Australia, Borneo, Langkawi Done/Back at home

The flight home was straight forward but me and Al couldn’t check in online as early as we would have liked so we ended up in two middle seats wedged between a lovely asian lady on my side and an american chap on Al’s side who somehow managed to sleep for most of the trip.

Unfortunately the two highlights of the 13 hour + flight was an old chap coughing and spluttering over everyone, 3 rows behind us and a low life Canadian who really embarrassed his two young sons by trying to use chewing tobacco as soon as the

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Day 2 Morning river cruise, Jungle Treck and late afternoon river cruise

Feel a bit guilty about wowing about only seeing a Slow Lorris and an Owl, Slow Lorris are extremely difficult to see in the Wild, they also carry poison under their armpits which they suck out before biting you 😳

Anyways, onward and upward, the early morning boat trip was so peaceful, just the driver, Patrick of Borneo and me and Al.

Our hopes of seeing anything were dashed early on when we saw two Proboskis Monkeys curled into a ball at the top of the trees still fast asleep. We headed up river to an area which used to

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Enroute back to Kuala Lumpur.

The flight from Brisbane to Sydney was delayed by 15 mins. Dan has just whatsapped to see if we fancy a Thai but I think we are Thai’d out as Al. Beth and Lou have had Thai for the past two nights. Think the plan might be to get back to the rental house, get washed, packed and ready to leave, final tidy up before tackling more beer that is left over from the New Year.

We will see….. at the moment, half way through the Brisbane-Sydney flight trying to stop myself ripping the head off of a little twattut

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Our final Journey of our amazing trip! Bangkok then home.

Now on our way to Bangkok and Kohsan Road, traveling in a taxi, not a clue where I got up to with the blog but will try and backtrack a bit.

We arrived in Bangkok after the taxi driver must have covered most of it trying to find the hotel where we could leave our bags on Kohsan Road which is the backpackers Mecca of Bangkok, the taxi eventually dropped usoff at the hotel and we just had to tip him, he was so flustered and appologetic. Turned out we couldn’t leave them there! so they directed us to another

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Jomtien Beach

Had chance to have a good look around the hotel, they have gone for an unfinished look, really weird, all the walls and ceilings are polished concrete but the view from the balcony is amazing, all the fixtures and fittings are top quality, but overall the place just looks like it needs a few thousand spending to finish off the decor.

Spent the whole day today on the beach apart from the odd foray to fetch nibbles and drinks. About two we had a walk and found another large hotel with a nice pool and used that for a few

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Arrived at Bangkok, on way to Jomtien Beach

No delays, just had time for scrambled egg on toast and in what seemed no time at all we were taking off. I got sat in an aisle seat with Al at the other side of the aisle and a chubby 8 year old Thai kiddy next to me with his mum and a little tot next to him. They might have been very well behaved kids but as there were loads of space at the front of the plane, once we had set off I took my pillow and had 3 seats all to myself, laid down and the

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Halong Bay

Bus picked us up on time at 8.00am and we were soon traveling through Ha Noi heading for the outskirts and countryside towards Halong Bay approx 3 and a half hours away. Managed to kip for some of it mainly through the bits that looked all the same with the red hammer and sickle communist party flags flying all over the place. This soon gave way to open paddy fields as the tour guide explained how Vietnam’s exporting of rice had recently overtaken Thailand and their coffee is now exported in greater quantities than Brazil! He also gave us an

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Ha Noi

Eventually landed at Ha Noi airport, a bloke approached us and said “Airport Taxi”

We said ok how much? Seemed reasonable so we jumped in. It wasn’t until we had travelled a few miles, Al said “you sure he’s a Taxi?, I didn’t see any sign on the car? I wasn’t worried up until that point, we travelled along feeling that our next turn would be up a back alley and our demise but after a few questions and the taxi driver telling us about his wife and lovely 5 year old daughter, he didn’t seem the murdering kind and

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Bypassing Phnom Penh and heading for Ho Chi Minh (Saigon)

We decided to give Phnom Pen a miss as the King had died recently and it seemed like the whole of Cambodia was travelling to his funeral on the 1st and it was chocka. instead, we decided to head for Ho Chi Minh City, we arrived at half past two and when we left the airport all seemed quiet, but that was a false sense of security because within minutes, cars and mopeds were zipping all over the place! We found a decent hotel, got sorted and then after a quick wander round we went out for drinkies and a

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A floating village then chilling out on our last day in Siem Reap

We decided to have a lie in and didn’t organise the Tuk Tuk till .9.30. Took ages to get there as it was quite a way and included travelling along the new highway, which will be good when it is done but at the moment resembles the roads you see in spaghetti westerns with dust clouds billowing everywhere.

We bought our tickets and soon afterwards realised we had been totally ripped off and paid about double the going rate (twats) we jumped in a small boat and to be air, the guide was really good and very informative. He explained

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