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The Mighty Mekong River

We still had some time on our Vietnam visa so decided to head down to the Mekong Delta, the massive agricultural area fed by the Mekong River. Also known as the Nine Dragons River, it is the lifeblood of Vietnam, … Continue reading

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Xin Chao from Saigon

Despite the name change after the end of the Vietnam War, Ho Chi Minh City is still called Saigon by many of the locals, especially District 1, the backpacker ‘party district’, where we stayed. Our hotel, the Luan Vu, was … Continue reading

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It’s not always easy! Nha Trang to Ho Chi Minh City

After the ancient splendour of Hoi An, Nha Trang was a bit of a let down. It’s a kind of Benidorm for Russians. All the restaurants, bars and shop names are all in Russian first and Vietnamese second, which feels … Continue reading

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Hoi An Ancient Town

  The Walker and Schnitzerling grand tour of Vietnam continues south to Hoi An. If you’ve been to Vietnam, then you’ll understand when I say Hoi An Ancient Town is just fantastic. It is a small port town that has … Continue reading

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Ha Long Bay Cruising to Historical Hue

We left the winding bustling streets of Hanoi behind to travel to the serene beauty of Halong Bay. We had pre- booked 2 nights on a cruise ship, the Glory Legend, to see the 2,000 or so limestone karsts that … Continue reading

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Good Morning Vietnam!

Always wanted to say that!! Vietnam was number one on my list of places to visit when we did our travel year planning, so expectations are high. And so far our impressions of Hanoi have gone from complete sensory overload … Continue reading

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To Perth… and the end of the Aussie Road Trip!

The Turquoise Coast was our drive from Kalbarri down to Perth, and lovely it certainly is with gorgeous sandy beaches and masses of wildflowers. The landscape included some added interest in the shape of the strange trees growing sideways near … Continue reading

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Western Australia’s Coral Coast

Ningaloo Reef is an exceedingly dynamic 286km stretch of fringing coral reef, meaning it is situated close to shore, located just off the white sandy beaches from Exmouth down to Coral Bay.   For us, it has been the best place … Continue reading

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Beautiful Broome to Karijini National Park

From Derby, it’s west to Broome, well known for its place in the Australian Pearling industry. We took a drive to Willie’s Creek Pearl Farm, up a red dusty road, to find out more about pearl production and its history. … Continue reading

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The Kimberley Western Australia

Crossing the border from the Northern Territory into Western Australia meant we were now in The Kimberley region, regarded as the last remaining wilderness in Australia, with vast swathes of red sandy desert, deep gorges and geological wonders we just … Continue reading

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