Chiang Mai 

Arriving from Bangkok, the coach dumped us off near the highway at 5.30am where several overpriced truck taxis were waiting to take us to the city. Still hostel-less, Ellie and Libby had a quick look on hostelwold in the taxi and found one called Bun Chun. It's a great little hostel run by a few … Continue reading Chiang Mai 

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Stopping over in Kuala Lumpur 

Most people have a layover in Kuala Lumpur at some point. I'd heard mixed reviews, some saying it lacks that defining buzz of a capital while others really like it. I liked KL but compared to other big cities it did feel like something was missing, I can't quite put my finger on it. Although … Continue reading Stopping over in Kuala Lumpur 

12 things I’ve learnt from spending 1 year in South East Asia 

1) Always add 2 or 3 hours to transport time This is mostly applied to bus and coach travel. If you need to be anywhere for a certain time give yourself a few extra hours. Bus drivers tend to do what suits them despite having a bus full of people! 2) The western world should … Continue reading 12 things I’ve learnt from spending 1 year in South East Asia 

Two days on Penang Island 

With a four day stop over in Malaysia, I decided I had enough time to squeeze in a couple of days on Penang Island. It turned out to be a verrrry tight squeeze, I'll explain later! I got a coach from TBS station in Kuala Lumpur to Penang for 34 ringet but there's also a … Continue reading Two days on Penang Island 

Bokor National Park

Kampot is a great little city in southern Cambodia. It was colonized by the French and some parts still show that influence with cololonial buildings and a thriving cafe culture. The city itself feels like a mini and relaxed version of Phnom Penh and out of town there are quaint guest houses dotted along a very pretty part … Continue reading Bokor National Park

Kep & Kampot: The salt and pepper of Cambodia 

The 'salt and pepper' of a country is a new phrase I learnt from a Romanian lady who said it refers to the most fertile and rich lands and where nature flourishes. She said Kampot and Kep are the salt and pepper of Cambodia, and very ironically, this is what the regions are famous for. … Continue reading Kep & Kampot: The salt and pepper of Cambodia 

Switiching off from the world in Koh Ta Kiev

A thirty minute long tail boat journey from Otres beach is Koh Ta Kiev - the closest thing to paradise I've ever seen. The 28 square kilometre island can be walked around in about three hours and on it is, well, nothing. Nothing apart from tall jungle, empty beaches, turquoise waters, a small fishing village … Continue reading Switiching off from the world in Koh Ta Kiev