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…

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,…

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…

Udaipur

Travel Diary India – Part 15 – Udaipur

  Udaipur¬†is one of the most enchanting places I have visited so far in India. Many guest houses and restaurants occupy the¬†banks of lake Pichola and offer fantastic views and breath taking sunsets over the water. In reflection of its beauty and proximity to so much water, it has been referred to as the ‚ÄėVenice…

Travel Diary India - Part 11 - The Taj Mahal

Travel Diary India – Part 11 – The Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal The Taj Mahal is without doubt the most popular and recognised building in India. It is one of the new Seven Wonders of the World. It was built by the great Mughal emperor Shah Jahan as a mausoleum for the favourite of his three wives; Mumtaz Mahal when she died giving birth…

part-10-Khajuraho

Travel Diary India – Part 10 – Khajuraho

Khajuraho From Varanasi our next destination should have been the capitol of Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow. But we feared it would be another filthy, horrible nightmare much like Delhi (see my post: Delhi scams). So, we looked at our options and contemplated going somewhere else. The main problem with this plan was the availability of transport.…