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Phnom Penh – Beautiful City, Ugly History

After maxing out our Vietnam visa, we headed to new territory.  We caught the early bus from Ho Chi Minh City to Cambodia where we will spend our next 25 days.  Our first stop was Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s capital and largest city.  Before visiting, we knew very little about this […]

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Hanoi – Hitting the Tourist Hotspots

Hanoi welcomed us with a small step toward Christmas temperatures, in the mid sixties, and I finally didn’t regret lugging around the warmer gear in my bag.  I definitely enjoyed navigating the city without being constantly drenched in sweat, but I recommend bringing layers.  We stayed warm while walking, but […]

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Burning legs and hidden gems on Cat Ba Island

For those who are not familiar with Cat Ba Island, let me assure you it is equally as beautiful as the famous Halong Bay at a fraction of the cost with far fewer tourists.  If I could sum it up to one word, without a doubt Cát Bà Island is heaven. […]

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Sand, Streams, and Seafood in Mui Ne

Early Start x2 Be prepared for an early start, if you want to catch the sunrise at the White Sand Dunes outside of Mui Ne.  For us, we actually got the pleasure of waking up at 4am twice. Morning one, we stood outside watching Jeep after Jeep roll by for […]

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Tunneling through Cu Chi

Take a deep breath, put your claustrophobia aside and descend into the Cu Chi Tunnels. These are a must see when in Ho Chi Minh and absolutely worth the little bit of extra time and effort it takes to get there. 250 kilometers (that’s about 155 miles for my friends […]

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Planning on not planning

Step One is BOOK IT. With that done months in advance, 6 months in advance to be exact, the next step was to start planning what to do when we got there, right?  Not for us!!! You can ask my brother and sister-in-law, in the months that passed between us […]