Travel Log

Here's a rough outline of where we've been...

Last Updated: 01/07/2005

10/01/05 onwards Photos of us throughout the trip...
  My favourite photos throughout the trip...
Europe
10/01/05 - 11/01/05 Brussels
  Favourite Photos from Brussels
Russia
11/01/05 - 13/01/05 The train from Brussels to Moscow
13/01/05 - 15/01/05 The Guesthouse in Moscow, Russia
13/01/05 - 15/01/05 Photos from around Moscow, Russia
15/01/05 - 19/01/05 The Trans-Siberian train from Moscow to Irkutsk
15/01/05 - 19/01/05 Some of the stations that the Trans-Siberian called at from Moscow to Irkutsk
19/01/05 Photos from around Irkutsk, Siberia, Russia
19/01/05, 24/01/05 The hostel in Irkutsk, Siberia, Russia
20/01/05 - 24/01/05 "Hotel" Derevenka in Listvyanka, Siberia, Russia
20/01/05 - 24/01/05 In and around Listvyanka, Siberia, Russia
21/01/05 Snowmobiling in Listvyanka, Siberia, Russia
22/01/05 Dogsleding in Listvyanka, Siberia, Russia
25/01/05 - 27/01/05 The train from Irkutsk, Siberia, Russia to Haerbin, China
  Favourite Photos from Russia
China
27/01/05 - 31/01/05 Around Haerbin, China
27/01/05 - 31/01/05 The Hotel Bei Bei, where we stayed in Haerbin, China
28/01/05 The Sixth Harbin Ice And Snow World
29/01/05 The Siberian Tiger Park (A), Haerbin, China
29/01/05 The Siberian Tiger Park (B), Haerbin, China
Please Note: The tiger photos are in seperate Albums, (A) and (B). The (B) photos contain images of the animals klling and eating that maybe upsetting. Please, please, please do not look at them if you think that you might be upset by these images.
30/01/05 The 'Temple of Bliss' Haerbin, China
31/01/05 The train from Haerbin, China to Beijing, China.
31/01/05 - 06/02/05 Around Beijing, China.
31/01/05 - 06/02/05 The Zao Long International Hostel, Beijing, China.
02/02/05 Walking the Great Wall of China, from Jinshanling to Simatai
03/02/05 Tian'amen square and the Forbidden city
04/02/05 & 05/02/05 The Chao Yang Acrobatic Troop. So good we went to see them twice :o)
05/02/05 Lamastery, Beijing, China.
06/02/05 Train to Hanoi. Sorry the windows were too dirty for photos and I was too tired...
  Favourite Photos from China
Vietnam
07/02/05 - 18/02/05 Hanoi, Vietnam
07/02/05 - 18/02/05 Mopeds in Hanoi. I was so amazed by the way the Vietnamese rode mopeds, I have an album just for them... It isn't supprising that in the first six days of the new year there were about 500 road accidents resulting in about 300 deaths!
07/02/05 - 18/02/05 The Camellia 5 hotel where we stayed in Hanoi
10/02/05 The One Pillar Pagoda
10/02/05 Night train to Sapa, in the North West Vietnam
11/02/05 - 15/02/05 Sapa. We cancelled and re-booked our hiking trips three times due to the changing weather. We finally gave up and went back to Hanoi two days early. We did get one day of nice weather to go for a little bit of a hike
11/02/05 - 15/02/05 The Tulip hotel, where we stayed in Sapa
15/02/05 The journey from Sapa back to Hanoi. We took the day train (hard seats). Bit of a cattle wagon, but nice scenery
16/02/05 A day trip to Ha Long Bay
17/02/05 Hoa La Prison
17/02/05 The Temple of Literature
17/02/05 The world famous Water Puppets
17/02/05 - 18/02/05 The train ride from Hanoi to Nha Trang
18/02/05 - 20/02/05 Nha Trang, which literally translates to 'Public Beach'. Our first glimpse of real sun, and we get sun burn :o)
18/02/05 - 20/02/05 Our Hotel in Nha Trang
20/02/05 Nha Trang Dive Photos. I managed to squeeze two dives at Nha Trang.
