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Lazy Borders & Livestock

VIETNAM | Sat, 10 Jun 2017 | By tigerlillytravels | Views [267]

Ho Chi Minh also has a Military Museum (lots of places in Vietnam have them and we visited one in Hanoi.) We decided to check it out after being dropped off from the tunnels, and with an entrance fee of 50p each it was worth a look. It started very ... Read more >

Tags: animals, borders, buses, cambodia, passports, propaganda, travel, vietnam, wanderlust, war museum

Bamboo bridges and Sickness bugs

THAILAND | Thu, 30 Mar 2017 | By tigerlillytravels | Views [587] | Comments [1]

We finally came to leave Pai. We got a lift into town to get our bus tickets. The person in front of us at the station (who shoved his way in) got the last tickets for the Chiang Mai bus that day..... so we stayed another night! We headed across a rickety ... Read more >

Tags: borders, busses, chiang mai, love, new places, pai, relaxed, sickness, soda, talking

Weathering Weather & Bureaucracy in Mongolia

MONGOLIA | Thu, 30 Jun 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [783]

From border bureaucracy to road rage to extreme temperatures, Mongolia demands that you pay attention to your surroundings and prepare accordingly. It is not an easy place to travel, especially if you're by yourself, but the rewards ... Read more >

Tags: asia, borders, mongolia, roads, travel-advice, weather

Life Within a Cubicle: A Recap

SAUDI ARABIA | Sun, 23 May 2010 | By travelens | Views [426]

So, what’s wrong with the life that I am having now? In theory, there is nothing wrong with my life now. The only thing is it is not quite the kind of life I really wish to live! I don’t deny that I am enjoying a life that within the common social criteria ... Read more >

Tags: borders, crossing, globetrotting, independent, long haul, overland, rtw, solo, travel, vagabonding

Prelude: The Big Plan

SAUDI ARABIA | Wed, 19 May 2010 | By travelens | Views [469]

BACKGROUND: Vagabonding is all about taking some time off from your day-to-day routine and embarking on an adventure of a lifetime; parting yourself away from your normal life and out of your comfort zone for an extended time to engage in a first ... Read more >

Tags: borders, crossing, globetrotting, independent, long haul, overland, rtw, solo, travel, vagabonding

Turkish police, Turkish Universities and Roma Gypsies

MACEDONIA | Mon, 16 Nov 2009 | By katie_louise | Views [840] | Comments [2]

Hello all. Apologies on the lack of writing on this blog. The last time I wrote I was in Paris. Since then I have been to a music festival in Leeds (classy weekend ladies). Home. Amsterdam (again, classy times. CAF). Then back to Paris for a week because ... Read more >

Tags: borders, bulgaria, hitchiking, kosovo, macadonia, police, roma, turkey

Islands of the Mekong

LAOS | Sun, 18 Oct 2009 | By will | Views [3746] | Comments [2]

Southern Laos used to be one of the backwaters of South East Asia and rarely visited by travelers. For me it was one of the few places in the region I hadn't been too but I’d seen pictures at a lecture some years ago of the rapids on the Mekong that ... Read more >

Tags: borders, islands, laos, rivers, temples, travellers places, visas, waterfalls

Vinh - Welcome to Vietnam

VIETNAM | Thu, 19 Feb 2009 | By jciecko | Views [719]

After 11 hours on a bus, we made it to our first stop in Vietnam. The border crossing was a breeze and the scenery coming down from the mountains was as beautiful as expected. Compared to Laos, Vietnam is loud, fast-paced, and aggressive. The change ... Read more >

Tags: borders, buses, vietnam

 

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