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Is this Lilliput? : Cau doc

An enjoyable six-hour boat journey along the mighty Mekong River provides us delivery all the way from Phnom Penh to the upper reaches of the Mekong delta at Cau Doc, Vietnam. Having crossed the Vietnamese border a little way upstream, … Continue reading

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The Killing Fields : Choeung Ek

Before leaving Cambodia for Vietnam, we stayed one more night in Phnom Penh as we still yet to take in the Genocide Memorial Centre, some 17km outside of the city. Choeung Ek is popularly referred to as “The Killing Fields” … Continue reading

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An eye for an “aye” : The Mae Kok River

All Watted out after our exertions in Tha Ton, it was time to get the river boat along the Mae Kok to the provincial town of Chiang Rai. The boat departs each day at 1230 and is a simple, narrow, … Continue reading

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Stand up for your rites: Rai Leh

With our friends Phil and Tereza finally having arrived in Ao Nang following a last-minute transfer panic at Bangkok Airport, we all made our way onto a longtail boat for the 15 min journey to the Rai Leh peninsular where … Continue reading

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The morning after the night before : Kuala Lumpur

Nine weeks and counting on the road, with not a sickness bug between the three of us to show for our efforts. That has to be some kind of a record, right? The 0.5 and I have concluded that there … Continue reading

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What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger: Malacca

All spent of Indonesian Rupiah, we flew out of Denpasar, Bali on 13th October on an Air Asia flight to Singapore. I’m still in two minds about whether we left Bali at the right time or whether in hindsight I … Continue reading

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Yet more crap – Sanur

So far on out trip we have been on a roll as far as accident avoidance is concerned. Apart from the odd occasion when “The Boy” has decided to pee at an inopportune moment whilst sans nappy, we’ve pretty much … Continue reading

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