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Rosi & Jen's 11 Thousand Beach Odyssey Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you did not do, then the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream...."

Vietnam

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Mekong Delta

Tuesday, 15 Apr 2008 | Views [6863] | Comments [2]

The last week or so has given us some of the most incredible travel experiences we have ever had anywhere in the world.  The Easy Rider boys picked us up in Saigon early one morning and we set off on another motorbike adventure this time through the ... Read more >

Tags: kids, mekong delta, river life, vietnam


Gallery: Mekong Delta

Tuesday, 15 Apr 2008 | Photo Gallery

Mekong Delta
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Gallery: Central Highlands

Sunday, 13 Apr 2008 | Photo Gallery

Central Highlands
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Easy Rider

Wednesday, 9 Apr 2008 | Views [2130]

It all started as we were strolling along the beach at Nha Trang one bright sunny day.  As the waves gently lapped against the plastic bag lined shore and we admired the massive Hollywood style VINPEARL sign on a nearby island, these two Vietnamese ... Read more >

Tags: easy rider, motorbike, tours


Gallery: Mui Ne

Tuesday, 1 Apr 2008 | Photo Gallery

Mui Ne
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Mui Ne Meander

Tuesday, 1 Apr 2008 | Views [1641]

We’ve spent the last 3 days sunning ourselves at a beachside bungalow in Mui Ne. Mui Ne for those of you not familiar with Vietnam is a small coastal village about 200kms north of Saigon.   It’s also the Kite and Wind Surfing capital of Vietnam.   ... Read more >


Nha Trang Chillout

Friday, 28 Mar 2008 | Views [2653]

We've been laying on deck chairs under coconut thatched umbrellas on the beach at Nha Trang for the greater part of two days just chillin' out, slurping Mango Lassi's and looking at the calm turquoise water of Nha Trang Bay.  We landed here quite by ... Read more >


free from pests

Tuesday, 25 Mar 2008 | Views [672] | Comments [1]

We've been laughing our arses off at some of the hotel descriptions.  You know, the things hotels say to entice you to stay there.  Well in Vietnam they reach a whole new level and we feel compelled to share them with you. "Welcome to GOLDEN HOTEL ... Read more >


Bathroom ideas and cooking school!

Tuesday, 25 Mar 2008 | Views [1134]

The last 6 days have been fairly chilled.   After an horrendous over night train journey down from SaPa..(there is nothing quite as delightful than having dysentery on an overnight train that keeps stopping and starting suddenly when your only friend ... Read more >


Gallery: The Dogs of Vietnam!

Sunday, 23 Mar 2008 | Photo Gallery

There are so many interesting looking dogsin Vietnam I haven't been able to stop clicking!
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Gallery: Hoi An

Saturday, 22 Mar 2008 | Photo Gallery

Hoi An
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Gallery: Hue

Thursday, 20 Mar 2008 | Photo Gallery

Hue
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Trains, Boats and Automobiles

Wednesday, 19 Mar 2008 | Views [1020]

After seeing the daggy photo’s of me that Rosi has been putting on this site I thought it was about time that I 1.    Started writing some observations and 2.    Check what photo’s of my rough head Rosi is putting the gallery ... Read more >


Gallery: More SaPa

Wednesday, 19 Mar 2008 | Photo Gallery

More SaPa
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Smells

Tuesday, 18 Mar 2008 | Views [848]

There’s a smell up here in the mountains of Northern Vietnam.   It’s hard to place.   It’s a mix of the wood burned in fireplaces every night, it’s part cardoman drying, it’s the smell of farmyards, and freshly cut fields.   It’s Vietnamese sizzling ... Read more >


Gallery: Bac Ha Markets

Tuesday, 18 Mar 2008 | Photo Gallery

Bac Ha Markets
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"You buy from me?"

Friday, 14 Mar 2008 | Views [1512] | Comments [3]

Every day that we spend in SaPa reaffirms that our decision to travel here independently and for 8 days, rather than take a short 3 day organized tour was the right one.  We feel that we have really soaked in the true feeling of the town, the surrounding ... Read more >


Lost in the fog of Sa Pa

Wednesday, 12 Mar 2008 | Views [594]

Hi there.  We are currently lost in the fog around Sa Pa.  We have added heaps more photos of Sa Pa. Take a look. More stories when we find our way out!!! Love Rosi and Jen


Travelling to Sa Pa

Tuesday, 11 Mar 2008 | Views [953] | Comments [1]

We caught the night train on Sunday night from Hanoi to Lao Cai.  We shared our cabin with Stephan and Annabelle, two young German medical students who we’ve been travelling through Halong Bay with.  We bought deluxe soft sleepers and were shown photos ... Read more >

Tags: Mountains


Halong Bay

Tuesday, 11 Mar 2008 | Views [1730] | Comments [2]

Friday saw us take off on yet another tour, this time to the mystical Halong Bay.  It’s situated on the North East Coast of Vietnam and consists of 3000 or more islands jutting out of the Bay of Tonkin. According to our guide Tien the legend has it that ... Read more >

Tags: The Great Outdoors


Happy Birthday to Me

Tuesday, 11 Mar 2008 | Views [863]

The more we travel through Vietnam the more we come to love this country and it’s amazing history and warm friendly people. On Thursday, my 43rd birthday, Jen bought me a day tour of the ancient capital Hoa Lu, the rice fields of Tam Loc and surrounding ... Read more >

Tags: the great outdoors


Gallery: Sa Pa

Tuesday, 11 Mar 2008 | Photo Gallery

Sa Pa
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Gallery: Halong Bay

Tuesday, 11 Mar 2008 | Photo Gallery

Halong Bay
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Gallery: Tam Loc

Thursday, 6 Mar 2008 | Photo Gallery

Tam Loc
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Toot toot honk honk

Wednesday, 5 Mar 2008 | Views [1019] | Comments [2]

We've been in Hanoi since Saturday.   Toot toot honk honk.   Every 2 seconds someone toots or honks or asks us to buy a watch, a zippo, a hammock, a pineapple, a banana, some rambutan, a cap, a tshirt, some chopsticks, another banana, a toy wooden ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing


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