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A brief foray into Indonesia

A brief foray into Indonesia

I don’t think we appreciated quite the size of Indonesia. It’s a big place! It’s nearly as wide as the USA – just with a lot of sea in between the islands! As such, three weeks was never going to be enough, but we can’t really complain....
The Hidden War

The Hidden War

​The ‘Secret War’ in Laos was a covert proxy war, fought in the shadows of the Vietnam War and was fuelled by the belligerent global Cold War superpowers. The war was fought between the Communist Pathet Lao which was effectively organised, equipped...

The Sapphires

A great movie about an Aboriginal soul group of 4 women who performed in front of American soldiers in the Vietnam War. Amazing voices, great songs, a lot of inspiration and most of all SOUL All rights on the pictures belong to Screen Australia,  Goalpost Film and the...
Hoi An

Hoi An

Hoi An gets it’s own post. It is that good. If I’m perfectly honest I’m not sure why we enjoyed it quite as much as we did. I’ve been trying to tell myself that it’s not because of the 9p beer (well… Probably 15p since Brexit), but...
South Vietnam

South Vietnam

Vietnam is a huge country. Sure, it’s not in the league of Kazakhstan or Russia, or even Mongolia, but it’s still pretty big – particularly as the temptation is to try and see the whole country in one trip. We had 3 weeks, and to be honest, with any...
Vietnam

Vietnam

12-2011 If there’s a country in Southeast Asia that everybody has heard about, that’s definitely Vietnam. The war in Vietnam captured the attention of the West but centuries before that, almost everybody passed by here, the Chinese for a thousand years, the Khmers,...
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!...
Angekommen

Angekommen

Die Klimaanlage schnurrt leise vor sich hin, es ist angenehm kühl. Wir liegen in einem bequemen Bett und schauen an die hohe Decke des wunderschönen alten Hauses. Es ist ein gutes Gefühl. Wir sind zufrieden. Wir sind in Singapur angekommen. Gestern Abend haben wir...

Hanoï du 19 au 24 nov

C’est ici que nous commençons notre périple en Asie du sud-est. Le dépaysement est instantané. Nous savions un peu à quoi nous attendre étant déjà aller en Thaïlande et Thomas au Vietnam. C’est donc Charlie qui a fait son baptême de l’Asie.​La...
Coffee Colombia

Coffee Colombia

24th December Colombia is working on shaking off its perceived image as a dangerous and risky place to visit; to attract more visitors to its shores, it has adopted a new slogan ‘The only risk is wanting to stay’.  So far, it’s true, although we are always careful...
Enticing Mui Ne

Enticing Mui Ne

We pulled into town on the afternoon bus from Saigon. Heat waves shimmered off the pavement, and the smell of pungent fish sauce assaulted our sinuses. Saigon, our entry point into Vietnam, had been sheer chaos. Amazing, intriguing, delicious and dripping in history...
Planlos in Südostasien

Planlos in Südostasien

Nach der erfolgreichen Chinadurchquerung sind wir nun endlich in Laos gestrandet. Unsere Reiseplanung hat somit hier aufgehört und wir waren gewillt, uns ernsthafte Gedanken für den weiteren Reiseverlauf in Südostasien zu machen. Doch irgendwie scheinen...

Mais où sont-ils (prise 2)

Lents. Oui, nous sommes vraiment lents, sur la route comme sur le blog. Vous vous demandez où nous nous trouvons actuellement ? Si vous avez suivi un peu nos aventures, vous avez dû comprendre que nous ne sommes pas restés longtemps en Turquie....
The Micro-Start XP-1

The Micro-Start XP-1

It’s not often an experienced mechanic sounds giddy over the phone, but Dave Anderson sounded giddy when he called me from his Flagstaff, Arizona, shop, the Good Carma Garage (which really should be a radio program). “I just bought this thing off a tool truck, and you...
Mazatlan How We Love Thee

Mazatlan How We Love Thee

We arrived in Mazatlan fresh off the boat, and with no map we made our way through town to the Zona Dorada (The Golden Zone) in which the RV parks are located.  After some tediously uninteresting and un-blogpost worthy activities such as laundry and unpacking, we...
Happening Halong Bay

Happening Halong Bay

You Sing! You Sing! The karaoke microphone was thrust into Jim’s hand by the cheering crowd. Thick smoke circled the room, becoming increasingly worse as the passing tobacco bong was alternated by chain smoking cigarettes.. I sat silently, waiting to see what he would...