Sleepless in Saigon

  When Jes and I began our big 6 month trip in 2013, it took us about 5 days to actually acclimatize to the new time zone and pace of life. We were in Bangkok at that time, and I remember that we’d get so exhausted by mid afternoon that we would go back to […]

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Terrace trekking in Sapa

Sapa was one of those places where people unanimously told us it was a “must see” for its picturesque vistas and diversity of ethnic minority groups living in the area. But we’d also met many tourists who made the trek out to Sapa only to find themselves in heavy rains or mist so thick you […]

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Cruising through Halong Bay

There are some places we visit where learning about the history or back story of a place really enhances our appreciation for what we’re seeing. But then there are other times when no guide or history lesson is really required to still be impressed. In the case of Halong Bay, it was the latter. I […]

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Finding food heaven in Hanoi

We love big cities. Cities are where we seem to feel most at home. We spent over six days in Hanoi, most of them overcast and wet but we still managed to fall in love with this city. Really it was a combination of a very walkable city, a dynamic local scene, a great variety of […]

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A few short hours in Saigon

Saigon, or Ho Chi Minh City, was our first stop in Vietnam. Sadly, we were only there for about 12 hours because we had to keep heading north in order to get to the city of Dalat by the next day. We were constrained by the fact that Tet (Vietnamese New Year) was fast approaching […]

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