Hong Kong – to be continued… [South East Asia Series 2019.2020]

I’m still trying to get my head around Hong Kong. I feel like you’ve got two options here… you come for 3 days and do the touristic bits only, or you really have to come for a week or more to properly get it. It’s impossible to explore the islands and the amazing hiking inContinue reading “Hong Kong – to be continued… [South East Asia Series 2019.2020]”

Hanoi + Halong Bay – A sweet goodbye [South East Asia Series 2019.2020]

I got back to Hanoi at around 5.30am after taking the night train. Once again, was pestered by taxi drivers who literally went to the platform and aggressively started knocking on the windows of the train and screaming (asking) if you’d want a cab. I basically walked for 40min to close to the office whereContinue reading “Hanoi + Halong Bay – A sweet goodbye [South East Asia Series 2019.2020]”

To My Mai – O’Chau (Muong Hoa 3 day homestay trek) [South East Asia Series 2019.2020]

I’ve been really excited and looking forward to come to Sapa . Although it’s low season and the rice terraces are not all green, it means less people, less rain and a hell lot of hiking. So I booked the Muong Hoa 3 day homestay trek with Sapa O’Chau, the only travel operator in VietnamContinue reading “To My Mai – O’Chau (Muong Hoa 3 day homestay trek) [South East Asia Series 2019.2020]”

Phnom Penh – The Killing Fields and S-21 (Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum) [South East Asia Series 2019.2020]

This is a difficult one to write about and it won’t be long. Yesterday (31st Dec 2019) I visited the Killing Fields and the S-21 prison in Phnom Penh. The Killing Fields are the place where the most barbarous, cruel crime committed by the ultra Communist Khmer Rouge Regime during 1975-1979 took place. About 20,000Continue reading “Phnom Penh – The Killing Fields and S-21 (Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum) [South East Asia Series 2019.2020]”

A letter to Mr. Koko [South East Asia Series 2019.2020]

To Mr. Koko, a tuk tuk driver from Siem Reap, Cambodia, who speaks 5 languages but was never taught how to read or write. Mr. KoKo who has 3 children, likes beer and hearing to very (very!) loud music on his Tuk tuk. To Mr. KoKo who learns about the Angkor temples on YouTube soContinue reading “A letter to Mr. Koko [South East Asia Series 2019.2020]”