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Temples & Tuk-tuks


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


  1. 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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  2. New blog theme

    You may have noticed we changed the theme here on the blog. Previously we were just using a slightly modified version of the default Ghost Theme: Casper. We added some header links and customized a few tag pages and sharing links, comments etc., but nothing too big. For a few…

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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