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Alan and Kaitlyn travel the world! From Thailand to Tasmania and Hobart to Hobbiton


Alan Richards

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Leaving the 9-5 to travel the world for 6 months

Richmond, British Columbia, Canada http://alanandkait.com 24 posts
  1. Nha Trang (or 3 days in Russia)

    Southern Vietnam has two well-known beach towns on the tourist trail: Mui Ne and Nha Trang. We chose to skip Mui Ne and visit Da Lat instead, but we did spend a few days in Nha Trang. Rather than struggle because we didn't speak Vietnamese, here the problem was that…

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  2. Cambodia Budget

    We had a much higher budget set for Cambodia than Thailand or Vietnam, mostly because getting passes and transport for Angkor can be expensive. We actually found lots of Cambodia to be slightly cheaper than Thailand, although Phnom Penh hotels were expensive. For Cambodia our budget was the very scientific…

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  3. Siem Reap

    We spent the first week of our two weeks in Cambodia in Siem Reap. After our long journey into town, we arrived at our hotel. For CAD$13/night, we had the nicest place of our trip so far, in what we thought would be an expensive tourist trap of…

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  4. Best of Thailand

    We thought it would fun to list our favourite things from Thailand now we've left. So: Best Pad Thai (Phad Thai) Alan: Street stall opposite Bangkok Hua Lumphong Railway Station Kaitlyn: Same! Best Fried Rice Alan: Too hard to remember - the Phad Thai Rock and Roll in Lanta was…

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  5. Our Budget and Spending in Thailand

    We have a budget planned for our overall trip, of course, and we have an estimated daily budget for each country. We came up with these numbers from various online blogs, Nomadic Matt, Lonely Planet, etc. For Thailand our estimate was CAD$50/day. Spoiler: we didn't make it. In…

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  6. 13 Things about Thailand

    Guesthouses are everywhere - and they're all named very similarly. Letters are especially popular, so you have K House, J Mansion, and K.H. Guest House all in a row along a street. Pad Thai and Fried rice are your go-to meals. Available almost everywhere and usually the cheapest thing…

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