Sunday, 25 May 2014

Here in Vientiane

We had to go to the Laos capital to get our visas. We got a sleeper train from Bangkok; I’ve never ben on one before and it was a great experience. Matt had the best night’s sleep he’s had since we’ve been in Asia and I slept okay although the train was very cold and bright! 
Vientiane is a very small capital and most visitors seem to be there to renew visas. It is quite similar to Thailand although the french influence means that they drive on the right and beef, baguettes and cake are readily available! It was a lot cooler than Nakhon Sawan and we appreciated this and spent most of our time, wandering between coffees shops, restaurants and our guest house!

We are now back in Thailand with our visas so job done but we look forward to exploring more of Laos.

Monday, 12 May 2014

Here in Nakhon Sawan #1

Welcome to Nakhon Sawan and our new home! We have found a great little bargain of a flat round the corner from our friends in a lovely little community. Our neighbours are very friendly and have really helped us out. It’s wonderful to have a place just for the two of us at last and we are slowly making it into our little home :)

Monday, 5 May 2014

Hong Kong Snaps

A few snaps from our few days in Hong Kong; an expensive city but a wonderful mix of high rise city life, street markets and beautiful countryside. 
Highlights were definitely the cable car and cliff jumping (and of course seeing Emma King!) 
Food wise, there is so much on offer and we ate very well but the best thing I had was Chinese vegetables and noodles at one of the night markets the first night we were there. 

Hong Kong, we'll be back!

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Here in Sai Wan

Who knew Hong Kong was so rural and picturesque? Well I didn't! We got the metro, a bus and a taxi; we walked, we climbed and then we jumped off a rock into a pool!