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

PWLL MAWR – The BIG Pit

Big Pit Sign

There are two things Wales are famous for, sheep (cultural warning, sheep jokes offend the locals!!! Ian!!!!!) and coal.  Our traditional coal industry is now long gone after the Margaret Thatcher era closed all the coal pits in Wales.  However, I could not let Ian come all this way and not visit the Big Pit Coal Museum in Blaenavon, which is just down the road from where I was born. … Continue reading