James And Tori On The Road Again ๐Ÿš•โœˆ๏ธ๐Ÿšข ๐Ÿš‚

User: jamesbruce
Dates: 27 Feb 2017 - 27 Jul 2017
Duration: 4ย months, 4ย weeks

Thursday 27 Jul 2017 10:38

Checking in to Langkawi island ๐ŸŒด on a wet and grey day.. we're hoping the weather improves after this stop as we start to move further east! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

Posted: July 27, 2017, 2:38 a.m.

Monday 24 Jul 2017 18:10

Posted: July 24, 2017, 10:10 a.m.

Monday 24 Jul 2017 18:09

Posted: July 24, 2017, 10:09 a.m.

Monday 24 Jul 2017 18:09

Posted: July 24, 2017, 10:09 a.m.

Monday 24 Jul 2017 16:33

Posted: July 24, 2017, 8:33 a.m.

Monday 24 Jul 2017 16:30

Another day out exploring the city and hunting for hidden street art...

...Became really easy after we were persuaded into the trishaw to get out of the heat ๐Ÿ”ฅ

Plus the old Malay man knew everything there was to know about the city which was cool

Posted: July 24, 2017, 8:30 a.m.

Sunday 23 Jul 2017 19:28

Chinese Malay dim sum

Posted: July 23, 2017, 11:28 a.m.

Sunday 23 Jul 2017 19:28

Posted: July 23, 2017, 11:28 a.m.

Sunday 23 Jul 2017 19:17

Arrived in Georgetown, Penang.

Spent the evening wandering round the local neighbourhood with a guy we met on the bus getting our bearings and trying loads of different street foods ๐Ÿ˜€

Posted: July 23, 2017, 11:17 a.m.

Saturday 22 Jul 2017 14:30

We also stopped at a butterfly ๐Ÿฆ‹ farm on the way home (terrifying) but everyone else seemed to like it..

Posted: July 22, 2017, 6:30 a.m.

Saturday 22 Jul 2017 12:55

More pretty views strolling through the hillside ๐ŸŒผ

Posted: July 22, 2017, 4:55 a.m.

Saturday 22 Jul 2017 11:59

Posted: July 22, 2017, 3:59 a.m.

Saturday 22 Jul 2017 11:41

The supposedly famous Cameron highland high tea โ˜•๏ธ this was obviously a highlight for Tori and I actually enjoyed it as well!

Posted: July 22, 2017, 3:41 a.m.

Saturday 22 Jul 2017 11:28

Another great day out today. We rented scooters and searched for viewpoints overlooking the massive tea plantations with a couple we met hiking yesterday ๐Ÿ‘

Posted: July 22, 2017, 3:28 a.m.

Friday 21 Jul 2017 15:18

Thick clouds came in just as we neared the top - typical. Was still good to stand up high and look down while getting some fresh air

Posted: July 21, 2017, 7:18 a.m.

Friday 21 Jul 2017 14:49

Made it ๐Ÿ‘

Posted: July 21, 2017, 6:49 a.m.

Friday 21 Jul 2017 14:31

Way more steep than it looks but a lot of fun on the way back down ๐Ÿคธโ€โ™‚๏ธ

Posted: July 21, 2017, 6:31 a.m.

Friday 21 Jul 2017 14:21

The navigator leading the way

Posted: July 21, 2017, 6:21 a.m.

Friday 21 Jul 2017 14:00

Felt much more elegant than I apparently looked

Posted: July 21, 2017, 6 a.m.

Friday 21 Jul 2017 13:51

Posted: July 21, 2017, 5:51 a.m.

Friday 21 Jul 2017 13:27

Sweaty day out hiking ๐Ÿšถโ€โ™€๏ธ ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿป

Posted: July 21, 2017, 5:27 a.m.

Thursday 20 Jul 2017 16:41

One very comfy bus journey later we've arrived in the Cameron Highlands ๐Ÿ˜€

Posted: July 20, 2017, 8:41 a.m.

Wednesday 19 Jul 2017 19:50

Posted: July 19, 2017, 11:50 a.m.

Wednesday 19 Jul 2017 19:49

Wandered round the city and it's endless shopping malls today, went to the cinema again and finished off watching the little water and light show at Patronas Towers..

Getting out of the city and into the countryside tomorrow!

Posted: July 19, 2017, 11:49 a.m.

Tuesday 18 Jul 2017 20:58

Arrived in KL. start point for the Malaysian adventure.

Posted: July 18, 2017, 12:58 p.m.

Sunday 16 Jul 2017 17:39

Quite a few times we had to stop and jump off so the "train" could be lifted off the track to let oncoming traffic pass before being replaced on the tracks ready to roll again

Posted: July 16, 2017, 10:39 a.m.

Sunday 16 Jul 2017 11:04

Posted: July 16, 2017, 4:04 a.m.

Sunday 16 Jul 2017 11:00

Cruising through the country side this morning along the bamboo railway ๐Ÿš‚

Posted: July 16, 2017, 4 a.m.

Saturday 15 Jul 2017 13:51

Arrived in rural and sleepy Battambang - plan on spending the rest of the afternoon by the pool and getting a couple of things sorted and booked for the next part of the trip ๐Ÿ“†๐Ÿ“

Out to explore the town tomorrow๐Ÿ‘

Posted: July 15, 2017, 6:51 a.m.

Friday 14 Jul 2017 16:35

Tomb raider temple

Posted: July 14, 2017, 9:35 a.m.

Friday 14 Jul 2017 7:19

Taking a break from the humidity!

Posted: July 14, 2017, 12:19 a.m.

Friday 14 Jul 2017 7:10

Angkor Thom - the last capitol of the Khmer empire

Posted: July 14, 2017, 12:10 a.m.

Friday 14 Jul 2017 5:31

Didn't quite get to see the sun "rise" over Angkor Wat because of clouds but still cool to see the most iconic view of the largest religious monument in the world

Posted: July 13, 2017, 10:31 p.m.

Friday 14 Jul 2017 4:00

Very early 4am start today - out exploring the temples around the Angkor Wat complex

Posted: July 13, 2017, 9 p.m.

Thursday 13 Jul 2017 19:45

Disabled musicians trying to make a living by the river - pretty good music ๐ŸŽถ

Posted: July 13, 2017, 12:45 p.m.

Thursday 13 Jul 2017 18:32

Endless markets around town

Posted: July 13, 2017, 11:32 a.m.

Wednesday 12 Jul 2017 20:12

Enjoying Siem reap and it's lively city - up early tomorrow for a day at the temples

Posted: July 12, 2017, 1:12 p.m.

Monday 10 Jul 2017 12:03

Posted: July 10, 2017, 5:03 a.m.

