Archive for May, 2012

The Cambodian Coast and Beaches

May 31, 20129 Comments

Kep Crab Market From the capital we moved on to the coastal town of Kep situated about four hours from Phnom Penh.   Soraya transport will whisk you there for the princely sum of six dollars, on an air conditioned bus that just about hits the comfort tag, especially if you are partial to Cambodian […]

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Cambodia: Phnom Penh

May 24, 20129 Comments

Phnom Penh Our journey moves to another country and we were both looking forward to what Cambodia had to offer us. We’d spoken to many travellers coming from here and we had not heard a single bad thing about this country. We toyed with the idea of getting there via the Mekong from Chau Doc, but […]

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Ho Chi Minh City or is it Saigon?

May 20, 20126 Comments

Our Final Stop in Vietnam Saying goodbye to Vietnam wasn’t easy.  Over the last month we have grown rather fond of the place, providing you don’t let the constant, fluctuating and often ridiculous initial prices sought by some traders get to you.  I will forgive it that annoyance, because the country has given us some great memories […]

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Relaxing in Hoi An

May 18, 20125 Comments

From the Imperial City of Hue we made our way down to the Vietnamese coastal town of Hoi An with its beautifully preserved historic buildings, good beaches and some amazing food. The journey from Hue is short at only four hours by coach.  We could have taken the train to Danang and then caught a […]

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Vietnam: Huế for Buddha’s Birthday

May 9, 20123 Comments

More Vietnamese Train Journeys We’d seen a little of  Vietnamese mountain life in Sapa.  Now all that stood between us, and our first real glimpse of the historic temples and tombs of Hue, was a twenty four hour journey consisting of two trains and a bus back down the mountain to Lao Cai station. We’d managed to […]

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