Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park

Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park was both geographically and chronologically ideally situated for us… a perfect half way stop between Christmas in Hoi An and New Year's Eve in Hanoi. The national park boasts the world's largest cave, Sơn Đoòng, although to go see that one you need to pay $3000 and add yourself…

Wishing you a very MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Dear all, We've made you a little video to wish you a Merry Christmas! Have a wonderful day! And also, huge congratulations to the newly married Mr and Mrs Holmes! Enjoy your honeymoon in Canada!     And finally, it wouldn't be Christmas without some bad karaoke…   Lots of love, Laura and Katie XX…

Saigon

Saigon. To me a name so exotic-sounding that as a child I thought it must have been a place in a book, somewhere the BFG might have collected dreams or where Paddington bear went to visit friends. I think I was about 10 when Dad tacked a world map to the bathroom wall, and, much…

Life on the Mekong Delta!

The Mekong River is something we've been constantly bumping into throughout our travels. We first saw in it Yunnan Province, China, a few weeks later we watched the sun set over it in Luang Prabang, Laos, before finding it again the following month in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. … So what better way to move on…

Phnom Penh

As a teacher I regularly come across mischievous young rogues, with a twinkle in their eye, never far from trouble. Often these are my favourite students to teach; they make me smile, they are a challenge and they never have any airs or graces about them. Phnomn Penh reminded me of these children. It's noisy,…

The Khmer Rouge

I'd been walking through the classrooms of a long-ago deserted high school for several hours. On the walls were thousands of pictures of men, women and children each labelled with a number. In the last room, I saw this picture and knew instantly that I'd seen it before. Of all the thousands of faces I'd…