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Captain Hook and his shocking past

This morning we met with our Swiss friends from yesterday to have a tour of Captain Hook's village and coffee plantation. Thanks to our amazing tour from Mr Vieng yesterday, we were already coffee experts so it was a little hard to keep interested at first. However once we moved on it turned in to one of the most insightful experiences of our travels. Village life The village that Captain Hook is [...]

By |June 16th, 2016|Daily Blog, Laos, Pakse|1 Comment

Mr Vieng the coffee master

This morning we left our backpacks with our motorbike rental company and embarked on a 2 day road trip around the Bolaven Plateau in Pakse, Laos. We set off on the 250km adventure aboard our hopefully trusty Honda Scoopy bike with just a carrier bag of essentials. “ Don’t forget to visit Mr Vieng ” our bike rental company shouted as we drove off. Who is Mr Vieng? The highly recommended visit to Mr [...]

By |June 15th, 2016|Daily Blog, Laos, Pakse|0 Comments

A step back in time

Today is the only day we have on the island of Don Kohn, which is part of the frequently visited 4000 islands of Laos. We arrived here as the sun came down yesterday aboard a small, suspect looking, wooden boat across the Mekong river. The island is small so the plan today is to hire push bikes and explore this island as well as the adjoining Don Det island. My push bike rode about as well as you [...]

By |June 13th, 2016|4000 Islands, Daily Blog, Laos|0 Comments

Third world travel at its finest

The dreaded day had arrived, the journey from Siem Reap to 4000 Islands in Laos. Deep breath! The tuk tuk arrived bang on time, wait, a tuk tuk? I hope we are not travelling 100’s of kilometre’s by tuk tuk. Pulling up at a hotel / travel agency we saw a mini bus and loads of tourist waiting to leave. Fortunately we were first to get on the bus and had pick of the seats, I chose the front row as it [...]

By |June 12th, 2016|4000 Islands, Daily Blog, Laos|0 Comments

1 Year Away Q&A

Today marks a special milestone. On this day one year ago we were boarding a plane to Los Angeles about to embark on a once in a lifetime world wide trip. If you’re new to the blog let us give you a little background… Why did we leave? It was a long term plan to see the world. It was actually back in 2012 that we talked about travelling and decided it was something we wanted to do before settling [...]

By |June 8th, 2016|Daily Blog|11 Comments

Happy birthday to me

Today marks the start of the end of my twenties. I think my 28th birthday was probably spent renovating a house in preparation for us leaving 2 weeks later to begin this trip, so needless to say it isn’t a memorable one. So as we’re in Bangkok for this one with not a single paint roller, screwdriver or hammer in sight, it’s got to be better! It would have been great if Nick woke me up with a nicel [...]

By |May 24th, 2016|Bangkok, Daily Blog, Thailand|2 Comments

Swimming with whale sharks!

Getting up this morning was painful. The alarm went off at 4:50am, a time I have not seen for a long time and hope not to be seeing again! We planned to go swimming with whale sharks today and after chatting to a few other tourists we got the impression that unless you got there at opening time (6am) it would be too busy. So there we was at the crack of dawn riding on the back of a tricycle to get [...]

By |May 10th, 2016|Cebu, Daily Blog, Phillipines|0 Comments

Turtle power

Our first dive in the Philippines was turning out to be a very expensive one. The two “must do” dive site in the Philippines are Malapascua island and Apo Island. Malapascua is famous for seeing large sea life such as the Whale Shark and Mantra Ray, where as Apo is the Turtle Capital. Honestly we wanted to go to Malapascua but the logistics of getting up there seemed very difficult with everything [...]

By |May 8th, 2016|Cebu, Daily Blog, Phillipines|0 Comments