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Us in Singapore for a Low cost visa run

Two (Almost Free) Days in Singapore

A Quick Visa Run via First Class Coach In some ways Malaysia has very generous visa provisions.  For us, with our now well stamped UK passports, it means we qualify for a visa on arrival (VOA) that is valid for three whole months (well, 90 more »

Transtar Luxury seats

Review: Transtar Luxury Coach KL to Singapore

We Test the Transtar ‘First Class’ Coach Experience We’d seen the photos and were excited to travel in ‘first class’ luxury. How did our visa run on the Transtar Solitaire Coach turn out? Did it live up to our super high expectations? Online Booking I more »

Crossing the Friendship Bridge

Vientiane to Bangkok on the Overnight Sleeper

Train 70: Journey Report and the Failures of Yortdoy Services It was without any trace of heavy hearts that we packed up and prepared for our overnight journey from Vientiane to Bangkok. We were not sad to be leaving and were, in fact, excited about more »

Black Canyon Coffee in Vientiane the winner of Best Coffee Shop 2013

Best Coffee Shops in Vientiane 2013

Where to Go in Vientiane for Reliable WiFi and a Decent Coffee There are a few excellent options to choose from when you’re looking for a place to work with a coffee in Vientiane. None of them really fall into the true ‘budget’ category though, if more »