Monday 10 Jul 2017 11:51

Left Phnom Pehn after learning a lot about the brutal history of this country. The capitol city has been pretty interesting and now arrived in Siem Reap

Posted: July 10, 2017, 4:51 a.m.

Monday 10 Jul 2017 9:50

Visited S-21 and the "killing fields" today.

This man was one of only two remaining survivors who went through this prison.

Posted: July 10, 2017, 2:50 a.m.

Sunday 9 Jul 2017 13:32

National museum of Cambodia in Phnom Penh ๐Ÿค“

Posted: July 9, 2017, 6:32 a.m.

Saturday 8 Jul 2017 17:25

Just arrived in Phnom Pehn - check out our little maisonette ๐Ÿ 

Posted: July 8, 2017, 10:25 a.m.

Thursday 6 Jul 2017 17:08

Spider man at BKK cinema ๐Ÿ“ฝ๐ŸŽž

Posted: July 6, 2017, 10:08 a.m.

Wednesday 5 Jul 2017 19:54

China town ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ ๐Ÿ‰

Posted: July 5, 2017, 12:54 p.m.

Tuesday 4 Jul 2017 20:29

My pod set up to watch tv on my phone ๐Ÿ“ฑ before trying to get some sleep ๐Ÿ˜ด

Posted: July 4, 2017, 1:29 p.m.

Tuesday 4 Jul 2017 20:04

After another night on the sleeper train we've arrived back in Bangkok.

Here for a few nights before we fly over to Cambodia ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ญ

Posted: July 4, 2017, 1:04 p.m.

Monday 3 Jul 2017 10:59

Penultimate breakfast on Koh Tao... been a good one here..

(KoPPee on Ross's recommendation) โ˜•๏ธ

Posted: July 3, 2017, 3:59 a.m.

Sunday 2 Jul 2017 13:02

Viewpoints and exploration ๐Ÿ‘

Posted: July 2, 2017, 6:02 a.m.

Thursday 29 Jun 2017 14:25

This guy swam around with us, stared us in the eyes and then surfaced to get himself a breath of air before swimming back down! ๐Ÿค™๐Ÿป

Now time for dinner! ๐Ÿฅ˜ ๐Ÿš

Posted: June 29, 2017, 7:25 a.m.

Thursday 29 Jun 2017 14:24

Great day on the boat today - this was an action shot another diver friend took of Tori during our best turtle ๐Ÿข encounter yet!

Posted: June 29, 2017, 7:24 a.m.

Thursday 29 Jun 2017 9:35

Coconut ๐ŸŒด seems pretty still so I guess the weather should be ok ๐Ÿค”

Posted: June 29, 2017, 2:35 a.m.

Wednesday 28 Jun 2017 13:36

Chilling out yesterday with a beer in the pool ๐Ÿบ

Posted: June 28, 2017, 6:36 a.m.

Tuesday 27 Jun 2017 11:38

Dive site map ๐Ÿ—บ - how many of these can we dive in a week?!

Posted: June 27, 2017, 4:38 a.m.

Tuesday 27 Jun 2017 9:46

Breakfast this morning ๐ŸŒ…โœ… liking it here already!

First dive this afternoon ๐ŸŠ ๐ŸŠโ€โ™€๏ธ

Posted: June 27, 2017, 2:46 a.m.

Monday 26 Jun 2017 15:05

Arrived in Koh Tao - time for a week of diving and exploring and to get a bit of enthusiasm for travel back in us!

๐Ÿ˜€

Posted: June 26, 2017, 8:05 a.m.

Saturday 24 Jun 2017 14:27

A little backdated one I forgot to post - watching The Lions ๐Ÿฆ play the All Blacks โšซ๏ธ in and irish bar!

Posted: June 24, 2017, 7:27 a.m.

Wednesday 21 Jun 2017 10:55

Arrived in Koh Samui - time to see what is on offer here ๐Ÿ˜€

Posted: June 21, 2017, 3:55 a.m.

Wednesday 21 Jun 2017 10:45

On the road/boat to Ko Samui! ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Posted: June 21, 2017, 3:45 a.m.

Tuesday 20 Jun 2017 18:32

Sky was a bit white and grey but still good โ˜‘๏ธ

Posted: June 20, 2017, 11:32 a.m.

Tuesday 20 Jun 2017 17:25

Health and safety non existent we were able to follow the "route to viewpoint" up the limestone to get a fairly decent view over Railay beach โš ๏ธโฌ†๏ธ

Posted: June 20, 2017, 10:25 a.m.

Tuesday 20 Jun 2017 11:01

Drinking smoothies and trying to avoid the storm coming in! โ›ˆ

Posted: June 20, 2017, 4:01 a.m.

Monday 19 Jun 2017 15:11

...and some caves to check out ๐Ÿฆ‡

Posted: June 19, 2017, 8:11 a.m.

Monday 19 Jun 2017 15:09

Had a little explore of Railay - lots of monkeys ๐Ÿ’ hanging around town...

Posted: June 19, 2017, 8:09 a.m.

Monday 19 Jun 2017 11:31

On Railay - will update tomorrow

Posted: June 19, 2017, 4:31 a.m.

Sunday 18 Jun 2017 16:18

Time to leave lanta, haven't done too much here hence the reason for no updates..

It's a very chilled out place particularly in low season there was no one here!

But we did go to an animal sanctuary which takes in and try's to re-home as many stray and neglected animals as possible which was cool and we helped out by doing some dog walking ๐Ÿถ

Posted: June 18, 2017, 9:18 a.m.

Thursday 15 Jun 2017 12:04

Posted: June 15, 2017, 5:04 a.m.

Thursday 15 Jun 2017 11:52

Posted: June 15, 2017, 4:52 a.m.

Thursday 15 Jun 2017 11:51

Not up to much while we're here other than completely recharging..

We've checked into a fancy place for a couple of nights as it's Tori's birthday tomorrow and the low season means there are some ridiculously good deals at the minute! ๐Ÿ’ฐ ๐Ÿ’ฐ

She's very happy

๐Ÿ˜€

Posted: June 15, 2017, 4:51 a.m.

Wednesday 14 Jun 2017 13:50

Now on Ko Lanta - time to slow down again and chill here for a little while after a lot of moving around and travel days ๐ŸŒž

Posted: June 14, 2017, 6:50 a.m.

Monday 12 Jun 2017 8:14

Messing around at Maya bay - "The beach"

Posted: June 12, 2017, 1:14 a.m.

Sunday 11 Jun 2017 14:38

Quick trip over to koh Phi Phi to get out of Phuket and kill a couple of days before we head back to meet friends on holiday ๐Ÿ‘

Can't complain with the hotel views for ยฃ14 at night!

Posted: June 11, 2017, 7:38 a.m.

Friday 9 Jun 2017 23:21

Back in Thailand after a long long travel day..

