Tom and Tessa

South East Asia 2016-17

Author: Tom

Ayutthaya

After a fantastic time cooking the previous evening (never thought I’d ever hear myself say that!), we awoke (aufwachen) for…

Happy Birthday, Mum!

Happy Birthday, mum! All the best from Pai! 😘🎁🎉🍾

Pai

As we bolted down (rasen) the highway out of Chiang Mai doing 120km/h, I started to wonder (such fragen) if…

Luang Prabang

After our journey back to Hanoi from Cat Ba, we had enough time for lunch and a bit of shopping…

Cat Ba Island

Taking a junk boat through the towering limestone islets of Ha Long Bay (Boot) is possibly the most famous (berühmt)…

Hué part two & Phong Nha

Our blog has grown so popular that we’re now commissioning (beauftragen) guest posts! This is a post from the World-renowned…

Hué part one

After a less than inspiring stay in Da Nang – where the highlight were the tacos we had for dinner…

Hoi An part one

We said goodbye to John in Quy Nhon at 6am and boarded the sleeper bus to Hoi An. As the…

Da Lat

After Mui Ne, we continued our journey north and went inland to the mountain city of Da Lat. Da Lat…

Ho Chi Minh

In line with the transient nature (bedeutet, dass man nicht lange and einem Ort bleibt) of the European yoof (youth)…

Singapore

Our first stop back in Asia after leaving Melbourne was Singapore, where we’d be staying for two nights. We got…

Melbourne

After flying down to Melbourne from Sydney with Matt, we cabbed (wir haven ein Taxi genommen) it to our friends…

Port Macquarie

After taking the night bus from Brisbane to Port Macquarie, I was immensely grateful (dankbar) to be picked up by…

Lombok

Still feeling bad about our overindulgent (überaus nachsichtig) 21 minute flight from Langkawi to Penang earlier in our trip, I…

Mount Bromo & Mount Ijen

Two volcano sunrises, about 200 km away from each other, in 24 hours? No problem!

Jakarta

Everything we’d heard and read about Jakarta was that it wasn’t a particularly tourist-friendly city and wasn’t really worth spending…

Kuala Lumpur

“Hey bird. Hey Mr Birdy. Oooh hello birdy” “Are you going to say hello to every bird in here?” “Is…

Penang

After hearing horror stories of the boat journey across the open sea of the Malacca Straits from Langkawi to Penang,…

Ao Nang, Krabi

Leaving Ko Lanta, we were destined for Ao Nang, Krabi; a three-hour drive back up the Phang-Nga Bay. The journey…

Koh Lanta

Our departure from Phi Phi for Koh Lanta ended up being rather protracted (langwierig). Despite all the tour shop signs…

A wondrous hour at the immigration office

After our earlier mishap, we arrived back to the Phuket immigration office at 09:50am – ten minutes before opening – to extend our tourist visas before we were due to be picked up from Amici Miei at midday for our ferry to Phi Phi.

Phuket

Arriving into Patong Beach, Phuket in the early afternoon, we checked into our hotel Amici Miei (meaning ‘My Friends’ in…

Khao Sok – A rainy adventure🌧💦

“Bye Larry”. It was time to say adios to our new friend Larry the Lizard who had been living in…

Koh Samui part two – Ang Thong National Park

Our second day on Koh Samui started at the very early time of 07:15 to join our boat for a…

Koh Tao part two – The King is dead. Long live the King.

We’d just finished eating sushi for dinner (happy hour, buy two get one free – very tasty) and were walking…

Koh Tao part one

After two chilled out and lazy days in Chumphon, having watched the complete first season of Stranger Things on Netflix…

Buddhas, buses and beaches

Our final day in Bangkok before heading south was to be spent exploring the two biggest and most famous temples in the city – Wat Pho and the Grand Palace.

See you on the other side 🙂

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