Dixon's RTW Discovery Blog

Diary of a mid-life crisis first time around the world journey

Saigon – Pho, propaganda and architecture

We left Phnom Penh with another fairly long bus journey. This time we tried a company called Mekong Express, and they were much better. Lonely Planet described them as “upmarket” … Continue reading

September 14, 2014 · 2 Comments

Phnom Penh – bus breakdowns and Khmer history

Getting from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh is our first experience of a fairly long bus journey in Asia. It should be 6 hrs so a relatively easy start! We … Continue reading

August 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Our RTW trip

So I realised that I haven’t actually said what our planned route is yet so I thought I should! When we first started talking about this trip I had a … Continue reading

August 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Siem Reap – Angkor Wat or What?!

Moving on from Bangkok we decided to fly over to Cambodia. There are a few horror stories about the land border crossing so it felt like a worthwhile investment! (If … Continue reading

August 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Bangkok – temples and tall buildings

From Kathmandu we flew to Bangkok, the first part of the next stage of our RTW trip – SE Asia. And what an introduction! We stayed in Bangkok for 5 … Continue reading

August 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Namaste Nepal

Here’s what I learned in Nepal: 1. Nepalese flat = very hilly 2. Momo’s are amazing – like dim sum with a spicy dipping sauce 3. If it’s under 6,000m, … Continue reading

August 13, 2014 · 2 Comments

Chitwan National Park and Steve

After the chill out in Pokhara we headed to a national park in Nepal called Chitwan. Chitwan is a beautiful spot, with tourists heading here mainly for the wildlife spotting. … Continue reading

August 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Hippy Pokhara

After the base camp trek, Pokhara was the perfect antidote! Pokhara is a pretty place positioned on a lakeside, with the Annapurna mountains sitting in the background. Pokhara has a … Continue reading

July 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

Everest Base Camp trek

Trekking to Everest base camp is probably one of the best known treks in the world. It wasn’t until we started planning our RTW trip that I had thought about … Continue reading

July 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Crazy days in Kathmandu

We had a fun and bizarre few days in Kathmandu – a completely bonkers and busy place. Tons of traffic, everyone beeping their horns – you couldn’t sum up the … Continue reading

July 23, 2014 · Leave a comment