Just a few hours away from Delhi, is the city of Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan. It sits on one point of “The Golden Triangle” that comprises of Jaipur, Agra and Delhi. This makes a short trip here just perfect. So, how do you make the most of the city if you have just 2… Continue reading A 2 Day Jaipur Itinerary – Places to Visit in Jaipur in 2 Days
At the point we left our five month trip around Asia, we were about to take the night bus from Vientiane to Hanoi. So, we join our heroes as they climb aboard their worst travel experience to date, the bus from hell.
Vang Vieng; the town that 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. We arrived from Luang Prabang. You can read all about in our blog; BBQs, Buddhas and Beautification in Luang Prabang. (Here, again, our camera failed us… Continue reading Tubing, TV and Too Many Drinks – Vang Vieng, Laos
Arriving in Luang Prabang, after our two day boat trip from Thailand to Laos (read all about our slow boat experience) 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… Continue reading BBQs, Buddhas and Beautification – Luang Prabang, Laos
The south-east Asian backpacking circuit is well established. From Bangkok, travellers head north-west to Chang Mai, Pai and go trekking in 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… Continue reading The Slow Boat to Laos – A Two Day Treat
So as a traveller you go trekking Northern Thailand. 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 tribes and is a rewarding… Continue reading Trekking Northern Thailand from Pai-land
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, 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.
The first time I visited Chiang Mai was during our five month trip around Asia. I can tell you that I am struggling to remember much of what we did. It has all blurred into the mists of mis-memory (I think I just invented a word) and is the sum of our photos. But seeing… Continue reading Mis-memories of Chiang Mai, Thailand
Taking the night train from Bangkok to Chiang Mai is a great adventure and an even greater way to travel between Thailand’s two major cities.
Bangkok, a sprawling Asian metropolis of almost 8.3 million people, is the capital of Thailand. Glittering shopping malls and glittering temples abound, and through it all, the Chao Phraya river flows. However, if it is your first time visiting the city, it is highly possible you will end up on the infamous backpacker street in… Continue reading That Backpacker Street in Bangkok – Khao San Road
A picture is worth a thousand words, that’s what they say So what do you do when you realise you have no pictures to share!? Well, you use your words. If Only I’d Known Embarking on our five month trip around Asia, we knew we were lucky enough to have a digital camera and a… Continue reading Use Your Words – Lamenting Our Photoless Travels