Category Archives: Best of the Blog

Christmas 2016

The landscape that surrounds Yangshuo is as extraordinary as its reputation suggests. It would be completely flat, except for the hundreds of limestone karsts scattered across the area: huge mounds of white and orange rock protruding from the ground. There … Continue reading

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Anlong Veng to Siem Reap

It is 126km (over 80 miles) from Anlong Veng to Siem Reap, if you take the short cut through Angkor Wat. What we didn’t realise until later, was that you were unable to take this shortcut that we had in … Continue reading

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Sra Aem to Anlong Veng

Feeling thoroughly refreshed after our amazing night in the grandest hotel yet, we set off on our penultimate day in high spirits. As was becoming regular tradition we sat and ate barbequed pork on rice with pickled veg for breakfast … Continue reading

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Kulin to Sra Aem

As with the other mornings, we set off in good time, but unlike yesterday, we decided to stop for a proper breakfast, rather than survive on sugar all morning, and we were so glad we had! Unlike the other days … Continue reading

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Svay Leu to Kulin (Kulean)

Despite our night in a grim “hotel” both Fi and I slept reasonably well, and thankfully, we seemed to escape the bed bugs, a genuine concern in a place so dirty. We set off early, as much to get out … Continue reading

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Siem Reap to Svay Leu

Fi (my sister) and I set off from Siem Reap at 8.30am on Tuesday morning. We were carrying a small rucksack each with a couple of changes of clothes, some toiletries, a few spare inner tubes and a pack of cards … Continue reading

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A Motorbike Tour

I rolled (quite literally) into the very edge of Sapa town in the north of Vietnam completely bedraggled and close to tears. This was not how I had imagined our arrival to our final destination. Just moments before my bike’s … Continue reading

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