I only stayed in Savannakhet for 1 rest day and deicded to have a longer rest in Pakse, I assumed Pakse would be a 3 or 4 day ride. I turned out to be very wrong, the first day of riding was pleasant, quite cool and scenic.
I really enjoyed the rest day in Hue not that I did much. I have visited Hue a few times before so this time I just relaxed, drank coffee and walked around a bit. Despite riding along Highway 1 for the entire day it was an enjoyable ride. I stopped for breakfast and ate Bun… Continue reading Cycling From Hue To Savannakhet … Almost
I was very happy to get an early start cycling from Danang to Hue just after 5am, with clear skies and no wind. Thanks to Oanh and Andrew for my early morning send off, thanks for the hat Oanh, it came in very handy.
So I am finally ready to announce my plans for a bicycle ride from Vietnam, through Laos and Thailand. From Bangkok I will fly the bicycle to India and ride around for a few more months visiting Nepal and Sri Lanka as well. I am not sure how the trip will end but I may… Continue reading Vietnam To India By Bicycle – Preparation
Sandakan is just a short flight from Kota Kinabalu and is popular due to its proximity to an orangutan sanctuary. Sepilok is a small complex that has two feeding times for the orangutans in the area.
I was lucky enough to spend a week on Borneo in the northern Malaysian province of Sabah. Borneo is wll known for being very wild so I was surprised at how developed and not so wild it was. I spent time in Kota Kinabalu and Sandakan, where I visted the Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary.
A trip to any Vietnamese market will surely include some pics of very fresh seafood, usually it is still alive. The variety of seafood and the freshness is astounding. How many of the sea creatures above can you name?
The Bayon Temple is a very photogenic temple complex and it certainly features heavily in souvenirs shops, especially the four sided head of Bayon.
I have visited Malaysia briefly once before. This trip was my first time in Kuala Lumpur and I had 10 days to explore the city and get out a little.
Angkor Wat and the entire archeological Park that has made Siem Reap famous world-wide conjours up many images for travellers. Ancient history, architectural wonders, a land lost in time, sweltering hot days of temple fatigue and of course hundreds of children of Angkor.
Bangkok, like the rest of South East Asia has it’s fair share of street vendors and roadside sellers. I love how anything and everything can be transported quickly and easily for sale right on the street.
The Banh Xeo (Vietnamese Pancake) in the south and central areas of Vietnam differ in appearance and taste. As seen here the Saigon style Banh Xeo are very large and ar wrapped in lettuce leaves and various herbs. The restaurant here is Banh Xeo Dinh Cong Trang located just off Hai Ba Trung street, the… Continue reading Vietnamese Pancake, Ho Chi Minh City