river

Doing the Laos Loop Without Planning It First

September 14, 2014
Thumbnail image for Doing the Laos Loop Without Planning It First

We were fresh from the tranquil surroundings of Si Phan Don and the 4000 Islands. Our first days in Laos were peaceful and incredibly relaxing. But things were set to change quite drastically. I don’t know where we first heard about ‘The Loop’ but it sounded fun and we decided we’d do a little bit of it, in […]

Read the full article →

Tubing in Vang Vieng: a cautionary tale

February 20, 2013
Thumbnail image for Tubing in Vang Vieng: a cautionary tale

When I woke the morning after tubing the Nam Song River, I felt lucky to be alive. That’s a precious feeling we don’t get to experience enough, but I could have done without it. My legs were scratched and my body was bruised, my blood still pumped with substances I wasn’t too familiar with, but […]

Read the full article →

Cycling the Mekong Discovery Trail

October 9, 2012
Thumbnail image for Cycling the Mekong Discovery Trail

I’m not a big cyclist. I blame it on living on a steep hill for my entire childhood and a close run-in with drowning in a lake whilst learning. I was the only one in my group whose back wheel skidded over the edge of The World’s Most Dangerous Road in Bolivia, and yet the […]

Read the full article →

A taste of New Zealand… in Devon

October 3, 2012
Thumbnail image for A taste of New Zealand… in Devon

I could easily say that the days I spent in Marlborough, New Zealand, were amongst the best of my life. We enjoyed the kind of warm weather that soaks into your bones without making you sweat, with blue skies and blobs of meringue for clouds. We camped in comfort by a stream filled with ducks […]

Read the full article →

Eco-lodging it up in Cambodia

September 14, 2012
Thumbnail image for Eco-lodging it up in Cambodia

Every so often on our RTW trip, even on our shoestring budget, the accommodation was the destination. That was just the case for our visit to two of Cambodia’s prettiest coastal towns, Kep and Kampot. It was a short hop from the (relatively) bright lights of Phnom Penh to Kep, so sleepy it could barely […]

Read the full article →