We began our tour to Halong Bay in a group bus during pouring rain the likes of which you see in Southern California maybe once every ten or hundred years. After about an hour we finally got some sunshine and enjoyed the scenery on our way to the coast. It was short lived though as … More What Came our Way in HaLong Bay
By far the most popular unique way to explore Vietnam was to start at one end, usually the north, buy a scooter and drive yourself down to the southern side. This way you can go at your own pace and see everything the country has to offer. Done correctly one can sell the scooter at … More Scooting through the Hai Van Pass
After arriving early after another night bus we pulled into Tribee Kinh, our hostel in Hoi An and decided to press through the day instead of napping, as we usually do after night buses. Our big plan in Hoi An, and not to mention what most travelers plans are upon arriving in Hoi An was … More Getting Handsome in Hoi An
The first piece advice that we were given before we crossed the border into Vietnam was actually pointers on how to cross the street once we arrived in the bustling Ho Chi Minh city center. Apparently the best way to cross the hectic streets was to close your eyes and walk. Now the logic … More A Pho-king Good Time in Ho Chi Minh
When we got on our boat the next morning to leave Koh Rong, we didn’t really have any idea where we were going. As we started our journey across the turbulent waters towards the mainland, we realized that we probably should have worn our ponchos, bad weather turned to what looked like a small hurricane … More When in Phnom Penh
After a ‘surprisingly’ not-so-restful night on our hotel bus we arrived in Sihanoukville, the harbor town that would lead us to Cambodia’s southern islands of Koh Rong and Koh Rong Sanloem. The islands had not been on our original itinerary but much like the rest of our trip, we had heard from other travelers that … More Koh Rong was so Right
To get to Siem Reap we had to journey over 400 kilometers over the border of Thailand and Cambodia. The journey in total took over seven hours in rain soaked countryside. Before heading to the bus station, Nat enjoyed her last bite of mango sticky rice before hitting the road. Besides staring out the window … More Siem Reap-ing Havoc on our Livers
As mentioned before, most buses make many non-scheduled stops along the route but usually our stop is the last. The bus journey down the mountain from Cameron Highlands was no different. We dropped off packages, people and maybe an animal along the way. We tend to get pretty settled in on these long journeys as … More Bang, Bang – Penang!