This was the only photo I had time for ๐Ÿ

Posted: June 9, 2017, 4:21 p.m.

Wednesday 7 Jun 2017 16:56

Came all the way up here with the hope of seeing Whale sharks but due to a lack of research and the season finishing early - this guy is the only one we get to see for now ๐Ÿ‹

They'll be other opportunities! ๐Ÿ™‚

Posted: June 7, 2017, 8:56 a.m.

Tuesday 6 Jun 2017 9:33

14 hours of travel later we've arrived in Donsol!

Flat boat off the island 30 min bangka ride 4 hour overloaded, hot bus ride with no suspension 6 hours in the airport after delays Then the mechanic on the plan to resolve "technical issues" 1 hour flight And finally an hour and a half drive with a wannabe Philipino race car ๐Ÿ driver navigating the winding roads - we made it

Posted: June 6, 2017, 1:33 a.m.

Monday 5 Jun 2017 17:59

Really sad to leave Malapascua behind ๐ŸŒ…

Posted: June 5, 2017, 9:59 a.m.

Sunday 4 Jun 2017 21:16

Local kids intrigued by the laptop ๐Ÿ’ป when I was sorting out some video footage over dinner ๐Ÿ™‚

Posted: June 4, 2017, 1:16 p.m.

Sunday 4 Jun 2017 18:18

Tori and our instructor, Mette - we've had to learn and practice a fair amount but have had such a laugh over the last few days ๐ŸŸ๐Ÿก๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฆ‘๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฆ€

Posted: June 4, 2017, 10:18 a.m.

Sunday 4 Jun 2017 10:52

Loving life ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ

Posted: June 4, 2017, 2:52 a.m.

Sunday 4 Jun 2017 10:30

Getting ready for another mid morning dive at Gato island ๐Ÿ‘

Posted: June 4, 2017, 2:30 a.m.

Sunday 4 Jun 2017 6:16

There's something special about sitting at 25 metres for a while with these bad boys at 6am ๐Ÿฆˆ

Posted: June 3, 2017, 10:16 p.m.

Sunday 4 Jun 2017 5:16

We've been diving and chilling in Malapascua for the last few days now and have both completed our advanced open water certifications! ๐Ÿ˜

Couldn't ask for a better start for our early mornings with Evolution!

Posted: June 3, 2017, 9:16 p.m.

Thursday 1 Jun 2017 21:06

Quick check in - arrived in Malapascua after a day of travel. Beginning the advanced open water course tomorrow morning ๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿ‘

Posted: June 1, 2017, 1:06 p.m.

Wednesday 31 May 2017 17:23

๐Ÿ†’

Posted: May 31, 2017, 9:23 a.m.

Wednesday 31 May 2017 17:05

Posted: May 31, 2017, 9:05 a.m.

Wednesday 31 May 2017 16:53

High up and in the centre of the island - "Chocolate hills"

It's a cool bit of nature and a nice place for sunset ๐Ÿ‘

Posted: May 31, 2017, 8:53 a.m.

Wednesday 31 May 2017 13:45

Another little road trip and round 2 seeing these guys ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Posted: May 31, 2017, 5:45 a.m.

Monday 29 May 2017 18:28

On the way home after some more exploring with the guys.

We put some decent mileage on the bikes today so everyone was a bit achy but this was one of the photos we got heading back - Bohol is amazing

Posted: May 29, 2017, 10:28 a.m.

Monday 29 May 2017 14:20

Posted: May 29, 2017, 6:20 a.m.

Monday 29 May 2017 13:30

Posted: May 29, 2017, 5:30 a.m.

Monday 29 May 2017 12:40

Today we went to the tarsier sanctuary ๐Ÿ’ these little guys were awesome! So cute and very interesting to watch and learn a little bit about ๐Ÿ‘

Posted: May 29, 2017, 4:40 a.m.

Sunday 28 May 2017 23:25

๐Ÿ˜ฑ

Posted: May 28, 2017, 3:25 p.m.

Sunday 28 May 2017 23:00

Posted: May 28, 2017, 3 p.m.

Sunday 28 May 2017 22:58

๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ

Posted: May 28, 2017, 2:58 p.m.

Sunday 28 May 2017 22:32

Adventure day today with a couple we met back in El Nido, so much fun working our way through the canyon - climbing, swimming and jumping off some pretty high water falls.

Cameras never do this sort of thing any justice but this was an incredible day ๐Ÿ˜„

Posted: May 28, 2017, 2:32 p.m.

Saturday 27 May 2017 23:19

Arrived in Cebu, only stayed one night and up early for a trip to Kawasan falls the following day for some canyoning!

Posted: May 27, 2017, 3:19 p.m.

Saturday 27 May 2017 14:29

Quick ferry off from Boracay and back to the airport. Should be over on Cebu by this evening ๐Ÿ˜€

Posted: May 27, 2017, 6:29 a.m.

Friday 26 May 2017 11:02

Daily stroll though here to get to the beach ๐ŸŒŠ ๐ŸŒด

Posted: May 26, 2017, 3:02 a.m.

Thursday 25 May 2017 21:10

These little sand sculptures are everywhere so we had to take a photo ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐ŸŽจ

Posted: May 25, 2017, 1:10 p.m.

Thursday 25 May 2017 12:05

๐Ÿท

Posted: May 25, 2017, 4:05 a.m.

Wednesday 24 May 2017 12:44

Good view of the islands from 8000ft

Posted: May 24, 2017, 4:44 a.m.

Wednesday 24 May 2017 12:33

Posted: May 24, 2017, 4:33 a.m.

Wednesday 24 May 2017 12:28

Little 9 seater over to Boracay โœˆ๏ธ

Posted: May 24, 2017, 4:28 a.m.

Tuesday 23 May 2017 14:36

Posted: May 23, 2017, 6:36 a.m.

Tuesday 23 May 2017 13:37

Posted: May 23, 2017, 5:37 a.m.

Tuesday 23 May 2017 13:36

We aren't qualified to dive deep enough yet to scuba dive the Japanese shipwrecks (We will come back one day when we're certified!)

This one though was at an angle where the top began at 5 metres - the bottom going all the way down to 35.. impossible to see without scuba.. but i was able to free dive a bit of the way down and get some cool shots ๐ŸŽฅ

Posted: May 23, 2017, 5:36 a.m.

Tuesday 23 May 2017 12:12

Posted: May 23, 2017, 4:12 a.m.

Tuesday 23 May 2017 11:15

Tori searching Barracuda lake for the only giant barracuda left.. centre point of the lake is 60 metres deep and it's pretty big so we were told we would be lucky to find "her"

Just before we had to leave she spotted it with me as the only witness - no one else believed we saw it! ๐ŸŸ

Posted: May 23, 2017, 3:15 a.m.

