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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...."

Trip: South East Asian Odyssey

There are [78] stories from my trip: South East Asian Odyssey

Gallery: The Dogs of Vietnam!

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

VIETNAM | Saturday, 22 Mar 2008 | Photo Gallery

Hoi An
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Gallery: Hue

VIETNAM | Thursday, 20 Mar 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Trains, Boats and Automobiles

VIETNAM | Wednesday, 19 Mar 2008 | Views [1028]

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

VIETNAM | Wednesday, 19 Mar 2008 | Photo Gallery

More SaPa
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VIETNAM | Tuesday, 18 Mar 2008 | Views [851]

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

VIETNAM | Tuesday, 18 Mar 2008 | Photo Gallery

Bac Ha Markets
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"You buy from me?"

VIETNAM | Friday, 14 Mar 2008 | Views [1520] | 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

VIETNAM | Wednesday, 12 Mar 2008 | Views [595]

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

VIETNAM | Tuesday, 11 Mar 2008 | Views [956] | 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

VIETNAM | Tuesday, 11 Mar 2008 | Views [1735] | 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

VIETNAM | Tuesday, 11 Mar 2008 | Views [864]

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

VIETNAM | Tuesday, 11 Mar 2008 | Photo Gallery

Sa Pa
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Gallery: Halong Bay

VIETNAM | Tuesday, 11 Mar 2008 | Photo Gallery

Halong Bay
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Gallery: Tam Loc

VIETNAM | Thursday, 6 Mar 2008 | Photo Gallery

Tam Loc
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Toot toot honk honk

VIETNAM | 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

Hanoi Pearl

VIETNAM | Tuesday, 4 Mar 2008 | Views [590]

Today we saw the cutest dog ever!!!!! Sorry to all my dog luvin' friends back home.. Yes this dog was cuter than Molly the wonder dog or Weasel...  Today we met Hanoi Pearl.  I bet she even barks in Vietnamese!!!!

Tags: Sightseeing

The Great Banana Scam -SCAM 2

VIETNAM | Sunday, 2 Mar 2008 | Views [1894] | Comments [1]

As we walked through the old quarter laughing about how gullible we were to fall for the great map scam, a lady carrying bamboo baskets across her shoulders filled with bananas and pineapples approached us to buy a banana.  “No No bananas” we said.... Read more >

Tags: Scams & Robberies

The Great Map Scam -SCAM 1

VIETNAM | Sunday, 2 Mar 2008 | Views [2439] | Comments [1]

We wandered the old quarter this morning.  In Hanoi everything you see is a tourist attraction so we decided just to wander the streets and get a feel for the place.  We wandered down to Hoan Kiem Lake which is a beautiful lake not far from our hotel.... Read more >

Tags: Scams & Robberies

Good Morning Vietnam

VIETNAM | Sunday, 2 Mar 2008 | Views [1006] | Comments [1]

We arrived in Hanoi yesterday afternoon and on the way in from the airport in the taxi our minds exploded with images of the South East Asia we had always imagined.  The moment I saw the guy with 48 dozen eggs strapped to the back of his motorbike racing ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing

Gallery: Hanoi

VIETNAM | Sunday, 2 Mar 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Night Safari

SINGAPORE | Friday, 29 Feb 2008 | Views [526]

Last night we went to Singapore Zoo again this time to do a Night Safari.  It was incredible. he highlight of our trip so far.  To see so many animals in the nocturnal state was something I will probably never see again.  We saw Lions, Rhinos, Leopards ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing

email home to ma and pa gorton

SINGAPORE | Friday, 29 Feb 2008 | Views [569]

Subject: singapore Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2008 14:54:22 +0000 Hi Mum and Dad,   Hope all is well and you get this email.    Its been interesting, the food and the people are both nice.  I have spotted a friendly cat that told me that is was not the lunch ... Read more >

Tags: Family

Gallery: Singapore Zoo

SINGAPORE | Thursday, 28 Feb 2008 | Photo Gallery

Singapore Zoo
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All Creatures Great and Small

SINGAPORE | Wednesday, 27 Feb 2008 | Views [1273]

Today was our best day so far.   We went to the Singapore Zoo.   After experiencing it first hand it is easy to see why it is one of the world’s best Zoos.   It’s certainly the best one I have ever been to.   It was great to get out of the city.... Read more >

Tags: The Great Outdoors

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