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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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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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Kanazawa, Shirakawa-go and Takayama

April 16, 20122 Comments

In our last travel blog post, we visited some amazing Japanese temples and experienced the annual cherry blossom spectacular. In this update, we decided to travel into the countryside so we set off  in direction of the Japanese Alps.   We would be traveling to Kanazawa by train then by local buses through the mountains to Shinikawa-go before ending up […]

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Japanese Kindness in Kyoto & Nara

April 14, 20122 Comments

Having looked at the price of accommodation in Kyoto and Nara (staying overnight in either of these places is nearly double the price of cheap digs available in Osaka) we decided that Osaka would be our base for the next few days as we explored a bit more of the Kansai region. With our Japan […]

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