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]”

Hoi an – missing you already [South East Asia Series 2019.2020]

I got the train from Quy Nhon to Hoi an at 8.30am and as soon as I got to the station I met Sue-Ellen and David Pinchin, the most amazing couple from Australia who were going to Hoi An as well. Sometimes it’s just so good to find someone to have a chat with andContinue reading “Hoi an – missing you already [South East Asia Series 2019.2020]”

Cambodia // Siem Reap – “Arkoun” [South East Asia Series 2019.20]

I got to Siem Reap slightly sad and missing my Vang Vieng crew. A weird feeling considering all the exciting things I’ve got ahead of me during the next few weeks. The first day was all about settling in, getting my head around what I was going to do for the next few days etc.Continue reading “Cambodia // Siem Reap – “Arkoun” [South East Asia Series 2019.20]”

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]”

Laos – “Cop Tchai Lai Lai” [South East Asia Series 2019.20]

For anyone who’s ever read my blog you’ll know that I’m a planner. I’ve got a spreadsheet for the places I visit, with information about my buses, flights, hostels etc. I have never changed my (basic) travelling plans, like changing flights nor trains. Until Laos. Arrived in Vientiane and only stayed for a night. HadContinue reading “Laos – “Cop Tchai Lai Lai” [South East Asia Series 2019.20]”