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


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19 posts
  1. Hanoi

    The main tourist area in Hanoi is the old quarter north of Hoàn Kiếm Lake. We found Hanoi in general to be a bit more expensive, as you might expect from a big city. We stayed at a nice place right by the centre of things just a half block…

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  2. Hue

    The theme of our time in Hue was rain! It rained pretty much the entire time we were there. We took a local public bus from Hoi An to Danang, where we were catching the train to Hue, because it would be cheaper than a tourist bus. The price should…

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  3. Hoi An

    We took the night bus up the coast from Nha Trang to Hoi An, which was an interesting experience! The seats are bunk-style, one on top of the other, three across. The seats are either partially reclined or almost reclined - so you're neither sitting up straight nor laying down…

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  4. Da Lat

    While trying to decided which cities we should visit in Vietnam, we came across Da Lat. It's a mountain town, with cooler temperatures than what we've been experiencing so far; it's known as the "City of Eternal spring". We took a bus there from Ho Chi Minh City, which was…

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  5. Ho Chi Minh City

    Before we arrived in Ho Chi Minh City/Saigon, I read online that you basically need to relearn how to cross the street once you get there. I brushed that aside, thinking it would be pretty much the same as Bangkok or other big cities. Man was I wrong! Traffic…

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  6. Phnom Penh

    The bus ride from Siem Reap (see our previous posts) to Phnom Penh was along a super bumpy road, and took around seven hours or so. We took the Giant Ibis bus, which was $15 and was actually pretty nice, with free WiFi, water, and a light meal included. Towards…

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