20/02/05 Train from Nha Trang to Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City). Sorry no photos
21/02/05 (Our first) flight, from Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) to Phu Quoc, as small island of the South West coast of Vietnam. Sorry no photos
21/02/05 - 26/02/05 Phu Quoc
21/02/05 - 26/02/05 Kim Hoa, the resort that we stayed at in Phu Quoc
23/02/05 Phu Quoc Dive Photos. Due to a broken compressor at the dive centre I only managed two dives on Phu Quoc. I didn't mind that much as the visibility under water wasn't great
26/02/05 - 02/03/05 Saigon
26/02/05 - 02/03/05 The Peace Hotel, Saigon
27/02/05 Day trip to the Cao Dai Temple (am)
27/02/05 Day trip to the Cu Chi Tunnels (pm)
01/03/04 War Remnants Museum, Saigon
  Favourite Photos from Vietnam
Cambodia
02/03/05 - 05/03/05 Phnom Phen, Cambodia
02/03/05 - 05/03/05 The New Lodge Guest House, Phonm Phen, Cambodia.
04/03/05 The Royal Palace and The SIlver Pagoda
04/03/05 Tuol Sleng genocide museum (S21)
05/03/05 The journey from Phnom Phen to Siem Reap, by boat
05/03/05 - 08/03/05 Siem Reap, Cambodia
05/03/05 - 08/03/05 The Golden Temple hotel, Siem Reap, Cambodia
06/03/05 Angkor Thom
06/03/05 Bayon Temple
06/03/05 Preah Palilay
06/03/05 Angkor Wat
06/03/05 Ta Prohm
08/03/05 Siem Riep, Cambodia to Bangkok, Thailand
  Favourite Photos from Cambodia
Thailand
08/03/05 - 13/03/05 Bangkok, Thailand
08/03/05 - 13/03/05 Sawadee Bangkok Inn, Khoa San Road, Bangkok, Thailand
10/03/05 Wat Suthat, Bangkok, Thailand
10/03/05 Wat Pho, Bangkok, Thailand
11/03/05 The Grand Palace, Bangkok, Thailand
08/03/05 - 13/03/05 Chao Phraya River, Bangkok, Thailand
14/03/05 - 18/05/2005 Koh Tao, Thailand
14/03/05 - 18/05/2005 AC2 Resort, Thailand
14/03/05 - 18/05/2005 Intouch Restaurant, where we ate almost every lunchtime
14/03/05 - 18/05/2005 Mae Haad, Koh Tao, Thailand
14/03/05 - 18/05/2005 Phoenix Divers, Koh Tao, Thailand
14/03/05 - 18/05/2005 Sariee Beach, Koh Tao, Thailand
22/03/05 A fire juggler at the Maya Bar, Koh Tao, Thailand
27/03/05 Aoe Leuk beach, Koh Tao, Thailand
14/03/05 - 18/05/2005 Koh Tao from the water
31/03/05 A brief visit to Koh Samui, Thailand for the dentist
12/04/05 An overnight trip to Koh Phangan, for a bit of a party
08/05/05 Andy's Birthday, and Andy's & my snorkel test...
18/05/05 - 19/05/05 Koh San Bar & Restaurant, Chumphon, where we spent an extra day and night due to the train to Malaysiaq being cancelled
  Favourite Photos from Thailand
Diving in Koh Tao
14/03/05 - 18/05/2005 Koh Tao dive site - Chumpon
14/03/05 - 18/05/2005 Koh Tao dive site - Green Rock
14/03/05 - 18/05/2005 Koh Tao dive site - Twins
Malaysia
19/05/05 - 20/05/2005 Train from Chumphon, Thailand to Butterworth, Malaysia
20/05/05 Travelled by bus to Tanah Rata, Cameron Highlands. Sorry no photos.
20/05/05 - 25/05/2005 Tanah Rata, Cameron Highlands
20/05/05 - 25/05/2005 Accomodation in Tanah Rata, first Twin Pines, then Father's Guest House
21/05/2005 The Boh Tea Plantations
21/05/2005 The Boh Tea Factory & Shop
22/05/2005 Jungle Walk in Tanah Rata
25/05/05 Travelled by mini bus and then fast (but small) boat to the Perhentian Islands. Sorry no photos.
