South East Asia Adventure Part Eleven – Hanoi and Hạ Long Bay, Vietnam

It was now the twenty-fourth day of my Big Indochina Adventure, and my time in Vietnam would soon be coming to an end. In just three days, I would be heading on some solo travel to finish my six-month trip. But for now, I was determined to enjoy my time in the country of beautiful … More South East Asia Adventure Part Eleven – Hanoi and Hạ Long Bay, Vietnam

South East Asia Adventure Part Eight – Ho Chi Minh City and Nha Trang, Vietnam

It was day eighteen of my South East Asian Adventure and this afternoon we were leaving Ho Chi Minh City and heading to the coastal resort of Nha Trang. Before this though, we had the opportunity to explore Ho Chi Minh with a morning of sightseeing. Our first stop was to Independence Palace. It became … More South East Asia Adventure Part Eight – Ho Chi Minh City and Nha Trang, Vietnam

South East Asia Adventure Part Seven – Ho Chi Minh City and the Mekong Delta, Vietnam

It was the sixteenth day of my Big Indochina Adventure and I was leaving Cambodia, and many of my lovely tour friends, and heading to Vietnam with the few of us that were completing the entire 27-day tour. Though we were very sad to be saying goodbye to our group, we knew we’d soon be … More South East Asia Adventure Part Seven – Ho Chi Minh City and the Mekong Delta, Vietnam

South East Asia Adventure Part Six – Siem Reap, Cambodia

It was the fourteenth day of my ‘Big Indochina Adventure’ and I had just arrived in Siem Reap after an hour’s flight from Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh. Siem Reap is home to the largest religious monument in the world, which we would be visiting the following day. It is therefore a very popular destination spot … More South East Asia Adventure Part Six – Siem Reap, Cambodia

South East Asia Adventure Part Five – Phnom Penh, Cambodia

I had just arrived into Cambodia, after a one and a half hour flight from Laos. It was the thirteenth day of my tour, and the penultimate country we would be visiting together. We flew into Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia, and embarked on a tour of the city. We were met by Pidor, … More South East Asia Adventure Part Five – Phnom Penh, Cambodia

South East Asia Adventure Part Three – Leaving Thailand for Laos

It was the seventh day of my ‘Big Indochina Adventure’ and today we were crossing the border and leaving Thailand for the lesser known, but exceptionally beautiful, Laos. After a five hour bus journey to the Thai town of Chiang Khong, we took a local boat across the Mekong River, where there is a natural … More South East Asia Adventure Part Three – Leaving Thailand for Laos

South East Asia Adventure Part Two – Ayutthaya and Chiang Mai, Thailand

Kanchanaburi It was only the fourth day of my ‘Big Indochina Adventure’ and I had already soaked up some wonderful Thai experiences in Bangkok and Kanchanaburi. Today, our first stop before leaving the latter town, was to Erawan National Park. The protected national park, which costs 200 Thai Bhat for tourists to enter (just under … More South East Asia Adventure Part Two – Ayutthaya and Chiang Mai, Thailand