KL’s Bright Lights and Towering Skyscrapers

My first impression of Kuala Lumpur (more affectionately known as KL) was somewhat distorted. After just over a week in Myanmar where the buildings are run down, wifi is sparse and toilets are questionable, we were relieved to touch down in a big, clean city. Our uber picked us up from the airport about 1.30am […]

The City of Gold: Mandalay

We arrived in Mandalay bright and early after our luxurious VIP gold-class bus from Yangon. We had TV screens so I watched 2 films, played a game and listened to some 2007 chart toppers. At 6am we checked into our hostel which seemed clean and nice but we couldn’t have a bed yet so we […]

A Little Piece of Pai

“Eat well before your journey to Pai because the journey will make you feel sick.” Exactly 767 fast bends in the mountainous road later, both us and our bags had made it from Chiang Mai to Pai in separate cars. Even during the 10 minute walk from the bus station to our hostel I already […]

Peace, Love and Shopping in Luang Prabang

After the hustle and bustle of Vietnam, we have thoroughly enjoyed a more restful time in Laos. We work up early and got on to our small plane with maybe only 20 other people on board. Because of this, boarding was so easy that even the flight attendant started drifting off to sleep during take-off. […]

Castaway Island, Ha Long Bay

I have seen many amazing things so far on this trip and Ha Long Bay has just added itself to my list of favourite sights. Ha Long Bay is a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the top travel destinations in South East Asia. It has an area of about 1,553km squared and consists […]

Vietnam’s Culture Filled Capital: Hanoi

Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam and it’s known for its centuries-old architecture influenced by France and China. The city revolves around a bustling old quarter that is filled with street sellers down each side and motorbikes swerving down the middle. I’m pleased to report that, although I got close, I managed to go two […]