Clarkson described it as “a deserted ribbon of perfection, one of the best coast roads in the world”. So when we saw that we could hire a motorbike (oh ok, we opted for a twist and go scooter) and drive along this awesome Pass ourselves we jumped at the chance. Along the journey from Hoi … More Top Gear Challenge: The Hoi Van Pass and Marble Mountain
We arrived from Dalat in Hoi An after our first overnight sleeper bus. Considering the sleeper buses aren’t equipped to deal with the height/length of us Westerners we still managed to get a decent-ish sleep with our knees in our mouths before we arrived, so managed to spend the day wandering around the streets. The first thing … More The Beautiful and Ancient Hoi An in Vietnam
Da Lat, Vietnam is also known as ‘The City of Eternal Spring’ due to its consistent cool climate. Having been used to sticky heat for the past 3 months arriving there was a refreshing change and finally gave us an excuse to wear our hoodies we’ve needlessly packed. On our first night in Da Lat … More Da Lat, Vietnam: The City of Eternal Spring
We arrived in Saigon and our senses were immediately awakened. After a month in sleepy Cambodia it was a shock to the system to arrive in such a vibrant and chaotic, yet poetic city. The streets crowded with scooters and motobikes going every which way, fancy looking coffee shops on every corner, restaurants and shops … More Saigon Awakening
After our hair raising bus journey the previous day we had an early start to visit the famous floating g markets of the Mekong Delta in Vietnam. We got a taxi to take us to the docks at 5am. Here we met our boat woman for the day who instantly came across as slightly mad but happy. … More Vietnam Floating Markets in Can Tho
Our favourite snaps from our month in Cambodia.
After the Cambodia’s seaside party capital we made our way along the coast to Kampot which is famous for its laid back vibe. We had booked into some hobbit huts at an eco retreat a little outside the town and were looking forward to a few days of touring and chilling.
After three months of hard labour during our time volunteering we needed time to let our hair down, have some fun and chill out. Cambodia’s Southern coastline seemed the perfect place to do this and would be a good springboard into Vietnam. … More Cambodia’s Southern Coastline: Sihanoukville
Angkor, which was the old capital city of the Khmer Empire, lies to the north of the modern day Siem Reap. Angkor was once a great capital, a mega city of its time which has now been recognised as the largest pre-industrial city in the world. These days the city is in ruins but the … More Ancient Temples of Cambodia
On June 5th we travelled to Cambodia to start our final month of volunteering. Our new camp was in Beng Mealea and our camp leader was called Han, a great guy who cared a lot about his community. Over the next few weeks we engaged and support the local community through various projects and had a lot of fun along the way. … More Volunteering in Cambodia