Koh Tao Festival 2016 Toilets. What to Expect.

Koh Tao Festival is upon us again! ┬áIt happens every year, and is a two day event run by the Save Koh Tao organisation, and the local Koh Taoian community. This year it falls on the 18th and 19th of June, and right now I can hear the thumping bass from the festival grounds. It’s…

Money Matters in South East Asia

Money is obviously important everywhere and anywhere, but especially when you’re moving from one place to another, and changing currencies. Here are a few things we discovered about money as we traveled.

BeerLao Company Factory Tour – Is It Worth It?

Cost 40,000 kip per person Is It Worth It? No You get to watch a basic corporate video in their private air-conditioned cinema. The video details the history, investor stats, what awards the beer has achieved, and future plans for the company, but not enough information about the ingredients, how the beer is brewed, or…

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…

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,…

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…

Ho Chi Minh’s Body

Today we went to see Vietnam’s most famed deceased person, Mr. Ho Chi Minh. Yes, deceased. Dead. Ho Chi Minh, more affectionately known as Uncle Ho, is the man who is famed for unifying Vietnam and fighting the Japanese, the French and then the Americans. And he’s dead. Since 1969 actually. Against his wishes, the…

Cao Dai & Cu Chi Tunnels

Because we love big tourist bus tours to sights, we decided to do the day trip to Cao Dai and Cu Chi tunnels. They picked us up from our hotel by walking. Someone came and walked with us to the bus – classic. The bus was very nice, we got some food and water, there…

Go to the Cinemas in Ho Chi Minh – Check!

Went for a walk along the riverside before we got rained out. Wearing our ridiculous ponchos we wandered into the Bitexco Financial Building, the highest building in Ho Chi Minh City at 262 meters. It provided shelter from the rain, air-conditioning from the humidity and when we stumbled upon the cinema inside, we were so…

Elephant Trek in Sen Monorom, Mondulkiri

Besides the politics, we were very excited to embark on our elephant trek today. Mr. Tree drove us out to the local Bunong village where we met our guide at his house. His wife had just given birth four days ago. Their house was basic with an open fire inside. Soon after we met our…