Itchy feet: The Curse of the Wanderer

The oldest house in WA, the Round House, Freemantle

Itchy feet: the curse of the wanderer and only one known cure, getting back on the road. Last year I had a very quiet year on the travel front, so by December I was feeling very restless.  Two days before Christmas my wanderlust got the better of me and taking all leave of my senses, I booked a flight.  It was only a short trip; first surprising my folks in the UK for Christmas; … Continue reading

PhotoBlog: Amazing Angkor by Bike

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Sunrise at Angkor Wat Angkor Wat was somewhere I had been dying to visit forever, so earlier this year to tick it off my bucket list was a dream come true. When you longed to visit a place for so long, it never quite lives up to your expectation, but I am pleased to report it was more spectacular than I ever imagined and the sheer size of the site blew my … Continue reading

Mui Ne Beach

White Sand Dunes, Mui Ne

Sadly, as we only had 9 days in South Vietnam, we couldn’t venture too far from Ho Chi Mingh City. After consulting the holy grail of travel guides and examining a map, we decided our best option was Mui Ne Beach. Against my better judgement I had booked the bus to Mui Ne through the same company that arranged our Mekong Delta trip.  Hence another chaotic start: not getting picked up where the travel … Continue reading

Mekong Delta – Day 2 – Cai Rang Floating Market

Cai Rang Floating Market

The second day of our Mekong Delta tour started very early.  After a quick breakfast of eggs, we leave our lovely homestay and jump on a boat to meet up with the rest of the group. On rejoining the tour, we all laughed at our abandonment yesterday evening and the non home-stayers admitted, when they saw us being dropped off in the middle of nowhere, they were relieved they weren’t doing a homestay. However, the last laugh … Continue reading

Mekong Delta – Day 1

Mekong Delta Boat Trip

It was great to catch up with all the family over Christmas, but the time went too quick.  On route back to Oz I decided to spent a few weeks in South East Asia.  After an overnight transit through Bangkok, I arrive in Vietnam. Yeah – a new country for me! Before I came to Vietnam I decided I really wanted to visit the Mekong Delta, and to experience some of the … Continue reading