Hanoi and Cat Ba

After saying goodbye to Celso, we got onto the bus in Laos and armed with a few podcasts, my book, some documentaries downloaded from YouTube and a fully charged iPod we took our beds and set off on the 24 hour long journey. The only real problems being the relentless cold air conditioning and the […]

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We crossed the border into Laos early in the morning, it was really easy and only took about 15 minutes to get through checks. We were shown straight to the slow boat which we would spend the following couple of days on to get to our first destination, Luang Prabang. We had the option to […]

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Koh Phangan and Koh Samui

After three buses, a two hour wait in a hot wooden shed and a ferry we made it to Koh Phangan, a beautiful jungle covered island off the coast of Thailand. The journey was made bearable by an amazing sunset whilst we were on the ferry. The hostel we checked into was run by an […]

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Bangkok and Phuket

We arrived Bangkok around lunchtime after an easy three hour flight from Sri Lanka. The first thing that strikes you is the size of the city, there is a sky train you take from the airport to the city centre and as you approach Bangkok, your peripheral vision in both directions is filled by skyscrapers. […]

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Camp Kush at Unawatuna

We didn’t travel far from Mirissa, only a thirty minute local bus to Unawatuna, a slightly (and only slightly) larger town further along the coast as we edge closer towards the airport. I had found a hostel online which looked interesting called Camp Kush which is based just inside the jungle on the outskirts of […]

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Aragum Bay, Udawalawe and Mirissa

We ignored our (admittedly casual) budget and got a private taxi to Aragum Bay, as the Sri Lankan buses are extremely uncomfortable. It was, until the point where we had to pay the fare, a much nicer way to travel. The expensive journey was quickly forgotten when we pulled up to our beach cabanas just […]

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