Chiang Mai, Thailand

We flew with Lao airlines from Luang Prabang to Chiang Mai in Northern Thailand, and the flight took only an hour whereas on land the journey takes over a day, so I’d really recommend it. Getting from the airport to the hotel was also easier than any place we’ve visited so far. Directly outside the arrivals … More Chiang Mai, Thailand

Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

In a hungover stupor we slept in too late to catch the last bus from Hanoi, meaning we had to get the train from there to Haiphong. The train cost only £2 each and had exceptional views of the countryside. Paddies followed by paddies followed by paddies. It was such a beautiful, unintended way of … More Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

Koh Phi Phi, Thailand

Located on the West Coast of Southern Thailand, Koh Phi Phi Don is everything I envisioned island life to be and more. The harbour is lined with traditional Thai longboats, the water crystal clear and the limestone rock, rich with trees and wildlife, towers over the island in every direction. There were no cars, no … More Koh Phi Phi, Thailand

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

The bus from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh was painless, taking 7 hours exactly with two half hour stops. Our hotel, Hotel Zing, is located two streets along from the bus terminus and opposite the city’s central market. Costing £15 per night, it’s immaculate and undoubtedly the best shower I’ve had in Asia – combined … More Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Vang Vieng, Laos

Our stop in Vientiane was short lived – around 14 hours. Our hotel, the Douchang Plaza in the French Quarter was fantastic, and the receptionist even managed to arrange a bus to Vang Vieng for the next morning there and then for 100,000 kip each. There was a small steakhouse directly across the road – … More Vang Vieng, Laos