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Hue, Dong Hoi, Vinh & Ninh Binh, Vietnam

Just last week, we arrived at Hue Train Station and were surprised that the whole town was bathed in glorious warm sunshine. A taxi to the area where we wanted to stay cost a couple of dollars, and the hotel … Continue reading

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Hoi An, Vietnam

Well bloody hell, somewhere nice, and somewhere hot! We actually arrived in Danang after about 4 hours, and about 40 minutes from Hoi An. We had originally planned to stay one night here, but on arriving decided it looked a bit … Continue reading

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Qui Nong to Kom Tum

Qui Nong was further up the coast and another 4 hour or so bus journey. On the bus, I had decided to take advantage of an empty back seat, and sprawled out for a snooze. This lasted about 10 minutes … Continue reading

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Nha Trang, Vietnam

The bus arrived next morning and was a sleeper bus with little beds. We all jumped into the back and had the equivalent of a large king size bed between the four of us. The journey to Nha Trang was very scenic … Continue reading

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Dalat, Vietnam

This town is in the Central Highlands of Vietnam, and we arrived around 5pm having taken a bus around 5 hours earlier from Saigon. The first thing that hit us as we got off the bus was the temperature. It … Continue reading

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Saigon, (Ho Chi Minh City),Vietnam

There are motorbikes everywhere, they constantly “toot” their horns, and there is no respite from the sounds of roaring 2 stroke engines. Our heads were burst! There just seems to be no place to escape. Having said that, we absolutely loved the … Continue reading

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Mekong Delta, Vietnam

Starting in the South of Vietnam, we had roughly just over a week or so to get to HCMC (Saigon) to hook up with Stacey and Mark. They would be arriving on the 17th, so we had planned to get there a day … Continue reading

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Cambodia to Vietnam Border Crossing

Well we managed the short journey to the border in a small transit carrier, full of holiday makers and other backpackers. Before we arrived at the Cambodian side, the driver asked for all our passports and also gave us an exit … Continue reading

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Kampot & Kep, Cambodia

Simple enough, we left Otres Beach having booked a small mini bus to take us to Kampot, heading east for about three hours further along the Southern Coast of Cambodia. We already had a place in mind, so headed to that … Continue reading

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Sihanoukville, Cambodia

Warm, sunny and with lots and lots of sand and sea, yes, we were at the beach! Sihanoukville is a little port town on the South West coast of Cambodia, and there are about four or five popular beaches. Serendipity … Continue reading

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