Europe, Asia · 47 Days · 60 Moments · September 2016

Alice's odyssey through South East Asia

16 November 2016

Culture filled day with a trip to the national gallery and the Asian civilisations museum. Had a little sleep on a park bench ๐Ÿ’ค Topped it off with a beer in the English Pub 'The Penny Black'. Went in search of my street Michelin star and found it but queue was ridiculous so had a Pizza Hut instead (woops) ๐Ÿ•

15 November 2016

I'm OBSESSED with Singapore!!!! Walked around the city all day, saw the marina, gardens on the bay and the colonial district. It's like a future world whilst also old and nostalgic. It's frigging the coolest place I've ever visited and not like anywhere else on earth ๐Ÿฆ๐ŸŒž๐Ÿ˜
Gardens along the bay. Two sections: flower dome and cloudy forest. Best natural attraction I've ever gone to. Beautiful and had a message about conservation as well ๐ŸŒต๐ŸŒฟ

14 November 2016

Saying goodbye to the Philippines and hello to Singapore ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป

12 November 2016

Penultimate night in El Nido and with the Clarke sisters! Indulged in some 50p local rum and coke and a Greek meal (which then gave me food poisoning) Sava and Pukka as per. Me and Vicky were mortal ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜ท๐Ÿ˜ด

11 November 2016

Day trip to 3 waterfalls, swam in all and jumped in the second one, awesome. Then beach hopped and watched the sunset on corong corong beach . Finished the day with a Mexican and an early night. Beach bliss ๐Ÿ‘™๐Ÿ โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ

10 November 2016

Another day in the Philippines, another boat trip. Lots of snorkelling, saw some amazing fishes!!! Beaut lunch and didn't get burnt this time (yey) ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ‘™

9 November 2016

Had to do a fry up for brunch didn't I ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿด๐ŸŒž๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ nicest spot I've ever had one in

8 November 2016

Met up with Claire from our G Adventures tour!! As usual it got a bit messy๐Ÿธ๐Ÿน๐Ÿบ 2am swim is checked off ๐Ÿ‘™
Reached El Nido on what seemed like on off road trek in a full bus whilst our bags were strapped to the roof. It's party beach town apparently, opted for the air con hotel room (even though I sleep on the floor!) rather than fan rooms where the electricity cuts out (luxury!)

6 November 2016

Such an epic day!! Out in Port Barton island hopping. Lots of snorkelling, sunbathing (burnt), lunch included and got a coconut!! ๐ŸŸ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿข๐Ÿ‹

4 November 2016

Sheebang hostel, Puerto Princesa. Not much to do here but the hostel bar is open 24hrs and there's lots of travellers here

2 November 2016

Little overnight stay in Manila. Small, basic room but just a layover so was doable. Finished 7 books so far ๐Ÿ˜‹
Train back from Lopburi to the big Bangkok. Met up with Will from the tour and had a very strange night out in mourning Bangkok! Also found a Moomin Cafe!! Almost died and got to take baby Moomin to the motherland. So happy ๐Ÿ’ฉ

31 October 2016

Crazy day: set off from Lopburi in a bus heading to Khao Yai National Park. Get dropped off on the side of the road some 30km away! Then ask for some help and a lovely woman called A offers to drop us there. When we get there we find out you have to have a car to drive around in! So A offers to take is around too! She is amazing and buys us coke and sausages!! She then drops us at Pak Chong bus station after a full day and we get the bus back to Lopburi.... Strange events occurring on my travels but only good ones so far ๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ‘ฝ

30 October 2016

Successfully made it out of Bangkok and into Lopburi: monkey town!! It's overrun with them ๐Ÿต๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™‰๐Ÿ™Š

29 October 2016

Final day of the tour!!! Dinner with the fam ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ
Final day of the tour!!! Dinner with the fam ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ

28 October 2016

Night train from Chang Mai to Bangkok. Played cards and went to sleep
The temple run of Chang Mai ๐Ÿ›๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿฝ

27 October 2016

Cooking class in Chang Mai ๐Ÿด learnt how to make Pad Thai, spring rolls, Thai green curry and Tom Yum soup. We were so full but it was all beautiful ๐Ÿš๐Ÿ˜‹
Stopped off at the White Temple on the way to Chang Mai. Built only 20 years ago it's about presenting contemporary Buddhism but also about creating an impossible beauty that doesn't seem real.

