The Best Food in South-East Asia

Jul

17

2012

After six months, 6 countries, 540 meals (a very conservative estimate) and a number of mad dashes for the loo, its time to talk about the best food in South-East Asia. The best part of travelling is eating.  I mean it.  We may not set off with this as the reason for our travels, but time and again...

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Video: 5 Weeks in Laos – a few seconds at time

May

17

2012

So we finally managed to upload our video-mash of our 5 weeks in Laos.  We had a brilliant time in Laos, its a stunningly beautiful country (as the video shows), and although we were there at the hottest time of the year, there was always a river nearby. We travelled the full length of Laos, crossing...

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Four Thousand Islands and Leaving Laos

May

11

2012

Our busted up local bus – check out the front windscreen After finishing the Thakhek loop, we continued our way north, taking a truly horrible ride on a local bus down to Pakse. The usual story – cancelled buses, overloading, time spent loading a motorbike and goats onto the roof, toilet or...

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The Scooter Diaries – Doing the Thakhek Loop

May

4

2012

The Thakhek Loop is a 450km loop around central Laos. It takes 4 days on motorbike. You can rent bikes from Mr Ku’s office, next to the Thakhek Travel Lodge for 100,000 kip per day with insurance. He’ll also give you helmets, a vague hand-drawn map, a quick lesson and a pat on the back...

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Laos New Year – A Three Day Water Fight

Apr

28

2012

New Year’s in south-east Asia doesn’t exactly line up with the western world date wise – and neither do the festivities. In 2012 (or 2556 over here), April 13th is the last day of the year, April 14th is the day of no day – or the day that sits between two years, and April 15th is...

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