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...
Travel Diaries – Malaysia

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...
Travel Diaries – Myanmar

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...
Wat Rong Khun, The White Temple of Chiang Rai

Wat Rong Khun, The White Temple of 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 see this temple (but the town has so much more to offer, see my Chiang Rai...
Things to do in Chiang Rai

Things to do in Chiang Rai

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...
Travel Diaries – Thailand

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...
How to get to Buddha Park by Bus

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 it, 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! Buddha Park But first, what is Buddha Park? Located about 25km...
Travel Diaries – Laos

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,...
Travel Diaries – Vietnam

Travel Diaries – Vietnam

Gap Year Days 270 – 281 I was looking forward to getting back to Vietnam. We had spent three weeks here almost exactly five years ago, and had enjoyed our visit to Hoi An then, and wanted to spend a more time around the central area of Vietnam. It had been hot...
Travel Diaries – Cambodia

Travel Diaries – Cambodia

Gap Year Days 260 – 270 After the chaos of leaving Macau we arrived at our hotel in Phnom Penh at around 9am having had little to no sleep. As we booked our accomodation here while at the airport yesterday, we decided to spend six days in Phnom Penh. This was...
Travel Diaries – Macau

Travel Diaries – Macau

Gap Year Days 257 – 259 We hadn’t been to Macau before, and once I had added Hong Kong to the itinerary, it was a no-brainer to also pop over to Macau for a couple of nights. I hadn’t really had much interest in Macau previously, but we were so close, had...