After surviving the weather and rough terrain of the Cameron Highlands we headed on down to Kuala Lumpur. I’ve had a very varied experience of buses in Southeast Asia, and the mini buses we took into Malaysia were very much at the bottom of the bus league – just because a mini bus can seat […]Read more "Strictly: Siam to Singa – Part #2: So Long Singapore"
After Lorna left Bangkok and I successfully made it around Wat Pho alone it was time for me to join another G Adventures tour for my final two weeks. I was planning to do the end of my trip alone, but after my two weeks in Cambodia I pretty much decided that travelling completely by […]Read more "Strictly: Siam to Singa – Part #1: On a Shoestring"
Somehow I managed to visit Bangkok a ridiculous number of times during my trip. I ended up there for a night between Australia and Cambodia, two days between Hanoi and Mandalay and for four days before starting my Thailand and Malaysia G Adventures tour. For the fact that I was there so much I really […]Read more "Strictly: Street Food"
After spending a mind boggling six hours in Hanoi airport (and, believe me, it’s not an airport that’s worth six hours of your time) I finally arrived in Bangkok ready to meet Lorna. Even though this was my second trip to Bangkok I still managed to see and do exactly the same amount of stuff […]Read more "Strictly: Sunrise"
I don’t know how, but I managed to survive the craziness of Hanoi. To be quite honest it’s a miracle I survived Vietnam at all, I was convinced those roads would kill me. But I did and I did, and with Hanoi in the bag it was time to head off to Halong Bay. The […]Read more "Strictly: Sailing to Sapa"
I was really sad to leave Hoi An, especially after all we’d managed to pack into our few days there, but hopping back on the bus meant exploring new towns and seeing the North of Vietnam which was exciting enough to drag me away from my new favourite city. The first stop after Hoi An was […]Read more "Strictly: Stray – Part #2"
With Niki returned to Singapore, and my stomach in full protest over something I fed it, it was time to join my Stray Asia tour from Ho Chi Minh up to Hanoi. Unlike most organised tours, Stray offers a hop-on, hop-off service complete with a guide. Basically, you buy a pass that covers the bus […]Read more "Strictly: Stray – Part #1"