Koh Chang, Songkran and our top things to do!

Koh Chang is the second largest island in Thailand and is about an 8 hour bus journey from Bangkok. It’s located near to Cambodia and as such, it’s a good place to visit either before or after you cross the Cambodian border. Our first visit to Koh Chang coincided with Songkran 2017 and we would … Continue reading Koh Chang, Songkran and our top things to do!

Five must do’s when visiting Koh Lanta, Thailand

We have both been to Thailand before but strangely neither of us have ever visited Koh Lanta. The island is probably not as popular for travellers’ as the other nearby Thai islands, but after spending just over a week there we both agree that it is now occupies first place as our favourite Thai island! … Continue reading Five must do’s when visiting Koh Lanta, Thailand

The three must see temples of Angkor Wat!

The temples of the Angkor Wat complex are the largest religious monument in the world and it is something you have to go and see if you are in Cambodia. Siem Reap is the best place to base yourself beforehand and the easiest way of getting to and from Angkor Wat is via a tuk tuk … Continue reading The three must see temples of Angkor Wat!

Backpacking Cambodia: Must see places!

We spent roughly 3 weeks in Cambodia and here is what we got up to during our adventures! Phnom Penh On our first day in the capital Nicole ventured out to the nearby Killing Fields of Choeung Ek, a former extermination camp and mass grave of victims of the Khmer Rouge. The area is now a … Continue reading Backpacking Cambodia: Must see places!

How to spend two weeks in the South of Vietnam

The Vietnamese Government has recently introduced a 14 day visa exemption for certain nationalities. The question is - what can you see in Vietnam in two weeks? Well we crossed the border from Laos into the south of the country and below are the places we suggest visiting if you get a chance to explore … Continue reading How to spend two weeks in the South of Vietnam

The Bolaven Plateau: A two day trip

As explained in our blog Ten days in Laos, after spending a day walking around the searing heat of Pakse we needed to get out of the city and cool down. We rented a motorbike, swerved off the beaten tourist trail and set off to explore the Bolaven Plateau. You can either do the large loop … Continue reading The Bolaven Plateau: A two day trip

Ten days in Laos

After Thailand we crossed the border into Laos and this was now the eighth country that we had visited on our travels. We had two days in Vientiane to start with and this is all you need really to take in the sights of one of the smallest capital cities in the world. When we … Continue reading Ten days in Laos

Our highlights of Chiang Mai & Pai

Venturing up to the Northern delights of Chiang Mai & Pai are high up on most people’s to do lists when visiting Thailand. We spent roughly 10 days exploring both and here is what we got up to. Chiang Mai Temple spotting in Chiang Mai's Old City - We spent our first day wandering around the charming … Continue reading Our highlights of Chiang Mai & Pai

The Six Stages of a South East Asian Bus Journey

Anyone who has travelled in South East Asia will have probably experienced one of the infamous bus journey's to get from A to B. We are currently travelling in Thailand and our most recent bus journey got me thinking of these very common occurrences: 1. PLEASE LET THERE BE AIR-CON This stage usually happens not … Continue reading The Six Stages of a South East Asian Bus Journey

A short stay in Kuala Lumpur? Our top three things to do whilst there

We arrived in Kuala Lumpur late at night after our bus from Singapore took triple the suggested time given to us by the bus company. However, we did have a ‘treat’ in store for ourselves. We had booked a rather unusual hostel that was located on the 27th floor of a high rise building in … Continue reading A short stay in Kuala Lumpur? Our top three things to do whilst there