ASIA

Tubing, TV and Too Many Drinks – Vang Vieng, Laos

Vang Vieng; the town the culture forgot. At least, that’s the way it was when we visited in November 2009 as part of a five month trip through Asia. (Here, again, our camera failed us so we have few photos, and mostly of us dancing in a bar, a little worse for wear.) Click here… Continue reading Tubing, TV and Too Many Drinks – Vang Vieng, Laos

BBQs, Buddhas and Beautification – Luang Prabang, Laos

Arriving in Luang Prabang, after a two day boat trip (click here to read all about the slow boat to Laos) we were a overwhelmed by the surge of touts, and underwhelmed by the weather. Two days of sunshine and no hassle quickly turned into lots of pestering and a drizzly day. Happily, the town quickly changed… Continue reading BBQs, Buddhas and Beautification – Luang Prabang, Laos

The Slow Boat to Laos – A Two Day Treat

The south-east Asian backpacking circuit is well established. From Bangkok, travellers head North-wast to Chang Mai, Pai and the golden triangle, before heading east into the small country of Laos. Most travellers cross the border and then get on “the slow boat to Laos”. That is exactly what we did on our Five Month Trip… Continue reading The Slow Boat to Laos – A Two Day Treat

Trekking Northern Thailand from Pai-land

So you go to the North-West of Thailand and you go on a trek. Why? I don’t really know, it’s just what you do…so it’s what we did. Trekking in this area of the world is a great way to get out and see the jungle of the Thai/Burmese border, see life in the hill… Continue reading Trekking Northern Thailand from Pai-land

Riding the Rails – Why Travelling India by Train is the Best Way to See the Country

India is huge. No, really, it is the 7th largest country in the world, you can fit the UK into India 20 times. With all that distance to cover, it may be tempting to jump on a plane and reach your destination quickly, but you will miss out on all the fun. Instead, I am here… Continue reading Riding the Rails – Why Travelling India by Train is the Best Way to See the Country

Life in Pai, Thailand

Life in Pai, for backpackers at least, is simple, chilled and fun. Is that why it holds such a pull over the backpacking community. This is the story of our time there.