Category: Vietnam

Bia hoi in My Tho and a thunderstorm adventure

A shack bar selling bia hoi in My tho Vietnam

There are some moments in travel that stay with you forever. They are often the most everyday occurrence  something that back home you would take for granted. Yet when you travel things have a habit of getting carried away and turning into an adventure that leaves its mark on you forever. One such moment for me …

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7 Funny Signs

We found 7 funny signs and a few more that were a bit more lewd. We just had to share them once I had picked them from the archive! There is nothing like taking a girl you like on a date to a fancy looking restaurant in an exotic country and then being able to …

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Video Playlist of Temples Around the World

Click on the videos to show just some of the temples we experienced around the world. Temples are fascinating pieces of artwork that are often core monuments of cities and locations around the world. The different religions adopt their own styles and are symbols of faith as well as works of art work. Every temple …

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Last Night in Vietnam

I was sitting alone as the Chilean girl I had met in Halong Bay went back to Hanoi.  Drinking my beer I began pondering China. I am as nervous as hell – communication I feel is going to be a big issue for the next 2 months. I feel tired and queasy at the thought …

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Thang Beng to Vinh

Oh what it is like crossing from Laos to Vietnam using Route 8 from Thang Beng  to Vinh (Route 8 turn-off on north south route 13 in Laos). I picked up a songthaew at the turn off from route 8 and paid 35,000kip for the 102km ride to Lak Sao. Nice scenery and so I spent …

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Chau Doc to Phnom Penh

We needed a cheap room between Chau Doc to Phnom Penh, but apparently Chau Doc doesn’t really offer this as a boarder town. Hoa Hung is supposed to be the place that backpackers go before crossing the boarder into Cambodia and where we were taken. We check out a room for $7, which we negotiated …

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Mekong Delta and My Tho

We arrived in My Tho just in time for the lady in front to vomit all over the lady standing in front of her waiting to exit the bus. The lady turned her mouth upside down and brushed off the debris without a word before getting off. What a reaction! The bus ride was fine …

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Fly by Ho Chi Minh City

After spending more time than planned in Buon Ma Thot, we are now feeling the pressure of our 1 month visa and despite having some great sounding options in the South East. For example Phan Thiet is on the backpacker bus route (a hop on, hop off bus costing $40), but is supposed to be …

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Buon Ma Thuot

As soon we as disembarked the bus we were surrounded by taxi drivers all insisting that we needed a lift. Bleary eyed, we did not want to just fall into a cab with no sense of direction or and idea how far out of town we had been dumped. A couple of ice coffees in …

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