Sapa (Vietnam) – a quickie :p [South East Asia Series 2019.2020]

Let me start by telling you about the train to Sapa in whatever deluxe version cabin they decided to put me in after having overbooked the earlier train. Wow! I was on a 2nd class train from HCMC and that was pretty bad. On this one it was absolute lush!!! Slept so well, so muchContinue reading “Sapa (Vietnam) – a quickie :p [South East Asia Series 2019.2020]”

Quy Nhon…. 24h of pure joy [South East Asia Series 2019.2020]

Girls gets on the night train fairly confused about what’s going on since there’s not a lot of people speaking in English at the station. Girl gets into her bed (bottom bunk, thankfully) and realised this might not be a very comfortable journey. Girl assumed correctly. The night train was not as good as IContinue reading “Quy Nhon…. 24h of pure joy [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]”

Ho Chi Minh City – I just don’t think I’m a “chaotic city” kind of gal [South East Asia Series 2019.2020]

I’ve got very (very) mixed feelings about HCMC. I’ll start with the bad bit, get it out of the way and then focus on the good stuff. I arrived in HCMC and immediately got ripped off by a cab driver. To be fair, I kind of knew it was a scam but I was soContinue reading “Ho Chi Minh City – I just don’t think I’m a “chaotic city” kind of gal [South East Asia Series 2019.2020]”

Phnom Penh – hmmmmm [South East Asia Series 2019.2020]

Phnom Penh is slightly chaotic and a little bit weird. My main reason for being here is because I wanted to visit the Killing Fields and the S-21 museum and I don’t regret it at all, but let’s just say that I’m ready to go. NYE in Phnom Penh was also very uneventful. Tried toContinue reading “Phnom Penh – hmmmmm [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]”

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]”

Episode 4: Carrauntoohil, Ireland (Europe 2018 series)

Location: Carrauntoohil hike (Killarney to Dingle) Hostel: Killarney Railway Hostel, Killarney // Rainbow Hostel, Dingle To do: Hike Carrauntoohil Yes, this is an entire post about climbing to the highest point in Ireland, Carrauntoohil. It was not the best weather on this day, and it was not a great start, but by the end of the day IContinue reading “Episode 4: Carrauntoohil, Ireland (Europe 2018 series)”

Episode 3: Cork to Killarney, Ireland (Europe 2018 series)

Location: Cork to Killarney Hostel: Killarney Railway Hostel, Killarney To do: Kinsale, Timoleague Abbey, Clonakilty, Bantry, Killarney These was one of those ‘long traveling days’ where we had nothing specifically planned, we just knew we wanted to see some of the southern coast and then drive up to Killarney for the night. It was an amazing driveContinue reading “Episode 3: Cork to Killarney, Ireland (Europe 2018 series)”