Black and White and Dirty!

As the Lonely Planet puts it, ‘on the face of it, Chengdu should be a drag’. The city seems unappealing on paper, with no distinct physical features, full of people and bad weather. Yet, even with the unattractiveness of it, people who’ve visited the city will tell you to go. We spent four days staying…

Margarita and Gloria’s Trip around the world

Meet Margarita. Margarita is a Saskatchewan born cow who spent the first few years of her life gracing the shelves of a highway gas station. While driving through Canada with his sister back in 2004, Guille spotted Margarita and their fate was sealed. A short adoption later, she became Guille’s travelling mate and has spent…

Hong Kong

Since catching up on the blog seems a never ending task, we’ll just start again from where we currently are and hopefully fill in the blanks as we go! And bear with us; we’re currently in the “Great Firewall of China” After spending a month in south-east asia (blogs on that coming soon), our trip…

Land of a Million Elephants

Laos was another country that was beautiful to explore as a tourist. If you can put aside the major problems currently impacting the country (corruption, poverty, political censorship, and environmental degradation), you can get lost in all of it’s wonderful features. The laid back northern city of Luang Prabang and its surroundings was one of…

The Raw Beauty of Cambodia

The Kingdom of Cambodia is a country that evokes a mix of emotions. Sadness and sympathy at the horrifying history under the regime of Pol Pot. Aversion to the rats running through the streets. Surprise and relief at the wonderful and cheap hotels you can find. Joy in seeing the magnificent temple complex of Ankgor…

Motorbikes of Saigon

  Saigon, or officially Ho Chi Minh city since the late 1970s, is one chaotic city. It was a shock after coming from Japan and Singapore. Gone were the big buildings, gone were the nice roads, gone were the sidewalks and being able to cross the street “safely”. Welcome to the real South East asia…

From High Above to Down Below

There are many day trips available from Ho Chi Minh city. The first we took was to the Cao Dai temple and the Cu Chi Tunnels, described below. The second was to the Mekong River delta, which was less eventful and interesting (a few pictures from there have been included in the bottom slideshow). Cao…