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So long Sunnies in Saigon

Saturday, 1 Sep 2012 | Views [525]

Saigon, the big city center of Ho Chi Minh, has stolen my beloved fake sunnies. Otherwise the last week or so has been interesting. I have embraced the lazy side of luxury travel. The comfy bed and buffet breakfast has taken me in. I do look forward ... Read more >

Might as well Resort to Hoi An

Friday, 24 Aug 2012 | Views [474]

Loving the resort life, it is absolutely ruining me to the backpacker and hostel style of travel! The pool is miles long and the beach is lush, the very end of what was known as China Beach. Beautiful weather and an awesome old town nearby with a ... Read more >

Hue more south than before

Tuesday, 21 Aug 2012 | Views [526]

After our final night in Hanoi, we went to the airport to fly to Hue. There we were met by a bubbly guide and silent driver, who took us to eat a quick ham and formaggio baguette, before trudging around the site of the old imperial city in the hellish ... Read more >

Hanoi Hurricane

Monday, 20 Aug 2012 | Views [1316]

Leaving the Republic of China was stressful, but what did I expect? The plane’s wheels lifting off the ground was a moment I won’t forget soon, I was almost giddy! Coming back to Vietnam, I was anticipating the caffeine hit and big hugs from Dad. ... Read more >

On the road again

Sunday, 26 Sep 2010 | Views [498]

At the moment I am in Hekou, the small border town in China. Yesterday was still really foggy in Sapa so I did the same kind of meaningless wandering, bought a vest made from hemp worn by the H'Mong people of northern Vietnam. I had a delicious ... Read more >

Photos: Sa Pa

Friday, 24 Sep 2010 | Photo Gallery

Lots of beautiful faces trying to sell me things, the H'Mong minority.
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Sa Pa

Friday, 24 Sep 2010 | Views [313]

This morning I arrived in SaPa; northern Vietnam. As my only excursion outside of Hanoi I had sincerely hoped it to be amazing. I have information from various travelers that there is a Kiwi run bar and what backpackers is cheap ... Read more >

Last days in Hanoi

Monday, 20 Sep 2010 | Views [348]

Last night was awesome, met a few friendly people, one of whom will come spend summer with the crew over new years. Also the two kiwi girls who have come here to work were there, I managed to organize nearly 10 people on a semi pub crawl ish, me and ... Read more >

Hanoi life

Friday, 17 Sep 2010 | Views [496]

Today spent having lunch with Josh, discussing hectic plans and developments of our plan. Now he has to go to Laos for his china visa, which is hugely going to drain time and money. The difficult decisions you make when traveling are sometimes not ... Read more >

Getting to know Hanoi

Saturday, 11 Sep 2010 | Views [518]

Today is overcast, which is a cooler climate, compared to the last few days. Yesterday was awesome, I got onto the net from the house and made sure I emailed a few people I had met in hostels along my way, it pains me to imagine loosing touch ... Read more >

Vietnam first days

Thursday, 9 Sep 2010 | Views [513]

Border crossing complete, I had a decision to make…do I carry on to Hanoi or to stay in SaPa, northern Vietnam. I decided to bite the bullet and jump on a train where I could be further numbed by the long road ahead. Informed there were ... Read more >

Photos: Hanoi

Tuesday, 7 Sep 2010 | Photo Gallery

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