South East Asia

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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Visit Sapa in Vietnam, Scams and Sights

May 6, 20124 Comments

Visit Sapa – How we got there Before our trip to Halong Bay, we’d visited Hanoi train station to book our tickets for the eight hour journey to Sapa.  After waiting patiently in the booking office, clutching our queue ticket number, I think queuing is a quintessentially British reserve,  we eventually got to the booking window. We quickly […]

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Halong Bay Storms

May 3, 20122 Comments

How long in Halong Bay After our first few days in Vietnam we turned to planning our first tour here, Halong Bay.  Halong Bay is on the ‘must do’ list if you are visiting Vietnam. Therein lies the problem, the choice of tour companies, agents and types of trip (one day, two day, three day […]

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Hello Hanoi

May 2, 20120 Comments

Flying China Southern to Hanoi We said sayonara to Japan, and boarded our China Southern airplane for Vietnam, via Guangdong. We were apprehensive on our Japan departure, not because we were worried about what we would find in Vietnam, but because we had booked our flight with China Southern airways and let’s say the reviews […]

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Diving in Bohol

April 4, 20124 Comments

In our last travel blog post I mentioned that I had done another diving course.  I’ve included some underwater photographs and videos taken whilst I was on this course.  We stayed in Bohol, longer than anywhere else in the Philippines, because of the excellent diving sites at very reasonable prices.   Bohol is a magnet […]

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