April - August 2017
  • Day113

    Tan Chau

    August 20, 2017 in Vietnam ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    Went for a small boat ride this morning to a tiny village on the river, passed lots of fish farms and stilt houses. Went into a private home where an elderly man & his wife live with their son & daughter-in-law & grandchildren. A wonderful experience. Then had a rickshaw ride to a mat weaving factory & then to a silk factory. Of course the silk factory was the best!!!!Read more

  • Day112

    Cambodia to Vietnam

    August 19, 2017 in Vietnam ⋅ ⛅ 31 °C

    As you have all no doubt gathered getting wifi here is non existent. We have tried every night to no avail. Should be better now we have crossed the border. On boat all day today with various activities but like most of the passengers we just rested on the sundeck, just great. Had to stop for three hours for border crossing formalities. Trip in morning to silk factory so should be interesting.Read more

  • Day112

    Phom phen

    August 19, 2017 in Cambodia ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    Finally have wifi, yah. Left Siem Reap, lovely cruising on the Tonle Sap Lake & river. Have been for a ride on an occasion & cart, great but bloody uncomfortable. Visited a few primitive villages, & had a lovely time with the children.

  • Day111

    Killing Fields

    August 18, 2017 in Cambodia ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    Wow, a lasting impression, what atrocities happened over here, we learnt so much. Our boat is great the food superb and other passengers are good fun. Only one problem, we are getting sick of temples!!!!

  • Day108

    Downtown siem Reap

    August 15, 2017 in Cambodia ⋅ ⛅ 31 °C

    Had lunch downtown yesterday after a walk around the markets. Interesting, but like all markets very busy. Fresh veg & fruit amazing. Tuk Tuk's everywhere and all drivers courteous not like NZ!!!

  • Day108

    Angkor Wat

    August 15, 2017 in Cambodia ⋅ ⛅ 31 °C

    Amazing day today with a visit to the temple of Bayon, our guide is great and very informative. Then on to Angkor temple which is amazing set over many hectares. So much history. A climb to the top up a very steep staircase was worth every step, the views awesome. Cambodian people very hospitable & charming.Read more

  • Day107

    Siem Reap

    August 14, 2017 in Cambodia ⋅ ⛅ 31 °C

    Lovely hotel, lovely room. Visited Ta Prohm temple, just amazing with fig tree roots growing over the ruins. Very, very hot, but our bus has lots of very, very cold water. Visited a developing school set up by one man and built into something very special, amazing children.