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SE Asia continues.....

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Well, i think i've mentioned Vietnam already, so here is the next installment. I travelled from Saigon by bus to Phnom Penh in the middle of september, cost $6 US. Spent a few days in Phnom Penh holed up in the hotel with a severe case of delhi belly. Then took the $25 boat trip up to Siem Reap. Spent 3 days exploring the fabulous temples of Angkor Wat. I then flew to BKK, had a couple of nights there, and then went by bus to Hua Hin. Hua Hin wasn't too inspiring really, mostly retired westerners and a few seedy bars (plau a few good ones). I'm assured the seedy bars have to be pulled down by next year, but that wouldn't entice me back to Hua Hin. I then moved on to Koh Tao. Koh Tao is a lovely little island near Koh Samui. The nicest feature on Koh Tao is the small island of Nang Yuan which has a pretty spectacular beach. Swam with black tip reef sharks at dawn one morning which was a great experience, also done some great snorkelling around Mango Bay. Sairee beach was a fairly decent place to stay, with bars taking turns to have parties into the early hours each night. I am now in the Philippines. Spent the first 3 nights in Manila. Visited the Taal volcano, which is an active volcano about 2 hours drive from Manila. Manila itself i wasn't so keen on as there seemed to be a lot of dodgy characters wanting to become your best friend in the world whilst you are just walking along the street, quite uncomfortable really. I have now been in Boracay for one week. It is a beautiful place and quite hard to drag yourself away from, but i am hoping to head for Palawan in the next few days....watch this space!!!!

Posted by daveh 01:10

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