Sepilok Orangutans and Labuk Bay Proboscis: visiting the primates of Borneo

 This post is about visiting the Orangutans and Proboscis monkeys of Borneo including information regarding accomodations in Sandakan and Labuk Bay Sanctuary, transportation and activities. We arrived in Sandakan late evening, our legs barely functioning (see previous post Climbing Mt. Kinabalu). Suddenly, the world seemed to be made out of stairs. A flight of stairs […]

Visit Kampot – One Day with Crabs and Pepper

Kampot is our next destination in Cambodia. Famous for its worldwide known and appreciated pepper. The minivan ride from Sihanoukville to Kampot costs $5 and takes two hours to the peaceful town. After reading many blogs on where to stay in Kampot, we decided on The Magic Sponge for $12 a night. The hostel is […]

From Bangkok to Siem Reap – Poipet border crossing by land

We are taking the bus from Bangkok to Siem Reap! There were many options for this route but this one ended up being the cheapest one for us. Crossing the border into the Kingdom of Cambodia from the Thai capital means getting to Poipet first, where you’ll be exiting Thailand and entering Cambodia, and hop […]

Ho Chi Minh City, the New Saigon – One Day in the Capital with a trip to the Cu Chi Tunnels

We are reaching the end of the Vietnamese adventure, we have arrived in Ho Chi Minh City, better known as Saigon, and ready to explore the capital of Vietnam. Coming from Can Tho, we get dropped off at the Bien Xe Mien Tay station. We googled the journey to Pham Ngu Lao and figured out […]