Monthly Archives: December 2010

Kuala Lumpur, then home to a perfect gift

I’m sitting writing this at my sister’s kitchen table in Cowfold, wearing fingerless gloves, (almost) the entire contents of my suitcase and a nice warm fleece top (Christmas present from my lovely mum). It’s taken some adjustment to be back … Continue reading

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Mixed Emotions in Khao Lak, and Goodbye to Thailand

It’s been mixed emotions since returning to Khao Lak after the dive trip. I’m really missing the life and people on the boat, and am aware of the days rushing by until I’m due back in Europe. I can’t help … Continue reading

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Return to the Similans

I loved my last dive trip to the Similan Islands on the Manta Queen I so much that I decided to do the whole thing again one month later. This time I loved it even more. There were a few … Continue reading

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Crossing the border with a bag of frogs

So, it was finally time to leave Laos and make our way across to the Thai border. In our last adventure together, Rahel and I had decided to forego the boring ‘VIP bus’ experience in favour of local transport, so … Continue reading

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Four Thousand Island Dreaming and Goodbye Laos

We got to the Si Phan Don (Four Thousand Islands) area in the very south of Laos on a grubby local bus that reminded me of the truck in the old Spielberg film ‘Duel’. It was a miracle that the … Continue reading

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Looping the Laos Loop

Ever since I’d heard stories about the Konglor Caves in central Laos I’d decided that I really wanted to visit. I love caves, and ones that involve a 7.5km underground longboat ride through the darkness sounded fantastic. So we caught … Continue reading

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Escape to Ventiane

After 24 hours in my sickbed, I woke feeling well enough to keep down some breakfast. That was a good enough reason for me to escape Vang Vieng! Still a little weak and nauseous, I boarded the bus to Ventiane. … Continue reading

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