Satisfying all 5 Senses – Our Last Night in Vietnam.

For our final night in Ho Chi Minh and our last in Vietnam as a whole, we wanted to do something specially to end the country on a high; especially as we spent Valentine’s Day on an 8 hour sleeper bus! We looked up some of the many sky bars in the city and finally […]

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Cu Chi Tunnels – Half Day Tour, Ho Chi Minh.

Situated 30km outside of Ho Chi Minh city, the Cu Chi Tunnels are an intricate maze of underground passages that were used by Vietnam soldiers in the fight against US military in the country. The tunnels were used as hiding places, military bases, hospitals and storage and helped guerrilla soldiers in Vietnam remain undetected by […]

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The War Remnants Museum: Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.

For our first day in Ho Chi Minh, we decided to head to the War Remnants Museum. We were well aware that we had travelled the length of Vietnam and while we had seen a lot of culture, we had not delved very far into the fraught recent history of the country. The museum is […]

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Ho Chi Minh – First Impressions.

It was only a 7 hour bus from Da Lat to Ho Chi Minh city, a short ride compared to what we’ve gotten used to since we’ve been in Asia! Ho Chi Minh (Saigon) was formerly the capital of South Vietnam when the country was divided into two during the war, and you can see […]

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Weasel Poop, Rice Wine & Silk Worms: Our day mountain biking in Da Lat.

Active as Matt is, he decided he wanted to do a mountain biking tour around the Da Lat countryside. As someone who enjoys cycling but does very little in the way of exercise and has the muscles of a 12 year old, I dubiously agreed. We were picked up from our hostel at 8.30 by […]

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Dalat, Vietnam – Day 1.

We took a 17 hour sleeper bus from Hoi An to Dalat, and arrived into the main bus station at 5.45am. It was FREEZING. Dalat is known for many things, but the most notable is its climate. A city of four seasons Dalat starts its day in spring, experiences summer around midday, autumn in the […]

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Hoi An, Vietnam.

Hoi An was one of the places I had most been looking forward to in Vietnam, who can’t resist lanterns the size of your head in every colour under the sun?! What I didn’t bargain for however was how beautiful this city really is, especially at night. We arrived into Hoi An at around half […]

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Hue – Hoi An: The Hai Van Pass

So unfortunately as I think I’ve already mentioned, my immune system decided to give up on me again and I got sick. Another three days of American TV and bed ensued and in that time I barely ate or drank anything (unless you include a few ritz crackers). We were due to go on the […]

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The Day We Rented Scooters (sorry mum & dad)

It was pretty inevitable if I’m honest and I think we had done pretty well to hold off in previous locations, opting to take local buses and tours. However many of Hue’s sights are situated outside the city centre, and any tours would have set us back $20 each, compared to the $6 dollars for […]

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Hue, Vietnam.

Hue is a city in central Vietnam, that was the country’s capital up until 1945. Because of this it has a huge amount of historical significance and the tree-lined, riverside streets make it a great place to settle for a few days. We arrived fresh (or not so) off of the sleeper bus at 6.30am […]

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