Tuesday 23 May 2017 10:59

This lagoon was a mix of fresh and salt water so you could open your eyes without them burning which was pretty cool

Posted: May 23, 2017, 2:59 a.m.

Tuesday 23 May 2017 9:14

Great day out island hopping yesterday ๐ŸŒด๐Ÿ‘ฃ

Posted: May 23, 2017, 1:14 a.m.

Monday 22 May 2017 16:08

Bit cloudy โ›…๏ธ

Posted: May 22, 2017, 8:08 a.m.

Monday 22 May 2017 15:37

Posted: May 22, 2017, 7:37 a.m.

Monday 22 May 2017 15:21

700 and something steps up this afternoon for a nice view of Coron town and some of the surrounding islands

Posted: May 22, 2017, 7:21 a.m.

Saturday 20 May 2017 18:27

6 hours across the water and we've arrived in Coron - saw a few dolphins on the way over ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Posted: May 20, 2017, 10:27 a.m.

Saturday 20 May 2017 14:35

Alex working on the afternoon refreshments ๐ŸŒด

Posted: May 20, 2017, 6:35 a.m.

Friday 19 May 2017 17:21

Posted: May 19, 2017, 9:21 a.m.

Friday 19 May 2017 16:50

Posted: May 19, 2017, 8:50 a.m.

Friday 19 May 2017 11:34

After waiting due to illness, we're finally certified divers!

Another incredible day on the boat with perfect conditions, 30 metres of visibility, stingrays, a baby turtle, huge tuna fish, barracudas and big colourful schools of fish in amongst amazing coral walls and gardens we can definitely say we are both hooked!

On top of that Palawan divers really looked after as and we had amazing instructors and a really awesome crew on the boat taking care of equipment, driving to and from each dive spot and cooking up excellent food!

Can't wait to get back in the water ASAP ๐Ÿค™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป

Posted: May 19, 2017, 3:34 a.m.

Thursday 18 May 2017 22:31

Dinner out with a good friend we met all the way back in Thailand, was so cool to cross paths and catch up! ๐Ÿ‘

Posted: May 18, 2017, 2:31 p.m.

Thursday 18 May 2017 18:36

Sunsets like this just don't get old ๐ŸŒ…

Posted: May 18, 2017, 10:36 a.m.

Thursday 18 May 2017 17:03

๐ŸŒงFun in all conditions โ›ˆโ˜”๏ธ

Posted: May 18, 2017, 9:03 a.m.

Thursday 18 May 2017 16:26

Awesome afternoon out paddle boarding with the boys! (Dan and Alex) We got all the way around the bay before the weather turned and had to paddle back to shore in the pouring rain - was actually pretty refreshing though! ๐Ÿ›ถโ›ฑ

Posted: May 18, 2017, 8:26 a.m.

Wednesday 17 May 2017 10:48

We've been in El Nido for two weeks now so moved to a beach the other side of town for a change of scene ๐Ÿค—

Posted: May 17, 2017, 2:48 a.m.

Saturday 13 May 2017 16:54

Still in El Nido - slight delays with diving as tori hasn't been feeling too great with a cold. Not a bad place to kill a bit of time though (when the weather is like this!)

Posted: May 13, 2017, 8:54 a.m.

Tuesday 9 May 2017 17:34

Some cool fish being nosy and getting involved ๐ŸŸ

Posted: May 9, 2017, 9:34 a.m.

Tuesday 9 May 2017 17:31

Practice skills with kamil - I think we were demonstrating we could clear a flooded mask here ๐Ÿค™๐Ÿป

Posted: May 9, 2017, 9:31 a.m.

Tuesday 9 May 2017 17:05

We we're even lucky enough to see a green sea turtle ๐Ÿข

Posted: May 9, 2017, 9:05 a.m.

Tuesday 9 May 2017 17:00

๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป

Posted: May 9, 2017, 9 a.m.

Tuesday 9 May 2017 15:10

Really cool aquatic life and so much colour!

Posted: May 9, 2017, 7:10 a.m.

Tuesday 9 May 2017 12:16

Part of the pre dive buddy safety check ๐Ÿ‘

Posted: May 9, 2017, 4:16 a.m.

Tuesday 9 May 2017 11:46

Heading out on the boat ready for our open water qualification with Palawan Divers!

There are way too many photos to upload but here's a few of our incredible first day!

Posted: May 9, 2017, 3:46 a.m.

Saturday 6 May 2017 16:01

Have to start going through and learning this bad boy ready for Mondays theory test ๐Ÿค“

Posted: May 6, 2017, 8:01 a.m.

Friday 5 May 2017 15:20

Limited Internet connection and temperamental weather. Only been here for the afternoon and we've had monsoon like rain and lightening as well as beautiful blue skies.

Hoping for good weather in the morning as we're booked in for at least 7 nights here and diving starts next week! โ›ต๏ธ๐ŸŒŠ๐ŸŒž

Posted: May 5, 2017, 7:20 a.m.

Friday 5 May 2017 11:16

Visa extension accepted.. wandered round Puerto princessa and now after a long, overloaded bus ride we're in El Nido ๐Ÿ™‰

Posted: May 5, 2017, 3:16 a.m.

Thursday 4 May 2017 21:02

4 layers of candy floss while we had to kill some time in a shopping mall ๐Ÿญ

Posted: May 4, 2017, 1:02 p.m.

Thursday 4 May 2017 14:44

Riding backwards in the side car of a "trike"

Posted: May 4, 2017, 6:44 a.m.

Wednesday 3 May 2017 23:18

After a slightly delayed flight we've arrived in Puerto Princessa. Need to go to the embassy in the morning to extend our visa but all good.

Posted: May 3, 2017, 3:18 p.m.

Sunday 30 Apr 2017 16:41

Posted: April 30, 2017, 8:41 a.m.

Sunday 30 Apr 2017 16:39

Posted: April 30, 2017, 8:39 a.m.

Sunday 30 Apr 2017 16:22

Awesome weekend with alex, spent most of our time on the beach, had a bit of an explore, played on a total wipeout type thing and drank too much, we finished off today with a bit of snorkelling in the corals. Heading back to the city tomorrow

Posted: April 30, 2017, 8:22 a.m.

Saturday 29 Apr 2017 18:51

Posted: April 29, 2017, 10:51 a.m.

Saturday 29 Apr 2017 15:54

Another fun little afternoon away from the beach

Posted: April 29, 2017, 7:54 a.m.

Friday 28 Apr 2017 15:06

A drive and a boat down to Puerto Galera - there will probably be a few beers on the beach this weekend๐Ÿบ

Posted: April 28, 2017, 7:06 a.m.

Thursday 27 Apr 2017 21:58

Arrived in Manilla, the Philipines. Staying with my brother alex as he has a long weekend off work!

