The Penguin Parade: Phillip Island, Australia.

The attraction known as the ‘Penguin Parade’ has been drawing crowds to Phillip Island (just off of Melbourne’s coast) since the 1920’s, when Australians used to view ‘Little Penguins’ by torch light as they waddled back across the beach to their burrows after days at sea. What ensued however was many years of rampant tourism […]

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Cooking With Joy – A great afternoon in Koh Tao.

As I have previously mentioned, Matt has been doing his PADI Open Water Qualification over the last few days and I have been entertaining myself. I have wanted to do a Thai cooking class since we first arrived in Bangkok in January and had a quick google to see if there were any in Koh […]

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Cambodia, it was short and sweet. Hello Bangkok.

We left Cambodia after only ten days, more due to time restraints than by choice. It doesn’t feel like we’ve been able to see a lot of this country; and it’s true we haven’t!  As I think I’ve previously mentioned when talking about Laos, before I came out here I naively thought every country we […]

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Angkor Wat?! – How a day trip from Siem Reap cost us over $100.

One of the reasons I wanted to visit Cambodia in the first place was to see Angkor Wat; the hugely famous ancient temple that adorns the country’s flag and the largest religious site in the world. I was excited to visit a temple and city that were a mixture of structure and ruin, imagining sights […]

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Cu Chi Tunnels – Half Day Tour, Ho Chi Minh.

Situated 30km outside of Ho Chi Minh city, the Cu Chi Tunnels are an intricate maze of underground passages that were used by Vietnam soldiers in the fight against US military in the country. The tunnels were used as hiding places, military bases, hospitals and storage and helped guerrilla soldiers in Vietnam remain undetected by […]

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The War Remnants Museum: Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.

For our first day in Ho Chi Minh, we decided to head to the War Remnants Museum. We were well aware that we had travelled the length of Vietnam and while we had seen a lot of culture, we had not delved very far into the fraught recent history of the country.  The museum is […]

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Kuang Si Waterfall, Luang Prabang, Laos.

This was by far the highlight of our time in Luang Prabang, with Matt even saying that it was the best day of his life (somehow I don’t think this is strictly true but we’ll go with it).  We decided to book onto a tour visit to the falls as it saved a bit of […]

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Hup 2, 3, 4 – 48 hours with Jungle Book’s Finest

So in a previous post I mentioned that on my last visit to Thailand I rode an Elephant; naive and unaware that by doing so I was buying into a tourist trade of cruelty and torture. This time around therefore I wanted to do something to give back, as well having a positive experience with […]

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Jim Thompson House – The King of Silk

Listed in the Lonely Planet as a top attraction and 5th on Google, we decided that this museum sounded rather interesting. Near Siam square, Jim Thompson house is a tranquil paradise in an urban jungle. Jim Thompson was an American who moved to Thailand and revolutionised the silk industry, taking what was a declining cottage […]

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