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VW Festival

VW Festival

VW. VW. VW. Be prepared for an overload!  We are going to the Siam VW Festival in Bangkok, invited by our new Thai VW friends. Our first taste of a Dub meet, and we are super excited. Every type of VW is ours to gaze at, Beetles, Golfs, Kalman’s and just...
Family, Friends and Holiday time

Family, Friends and Holiday time

Finally, it’s holiday time for us, yes I know people think we are on one long holiday, but really we aren’t, honest! Long term travel is amazing, exciting and an adventure for sure BUT it also means leaving behind your family and friends for extended...
Hanging out in Halong Bay and Hanoi for Christmas

Hanging out in Halong Bay and Hanoi for Christmas

Hanoi for us will always be remembered as our “City of requirement” a bit like in Harry Potter’s room of requirement – everything we needed was there. We arrived in Hanoi at “Silly ‘O’ Clock”, weary from another...
Pretty Hoi An and an action packed visit to Phong Nha

Pretty Hoi An and an action packed visit to Phong Nha

Time waits for no man (or Tigger) and all that, so although we would have loved to have stayed longer on the beach, it’s time to move north and on to Hoi An.  It’s a long journey, and we decided to try the train, you need  to pre-book which is...
Boats, bikes and a disappointment!

Boats, bikes and a disappointment!

From the chaos of Ho Chi Min City, we travel south to the Mekong Delta.  Known as the “rice bowl” of Vietnam, it provides more than half of the rice for the country, in addition to the vast assortment of fruit and vegetables produced. It is a maze of...
Ho Chi Minh City – Madness and Mayhem

Ho Chi Minh City – Madness and Mayhem

Wow, wow and wow! What an introduction to Vietnam! Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) is like an over excited child on a sugar rush, wearing bright vivid colours, shouting, dancing and dragging you by the hand to come and explore, and absolutely not taking no for an answer!...
Lovely Lovely Laos

Lovely Lovely Laos

  Warning!  Not our usual chatty, flippant travel tales.  A bit more serious but stick with it and learn about the lovely people of Laos and their lives.  After leaving China through the ornate border gate and the commerce of the Chinese trading...
Panda’s, Buddha’s and a bit of a dust up!

Panda’s, Buddha’s and a bit of a dust up!

We are now more or less half way through our China adventure, the only down side is that we don’t have more time. Getting across China from north to south in one month is an awful lot of driving and certainly doesn’t allow for all of the stops we would...
New Friends and New Adventures

New Friends and New Adventures

China is an exciting and different part of our journey as we will be travelling with other overlanders in a convoy!. You are not allowed to travel through China without a Chinese guide with you which makes the trip an expensive one.  To help cut down on the...
Where are we???!!!

Where are we???!!!

Passing out of  Russia was via a 20km no mans land to reach Mongolia, hilly grassland with only the occasional car track heading up steep inclines to goodness knows where. We were told that there was no stopping or camping in this buffer zone between the two...
Silk route culture

Silk route culture

  Fast facts Area 447,400sq mtrs Population 29.3million – the most populated of the Central Asian countries Capital Tashkent   John has decided he would like to have a say in the blog as well so his comments etc are in blue/italics and will probably be...
Totally Bonkers!

Totally Bonkers!

We have been really excited about visiting Turkmenistan,  on the crossing over the Turkish lorry drivers keep saying “Turkmenistan”  and then  pulling strange faces this doesn’t bode to well! But before we talk about our adventures  a little...