Thailand, Travel

New Roads in Railay

From Koh Phangan, we decided to head to somewhere new for both Pete and I, since last time I travelled through Thailand I essentially 'got stuck' on Koh Phangan and couldn't bring myself to leave. I never visited anywhere further South, places said to be amongst the most beautiful in Thailand. So we got the… Continue reading New Roads in Railay

Malaysia

Kayaking in Kuala Terengganu

My plan after Kuantan (mainly because of the weather) was to get a bus all the way to Kuala Besut to grab a boat to the Perhentian Islands. Unfortunately, I missed the bus in the morning that would allow me to do that. As an alternative, I decided to simply get a bit closer to… Continue reading Kayaking in Kuala Terengganu

Malaysia

On the nature trail in Kuching (Borneo)

From the Cameron Highlands I headed down to Kuala Lumpur to catch a flight the next day to the Malaysian city of Kuching in Sarawak on the island of Borneo. I bough my ticket here on a bit of a whim after checking the AirAsia website - the flight was about £20 return! In KL… Continue reading On the nature trail in Kuching (Borneo)

Travel, Vietnam

Caving in Phong Nha

The evening after Ninh Binh I caught an overnight bus to Dong Hoi, where I was met by a taxi pick up I had arranged through a hostel in Phong Nha national park. Phong Nha is home to the largest cave in the world, but entrance to that cave is only for scientists and 300… Continue reading Caving in Phong Nha

Vietnam

Cat Ba island and Lan Ha bay

On our second attempt, we caught the bus safely to Hai Phong, where we changed to a boat out into Ha Long Bay. When we arrived at Cat Ba island we boarded another bus to take us across the island to the town. The views were incredible, especially since we took the road through the… Continue reading Cat Ba island and Lan Ha bay