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Border mission: Dien Bien Phu to Muang Khua, Laos

Wednesday, 6 Jan 2010 | Views [4358] | Comments [1]

From the moment we set foot on out night bus to Dien Bien Phu (the last point of civilisation before crossing into Northern Laos), I knew that our time in Hanoi had left me a spoiled brat. Despite the bus being spacious, cushiony, decked out in red and ... Read more >

Photos: Hanoi & Dien Bien Phu

Wednesday, 6 Jan 2010 | Photo Gallery

lots of colour, life and dead bodies... Ok I exaggerated only one dead body!
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Hanoi: City of the Soaring Dragon

Wednesday, 6 Jan 2010 | Views [644]

Our introduction to Hanoi was not the most promising. Both of us were tired and grumpy after a long bus then boat then bus then another bus trip from Cat Ba, which involved a baffling scam attempt (we got off the boat, all our fellow passengers boarded ... Read more >

Photos: Halong Bay

Monday, 28 Dec 2009 | Photo Gallery

A true wonder of the natural world
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Photos: Ninh Binh and Cat Ba Island

Sunday, 27 Dec 2009 | Photo Gallery

From rice paddies and rivers to rugged cliffs and the sea
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Sojourn in the North: Ninh Binh, Cat Ba Island and Halong Bay

Wednesday, 23 Dec 2009 | Views [1655] | Comments [1]

We departed Hue slightly wet but in good spirits, and boarded the 12 hour night bus to our next destination, Ninh Binh. What 'night bus' entailed was anyone's guess, but we were slightly skeptical having paid only $10 each. We were pleasantly surprised ... Read more >

Historical Hoi An and Hue

Friday, 18 Dec 2009 | Views [981] | Comments [4]

Xin Chao (as the Vietnamese say) to all our loved ones! The past week has been spent meandering up Vietnam's central coast through historically rich Hoi An and Hue. The weather has been very hot and steamy, making for an abundance of good hair days ... Read more >

Photos: Hoi An and Hue

Friday, 18 Dec 2009 | Photo Gallery

Temples, tailors, too much food and lots of rain!
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Central Highlands Part II: Kon Tum, much fun!

Sunday, 13 Dec 2009 | Views [840] | Comments [3]

The bus ride from Buon Ma Thuot to Kon Tum can only be described as heart-stoppingly frightening! We were on a small bus (really a mini-van) run by a local company, and were of course the only English speakers on board. The driver was an absolute nut ... Read more >

Photos: Central Highlands

Sunday, 13 Dec 2009 | Photo Gallery

Rats, baked goods, cute kids and more!
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Central Highlands Part I: Goodbye Dalat, hello rats!

Thursday, 10 Dec 2009 | Views [1213] | Comments [2]

Hello everybody and welcome back to our mystical adventures! Apologies for the neglect of my blog - we are well and truly off the tourist trail now and internet can be hard to come by/frustratingly slow...hope nobody was worried that we had died in a ... Read more >

Honeymoon in Dalat!

Sunday, 6 Dec 2009 | Views [556] | Comments [1]

Greetings Beloved Ones and welcome to our Mystical Southeast Asian Adventure of 09-10! We have spent the first three days of our trip relaxing in Dalat, a former French colonial resort town in the mountains north of Saigon. Having only been to Saigon ... Read more >

Photos: Dalat

Sunday, 6 Dec 2009 | Photo Gallery

Cool weather, Easy Riders, French villas and chocolate pie!
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