Days 51 & 52 – The Modern Singapore

We said goodbye and flew to Singapore, a very different country to what I’d been staying in for the past seven weeks. It was everything India, Vietnam and Cambodia weren’t, ridiculously clean, free from outspoken sellers, and technologically advanced. The train system was the easiest I’ve ever encountered, making it a breeze for any tourist…

Days 49 & 50 – The Not-So Floating Village

As the title would infer, we traveled to a floating village about an hour from Siem Reap, however given it was the dry season, it was more or less a village of houses all raised on stilts. Minus these stilts, it reminded me of my home in India, the sense of community that is immediately…

Days 47 & 48 -Cheap Drinks, Cheap Crepes

Another six hour bus brought us further north of Cambodia, to Siem Reap. These roads were of lesser quality than the road that brought us from Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Penh, which made for some exciting bumps towards the end of the ride, though we still survived. I’ve found that the happy hours here…

Days 45 & 46 – Cambodia, My Love

The people of Cambodia are some of the most beautiful people I’ve ever met. Their kind hearts make you feel so welcome and it makes the experience of the country that much better and more enjoyable. I fell in love with the country as soon as I arrived, finding that the tuk tuk drivers weren’t…

Days 43 & 44 РFinishing in Vietnam and Traveling to Cambodia 

A day trip to the Mekong Delta exposed us to the slightly more rural side of southern Vietnam. We were shown the creation of coconut candies, something made entirely by hand-operated machinery, very different to the solely machine created products we buy at home. We encountered a peaceful ride on a boat with a questionable…

Days 41 & 42 – ‘I Sell For You Cheap’

The driving I experienced in India was probably worse than what I’ve been seeing in Vietnam, however nothing beats the roundabouts here that India lacked. Nothing short of crazy; cars and motorbikes attempt to take turns entering and exiting the roundabout, but it’s basically just a free-for-all for both vehicles and walkers. The real brave…

Days 39 & 40 – My Son and Marble Mountain

My Son is situated some 70km from Hoi An, a setting of ancient ruins upon what the words My Son actually mean, ‘beautiful mountains’. The preservation of the ruins was unbelievable, only some having been reinforced over the past 30 years or so. Walking through and learning of the bombings that had occurred there was…

Days 37 & 38 – Night Markets of Hoi An

We flew into Da Nang City and caught a taxi down to Hoi An, a beautiful town on the coast of central Vietnam. Centered around a river filled with Vietnamese people trying to sell their boat trips, it made for a lovely walk around each day. We experienced the pressure of the shop owners as…

Days 35 & 36 – Ha Long Bay Day Trip

Ha Long Bay is a beautiful part of Vietnam’s coast which we had the privilege of experiencing. We took a day trip there from our hotel in Hanoi, a 2 hour bus ride, although only after the motorbike ride to catch up with the bus as they’d forgotten to pick us up. I was lucky…

Days 33 & 34 – Over to Vietnam

Day 33 of my trip, day 1 of Vietnam. I flew into Hanoi to meet Ryan, my first taste of home life in one month. We started off with the touristy spots, hitting up the beautiful Temple of Literature and taking a walk around Hoan Kiem Lake. It was a very different style of traveling…