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Gallery: Halong Bay & Sapa

VIETNAM | Sunday, 31 Aug 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Gallery: Hanoi, capital of Vietnam

VIETNAM | Sunday, 31 Aug 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Gallery: Feeling the history Hue, central Vietnam

VIETNAM | Sunday, 31 Aug 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Gallery: The picturesque town Hoi An

VIETNAM | Sunday, 31 Aug 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Excursions to Halong Bay & Sapa

VIETNAM | Thursday, 31 Jul 2008 | Views [1902]

I booked on to two separate trips from Hanoi- what were recommended by several people as the must-sees of Vietnam - one trip was a cruise along Halong Bay, the second trip was a trek in Sapa. Halong Bay Cruise Halong Bay is in northeastern Vietnam.... Read more >

Tags: cruise, haong bay, kayaking, sapa, trek

Hanoi, the Capital of Vietnam - love it or hate it?

VIETNAM | Wednesday, 30 Jul 2008 | Views [1664]

From Hue, on to Hanoi, which is very similar to Ho Chi Minh/Saigon in the south of Vietnam. That is not to say that there are no differences however. I would say that Hanoi has certainly made more of an effort not to erode the precious green spaces ... Read more >

Tags: cruise, halong bay, hanoi, sapa, trek

Gallery: The lush green Central Highlands of Vietnam

VIETNAM | Sunday, 20 Jul 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Central coast of Vietnam - Hoi An and Hue

VIETNAM | Tuesday, 15 Jul 2008 | Views [2389]

The journey to Hoi An, central coast of Vietnam The train journey from Nha Trang to Hoi An was, well, uncomfortable. No sleeper trains were operating that day (if they do at all), so I had a seat in a standard carriage departing at 7pm. The journey ... Read more >

Tags: cooking, hoi an, hue, tailors

Gallery: Mui Ne, Vietnam - the little fishing village turned beach town

VIETNAM | Friday, 11 Jul 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Gallery: Nha Trang, Vietnam - the beach town

VIETNAM | Thursday, 10 Jul 2008 | Photo Gallery

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A terrible easyrider tour across the beautiful Central Highlands of Vietnam

VIETNAM | Wednesday, 9 Jul 2008 | Views [4544] | Comments [4]

From Saigon, I took a bus to Dalat, a former French hill station at an altitude of almost 1500m on a plateau in the Central Highlands. My time here was short since River, my easyrider tour guide, picked me up from the bus drop-off to take me to the ... Read more >

Tags: coffee, easyrider, motorbike, river, silk, waterfalls

Gallery: Ho Chi Minh City/Saigon, Vietnam

VIETNAM | Saturday, 5 Jul 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Feeling lonely in Southern Vietnam

VIETNAM | Wednesday, 2 Jul 2008 | Views [1592]

My previous two attempts to update my journal have been scuppered by power outages. As a result I am nearly a month behind!!! Ahhhhh... So here's a summary of my time in Southern Vietnam... I made it across the border on the second attempt, this ... Read more >

Tags: ho chi minh, mui ne, nha trang, saigon, shooting range

Gallery: Killing Fields in Phnom Penh

CAMBODIA | Tuesday, 1 Jul 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Rejected at the Vietnamese border!

CAMBODIA | Tuesday, 24 Jun 2008 | Views [1417]

So, as I am lagging behind on my journal entries, I will zip through what happened after I left North-Eastern Cambodia. 20th June 2008 I left Ban Lung, North-Eastern Cambodia, in the early morning heading back to the capital, Phnom Penh, directly ... Read more >

Tags: happy pizza, killing fields, marijuana, opium pipe, russian market, visa

Venturing into North-Eastern Cambodia...dolphins, waterfalls & crater lakes

CAMBODIA | Thursday, 19 Jun 2008 | Views [3066]

15th June 2008 Leaving Phnom Penh, I headed first by bus to Kratie (pronounced kra-chey ). I dropped my bags in a hotel and arranged for a moto-driver to take me to visit the Irrawaddy dolphins which live in parts of the Mekong River near to ... Read more >

Tags: ban lung, dolphins, kratie, ratanakiri, shared taxi, waterfall, waterfalls

Gallery: Ratanakiri province, north-eastern Cambodia

CAMBODIA | Thursday, 19 Jun 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Gallery: Phnom Penh - S21 Museum

CAMBODIA | Monday, 16 Jun 2008 | Photo Gallery

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The Lawless city of Phnom Penh, capital of Cambodia

CAMBODIA | Saturday, 14 Jun 2008 | Views [4448]

12th June 2008 I arrived in the capital of Cambodia, Phnom Penh, at about 6pm after a 6-hour bus journey from Siem Reap. I dropped my bags off at a guesthouse, and went out to explore the town immediately. I walked along the main road, which took ... Read more >

Gallery: Temples of Angkor (Eighth Wonder of the World)

CAMBODIA | Thursday, 12 Jun 2008 | Photo Gallery

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