There is something about the Mekong River that lulls you into a pleasant somnambulance. It meanders its way through six Asian nations...and we had the pleasure of enjoying beers along its banks in three of these - Cambodia, Thailand and Laos. View of the Nam Ou River, a major tributary of the Mekong, from Nong … Continue reading The mighty Mekong.
I know, I know...Asia is a big place. Depending on your definition it comprises up to 49 countries and 60% of the world's population. However for the purposes of this blog post 'Asia' refers to China, Japan, Korea and all of South-East Asia. Despite the huge cultural, historical, religious and ethnic differences that exist between … Continue reading What is it with Asia and….???
For some reason I wasn't inspired to update the blog in Cambodia but it seems unfair to bitch about Bokor National Park and not mention the country's most famous attraction- the temples of Angkor. It would be impossible to try and cover even the most famous sites in one day- we bought three day tickets … Continue reading The Temples of Angkor
Bokor National Park must once have been one of the most beautiful spots in Cambodia- a 1500 sq km park famous for lush, primary rainforest and an abandoned French hill station perched upon it's 1100m peak, with views sweeping the coast all the way to Phu Quoc island in Vietnamese waters. These days, instead of … Continue reading Bokor National Park- corruption and destruction in Cambodia
Happy birthday Martijn!!! We've been trying to tighten our belts a little over the last month or two, in an effort to stretch our funds through the Melbourne winter, but hey, a birthday is a birthday and it seemed like a good excuse to buy a bottle of insanely strong rum. St James Rhum Agricole is … Continue reading The Rum Diaries Part XLVI