Sepilok, Sabah (Malaysian Borneo)

A fair few of our destinations have a very specific theme. Cambodia was all about the temples and Thailand was all about beaches. For us Borneo was all about monkeying around. We flew from KL and landed in Sandakan on the north eastern coast of Borneo. We then grabbed a taxi to our B&B in…

Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

After a fantastic few days on the beach we moved on to Malaysia. The journey from Ko Lanta was very easy as nearby Krabi has an Airport. So no scary bus journeys this time. Kuala Lumpur, or KL as it is usually known is an intriguing city of mixed ethnicity. This is best reflected in the…

Ko Samui to Ko Lanta

Getting to Ko Lanta was never going to be straight forward. The journey was to take us right across Thailand by way of the catamaran, two buses, two minibuses and two ferry journeys. We arose at 6am and we were picked up by a coach at 7am and taken to the dock. Having swallowed sea…

A Quick Update

This morning we left the incredible island of Ko Lanta in Thailand and flew (via Krabbi) to Kuala Lumpur. Photographs and words to follow tomorrow hopefully.

Ko Samui, Thailand

After Ko Tao we were wondering if we would find the quiet beach front location we were looking for. But after some research on our new destination we were hopeful that we could base ourselves in a good location. Things were definately looking up too as the catamaran journey to Ko Samui went swimmingly. No waves and…

Ko Tao, Thailand

After the traumatic catamaran journey to Ko Tao, we couldn’t wait to check into our accommodation, lose the backpacks and hit the beach. We had pre-booked a basic bungalow a few minutes walk from Sairee Beach, which is Koh Tao’s main beach and not too far from the pier, so we thought it would be…

Bangkok to Ko Tao

It seems that our journeys are becoming the star of the show, and not always for good reasons. To get to Ko Tao we had to take a night train from Bangkok, a coach ride and then an early morning boat ride. The train journey went like a dream. We arrived at the station in…

Cambodia

Our plan in so far as Cambodia was really to treat it as a way of getting from Vietnam to Thailand and to visit Angkor. We didn’t know quite what to expect from Cambodia and were a little nervous. Some people had told us how friendly the Cambodians were whilst another traveller told us we…

Cambodia to Thailand

Having experienced rail travel and air travel we were now going to make our way between Siem Reap in Cambodia and Bangkok in Thailand by way of coach travel. As is always the case in this part of the world the coach looked nothing like the picture in the travel agency offices. And it soon…

Angkor Day 2

Our second day at Angkor begun with a 5am pick up from our guest house. One of the major attractions is to see the sunrise at Angkor Wat. As Angkor Wat is Cambodia’s biggest tourist attraction we were to share the experience with thousands of other tourists. The sun rise was very pleasant, though not…

Angkor Day 1

For many years we have wanted to visit the various temples at Angkor. So the past 2 days have been a dream come true for us both. The mass of temples located at Angkor were built between the 9th and 13th centuries AD and there are said to number over 1,000. Many are small and…