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5 Things I’ve Learned About Vietnam

1. They freaking LOVE karaoke Seriously. Particularly in the north, you see karaoke bars EVERYWHERE. Most Halong Bay cruises seem to have it - all except our one, it seems! Booo. However, word has it that the bars are often dens for all sorts of unlawful activity... 2. There are tiny lizards everywhere. And chickens.… Continue reading 5 Things I’ve Learned About Vietnam

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Buses, Boats and Bikes in Saigon

Our first night bus of the trip wasn't the best. The actual bus was better than expected, with three rows of "bunk seats" with an aisle between each, and we settled in to our reclining seats. Suddenly, the girl checking tickets started asking people to move - including Ash. "I'm with someone. She's sitting just… Continue reading Buses, Boats and Bikes in Saigon

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Central Vietnam: Historic, Beautiful… But SO Touristy

I know, I've been terrible at updating this. Every night that we don't go out somewhere, it's almost always because we're too tired to do anything - including writing in our journals, let alone the blog! Central Vietnam was one of our favourite places. We spent one night in HuΓ© which was enough time to… Continue reading Central Vietnam: Historic, Beautiful… But SO Touristy

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We’re Gonna Miss You, Hanoi

If Hanoi isn't one of the best places we visit on this trip, then this whole adventure is going to turn out even better than I expected. Our first evening was great fun, and it really was only the start. We've made great friends over the past week. Two South African girls from our room… Continue reading We’re Gonna Miss You, Hanoi

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Loving Vietnam Already

And it's only been a few hours!! In that time, despite it being 34 degrees while we're stuck in trousers (quite literally... stuck... eww) and us being totally knackered from a 12 hour flight which landed at what felt like midnight to us, we have mastered the art of crossing the street and also learned… Continue reading Loving Vietnam Already