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"Bags are packed ...

Thursday, 24 Feb 2011 | Views [436] | Comments [1]

and we're ready to go..." There's always a Beatles' song appropriate to quote. Here's a bit of fun - our budget overview - which we'll re-do at the end of the trip to see the differences. Hopefully it's helpful for those planning a similar trip.... Read more >

Tags: china & hong kong budget for 3 week trip

Photos: Back in Saigon/HCMC and on to Vinh Long, the Mekong

Friday, 18 Jun 2010 | Photo Gallery

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Asher 7.4.10 Can Tho - Chau Doc

Monday, 26 Apr 2010 | Views [351]

Caught the Mai Linh Express minibus to Chau Doc after having bakery food and drinks at a street stall opposite the bus depot. On the way a lady let us play on her IPhone Touch. We walked into town. The bus stopped at a depot in the middle of nowhere as ... Read more >

Asher 6.4.10 Can tho

Monday, 26 Apr 2010 | Views [241]

We got up very late - 9:00am. We went for Breakfast at the "Mekong " where I had a fried egg, bread and lemon juice. I also shared a pancake with Mum and Nimah. We then walked to the Tourist Information Centre where we asked some bus names to ... Read more >

Terri: HCM City 2/4/10

Monday, 26 Apr 2010 | Views [394]

After enjoying the chunky berry jam on warm baguettes at Madam Cuc 127 along with fresh coffee, lemon juice and bananas, we went to explore the Backpacker district that we had missed last time although we were right on the fringe of it. The backpacker ... Read more >

Terri 1-4-10 Hanoi to HCMinh City

Monday, 26 Apr 2010 | Views [319]

Despite confirming the time of our pick up by a Hostel vehicle the night before, we were left waiting in the cool darkness worrying about getting to the airport on time. We were told that the vehicle was booked later than what we had requested ... Read more >

TERRI 31/3/10 - Hanoi

Monday, 26 Apr 2010 | Views [236]

We aimlessly roamed around Hanoi – discovering some new nooks and crannies that we hadn’t found last time including “Grave Headstone” Street, “Buddha Shrine Adornments” Street and Toy Street filled with lots of enormous fluffy animals and ... Read more >

Terri. Halong Bay Tour - day 2. 30/3/10, then to Hanoi

Monday, 26 Apr 2010 | Views [611]

Another reason to stay on Cat Ba at this time of year – in the off-peak season lovely hotels are found at ridiculously low prices and budget guesthouses are sooo cheap. Our accommodation was part of our package from the brown –toothed junkie ... Read more >

Terri Halong Bay - Day 2: 29/3/10

Sunday, 25 Apr 2010 | Views [547]

Following a request (to the junk’s workers) to put our water and power back on, in order to use our bathroom’s facilities, we climbed upstairs for a very basic and small breakfast of sweet white toast, one wedge of thin omelette, jam and instant ... Read more >

Asher 5/4/10 An Binh - Vinh Long - Can Tho

Sunday, 25 Apr 2010 | Views [499]

We had breakfast at 7:30am. Rode around the Island again and found a cemetery and some gum trees. The British couple left at 8 o'clock - he (Jules) looked like a grown up version of me! Got the boat back to Vinh Long and walked to the local bus station.... Read more >

Terri:28/3/10 Halong Bay trip - day1

Friday, 23 Apr 2010 | Views [518]

After a night in Bai Chay - the end of town closer to the dock for Halong Bay- we had Breakfast in the same cafe as dinner the night before. It was cheap and there was nothing to complain about but it wasn't as good as their dinner which I would highly ... Read more >

Ni'mah 30.3.10- 31.3.10 Hanoi

Wednesday, 21 Apr 2010 | Views [331]

30th March We got our boat back to Halong bay and had a big lunch. Then we got a  bus back to Hanoi. Then we went to a hostel. It was fun. That night I had spaghetti and some garlic bread. Our family slept in a dorm. I slept with Daddy and Asher slept ... Read more >

Asher 4/4/2010

Tuesday, 20 Apr 2010 | Views [347]

Got up early and had cereal and yoghurt for breakfast. We walked to the travel agent where we got the boat for the day. We had to wait 1/2 an hour for a guide so the man who worked there took us instead. The man we ended up with was really nice and ... Read more >

Asher 3/4/10

Tuesday, 20 Apr 2010 | Views [382]

Mum bought a raincoat and a dress that she was looking at. we then caught 2 minibuses to the main bus depot to catch the safe and reliable brand - Futa- to Vinh Long. We went over the bridge that I did a presentation on in Grade four - the Can Tho Bridge.... Read more >

Asher 2/4/10

Tuesday, 20 Apr 2010 | Views [309]

We went walking and shopping in HCMCity. We first walked to a Sapa shop where Mum was looking at a dress. we then went to the Fine Arts Museum - boring. I got a tshirt. We went to Andre's flat where we played with his kid- Elijah. They took us to their ... Read more >

Asher 1/4/10

Tuesday, 20 Apr 2010 | Views [333]

From the hostel, our taxi was late. On the way to the airport he was going 40 km hour where you are allowed to go 100. He also stopped to buy cigarettes which he could have bought on the way back. The flight took around 2 hours. We caught a local bus ... Read more >

asher 31/3/10

Tuesday, 20 Apr 2010 | Views [328]

In the morning we wandered around Hanoi and had lunch near the lake which was nice. I got a baguette with chicken, bacon and salad. Mum booked flights to HCM the next day with Jetstar. We had dinner at the Gecko Cafe. I got the best tuna sandwich in the ... Read more >

Asher 30/3/10

Tuesday, 20 Apr 2010 | Views [294]

We had a simple breakfast of a baguette and banana at 7am. We then got a bus to our junk boat. Discovery Oz anchored back at the mainland and we got off the ship to have our lunch. Although we payed for the superior boat and got the standard boat, the ... Read more >


Tuesday, 20 Apr 2010 | Views [290]

We awoke early to go across to Cat Ba Island. Mum said that it was better to go to the bush than the toilet at the dock. The local bus took us to a National Park where we climbed a steep mountain. Along with us were 100's of people which from above would ... Read more >

Asher 28/3/10 HALONG BAY

Tuesday, 20 Apr 2010 | Views [376]

We were taken by taxi to the harbour and boarded our Chinese junk. our boat was called the "Discover Oz!" We had lunch on the top deck. We lounged there watching the view of the limestone karsts which were amazing. We stopped at Surprise Cave.... Read more >

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