Monthly Archives: June 2011

Cooking up a storm in Sapa

We arrived at 6am after a long night on the Orient Express – yes that’s right they’ve even copied the famous train! Mind you it’s in name only! We survived the treacherous drive with a maniac driver to Sapa high … Continue reading

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Heating up in Hanoi

Hanoi & HCMC seem to be similiar in size, Hanoi is perhaps a little smaller. They are both very busy with traffic, motorcycles, etc, but there is a character in the buildings here that I like. Walking through the Old … Continue reading

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My Son

This morning we are off to Mỹ Sơn. The look on Robin’s face when 2 mopeds turned up was priceless! Luckily they were just the drop off guys so we had a quick zip around town on the back of … Continue reading

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Long Way Round in Hoi An (A two-wheeled route through the countryside)

Delicious french style breakfast yet again – croissant anyone? We set off on our motorbikes through the surrounding countryside. All intentions were to aim for Danang, have a look around and hopefully find a roll of all elusive elastoplast tape … Continue reading

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Hoi An – a Custom Fit

Hoi An was our first stop on our way north. A beachside fishing village originally it is part of old Vietnam, and as such has been given a UNESCO listing. There are lanterns everywhere giving the old town a romantic … Continue reading

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Ho Chi Minh Happenings

Day 3 we were up early again! The first stop was the Cao Dai Great Temple in Tay Ninh, about 26 kilometers from the Cambodian border. CaoDaism has some of the characteristics of an established religion and some of the … Continue reading

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Arrival Vietnam – Ho Chi Minh City

The first few hours in Ho Chi Minh City gave us the jitters especially with the kids in tow. Oliver’s road sense being non existent and the locals taking the attitude of step out in the traffic, act nochalant and … Continue reading

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