Will upload photos asap

Posted: April 27, 2017, 1:58 p.m.

Tuesday 25 Apr 2017 9:31

Cruising back to the harbour ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Posted: April 25, 2017, 2:31 a.m.

Tuesday 25 Apr 2017 8:27

Climbed up to get inside one of the caves in the rock - apparently almost all of the formations are hollow and it's just a case of finding the opening for each one

Posted: April 25, 2017, 1:27 a.m.

Monday 24 Apr 2017 21:19

We spent a lot of the night squid ๐Ÿ™ fishing ๐ŸŽฃ with bamboo rods a bit of string and a hook - they were then cooked by the staff and eaten as a midnight snack

Posted: April 24, 2017, 2:19 p.m.

Monday 24 Apr 2017 17:24

Views from our cabin

Posted: April 24, 2017, 10:24 a.m.

Monday 24 Apr 2017 16:54

Although the weather wasn't incredible, the mist gave the landscape a cool look and the sun coming though the cloud still looked awesome

Posted: April 24, 2017, 9:54 a.m.

Monday 24 Apr 2017 15:39

Bamboo rafts would get us close to the limestone as well as into the pearl farm and floating village

Posted: April 24, 2017, 8:39 a.m.

Monday 24 Apr 2017 14:30

2 day 1 night cruise out to Ha long and Baitu Long bays โ›ด

Posted: April 24, 2017, 7:30 a.m.

Saturday 22 Apr 2017 17:29

Arrived in Hanoi - change of scene compared to Hoi An

Posted: April 22, 2017, 10:29 a.m.

Friday 21 Apr 2017 22:38

Cool shot of the local fisherman (had to put the filter on to make it look even cooler)

Posted: April 21, 2017, 3:38 p.m.

Friday 21 Apr 2017 12:06

Think we were all fairly happy with what we made ๐Ÿ‘

Posted: April 21, 2017, 5:06 a.m.

Friday 21 Apr 2017 11:19

Laid back cooking class ๐Ÿค๐Ÿฅ˜๐ŸŒฎ๐Ÿด

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Friday 21 Apr 2017 10:09

Quite fun though ๐Ÿ˜

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Friday 21 Apr 2017 10:02

No idea why they thought round "boats" were a good idea ๐Ÿ’ก๐Ÿค”

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Friday 21 Apr 2017 9:38

All the way down the river you can see these sorts of set ups - nets are lowered in the afternoon (bait left in the water) and pulled back up the following morning every day with a fresh catch to be taken to the market. Apparently it's a good way to make a living here

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Friday 21 Apr 2017 9:02

Big old bits of tuna being weighed out ๐ŸŸ

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Friday 21 Apr 2017 8:43

Soaking up the local culture through the market this morning

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Wednesday 19 Apr 2017 18:50

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Wednesday 19 Apr 2017 18:45

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Wednesday 19 Apr 2017 18:44

Town gets even prettier at night time - Hoi An is famous for its hanging lanterns.. they're everywhere

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Wednesday 19 Apr 2017 14:16

Both agreed - best coffee shop we've ever been too - didn't know there were so many ways of doing coffee โ˜•๏ธ

This traditional Vietnamese iced coffee is incredible!

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Wednesday 19 Apr 2017 12:24

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Wednesday 19 Apr 2017 12:23

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Wednesday 19 Apr 2017 11:09

Been exploring Hoi An for the last couple of days - we have bicycle rental included in our stay and it's the perfect way to get around town along with the locals ๐Ÿšด๐Ÿ‘

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Tuesday 18 Apr 2017 18:00

Arrived in Hoi An - didn't get much sleep on the over night bus but we did get a free room upgrade ๐Ÿ‘

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Sunday 16 Apr 2017 9:30

After a week in Mui Ne, we've finally moved on and arrived in Nha Trang - only staying for a couple of nights to break up the journey further north.. bit of a tourist resort but nice beach ๐ŸŒŠ

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Tuesday 11 Apr 2017 17:40

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Tuesday 11 Apr 2017 17:37

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Tuesday 11 Apr 2017 17:12

This evening we joined all the other crazy bikers for a trip to catch the sun set over the red sand dunes ๐Ÿ›ต๐ŸŒž๐Ÿค˜

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Tuesday 11 Apr 2017 10:55

Tuesday mornings seem to be made for this and Vietnamese iced coffees ๐Ÿ–

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Monday 10 Apr 2017 20:22

Took the bike for a quick spin up the coast to have a look at the nearby fishing village ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป

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Monday 10 Apr 2017 19:40

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Monday 10 Apr 2017 19:05

Once again we found puppies - mummy dog has six of these fat balls of fluff running around ๐Ÿถ

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Monday 10 Apr 2017 18:21

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Monday 10 Apr 2017 18:21

Seafood BBQ place 30 seconds from our front door - been here for lunch two days in a row so far..

NO JOKE - we are eating fresh lobster, scallops and prawns caught each morning and cooked for us by the fisherman for less then ยฃ4!!

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Monday 10 Apr 2017 17:30

Love Mui Ne already, such a cool place with the nicest atmosphere ๐ŸŒ…

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Sunday 9 Apr 2017 9:13

5 hours outside of Hoh Chi Minh on a cool little sleeper bus ๐ŸšŒ we've arrived in Mui Ne.

Our first view of the ocean so far and it looks like a really cool town! ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ„โ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ„

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Friday 7 Apr 2017 19:31

One of the sky bars above Ho Chi Minh

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Friday 7 Apr 2017 15:50

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Thursday 6 Apr 2017 17:52

We both got the chance to shoot some old AK47's at Cu Chi shooting range ๐Ÿ‘

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Thursday 6 Apr 2017 15:30

Afternoon at the war Museum getting an insight into the Vietnam war

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Thursday 6 Apr 2017 9:00

Arrived in Hoh Chi Minh city - here for a couple of nights to experience the city buzz, meet up with our friends Ross and Laura and see the Cu Chi tunnels

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Sunday 2 Apr 2017 15:09

Stilted homes for the fishing families

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Sunday 2 Apr 2017 15:08

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Sunday 2 Apr 2017 14:49

We cycled a long stretch of the lake before we took a canoe across the water with our bikes to continue the journey back to town - 4 hour round trip saw a lot of local sights

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Sunday 2 Apr 2017 13:03

Rice paddies near the lake - flat ones like this are for "sticky rice"

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Sunday 2 Apr 2017 12:35

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Sunday 2 Apr 2017 12:26

Rented some old bikes for the day to explore the lake and it's surrounding areas

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Sunday 2 Apr 2017 9:19

Found a nice little room to stay in at Inle lake - our last couple of nights in Myanmar before we leave for Vietnam ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ

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Friday 31 Mar 2017 11:47

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Friday 31 Mar 2017 11:42

Two days of intense walking ended with the most refreshing waterfall!

