Category: "South East Asia"

43. Scootering Away

February 3rd, 2011
It's been 9 1/2 years since I was last in Vietnam so I didn't really know what to expect. I fell in love with the place back then and although it was quite touristy at that time, I'd heard it had become a lot busier now. Crossing the border from China… more »

44. Now with Added Pictures

February 3rd, 2011
Just a quick note that all past blogs now have added pictures. This has been done in a fit of boredom as I figure out visas and have to deal with a British Embassy who don't want to help.  Sodding FCO. more »

45. For Better or for Worse....

February 4th, 2011
Crossing over the border from Vietnam to Laos everything changed. Although it's yet another place I've been to before this time it was only 5 years ago so I didn't expect it to be too different. The mansions of Vietnam quickly became the mud-huts of… more »

46. The Secret War

February 9th, 2011
The journey to Phonsavan was vomit making. The road went up and down mountains zigzagging all the way for almost 6 hours. I felt very ill and also very cold as the temperature here was barely 10 degrees on top of the Plain of Jars. But what evidence was… more »

47. Stolen and Broken

February 13th, 2011
After checking out of Laos I headed down the little hill to the riverside to get a boat across the Mekong to Thailand. While waiting for a boat I took a quick look at my passport to see the exit stamp only to discover something which horrified me… more »