Songkran! An Epic Waterfight on Koh Tao

What is Songkran you ask? I asked the very same question and got two answers from various people regarding the 13th of April. 1. It’s the Thai New Year according to the Buddhist calendar. 2. It’s the one day a year on Koh Tao where everything is shut and you get drunk and there’s an…

COPE Rehabilitation Centre – Vientiane, Laos

Cost Free A tuk-tuk will cost about 50,000 kip each way from the centre of the city. We hired a motorbike for 24 hours for 60,000 kip and rode to COPE. What A FREE museum where you can learn about ‘The Secret War’ that America conducted against Laos a few decades ago. You also learn…

Off The Grid In Northern Thailand

There’s a reason why the blog has been quiet. We have been heading further north from Chiang Mai after saying goodbye to our friends Scott and Sarah. It is a very special little world up here. Sometimes we go days without spotting another tourist or meeting anyone that speaks English. We order food and bargain…

1864 Corners In North-West Thailand

The Mae Hong Son loop in north-west Thailand is known for its many bends. It is claimed there are 1864 of them. In Mae Hong Son itself there is a shop dedicated to 1864 branded souvenirs! I didn’t count them, however I can confirm that there are many, many corners. Some are very sharp and…

Mae Sa Valley Loop – Take One

After our 10 day motorbike adventure in Mae Hong Son, we returned to Chiang Mai yesterday. We still had our bike today and decided to do the 100km Mae Sa Valley loop, before we return our trusty Honda Dream. This is apparently one of the most picturesque 100km you can ride in northern Thailand. So,…

A Three Day Trek; Water Bombs, Leeches & LaoLao Whiskey

So we booked a three day trek with Jewel Travel Laos to trek around Nong Khiaw starting from Ban (Village) Houy Khong, through Ban Vieg Hinh and Ban Payong and down to the river where we would catch a boat back to Nong Khiaw. As we had met up with the Aussie couple from Sapa,…

Motorbiking the Ma Pi Leng Pass From Dong Van To Meo Vac

Another very delayed post about a very special part of our journey. A short ride from Dong Van is where the road known as the Ma Pi Leng pass begins. It is arguably the most scenic route in Vietnam. I was very excited to ride it. The sun was out and around the last corner…

25 Days in Hanoi

We’ve spent 25 days in Hanoi, Vietnam and what have we done during this time? We had some delicious coffee with condensed milk. We ate some fried tofu with noodles. We drank some more coffee. We watched a movie at Vincom Megastar Cineplex. Then we watched another movie. Drank some more coffee. Went to a…

Top 10 Things To Do In Cambodia

In the order that I remember them. 1. Get a Blind Massage This is definitely an experience. No pampering, no fuss, just exactly what it says on the sign. A massage by a blind masseur. 60 minutes for $5. A few dollars for a good cause to help the blind make a living working instead…