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…

Part 1 Bangkok

South East Asia Part 1 – Bangkok

Bangkok It’s taken me quite a while to get round to editing my videos with all the travelling I’ve been doing, but the time is finally here. I’m back in the UK and I’ll be getting as much done as I possibly can before jetting off again, and boy have I got a lot of footage…

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 ‘Venice…

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…

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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.…

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Travel diary India – Part 9 – More Varanasi (video)

More Varanasi The ghats along the banks of the river Ganges in Varanasi are a weird and wonderful place, but there’s only so much craziness you can take before you start to go insane. So, we thought we’d try and seek out a bit of normality and spend a day in Varanasi’s city centre. The…

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Travel Diary India – Part 8 – Varanasi (video)

Varanasi After an uncomfortable 19 hour overnight train journey from Delhi, Anna and I arrive 800km south east in the holy city of Varanasi. After what happened in Delhi, I didn’t bother booking a hotel in advance, I knew that we’d be able to simply get in a rickshaw and the driver would know somewhere…