So Right it’s Koh Rong

So Right it’s Koh Rong

A 5 hour bus ride from Phnom Penh lies Sihanoukville.  Hot on the backpacker trail, this place is a future Patong beach; its islands – one of which I stayed at – are a future Koh Samui and Phangnan. It was not as pretty as I expected, I didn’t even take a photo there.  The … Continue reading

War

War

I’ve never known much about war.  I’ve learnt a lot about some of the wars in the world in the last 3 months.  The Vietnam War, the Cambodian Civil War, and the “Secret” War in Laos. I don’t understand it.  I don’t understand how people can be so murderous cold blooded killers.  How can one … Continue reading

Read a bit more about Vann Nath and the Cambodian Civil War in this informative blog post by kookyniecourier.com

Southern Vietnam Part 3: Ho Chi Minh City

Part 3. HCMC Ho Chi Minh City was the next stop on our trip. We visited the Botanical Gardens and Zoo, War Remnants Museum, a water theme park, and Cu Chi Tunnels.  The Botanical Gardens and Zoo aren’t really worth the mention, except for the fact that the animals seem depressed and lonely.  I don’t … Continue reading

Travel Lesson 7 – barefoot climbing

Never go barefoot when rock climbing. Rock climbing shoes exist for a reason.  That is to make sure you do not cut your precious feet on razor sharp rocks. I didn’t want to pay for the full day excursion of deep water soloing firstly because I wasn’t comfortable with my climbing ability (I had only … Continue reading

Travel Lesson 6 – overnight cash withdrawals

Always carry valuables including cash on you during all overnight transport.  Even if you think it is safe in a hidden compartment in your combination locked back. From Krabi to Chiang Mai, 2 bus rides later: My bag still locked, my secret compartment still zipped up, my cash wallet lay inside, unzipped and coins scattered … Continue reading