25/05/05 - 02/06/05 Kecil, the smaller of the Perhentian Islands
25/05/05 - 02/06/05 Besar, the larger of the Perhentian Islands
25/05/05 - 26/05/2005 D'Lagoon accomodation
26/05/2005 Snorkelling at Turtle Bay
26/05/05 Monitor Lizards on the Island
26/05/05 - 02/06/05 Coral Bay
26/05/05 - 02/06/05 Aur Bay accomodation, Coral Bay
26/05/05 - 02/06/05 Long Beach
27/05/2005 Snorkel trip around the Perhentian Islands
02/06/05 Travelled by fast (this time larger) boat and then a taxi to Kota Baru, and stayed there one night. Sorry no photos.
03/06/05 Travelled by fast taxi and then the slow day "Jungle Train" to Jenrantut. Sorry no photos.
03/06/05 - 04/06/05 Hotel Sri Emas, Jerantut
04/06/05 The journey by boat from Kuala Tembeling to Kuala Tahan
04/06/05 - 07/06/05 The local village of Kuala Tahan
04/06/05 - 07/06/05 Tahan Guesthouse
04/06/05 - 07/06/05 The jungle of Taman Negara
05/06/05 The Canopy Walkway
06/06/05 Night Safari by jeep
07/06/05 The journey by boat from Kuala Tahan to Kuala Tembeling
07/06/05 Travelled by bus to Kuala Lumpur. Sorry no photos.
07/06/05 - 15/06/2005 Kuala Lumpur
07/06/05 - 15/06/2005 Kuala Lumpur Accomodation
07/06/05 - 15/06/2005 KL Tower
15/06/2005 - 20/06/2005 Salang Beach
15/06/2005 - 20/06/2005 Salang Beach bungalows
20/06/2005 - 28/06/2005 ABC Beach
20/06/2005 - 28/06/2005 Mawar beach bungalows, ABC Beach
20/06/2005 - 26/06/2005 Tekek, the capital of Tioman
26/06/2005 Walk To Juara Beach
26/06/2005 Some Cats on Juara Beach. Cute photos of kittens and not so cute photos of mother cat and kittens eating some vermin or lizard
Borneo
29/06/05 - 01/07/2005 The Beach Lodge, where we stayed in Kota Kinabalu
01/07/05 - 03/07/2005 Photos from around Sandakan
01/07/05 - 03/07/2005 Mayfair Hotel, where we stayed in Sandakan
02/07/2005 The Orang Utan sanctuary at Sepilok
03/06/05 - 12/07/2005 Photos from around Semporna
03/07/05 - 12/07/2005 Lee's Resthouse, where we stayed in Semporna
03/07/05 - 12/07/2005 Photos taken on the way from Semporna to Sipadan
12/07/05 - 13/07/2005 Photos from inside Tawau Hills National Park
12/07/05 - 13/07/2005 Park accomodation, where we stayed at Tawau Hills National Park
Diving in Malaysia
28/05/2005 Perhentian dive site - TG Butung
28/05/2005 Perhentian dive site - D'Lagoon
28/05/2005 Perhentian dive site - Vietnamese Wreck
01/06/2005 Perhentian dive site - Sugar Wreck (MV Union Star 17)
01/06/2005 Perhentian dive site - Pinnacle / Temple (Tokong Laut)
22/06/2005 Tioman dive site - Marine Park
22/06/2005 Tioman dive site - Tumuk
23/06/2005 Tioman dive site - Seafan Garden
23/06/2005 Tioman dive site - Malang Rock
24/06/2005 Tioman dive site - Pirate Wreck
24/06/2005 Tioman dive site - Pirate Wreck
05/07/2005 Sipadan dive site - Tutrtle Tomb
05/07/2005, 10/07/05 Sipadan dive site - Coral Garden
08/07/2005 Sipadan dive site - Mid Reef
08/07/2005, 10/07/05 Sipadan dive site - South Point
08/07/2005 Mabul dive site - Sea Venture
11/07/2005 Sipadan dive site - Hanging Garden
11/07/2005 Sipadan dive site - Lobster Lair
11/07/2005 Mabul dive site - Eel Garden
  Favourite Photos from Malaysia
Singapore
15/07/05 - 17/07/2005 Some photos from around Singapore
15/07/05 - 17/07/2005 Bugis Backpackers Hostel, where we stayed in Singapore
  Favourite Photos from Singapore

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