With no idea where we are going to go next we are taking one last look back to our last trip. We have done the best of times, we have laid bare the worst of our Wintering in Southeast Asia trip and now, as the weather heats up for Spring in the northern hemisphere, we end our almost year long trip to Southeast Asia with a photographic round up.
Last week we offered up the things we loved the most about our recent trip around Southeast Asia. This week, to balance things out and because we like whining like little bitches, it is time to highlight the things we disliked.
We have been back from Southeast Asia for a while now but the not wholly linear nature of this blog means there are always loose ends to tie up and stories still to tell before we decided when to draw a line and wrap things up for this trip.
Bottle feeding leopard cubs and taking a playful lion for a walk were just some of the many highlights to our two days in Kanchanaburi with the Safari Park Volunteer Initiative.
One of the things we do to keep our accommodation costs down is to trade our advertising space for a place to stay for a few nights. The offer is attractive to hoteliers and hostel owners who pay for ad space with what might otherwise be an empty room, while we can invest the money we saved in to our twin passions of beer and jewel encrusted fridge magnets.
I had a vague idea of the existence of the Shwedagon Pagoda before I took off my shoes and socks at its entrance and handed them over for safe keeping. The complex features as a wonder in the computer game Civilisation 4, a pursuit I’d engage with when wanting nothing better to do.
The travel blogger sniffed the air and failed to detect our duty free scent. Thinking himself in no danger he focused his attention on exiting Heathrow Airport, the final stage of his epic migration from Australia to London.
I went down to the bridge over the River Kwai today (as I write – in reality it was ages ago, back in August) and took some photos.
I’m writing this piece in the sticks in Ireland - surrounded by fields, without a wifi connection and bloody miles from the nearest shop. In some ways it reminds me of Lisu Lodge where we spent the first night on our three day/two night Lisu Lodge and Khum Lanna Soft Adventure tour. The big difference between here and there – apart from the temperature and number of massages on offer – is at the lodge we had transport.
When we met up with my sister in Chiang Mai and she told us all the things she had done and was going to do in Thailand, Deirdre and I looked at each other and realised we had done sod all here.