Asia Backpacking


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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



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See trip index here, Laos index here, and more photos from Laos here Vang Vieng is pretty much a nowhere place – its entire existence seems to be a travellers way point and has little Laos character, but the scenery and activities more than make up for it.  To be […]

89-93 Vang Vieng to Luang Prabang


See trip index here, Laos index here, and more photos from Laos here Savannakhet is one of the first places we’ve been pleased to get away from.  Unless you are into Eco Treks and homestays then its rather dull, apart from trying to escape from the most aggressive dogs we’ve […]

86-89 Savannakhet – Vientiane – Vang Vieng



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See trip index here, Laos index here, and more photos from Laos here We only stopped at Pakse as it was a convenient destination when crossing into Laos, and to be fair it doesn’t have any must see sights.  However, as an intro to Lao Peoples Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) […]

83-86 Pakse to Savannakhet


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See trip index here, Laos index here, and more photos from Laos here As mentioned previously, there is very little information on the Internet about getting from Cambodia to Laos via the route we are going.  What information exists is conflicting and though we hope all the good things we […]

81-83 Kratie to Pakse (Laos)



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Cambodia 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   USD gbp USD gbp Accommodation $326.00 £207.45 $17.16 £10.92 Busses $94.00 £59.82 […]

Camboida Costs and Review


See trip index here, Cambodia index here, and more photos from Cambodia here Our last chilled day in sunny Siem Reap we did research on how to get to our next destination – Kratie – on the way to Pakse in Laos.  Quite a journey with very limited options, and […]

77-80 Siem Reap to Kratie



See trip index here, Cambodia index here, and more photos from Cambodia here After another lovely street food meal, with some superb shakes we said goodbye to Battambang – a tatty place with a friendly feel.  Hopefully it will improve over the next few years.  Our bus journey from Battambang […]

73-77 Battambang to Siem Reap (Angkor Wat etc)


Below is a very very rough map of the route we’ve taken.  Doesn’t look much, but we’ve fitted in all we can!  Details of the trip index can be found here The colours are:- Blue:  Overland by bus or train Black:  Flight Red: Boat Yellow:  Combination of bus/boat   View […]

SE Asia Trip – Map of route



See trip index here, Cambodia index here, and more photos from Cambodia here On our return to Phnom Penh, we wondered if our positive views would change after our experience in Sinanoukeville, as to be fair, there are plenty of girlie bars and “hello tuktuk!” men.  But something about PP […]

69-73 Phnom Penh to Battambang