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September 2016 – A List Too Long
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Month: September 2016

T+49: Life’s a Beach

T+49: Life’s a Beach

Ho Chi Minh (Saigon) So after leaving Phnom Penh, we arrived in Ho Chi Minh City (previously called Saigon, though both names are used interchangeably), and found ourselves on another pub crawl. A good night, but as is the case with travelling you can run into the same people you’ve met before at random times. So when we see someone come up to us going “I’ve seen you naked!” (referring to the time we went skinny dipping), it was a…

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T+41: Would you like to throw a hand grenade?

T+41: Would you like to throw a hand grenade?

So to explain the title… as you know when walking around Asia you get hassled a lot by Tuk Tuks, street vendors or ‘tour guides’. During our stay in Phnom Penh we decided to take a walk around the city. A Tuk Tuk driver tried to sell us the Killing Fields. I explained to him that we went yesterday, he asked where we wanted to go, I said I want to do what the locals do – at this point…

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T+32: Cambodia so far

T+32: Cambodia so far

So we’re half way through Cambodia now, currently chilling out at our hostel in Sihanoukville. So far its been so good – Claire favourite place so far, and a lot more has happened compared to Laos. Siem Reap Crossing the border into Cambodia was simple enough, $40 USD to do it. We also had to have our throats scanned with a laser to see if we had malaria or dengue fever. None of us did, so that was a relief….

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T+22: Been There Don Det

T+22: Been There Don Det

After my last post we have gone through the rest of Laos quite fast. This is for two reasons, one) it’s wet season and therefore a number of the activities have been closed. two) half our group is on a tight schedule and we wanted to all stay together for a few more nights. Koun Kham After saying goodbye to Aoife¬†and Nick, the rest of our group headed down south to Koun Kham (near Kong Lor Cave). We weren’t quite…

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