Entries from 'Daily Update'

Angkor Temples – Kbal Spean and Banteay Srei

Today we kicked off the Nathan Horton Photography tour with a visit to a couple of temples in the Angkor area – Banteay Srei, and Kbal Spean. We headed off at 7:30 and got our week pass to the Angkor Temple complex (this costs $40 and  is a photo-id which is required to enter the…

read more →

Cambodia Day 2 – A Day in the Life

I spent much of today with a local Khmer family at Kompheim (Ladybug) Village about 20km out of Siem Reap. It was part of a A Day in the Life – Village Tour run by Beyond Unique Escapes, and provided a fascinating insight into the day to day activities and subsistence farming lifestyle of a…

read more →

Day 1 – Quad Adventure Cambodia

I absolutely LOVED it !!!! I pre-booked this tour and was picked up from my hotel in a Tuk-tuk (my first experience).  The sunset tour is very popular – there were over twenty on this particular day, but the tour is split up into smaller groups – each led by a guide.  Our guide was…

read more →

Cambodia – Brisbane to Siem Reap

Left Brisbane last night at 10:50 and endured a long and uncomfortable 7 hrs flight (Singapore Airlines) to Singapore. We left late, and arrived early, and I did manage an hour or so nap,  but I was pretty happy to get out at the end of the flight. I had a 3hr stopover in Singapore…

read more →

Day 10 – Christchurch / Akaroa

Drove to the Christchurch city centre this morning for a look around – very pretty – and then to check out Paintball – which was unfortunately closed (much to Jamies disgust).  We then drove the 76km to Akaroa – a little town south east of Christchurch which is built on a bay which is part…

read more →

Day 9 – Wanaka to Christchurch

Planned today to just start driving towards Christchurch – stopping along the way, and see how far we got.  I expected to get no further than Fairlie – but, even with 3 or 4 stops, we found ourselves there at 12:30 – so decided to keep going onto Chrstchurch – another couple of hours. Considered…

read more →

Day 8 Queenstown to Wanaka

Just a short drive to Wanaka today (70ish Km) so we had a bit of a lie in (although the clocks changed to daylight saving so we lost an hour overnight too) –  had bacon, eggs & frenvh toast to breakfast, and headed up over the Cardrona Pass – which still had a fair amiunt…

read more →

Day 7 – Queenstown

Very early start today – 6:30 for our full day Dart River Funyak Safari – a 1.5hr Jet boat ride, followed by a few hours kayaking safari.  However, the rain started in earnest at 0500 and was VERY cold, so I was a bit concerned that it would be a cold, wet, miserable day.  As…

read more →

Day 6 – Te Anau to Queenstown

Planned to have a relatively lazy day today, with a short drive (170k) to Queenstown.  We had a 7:30 start and stopped along the way again for breakfast and at a couple of other places for a look (e.g. Devils Staircase – where Rory nearly got blown off a cliff).  Arrived in Queenstown around 11:00…

read more →

Day 5 – Doubtful Sound

We had a late start this morning… the tour didn’t leave until 10:30 so had the luxury of a lie in (until 8:00 anyway) and pancakes for breakfast… yum. There was a whole crowd of us picked up from Top 10 – mostly aussies – and for that matter mostly QLDers (which is not that…

read more →