Getting to Vientiane: If departing from Vang Vieng I would recommend catching the local bus which arrives at the North bus station in Vientiane. You can get this from the road that runs along the north side of the air field. The bus costs only 40,000 and takes approximately 4 hours. It's an authentic experience … Continue reading Vientiane


Getting to Sapa: The best option is to take the overnight train from Hanoi to Sapa. The sleeper train is surprisingly comfortable although it is rocky. I paid $41 for the train to Sapa and $31 for my return. Again, These prices can be negotiated with the right bargaining but I would recommend the 4 … Continue reading Sapa

Shattered windows, intact spirits.

Oh Asia you never cease to amaze me. As our Nepalese journey was coming to an end we got a bus from Pokhara to Kathmandu which seems normal enough. The bus was fine and the ride was perfect to mix a bottle of pancake batter. All is going relatively well when just a short while […]


How to get there & back again:  The closest airport to Sepilok is the Sandakan airport. See my post Sandakan for further details. From the airport a taxi will cost you 50 RM and the same to return to the airport from your accommodation. It is estimated that the taxi will take you approximately 40 mins dependent … Continue reading Sepilok

Where am I guaranteed to swim with Whale Sharks in the Philippines? 

If swimming with whale sharks is on your agenda then look no further then Tan-Awan, Oslob, Cebu. The locals feed the Sharks daily between 7-11 meaning you are guaranteed to see and swim with these gentle giants all year round. For 1000 PHP (Roughly $31 AUD at time of writing) per foreigner you get 30-40 … Continue reading Where am I guaranteed to swim with Whale Sharks in the Philippines?