I woke up this morning, and realised that I was eleven!  Once I got everybody up, it turned out that my mum and dad had got me a card, and Evan had drawn me a picture. At seven o’clock a mini-van pulled up outside and we all piled in to head to Cham Island,, Read More

Suitable for all ages – that’s how the Phong Nha National Park Tour was advertised. Perfect for Sam (11), Evan (9), Megan (8) and Fraser (5).  And indeed, the first half of the day proved to be entirely fine being educational and breathtaking in equal measure. However, after a very tasty “build yourself some, Read More

  When I walked down stairs this morning and found the McAndersons eating breakfast it took me a couple of seconds to remember that they had arrived in Vietnam yesterday. But soon we were chatting away merrily and once brekky was finished we hopped on a bus to Halong Bay playing Top Trumps, Fish, Read More

Well, this adventure really started on Sunday as we got on a two hour bus ride from Luang Namtha to Ban Don Chai where we were dumped at the side of the road, opposite the petrol station with our bags right next door to Mr I Daeng’s house. Six days ago, we had been, Read More

A train in Myanmar

Someone once said “Travel not for the destination but for the joy of the journey”. And I would agree. Travelling isn’t just about destinations. Some of the biggest adventures happen on the way there. Travel in Myanmar can definitely be described as an adventure!

A hot air balloon tour of the incredible temples of Bagan is not to be missed… if you can afford it.  It’s eye-wateringly expensive (we’ll deal with the credit card bill when we get back and get a job) but utterly amazing.  Seeing the temples from the air gives you a whole new perspective, Read More

Today we went kayaking, drifting along in two man plastic kayaks secretly tying mine to Evan’s so that he pulled me along . It was awesome.  We kayaked from a temple far away to Kanchanaburi.

traditional fishing boat in Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan fishermen traditionally use Oruwa fishing boats, high-sided wooden canoes with outriggers and a square sail.  These are still used today as some of the shrimp fishing grounds around Negumbo are still reserved for traditional sailing boats only.   The sail is used to pull a shrimp net over the fishing grounds. During, Read More

A Smug Monday post by Evan (aged 9) Today’s Smug Monday was started on a Sunday when we went to Negombo in Sri Lanka.  We found our hotel and then drove in our car (dirty Fenny) to the beach.  I can only say one thing about the beach, it was crowded.  I know why, Read More

This Monday me and my mum went diving at the top of the rock in Welligama Bay, Sri Lanka. It was my first open water dive so we hopped on a boat and drove out to the top of the rock.