Following the success of our first trip we decided to head to SEA for a longer period of time and explore some of the wonderful places we had heard about whilst travelling through Vietnam the previous year.

First stop was Burma, which is still one of our favourite countries. We spent about 2 weeks there in total are are keen to get back there as soon as we have the chance.

Following Burma we headed to Thailand for a few days where Bianca started to recover from food poisoning. After Thailand we crossed the border into Laos and, after doing the 'Gibbon Experience' (which is highly recommended) we caught the slow boat down the Mekong to Luang Prabang and eventually worked our way down to Vientiane.

From Laos we flew into Cambodia and spent Scott's 21st Birthday exploring the temples of Angkor Wat with our friend from Australia, Katheryn. After Siem Reap we spent a few days in Phnom Penh.

Following Cambodia we had a few final days in Bangkok before heading back to Melbourne.

During the trip we visited the following places: Burma (Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay, Inle Lake), Thailand (Chiang Mai, Bangkok), Laos PDR (Huay Xai, Gibbon Experience, Slow Boat, Luang Prabang, Vang Vieng, Vientiane) and Cambodia (Siem Reap, Phnom Penh)
Trip Length: 7 weeks
Blog Entries: 14
Photos: 225
Words: 9497

Blog Entries

Date Blog Title Location
January 7th 2008 Arriving in Myanmar (Burma) Asia » Burma
January 10th 2008 Bagan Asia » Burma » Mandalay Region » Bagan
January 13th 2008 Mandalay Asia » Burma » Mandalay Region » Mandalay
January 17th 2008 Inle Lake Asia » Burma » Mandalay Region » Inle Lake
January 20th 2008 Yangon Asia » Burma » Yangon Region » Yangon
January 22nd 2008 Chiang Mai Asia » Thailand » North-West Thailand » Chiang Mai
January 27th 2008 The (Gibbon) Experience Asia » Laos » West » Bok√®o Nature Reserve
January 29th 2008 The Slow Boat Asia » Laos » West » Ban Houayxay
February 3rd 2008 Luang Prabang Asia » Laos » West » Luang Prabang
February 5th 2008 Vang Vieng Asia » Laos » West » Vang Vieng
February 8th 2008 Vientiane Asia » Laos » West » Vientiane
February 14th 2008 Siem Reap Asia » Cambodia » North » Angkor
February 18th 2008 Phnom Penh Asia » Cambodia » South » Phnom Penh
February 21st 2008 Back in Bangkok Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Bangkok
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