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Our world Travel On 10th May 2007 I fled the UK on a journey around the world with a long list of places to go. Got as far as the Philippines where I met my wife. We got married on 11th May 2010 and are now sharing the experiences of travelling the world together


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Sapa to Cat Ba Island to Hanoi

Monday, 19 May 2008 | Views [4944] | Comments [1]

Tue 13th May - Boarded train SP8 coach 1 destined for Hanoi. Very clean and organised and in a shared cabin with a couple of girls from Denmark   with four beds. Left spot on 7:30pm as planned. ETA 4:15am. Cup of tea in nice pottery cups and ... Read more >

Gallery: Vietnam

Friday, 16 May 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Tuesday, 13 May 2008 | Views [1201]

Thu 8th May - Victoria hasn't been feeling well lately, so needed a rest day. Went off for a walk around town for a while. The market is an interesting place to keep walking through, especially the meat and fruit/veg sections. Many unusual sights ... Read more >

Hanoi to Sapa

Thursday, 8 May 2008 | Views [2526]

Wed 30th Apr - Today is a public holiday commemorating the liberation of Saigon in 1975 and tommorrow is labour day, also a public holiday. As such, travel in Vietnam is affected and the volume of people travelling is increased dramatically as people ... Read more >


Tuesday, 29 Apr 2008 | Views [1316]

Sat 26th Apr - My visa runs out on 28th april, so first thing I have to do is get it extended. There is a slight problem in that next week there is a public holiday on May 1st and we are now at the weekend when the immigration office is closed and ... Read more >

Hué to Hanoi

Sunday, 27 Apr 2008 | Views [1601]

Mon 21st Apr - Breakfast at the Mandarin café where we had dinner last night, nice food and good value for money. On the SE6 train to Ninh Binh leaving at 08:20. Need to arrive at the station 30 mins before departure, although this isn't really ... Read more >

Hoi An to Hué

Sunday, 20 Apr 2008 | Views [1532]

Last night had a super meal at the Hai Café in the old town. It also offers cooking courses, so the expectation of the quality of the food was high. Had a set menu of local specialities and i t certainly delivered, with well presented and tasty food ... Read more >

Hoi An

Wednesday, 16 Apr 2008 | Views [1166]

Mon 14th - Further to my las blog for today. After settling in to hotel, went walkabout. Hoi An is without doubt a place of character. The atmosphere is wonderful and full of charm. The old town is a UNESCO listed heritage site and with just reason.... Read more >

Nha Trang via Central Highlands to Hoi An

Monday, 14 Apr 2008 | Views [1792]

Fri 11th Apr - 8:30am Mailinh Express bus to Quy Nyon along the coast going northwards (cost $7). Picked up from the hotel by minibus half an hour before departure and transferred to 16-seater minibus at the bus station. The only foreigners amonst ... Read more >

Dalat to Nha Trang

Thursday, 10 Apr 2008 | Views [4792]

Tue 8th Apr - Booked a bus to Nha Trang with TM Brothers leaving around 8am. Got picked up from the hotel half an hour early to be taken to the office where the bus leaves. The Phuon Hahn hotel has been a comfortable and clean place to stay, with ... Read more >

Heading north to Dalat

Monday, 7 Apr 2008 | Views [2571] | Comments [1]

Sat 5th Apr - Off north to Dalat today leaving at 8am. 80,000 Dong (VND) for the journey. Not many people on the bus. One noteable sight on the way out of Ho Chi Minh City was an enormous theme park, with a mountain like thunder mountain in disneyland, ... Read more >

Ho Chi Minh City

Saturday, 5 Apr 2008 | Views [2875]

This area of Ho Chi Minh City is alive and kicking at night. The streets are busy with bars and restaurants and shops are in full flow. Checked out some alternative hotels for reference. Bought a SIM from Mobifone for my mobile that cost 100,000 Ðong ... Read more >

Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City

Friday, 28 Mar 2008 | Views [10000]

Fri 28th Mar - Move into Vietnam today, destination Ho Chi Minh City (previously known as and also still called Saigon by many ). Have booked my bus ticket with Mekong limousine express for $12 and due to leave at 8:30am. Got picked up by minibus ... Read more >

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