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Thursday 30 Mar 2017 17:46

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Thursday 30 Mar 2017 16:11

Our room for the night shared with our trekking group ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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Thursday 30 Mar 2017 16:06

Arriving at the village we will be staying in..

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Thursday 30 Mar 2017 12:27

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Thursday 30 Mar 2017 12:10

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Thursday 30 Mar 2017 9:35

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Thursday 30 Mar 2017 9:06

Setting off on a two day, one night homestay trek in the the hills of Hsipaw.

There are various hill tribes that live and farm very different lives up here with their own way of living and different languages etc.

We will be covering 17km of farm land on day one to reach the family that we will be staying with. We'll have basic accommodation and our meals cooked for us before we return back to town downhill on a slightly shorter route of 14km.

It was roughly 5 hours walking each day in 38+ degrees of heat, extremely steep, dusty terrain with a thick layer of smoke in the air as its "burning season" where all the farmers burn there fields across Myanmar to get them ready for the next harvest. Not the easiest first trek for either of us!

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Wednesday 29 Mar 2017 10:38

Checking out how the locals live and getting food later in preparation for the trek tomorrow!

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Wednesday 29 Mar 2017 10:20

Arrived in Hsipaw - small little town but nice to explore and check out the markets

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Tuesday 28 Mar 2017 11:51

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Tuesday 28 Mar 2017 11:42

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Tuesday 28 Mar 2017 10:53

People jump on and off at each station to sell noodles, watermelons and all sorts of drinks etc

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Tuesday 28 Mar 2017 7:51

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Tuesday 28 Mar 2017 7:36

Leaving Pyin Oo Lwin for Hsipaw via a bumpy old train ๐Ÿš‚ that took 8 hours. Not quite the same as back at home!

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Sunday 26 Mar 2017 17:45

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Sunday 26 Mar 2017 17:44

Arrived in Pyin Oo Lwin to break up the journey onto Hsipaw - 3586 metres above sea level. Nice change of pace again and checked into the only hostel in town - an old colonial breaking point for high class brits who used to travel through this region. It's dated but super fancy! ๐Ÿ 

Hopefully we'll have some time to explore nearby waterfalls and botanical gardens over the next day and a half

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Sunday 26 Mar 2017 12:02

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Saturday 25 Mar 2017 12:04

Her royal highness ๐Ÿ‘ธ enjoying a cup of coffee watching the sun rise

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Saturday 25 Mar 2017 12:01

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Saturday 25 Mar 2017 7:00

4.30am wake up to catch the ferry north from Bagan to Mandalay. Started off dark and cold but as the 11 hour journey continued we got some good weather and nice views โ›ด ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฒ

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Thursday 23 Mar 2017 13:12

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Thursday 23 Mar 2017 12:42

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Thursday 23 Mar 2017 11:44

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Thursday 23 Mar 2017 11:41

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Thursday 23 Mar 2017 11:12

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Thursday 23 Mar 2017 11:03

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Thursday 23 Mar 2017 10:28

Rented Electric scooters for the day. We were searching for pagodas to climb and explore - so much fun doing it ourselves and heading off road ๐Ÿ›ต๐Ÿ˜Ž

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Wednesday 22 Mar 2017 7:32

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Wednesday 22 Mar 2017 6:29

Arrived in Bagan after a 10 hour overnight bus. Wasn't too bad and as we got in at about 5.30 am we headed straight to one of the pagodas to catch the sunrise. Not a bad start ๐Ÿ˜€

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Tuesday 21 Mar 2017 13:07

Biggest pagoda in Yangon. Very hot up there and full of gold and diamonds ๐Ÿ’Ž

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Tuesday 21 Mar 2017 8:27

Local breakfast

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Monday 20 Mar 2017 22:49

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Monday 20 Mar 2017 21:02

Checked into pickled tea hostel for one night. Went out to find dinner. Cultural overload, a new language to learn the greetings for and a completely ridiculous currency! ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซ

Bus booked to travel overnight tomorrow north to Bagan ๐ŸšŒ

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Saturday 18 Mar 2017 19:54

Back in Chiang mai - hostel with a pool ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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Friday 17 Mar 2017 18:26

Our group mocking the Chinese tourists and there crazy photography attempts.. โ˜ฏ๏ธ๐Ÿˆถ๐Ÿ‰

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Friday 17 Mar 2017 17:49

Such a good place to spend the evening โœ…

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Friday 17 Mar 2017 17:44

Tori taking her time through part of the canyon - there some pretty big drops ๐Ÿ‘€

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Friday 17 Mar 2017 15:25

Natural hot springs - not that we need warming up!

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Friday 17 Mar 2017 12:38

Bamboo rafts in the cave - was hard to get a load of decent pictures as the only light came from a lantern

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Friday 17 Mar 2017 9:49

Haven't done too much for the last couple of days, although we had a full day out today exploring Pai!

We got to the hot springs, rafted through this awesome place called Lod cave and managed to catch the sunset up at Pai Canyon ๐ŸŒ…

Posted: March 17, 2017, 2:49 a.m.

Wednesday 15 Mar 2017 15:33

Just arrived in Pai after a 4 hour bus journey - 762 hairpins on one road! Glad we had motion sickness pills with us.

Now time to explore this lazy town then chill out in one of the hammocks!

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Tuesday 14 Mar 2017 21:00

Unplanned evening out lead to a stupid cabaret show and look who gets pulled up on stage!

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Tuesday 14 Mar 2017 12:32

Chill out day by the pool today after all this "hard work" and researching the next bit of the journey ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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Monday 13 Mar 2017 16:03

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Monday 13 Mar 2017 3:32

Today we went to the "sticky falls" with a group of friends - the high calcium levels in the water have made the rocks naturally sticky so you can literally walk up and down the steep waterfall face, ropes were set up where it was almost vertical!

Such a cool and unique place to chill out in the jungle for the day and it was the perfect hangover cure ๐Ÿบ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

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Saturday 11 Mar 2017 19:36

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Saturday 11 Mar 2017 13:27

We also got work with over 520 rescue dogs ๐Ÿถ

Tori wants to go back and adopt!

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Saturday 11 Mar 2017 12:02

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Saturday 11 Mar 2017 8:57

Yellow ribbons are blessed and tied in this way by the monks who aim to prevent destruction and deforestation

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Saturday 11 Mar 2017 8:32

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Friday 10 Mar 2017 7:41

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Thursday 9 Mar 2017 14:26

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Wednesday 8 Mar 2017 13:49

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Tuesday 7 Mar 2017 12:02

It's impossible to summarise how amazing this week actually was. Full of emotional highs and some very lows as well.

