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


Vietnam




  1. Ninh Binh

    We tried once to visit Ninh Binh and failed. Originally we'd planned on visiting Halong Bay - it was one of the things I'd looked forward to for this trip, but as we looked into it more and more we weren't so sure. The trips are quite expensive, and most…

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  2. 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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  3. Vietnam Budget and Spending

    We ended up just a little over our budget in Vietnam. As with Thailand, we budgeted $50 a day for the pair of us, and we ended up spending $55.42 per day. So a little over but not drastically so. Given that we had $100 budgeted for travel from…

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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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