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2016 – A Year of Travel!

2016 was the best year of my life. After years and years of dreaming about long-term travel but being restricted by university, 2016 was the year that I finally spent a full year away from home. Well…11 months. Close enough,…

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MY FAVOURITE THINGS TO DO IN HANOI 

I wasn’t expecting to like Hanoi. I’m not a huge fan of sprawling Asian cities as it is, and after 5 months of living on the idyllic island of Koh Rong, I was even less used to the traffic,…

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Enjoying an Easy Rider Tour

For my final day in Da Lat, I decided to book an Easy Rider motorbike tour around the region. For the extremely reasonable price of $35, I had my guide, Linh, and his bike from 8.30am until 5pm. Our…

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4 Reasons to Visit Hoi An

When most people are asked if they enjoyed Hoi An, they say, without hesitation, YES. However, when asked why they liked it so much, people often find it difficult to explain. You see, there isn’t a great deal to do in…

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7 Things You Must Do in Da Lat

1. Family Dinner Most of the hostels in Da Lat host a nightly “family dinner,” where, for the price of about £2, you can sit around a huge table with your fellow travellers and enjoy copious  amounts of local…

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Is Mui Ne Backpacker-Friendly?

Second stop in Vietnam was Mui Ne, a sleepy seaside town 5  hours east of Ho Chi Minh. Our accommodation, Mui Ne Hills Budget Hotel, was beyond impressive, but not exactly what you would expect as a backpacker: although…

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Hello, Ho Chi Minh!

After 6 months of living in Cambodia, my first impressions of Vietnam were that it was CLEAN. Well, in comparison to Cambodia anyway! The second thing I noticed was how different the Vietnamese looked and acted compared to the…