We learnt a huge amount about the welfare of the Asian elephant and we're lucky enough to be a part of a rehab program that is working tirelessly to improve the treatment of animals across Thailand.

As well as all the jobs around the park we also met some awesome friends, got close up with amazing elephants, played football with the locals, were cooked incredible meals and we're truly looked after.

Photos will not do this justice but I'll leave a select few below.

Here is also a link for more info: https://www.elephantnaturepark.org/a%E2%80%A6/facts-about-elephants/

Posted: March 7, 2017, 5:02 a.m.

Monday 6 Mar 2017 16:30

Arrived at elephant nature park, here for a week.

Doing loads of different chores around the park from helping with the rescued elephants and dogs, to scoping dung, to building dams and protecting the land from forest fires.

Having a great time so far - limited internet connection so next update will probably be back in Chiangmai.

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Sunday 5 Mar 2017 22:54

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Sunday 5 Mar 2017 22:54

Early pick up this morning for a full day kayaking down mae ping river. Paddled an 18km stretch of the river taking about 4 hours with a few stops to call off every now and again.

Came across water buffalo on the banks and in the water as well as local fisherman and awesome jungle scenery.

Decent workout by the end of it!

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Sunday 5 Mar 2017 0:30

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Sunday 5 Mar 2017 0:27

Spent the morning at the hostel, before heading out to Chiangmai old town for a look around, then booked into an afternoon/evening cooking course

Met some really nice people already and after shopping for ingredients, cooking and eating all our own Thai meals we ended up at an open air food and drink court with live music and a beer!

Pretty good day ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป

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Friday 3 Mar 2017 18:04

Tori setting up bunk

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Friday 3 Mar 2017 8:36

Checked in to D-Well hostel, Chiang mai. Got to hang around for a bit until we can get into the dorm. Probably head out to get our bearings..

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Friday 3 Mar 2017 1:28

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Friday 3 Mar 2017 1:27

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Friday 3 Mar 2017 1:26

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Friday 3 Mar 2017 1:25

12 - 14 hour overnight train journey from Bangkok to Chiangmai begins.

Great service, half decent food on board (too spicy for tori), the most efficient little team of people to turn seats into beds and actually pretty comfortable other than the ride being a bit bumpy! ๐Ÿš‚๐Ÿ˜ด

Looking forward to exploring Chiangmai city before being picked up for elephant nature park on Monday morning ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜

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Thursday 2 Mar 2017 11:18

Last day lazing around Siameze hostel before we get the overnight train to Chiangmai tonight

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Wednesday 1 Mar 2017 16:06

Day out in city, cranky old long boat on the way there and stopped on koh San road for pad Thai and spring rolls on the way back ๐Ÿ‘

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Tuesday 28 Feb 2017 20:24

Getting over the jet lag and long flight. Will be heading into Bangkok central over the next couple of days to see some sights.

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Tuesday 28 Feb 2017 20:23

Arrived in bangkok - siamaze hostel. Got massive room with ensuite and spending a couple of nights here. First night was settling into the hostel with free unlimited coffee and hammocks.

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Monday 27 Feb 2017 11:25

Setting off from Gatwick - the start of the adventure

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James And Tori On The Road Again ๐Ÿš•โœˆ๏ธ๐Ÿšข ๐Ÿš‚

User: jamesbruce
Dates: 27 Feb 2017 - 27 Jul 2017
Duration: 4ย months, 4ย weeks

Always do ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜€ x

Oh shame about the weather but I'm sure you will make the most of it, as always x

๐Ÿ˜‚ thanks Ellen, and trust you to comment after the photo of Tea โ˜•๏ธ goes up!!!

Haha no I haven't really mum, was probably being over the top saying terrifying but I was a massive fan of them flapping around near my face. There was loads of them in a fairly small space!

Absolutely loving following your journey! It looks like you are having the most amazing time! Missing you both.
Keep up with the beautiful pictures and posts!
P.s you are both looking in great shape ๐Ÿ˜‰
Ellen xxx

Have you picked up my phobias? Sorry if you have - I'm over mine now!! Xx

Thank you. Hope you good anyway x

Well I think you are both looking good x

Me - my arms and legs look like spaghetti these days!! And I probably have no real strength or fitness left. Will get it back when we settle in Aus I hope

Who needs the gym anyway? xx

Haha we won't don't worry!

Take it easy - wouldn't want you to overdo it!! ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

No worries mam. Hope your having a good time in Spain! X

Hi James and Tori, thanks for valuable info you gave Andrew. He's really excited about going already! You are having a fantastic adventure that you will treasure forever. I'm off to Spain with your mum tomorrow so really looking forward to spending some quality time with my little sis!! Keep the posts coming - it's great to get your updates. Lots of love xxx

Hi Andrew! You should definitely do it. We're having an incredible time..

It's a really good question but quite difficult to answer! I think there are a couple of things we have learnt so far..

Firstly, have an idea of the countries/places that you want to visit but don't try to "plan" too much.. it's almost pointless as you will never stick to it, there will be places you hate and want to leave quickly and places you love and will want to stay, so if you set yourself limitations or have flights booked in advance you may get frustrated. You'll meet people who will give recommendations of things you hadn't thought about etc so just have an idea but go with the flow of things and how you feel. (we ended up in Myanmar because of this - it wasn't even a country we had thought about and loved it!)

They only time you will really need an outbound flight booked is on your very first flight out of the uk (to prove you will be leaving the country you arrive in and won't be overstating your visa) - some other countries require an outbound flight but you can check that easily on the road. And the other thing - don't worry about visas. I got a bit worked up about it as there doesn't seem to be any clear information online but it's all really easy! Any questions nearer the time I can always help you out.

Same thing kind of applies to budget. I thought I had it all mapped out and knew precisely what I would be spending where, but everything is always more expensive than you think - so just be realistic about that and try to have contingencies.

Finally, (a bit hypocritical of my first point) but have one or two must do adventures and book them in advance.. that way you will always have something to look forward to if you ever get stuck in a rut (It can happen) where you feel like your not getting what you wanted out of travel.. for example we had a weeks volunteering booked in working with the elephants.. it worked nicely at the beginning of our trip where you might feel a bit overwhelmed and not sure of what to do/where to go - you have an organised adventure where you know you will meet people to talk to and give you some structure..

Hope that all helps a bit!

Ps. LEARN TO SCUBA DIVE! ๐Ÿ˜œ

Take care guys x

Hi James, hi Tori, looks like you're both having a wonderful time! Mum sent me this link to keep an eye on what you're doing as I'm starting to look into travelling next year and everything looks incredible! After all the travelling you've already done, what would be your number 1 tip when going about planning such a long trip? Hope you're well, stay safe and speak soon! Love from Andrew + the fam :) x

We won't don't worry - it's just the last few places have been so touristy and not very travelly that's all! X

Oh dear - just make sure you don't lose enthusiasm for Oz!! Have a great time diving x

Looks amazing! xx

Tori wins ๐Ÿ˜ฒ

I think Tori wins!!!

