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Photos: Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

Sunday, 25 Nov 2012 | Photo Gallery

One of the most beautiful places on Earth
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Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

Tuesday, 20 Nov 2012 | Views [3536]

After meeting up with Sam and our friend Patrick whom we'd met at the Phong Nha Farmstay, we travelled with a guided group tour from Hanoi to the coast to spend a weekend exploring the spectacular Ha Long Bay ! This is considered one of the must-sees ... Read more >

Tags: boating, caves, ha long bay, sunset, vietnam

Hanoi, Vietnam

Tuesday, 20 Nov 2012 | Views [1669]

Welcome to Hanoi! As the capital of Vietnam, this city is rich with history, culture, attractions and has an overall great atmosphere. We took an 8-hour overnight bus from Phong Nha Farmstay and rolled into the massive, exhaust-filled bus station around ... Read more >

Tags: hanoi, ho chi minh, hoan kiem lake, markets, mausoleum, museum, old quarter, street food, vietnam, water puppet

Photos: Hanoi, Vietnam

Monday, 22 Oct 2012 | Photo Gallery

Living the easy life in the capital city of Vietnam
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Phong Nha Farmstay, Vietnam

Saturday, 20 Oct 2012 | Views [6485] | Comments [3]

Immediately after one of the lowest points of our trip, we had one of the highest. While Sarah was sick, we'd discussed where to move on from Hue and we came across a small mention in our Lonely Planet Vietnam guidebook. It highlighted a place called ... Read more >

Tags: caves, central vietnam, paradise cave, phong nha cave, phong nha farmstay, phong nha-ke bang national park, trekking

Photos: Phong Nha Farmstay, Vietnam

Friday, 19 Oct 2012 | Photo Gallery

Caves, cows, and culture in rural Vietnam at the Phong Nha Ke-Bang National Park
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Tags: ecotourism, paradise cave, phong nha cave, phong nha farmstay, phong nha-ke bang national park, vietnam

Hue, Vietnam

Monday, 15 Oct 2012 | Views [1070]

After a wonderful week in Hoi An, we headed up to the nearby port city of Da Nang to catch a train further north to the ancient capital city of Hue (pronounced "Hway"). The views from the train were unbelievable- this is said to be the most beautiful ... Read more >

Tags: citadel, da nang, hue, train, vietnam, vietnam war

Photos: Hue, Vietnam

Monday, 15 Oct 2012 | Photo Gallery

An ancient capital city of Vietnam
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Hoi An, Vietnam

Friday, 12 Oct 2012 | Views [1818]

Hoi An! One of the highlights of the trip so far, Hoi An is a beautiful city where the majority of the buildings age from 150 to 300 years old. Hoi An was once considered to be the best trading port in all of Southeast Asia. The city was founded in the ... Read more >

Tags: ancient town, beaches, cua dai, hoi an, lantern festival, tailors

Photos: Hoi An, Vietnam

Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | Photo Gallery

Exploring the ancient and beautiful city of Hoi An
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Chidley Sibling Reunion on Phu Quoc Island

Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | Views [1554]

So after our all-too-brief two weeks in Cambodia, we hightailed it back to Ho Chi Minh City to meet up with the other Chidley children! Turns out, thanks to a fun twist of fate, both Joe's older sister, Margie, and younger brother, Sam, were BOTH going ... Read more >

Tags: beaches, duong dong, fish sauce, ho chi minh city, night bus, phu quoc, snorkeling, vietnam

Photos: Chidley Reunion! Ho Chi Minh City and Phu Quoc Island

Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | Photo Gallery

We journey back to Vietnam to meet up with Joe's brother and sister and spend a week on the beautiful tropical island of Phu Quoc
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Photos: Goodbye Vietnam, Hello Cambodia

Wednesday, 27 Jun 2012 | Photo Gallery

Our journey to Phnom Penh, Cambodia from Vung Tao via Ho Chi Minh City (again)
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Crossing to Cambodia

Tuesday, 26 Jun 2012 | Views [776]

After Vung Tao we had to decide whether to go north along the coast of Vietnam, stopping along all the beach villages as we go or to head back west to Ho Chi Minh City and from there on to Cambodia. Our debate about which to choose went a little bit ... Read more >

Tags: beaches, border, bus, cambodia, countryside, phnom penh, vietnam, vung tao

Photos: Vung Tao, Vietnam

Tuesday, 19 Jun 2012 | Photo Gallery

Our beach weekend outside of Ho Chi Minh
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Vung Tao, Vietnam

Saturday, 16 Jun 2012 | Views [1492]

After the hustle and bustle and insanity that is Ho Chi Minh City, we decided we would do as the locals do and escape to the nearest beach for a couple days. This happens to be in the town of Vung Tao, located on the tip of a peninsula jutting out where ... Read more >

Tags: beaches, vietnam, vung tao

Ho Chi Minh City Part 2- The Sights

Friday, 15 Jun 2012 | Views [1000]

Since we spent so much time in Ho Chi Minh (our first week) and it's so huge we thought it deserved a little more space. We stayed in a number of different hotels in the Dong Khoi and Pham Ngu Lao neighborhoods- both in the center of the city or "... Read more >

Tags: ho chi minh, vietnam

Photos: Ho Chi Minh City Part 2

Thursday, 14 Jun 2012 | Photo Gallery

More photos from HCMC
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Ho Chi Minh City (aka Saigon)

Wednesday, 6 Jun 2012 | Views [905] | Comments [1]

Sorry we've been slow on the updates all- internet is a little trickier over here than we'd planned and Vietnam blocks Facebook! But we've ventured into Cambodia now where, surprisingly, we've had better luck with wifi!? So here we are! (More to come ... Read more >

Tags: city, ho chi minh, motos, nightlife, saigon, traffic, vietnam

Photos: Flight to Vietnam & HCMC

Monday, 4 Jun 2012 | Photo Gallery

Pics from the beginning of our trip
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