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Thailand – Bangkok – 12th March

We stayed at a great hostel in Bangkok called Hostelling International Bangkok, it’s around half and hour from Khao San road heading up river. It’s a little tricky to find, especially at 5 in the morning but once we got our bearings we thought the … Read More

notworkrelated HCMC

Vietnam – Ho Chi Minh City – 23rd/24th January

Upon arriving in HCMC we checked into our hostel, realsied that the tour operator was closed on a Sunday so would have to get up early the next day to book the tour we wanted to do in a few days and then headed out … Read More

notworkrelated Hue to Hoi An

Vietnam – Hue to Hoi An – 13th January

We arrived at 8am in Hue after a bumpy overnight sleeper journey. The bus was packed with westerners which made a change from those our travels in China, but it was nice as Helen befriended a South-American Fashion journalist and watched a few episodes of … Read More

notworkrelated Dali Bike Ride

China – Dali bike ride 21st – 22nd December

We went out for a bike ride with one of the Chinese girls’ Sylvia who was staying in the dorm with us, she was friends with another of the girls working at the hostel. It was good to have her with us as she could … Read More


China – Tunxi & Huangshan – 9th December

Traveling around China has been easier than either of us had imagined especially after hearing some dodgy stories from travelers in Japan who had come here and left pretty quickly. We left our hostel behind early on the morning and headed to the bus station … Read More

notworkrelated Shanghai

China – Shanghai – 8th December

Last day in Shanghai and we had some catching up to do with the blog so we stayed in the hostel cafe until midday and then went out in search of some older looking parts of Shanghai. On our way to Shanghai old town and … Read More

notworkrelated Summer Palace Beijing

China – Beijing – Summer Palace – 18th November

We didn’t want to write too much about our visit to the Summer Palace as we feel the imagery may say more. We were really captivated by this magnificent site consisting of lakes, temples, bridges, paths, pavilions and hilly landscape. It truly is a breathtaking … Read More