Show offs!! ๐Ÿ˜„xx

Looks delicious! Xx

Hi Mam! Thanks very much ๐Ÿ˜€ having a great time

And I know mum.. nothing to complain about. X

Hey ho! First world problems! Love you xx

Hi you two! Congratulations on getting your diving certificates! Looks like you're having a ball. Really pleased I can keep track of your incredible adventure. Keep having fun. Lots of love xx

Well to be honest it wasn't really me getting wrong as such.. it's just nature.. the season finished earlier than expected and I knew we were pushing it a little to try and get them at the end of the season.. I should have tried emailing or calling some of the spotting companies ahead - what's even more annoying is I can't do the back up option either which is trying to dive with manta rays as we will be flying to soon after

Oh well. we will get other chances and it's very difficult to be everywhere at all the right times if not impossible!

Oh, shame. Very unlike you to get the research wrong xx

Love the pictures!๐Ÿ˜Ž

Phew! Quite a journey - you need a holiday! :) xx

Ok cool - I'll keep it in mind ๐Ÿ‘ cheers

Hi James

You won't need the cavern speciality to do it - but it's always a useful one to have done.

Cheers

Hi Chris! No worries at all. The whole diving experience has been incredible. Loved el Nido (I think we did a couple of the sites you've been to) and Malapascua is beautiful. I'm really glad we got qualified and I actually saw 2 sharks on the first morning and 7 on the next! They're so peaceful to watch!

I've just seen the email (mum forwarded) this afternoon.. looks incredible! They look a lot more scary than the threshers though! Haha will I need the cavern specialty before then? Will look at doing it in the next couple of months if so!

See you all at Christmas!

Thanks dad! It's been a lot of fun! Hope your all good

Hey James and Tori - don't mean to stalk you - but your Mum gave me the link.

I'm so pleased you are enjoying your diving. That Thresher shark is a rare sighting (I've only seen one in the distance in 20 years of diving) - you are so lucky!

I sent your Mum a link to a great dive we could do in Oz if you are there at the same time as us at Christmas.

Stay safe - Cheers

Congratulations to you and Tori / absolutely brilliant! Well done!

Provided by the airline staff haha weather is getting worse!

Superb pictures - looks like a great place!

Nice brolly! xx

Love the last 2 sunsets!๐Ÿ˜Ž

Thanks dad! Hope your having a good time.. weather sound lovely!

Brilliant news about you both qualifying with the Scuba Diving. Well done! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Ž

Hey guys. Message me on Facebook or Snapchat. Let me know your plans

So hope Tori feeling better xxx

Healthy eating out the window then! Hope you've lined up a good dentist!! :)) x

So pleased you and Alex could spend some quality time together! You both look really well and happy. Great photos - keep them coming! Lots of love xx

So nice to see you all there together. Love you loads xx

Looks stunning James! What an amazing time you're having xx

Looks so pretty! X

What a beautiful photo of two beautiful people. Made me cry xx

Thanks dad! Hope your well ๐Ÿ‘

Excellent pictures - all continues to sound fantastic. Take care. Dad.

Awesome. I'm planning on doing a hike this Thursday as it 'holy week'. Not sure if tori ever plans on hiking again but I can let you know what it's like.

Also, experienced my first ever earthquake here on Saturday. My whole building started shaking so I did the only thing I knew how - sit there and panic. There's been a few here recently and a few apparently due. Don't panic mum, I clearly know what I'm doing

Haha can't help it when it comes to puppies - also alex, we've just booked our flight to the Philippines as prices were on the increase so just so you know - we arrive in Manila on the 27th at 5.30am

Haha it's cool here, we only booked the first two nights but extended straight away. Got a little 125 scooter that we can keep for our whole stay so we can head out and do whatever we want instead of having to book any tours or anything ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Looks unreal bruv. Bet you loved the going out on the bike. Bloody puppies, for gods sake haha

It was very cool! I don't know really, ask around.. Walk into booking offices in the backpacker districts of each place and ask for the best cheapest route to leave for the next place x

Bus looks amazing. How on earth do you find all these things? x

Love both so far Adi, but I don't at the minute there not even comparable - Myanmar was so behind with regards to infrastructure and technology etc, barely any westerners, very laid back and not really ready for tourisms with little English spoken. Hoh chi Minh is obviously super crazy and modern but both really cool! Looking forward to seeing the rest of Vietnam though

...sorry Myanmar!!!

So many contrasts James. What do you think of Vietnam compared to Burma?

Thanks Ellen - so good so far! Hope your doing well xx

Loving the posts and pics! You are both looking great! Hope you are having an awesome time!! Xxxxx

Hi Viv, Kirstie - thank you so much for your kind message. We're having a great time so far! Wandering the same thing ourselves although life at home is probably a lot more comfortable. Hope your well. X

Also, anyone else that is following - sorry for the lack of updates recently. Internet is non existent in some parts of this country

James, Tori, what an amazing adventure. You will remember this time forever. Enjoy every minute. It makes me wonder why I don't sell up and just live out my retirement in Asia. I will follow your blog but look forward to seeing you in a couple of years to hear all your life changing amazing experiences in person. Take great care of each other. Much love Viv

Looks fun - very Myanmar-ish!!

That just has to be the best pic so far!

That looks absolutely beautiful.

It was awesome, so many hot air balloons and you can see for miles across the land. And it's just stupid because ยฃ10 is equal to about 17,130 kyats..

Sunrise looks incredible! What's ridiculous about the currency?

Thanks guys, it is so good! We're flying to Myanmar today so will update again soon!

Looks wonderful James! Scenery is just breathtaking x

Hope you got to keep your cabaret outfit!! Love the photos - looks great!

I had to hold on to the seat in front to stay in my own seat it was so windy, so if I didn't have my tablets I think I would have felt ill.

And thank you - I was 100% sober and got dragged up there!

Hmmmm - motion sickness???

Great stage performance, James :) xx

Loving the pics guys!! Looks amazing!!! ๐Ÿ˜ xx

Looks like you're having an amazing time already. Enjoy your time with the elephants!

Hi mam, loving it so far thank you!

๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿผalex,

Just so you all know, all comments on here can be seen by the public so if you ever want to message privately, WhatsApp is probably best

Safe bruv

Hi James and Tori

Your mum has given me this link to follow you on your travels!

Looks like you're having a great time! Enjoy! xx

Was really good thanks, think that was probably a massaman curry, did loads of stuff though!

Looks fabulous - wish I was there!

What's in the pan? You look very happy! xx