Category Archives: Practical Information

A Siem Reap Cycle Tour

For anyone interested in doing their own cycle tour in Cambodia, this blog post is for you! When we searched the internet initially, we found that most of the information online was for guided tours with established companies in Siem … Continue reading

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The Dentist!

Going to the dentist is never something I look forward to, but I was especially nervous about going to the dentist in a foreign country… But, I had been getting toothache for several weeks now, and I was beginning to … Continue reading

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Kunming to Laos Overland

I arrived in Kunming from Dali, around 7.30pm and was hoping to find a bus to Jinghong that evening. I had been expecting to have to get a bus or taxi to the bus station, but on walking out of … Continue reading

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阳朔 (Yangshuo)

I’ve said it before, but Yangshuo is a special place. It is not typical China. Being as beautiful as it is, it attracts tourists from not only the rest of China, but also the rest of the world, and as … Continue reading

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Travelling China

Many travelers that I meet in South East Asia believe that travelling in China is difficult. This seems to be for two main reasons; firstly, the visa can seem difficult to obtain and secondly, the language barrier. The Visa So, … Continue reading

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A Whistlestop Tour

In ten days I travelled from Yangshuo in China to Chiang Mai, Thailand, arriving just in time for the New Year. In Hanoi, I stayed in Rendevous Hostel for one night for $5, £3.40. It was a nice hostel and … Continue reading

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A Sleeper Bus to Laos

I crossed the border by sleeper bus from Hanoi. I had not been on a sleeper before so had no idea what to expect but booked it through the hostel for convenience. I was collected from the hostel by a … Continue reading

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