Things to Do in Vientiane, Laos

What to do in Laos

Laos in South East Asia is becoming more and more popular with visitors to the region. The Laos capital, Vientiane, tends to be thought of a place to stop over for only a day or two on the way to more lauded locations in the country such as Luang Prabang and Vang Vieng. While passing … Read more

Climbing Mount Kinabalu

Climbing Mount Kinabalu

I’m sitting here with aching legs but a sense of satisfaction – just two days before writing this I ticked off a big item from my bucket list – I spent my birthday climbing Mount Kinabalu, the tallest mountain in Malaysia. Mount Kinabalu is situated on the island of Borneo, and the highest point, Low’s … Read more

Travel Diaries – Malaysia


Gap Year Days 308 – 322 We were really looking forward to getting to Malaysia. We had been here a few times before so it was a place we are familiar with. Simon’s mum comes from Malaysia, and as such he has lots of relatives here. This time we were going to be meeting some … Read more

Travel Diaries – Myanmar


Gap Year Days 297 – 308 We landed in Myanmar after a long layover in Bangkok to find the slowest immigration counters we have experienced in this whole trip, possibly forever. We started chatting to the girl following us in line, who happened to be a British girl living in Myanmar. While we stood there … Read more

Visiting The White Temple, Chiang Rai Thailand

White Temple Chiang Rai

Wat Rong Khun, or the White Temple as it’s more commonly known, is easily the most popular attraction in Chiang Rai, Thailand. I, like many others before me, came to Chiang Rai just to experience this Buddhist temple (but this northern Thailand town has so much more to offer, see my post on Things to do in … Read more

Things to do in Chiang Rai

Blue Temple

We were recently in the North of Thailand and decided to travel from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai. We hadn’t even looked at Chiang Rai activities, I just knew that the White Temple was there and I wanted to see it. If you are like me, you are also wondering what things to do in … Read more

Travel Diaries – Thailand


Gap Year Days 289 – 297 Normally when I write these diary posts they are easy! It’s finding the time in the first place that is often the hard part. Once I get started, it all just flows. This one though has been hard to get started on. Thailand just seems set to be a … Read more

How to get to Buddha Park by Bus

One of the best things to do in Vientiane, Laos is visit Buddha Park. I read a lot about how to get to Buddha Park, but information on how to get there by bus was a bit vague. So here’s exactly how to get to Buddha Park by bus! This article may contain affiliate links. … Read more

Travel Diaries – Laos


Gap Year Days 281 – 289 We decided to go to Laos without spending a whole lot of time thinking about what we would do once we got there. I had thought we would have plenty of time to research, but we got on the plane just as clueless. Although I am trying hard, totally winging … Read more