Lampang

We are going to keep this post short and straight to the point. Do not go to Lampang. Ever. With hotels that look like abandoned hospitals from horror films, and streets filled with nothing but abandoned buildings.. it wasn’t worth a visit. The picture of these beautiful curtains sort of sum up our feelings on…

The ancient temples of Sukhothai

With not a smallest bit of sadness,  we jumped on board our first Thai train. As we had booked an express train to Philologist it was all new (this term should be used loosely when talking about transport in Thai land- think after 2000) train with air conditioning and a free meal- bonus! We then…

Pai- The place not the food 

We had a brilliant time in Chiang Mai, however we stayed here longer than we would normally , so we were itching to get on the road again. Pai was calling us! We had both heard & read amazing things about Pai and what it had to offer, so we were hoping the four hour bus…

Chiang Mai

Rocking up at the bus station in Chaing Rai, it was initially unclear, amongst the chaos of busy buses coming and going , which bus to get; but we eventually clambered onto what we hoped was the right on. After about 2 hours we arrive at the bus station of Chaing Mai, and with some…

An introduction to Thailand 

We had finally made it to our last stop  in South East Asia, Thailand. Like with most places we have visited we didn’t really know what to expect, however after travelling through Asia for 3 months now, we were ready for whatever it had to throw at us- we were very pleasantly surprised. It turns…

The Kavos of Laos

After a long and windy road trip to Vang Vieng we arrived. The  surrounding landscape took our immediate attention, with the town being surrounded by mountains. In recent years the town has gained a bad reputation for being a massive party full of over indulgence in drugs and alcohol, which lead to multiple tourist deaths….

Well that was interesting.. 

After a wonderful time in Cambodia , it was hard pulling ourselves away- but adventure called.  And adventure is definitely what we got!  We had book a bus from Siem Reap to a place called 4000 islands, at the bottom of Laos.   We were assured that a bus would pick us up from our…

The ancient ruins of Angkor Wat

  Apart from the well known Angkor Watt, we were l not really sure what to expect from Siem Reap and what it would have to offer.  We spent the majority of the journey from Battambang researching Angkor Watt, and were both looking at what time of day would be best to visit. There were…

Luang Prabang 

Luang Prabang is a UNESCO site , filled with tree lined avenues and beautiful old French styles houses. We spent many nights wondering the streets filled with our favourite night market, filled with clothes , textiles and art work, from local villages. We would then finish the evenings with a stop at the food stalls…

All aboard the Bamboo train…

On our way to Siem Reap we decided to stop off for a few nights in Battambang because we had heard good things from people we have met along the way. The city reminded us of a quieter Phnom Penh , with a similar layout, but with a fraction of the people and chaos!  We…

Paradise.

The bus picked us up from Kampot in the early hours of the morning to take us to sihanoukville. Something we have discovered in South east Asia is that if a travel companies tells you that it’s just one bus taking you from one place to another, you can bet on it turning out to…

Kampot 

We were dropped off at the bus station right in the centre of Kampot and were immediately shocked at how quiet. We have a habit of getting a little unlucky with where the bus drops us off in conjunction with the distance away from our hotel. But as previously said, walking to the hotel is…