Monthly Archives: March 2012


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Blimey.  Only takes a few days back from Asia and I’m back into campervan mode!  Our van is cleaned, had a bit of DIY maintenance, and we’re off on Friday for a couple of weeks in the UK house hunting. Just noticed Bordatlas (or board atlas!) is now available on […]

Bordatlas 2012 now available easily and cheaply


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Mistakes We aren’t perfect, and we made a few mistakes along the way!  Here are some: Brought too much!  Our 35+8 litre rucksacks were perfect, but we still brought too much.  Laundry is cheap and by weight, so you could bring less and wash it more.  No need to bring […]

SE Asia, Mistakes & Lessons



Costs Flights return UK-Bangkok £1,012       Flights from Krabi(TH) to Kuala Lumpar (MY) £159       Flights from Kuala Lumpar(MY) to Hanoi(VN) £250       Insurance £195       Vaccines £40       Visa – Thailand (double entry) £132 £56+£10 fees each   Visa […]

SE Asia Costs and Review


Northern Thailand Costs and Review See our general tip page here.  Note the costs here do not include flights, vaccines and insurance etc – this will be detailed at the end of the trip.   Total per day   THB gbp THB gbp Accommodation 14550 £311.92 808 £17.33 Trains 12 […]

Northern Thailand Review and Costs Summary



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See trip index here, Northern Thailand index here and more photos from Northern Thailand here For a couple of chilled days we decided to head to Pattaya which is probably not one of the best places in Thailand!  One guidebook quotes it as the place where all the Western and […]

116-120 Pattaya, Bangkok to Home


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See trip index here, Northern Thailand index here and more photos from Northern Thailand here Sukhothai has a new town which in itself is nothing special, just a typical newish Thai town.  Market, night market, and lots of cheapish street food.  The main reason to stop here is for the […]

111-115 Sukhothai to Ayutthaya



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See trip index here, Northern Thailand index here and more photos from Northern Thailand here Our guest house in Chiang Mai was about our 5th or 6th choice, all the others were fully booked.  We’re glad we did book though as the city is large and trying to find one […]

106-111 Chiang Mai to Sukhothai


See trip index here, Northern Thailand index here and more photos from Northern Thailand here We awoke our last morning in Laos with slight trepidation, as we loved our earlier time in Thailand and we didn’t know if we would think the same now we are a bit more experienced.  […]

102-105 Houei Xai – Chiang Khong – Chiang Rai – ...



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Laos Costs and Review See our general tip page here.  Note the costs here do not include external flights, vaccines and insurance etc – this will be detailed at the end of the trip.   Total per day   LAK gbp LAK gbp Accommodation 3,212,000 £273.09 160,600 £13.65 Busses 500,000 £42.51 […]

Laos Costs and Review


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See trip index here, Laos index here, and more photos from Laos here The journey from Luang Prabang to Houei Xai (or vice versa) has been in the back of our minds since before we left.  The internet describes it as an arduous journey, but on our route it is […]

100-101 Luang Prabang – Pak Beng – Houei Xai



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See trip index here, Laos index here, and more photos from Laos here Luang Prabang has a reputation of being a chilled and special place in Laos – but with this reputation comes the growing menace of touts.  Even the bus tuk-tuk driver tried to get away lightly by not […]

94-99 Luang Prabang