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Gallery: 13-14.8 Angkor Wat and other temples

Friday, 14 Aug 2009 | Photo Gallery

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Gallery: 10-12.8 Phnom Penh

Wednesday, 12 Aug 2009 | Photo Gallery

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Gallery: 9-10.8 Ho Chi Minh City

Monday, 10 Aug 2009 | Photo Gallery

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The final days in Nam

Sunday, 9 Aug 2009 | Views [735]

Our final destination in Vietnam was Ho Chi Minh City otherwise known as Saigon. Taking another night train this time from Nha Trang to get there. It was due to leave at 9pm, but when we got to the station our leader overheard someone say the train was ... Read more >

Tags: coconut candy, cu chhi, cyklo, honey wine, mekong delta, snake wine, war remnants museum

Gallery: 6-7.8 Nha Trang

Friday, 7 Aug 2009 | Photo Gallery

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2 days of chilling in Nha Trang

Friday, 7 Aug 2009 | Views [763]

We arrived in Nha Trang after a long day on the train, another one like the night train - but this time nobody had any extra occupants in their cabins. It was a long but nice journey. We spent it chatting, reading and sleeping. On arrival we went ... Read more >

Tags: manicure, mud baths, pedicure, snorkelling

Gallery: 01/08/09 Motorbike trip Hue

Tuesday, 4 Aug 2009 | Photo Gallery

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Gallery: 2-4/08/09 Hoi An

Tuesday, 4 Aug 2009 | Photo Gallery

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Gallery: 31-1/8/09 Hue

Tuesday, 4 Aug 2009 | Photo Gallery

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Hue, Mo'bike?

Sunday, 2 Aug 2009 | Views [885]

After the stressful train trip we arrived in Hue, which is a lovely contrast to Hanoi. It is (relatively) quiet, pretty and very interesting. Our hotel here was lovely and the first thing we did was shower and sleep! the room wasn't swaying and it was ... Read more >

Tags: dragon boats, japanese tourists, perfume river, touching

Reunification Express

Friday, 31 Jul 2009 | Views [2637]

After a final afternoon hanging around in Hanoi it was time to take the night train to Hue. We didn't really expect much and had heard mixed reports, and it certainly turned out to be an experience! The train compartments were similar to the compartments ... Read more >

Tags: beer, cockroaches, reunification express

Gallery: 29-30.07.09 Halong Bay

Thursday, 30 Jul 2009 | Photo Gallery

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Gallery: 26-28/07/09 Hanoi

Thursday, 30 Jul 2009 | Photo Gallery

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Water Puppets and Birthday in Halong Bay

Thursday, 30 Jul 2009 | Views [858]

We had a lovely lunch with Darren and Steph in a non-profit making restaurant called Ko-To which trains young, disadvantaged children to work in the restaurant industry and it was fabulous! They were all very friendly and attentive, and then we had to ... Read more >

Tags: caves, halong bay, ko-to, traffic, vietnam roads, water puppet

Hot in Hanoi

Tuesday, 28 Jul 2009 | Views [654]

Yesterday we did a lot of exploring in the city and it just got hotter and hotter - the weather websites said it was 37, but feeling like 50! The city is really interesting and bustling with life. The people are really friendly and everything is exactly ... Read more >

Tags: ho chi minh, temple of literature, water puppet show

The trip to Hanoi

Monday, 27 Jul 2009 | Views [539]

After a long flight to Bangkok (and a lovely thai curry for dinner on the plane) we landed in Bangkok and waited for our connecting flight to Hanoi. The journey was fairly uneventful except for our last (cold) meal on the plane where we didnt recognise ... Read more >

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