mountains

Australia (part 2) – 2008

27/12/2008 - The Lindley Tour of Inland Sunshine Coast   The girls (Auntie Tracy, Jan and I) in the VW Beetle were following the boys (Uncle David, Richard and Matty) in the Van as we whizzed up the moto...
with georgina

Australia (part 1) – 2008

22/12/2008 - Welcome to Australia I am sleeping in the flat under the house where my 16 year old cousin Georgina sleeps. Its the only place in the house that has aircon, which is a godsend considering it is no...

Luang Prabang (part 3) – 2008

16/12/2008 - Tried Squirrel? I got the t-shirt... I got my staff t-shirt today which I was very excited about. I intend to wear it for the rest of the week, all day and night, until I leave. I think I must ...
laos family

Luang Prabang (part 2) – 2008

13/12/2008 - Wood Collecting and Cocktail Party I signed myself up to go Wood Collecting with Pong and the family. It ended up being a popular sign-up so the other 8 volunteers and I were taken by mini-...
Luang Prabang Waterfalls ESellers

Luang Prabang (part 1) – 2008

9/12/2008 - Waterfalls, Lao BBQ and X-Men It was bloody freezing this morning, not what I was expecting from travelling in the tropics and therefore I am completely unprepared for such cold weather. I have o...
buddhist monks

Chiang Mai (part 3) – 2008

6/12/2008 - Alms Offering to 11,250 Monks and the Night Bazaar It was 5am, it was pitch black and there was loud thumping on the hostel front door. I rolled over in my bed and made a quiet groan, knowing that ...
sunset

Chiang Mai (part 2) – 2008

26/11/2008 - Deluxe Camping Trip Motorbikes, Ox-carts, Elephants, Riding on the roof of a pick-up truck, White water rafting, Trekking, Hot springs and Camping.....this was one hell of a day. Jimmy, Sunil, No...
Doi Suthep

Chiang Mai (part 1) – 2008

21/11/2008 - Hello to Chiang Mai Being on an open carriage meant that once one person was up and about, we all were. Not that I was getting much sleep. The breakfast they brought was truly awful - the sausage ...
street food

Back to Bangkok – 2008

17/11/2008 - Boat, bus, train - the journey north I spent most of my morning packing and checking out of PP Princess. The hotel tried to screw me out of 40 baht (just under a quid) for some water that I had al...
ton sai

Ko Phi Phi – 2008

11/11/2008 - A rude awakening I had probably passed out the night before, I had drank an inordinate amount and had an awesome time with Tess and Rob. I was rudely woken by banging on the door of my hotel room...