26 October 2016

Mexican food and music, such a perfect evening on the outskirts of Thailand!!

25 October 2016

Homestay in Laos
Woke up very early to give alms to the monks. They can only eat from what they have been given each morning.

24 October 2016

Activity day! Trekked up to the top of the waterfall, had a swim, walked back down ๐Ÿ˜ Went to a bear sanctuary where bears are saved from bile farms- they were so cute ๐Ÿป

23 October 2016

8 hour journey from VangVieng to Luang Prubang. We got a flat tyre en route and had to wait whilst a landslide was cleared away๐Ÿ™„

22 October 2016

Such a fun day!! Went tubing in a dark cave, had a traditional Laos lunch and then kayaked 9km down the river back to our hotel. Stopped for a beer on the way back obviously ๐ŸŒบ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฆ

21 October 2016

Bus to vang vieng, such a beautiful little cabin to stay in! Bit of a party town apparently ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐ŸŒž
First day in Laos and we are already in love!!!! A tuk tuk tour around the beautiful Vientiane๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™ƒit's very hot though!!! ๐ŸŒž

19 October 2016

Final farewell to the Aussies, Stan, Mark and Ruth and Fabienne๐Ÿ’” Moving on to Laos and 4 newbies await ๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŒž

18 October 2016

HANOI: crazy night out that ends at 12 due to local bi-laws. Well we made the most of it ๐Ÿธ

17 October 2016

More from the Halong Bay boat trip: went to a really awesome cave which is one of many on the 1000+ islands that make up the Bay
Boat trip in Halong Bay, most beautiful part of the trip so far. A lovely and never ending local lunch on the boat as well ๐Ÿš๐Ÿš also the kids all went kayaking, like a proud mumma I waved them off ๐Ÿฃ

16 October 2016

It rained a lot in Hue, but when it stopped we explored a bit... There isn't a lot to see

14 October 2016

Best day ever in Hoi An, bicycle tour with ride in a bamboo boat, the locals made us reed accessories, also made noodles at oodles of noodles, a project to help young impoverished Vietnamese find work in resorts and hotels!!

13 October 2016

Beautiful lanterns of Hoi An ๐Ÿฎ
Beach party ๐Ÿป

11 October 2016

Arrived in Nha Trang at 5.30am! Straight to the beach and mucking around with the girls at the temple

10 October 2016

Bit of a western day in Ho Chi Minh City
Viet cong tunnels used during the Vietnam war to hide from and trap the American soldiers ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ’€

9 October 2016

Sightseeing in Saigon/Ho chi Minh city

8 October 2016

Vietnamese homestay on our first night in Vietnam ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ

7 October 2016

Made a friend in the tuk tuk ๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿพ
Waterfall, also puppy in a hammock

5 October 2016

The killing fields and S21: learning about Cambodia's sad history

4 October 2016

Playing with spiders at the insect market
Another day, another bus journey

3 October 2016

First group night out out: it kicked off
The group in Cambodia: 100% humidity, we sweated buckets ๐Ÿ˜…
Moomin explores Ta Prohm, the jungle temple
Beautiful Angkor Wat at 6am

2 October 2016

Traditional Cambodian homestay meal: taught the children the Hokey Cokey after
Been on several different types of bus today
Entering Cambodia

1 October 2016

First view of Bangkok
Having a lounge at Doha waiting for my connection... What time is it?? ๐Ÿ’ค

30 September 2016

Does this plane have all its phalangees??
Here we go..... ๐Ÿ’ฉ