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A week in North Vietnam

Arriving in the morning on the overnight train from Hoi An, the first thing to hit me about Hanoi was the heat and humidity. We’d arrived in mid-July, coinciding with the rainy season, but I was still surprised by the difference between North and South Vietnam, Hanoi being appreciably ...

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Hoi An

Hoi An is a chocolate-box town. Picturesque, charming and smack-bang in the center of Vietnam's coastline. It's particularly pretty at nightfall when lanterns and floating candles illuminate the old quarter, and show off the old architecture and the Japanese bridge to their fullest. It's so pretty in ...

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Top 5 Things To Do In Ho Chi Minh City

We travelled from Can Tho to Ho Chi Minh City/Saigon, in a slightly rickety, old bus, so we were glad to arrive at our hotel in district 1, the main tourist area. From here, you have access to a limitless number of bars and restaurants, the main tourist attractions ...

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Can Tho: Floating Markets And The Mekong Delta

After our previous journey in a mini-van, we were not looking forward to the bus ride from Kampot to our next destination, the Vietnamese city of Can Tho, deep in the Mekong Delta and famed for its floating markets. We had read so many horror stories about getting from Kampot ...

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Sleepy Kampot

Old McDonald had a farm...

It was amusing to listen to a little Cambodian girl singing this English nursery rhyme as we took the bus from Sihanoukville to Kampot. There were certainly enough animals in our little van to inspire her, everything from chickens to frogs, so I could understand ...

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Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do --- Mark Twain

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