Vietnam - Part 1

South East Asia – Vietnam – Part 1

On the way to Hanoi 35 hours! That’s how long it has taken to get from Vang Vieng in Laos to Hanoi in Vietnam on a single bus journey. I wouldn’t say the trip was bad, i’ve certainly had worse but it definitely wasn’t pleasant. The bus was quite nice with decent reclining seat/beds, but…

Rome Part 1

Rome Part 1

Rome is a place that has always interested me and somewhere I have wanted to visit for a very long time. I’m back in the UK for a while now and it’s not that hard or expensive to get anywhere in Europe from here so I thought what the hell lets go to Rome. I…

Anjuna Goa

Our little house in Goa, and Anjuna beach

Renting somewhere to stay in Anjuna can be relatively cheap. There are plenty of guest houses, apartments and beach huts to choose from, and of course, if your not short of a few quid and would prefer something a little more upmarket there are also some really nice hotels and nearby 5 star resorts. I,…

Part 5

South East Asia Part 5 – Vang Vieng

This is a very popular place for backpackers in Laos and a place that I have been very looking forward to visiting. I arrived in Vang Vieng on a bus from Luang Prabang. There were many other western tourists on this bus unlike other bus journeys I have taken in Asia where I’m often the…

South East Asia Part 4 - Chiang Rai to Laos

South East Asia Part 4 – Chiang Rai to Laos

The main reason that people visit the city of Chiang Rai is to spend a day exploring the amazingly creative and unusual Buddhist temple of ‘Wat Rong Khun’, or also known simply as ‘The White Temple’. This, is the very reason why I visited Chiang Rai, and after seeing The White Temple for myself, I…