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Settling Down in Hoi An

Xin Chao fellow trekkers and Chúc Mừng Năm Mới! Today is the Vietnamese New Year’s Day and the start of the week-long celebrations and pilgrimages many locals take to their hometowns to visit family. It’s the biggest holiday of the year in Vietnam and we’re excited to be here to witness it firsthand.

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What We’ve Been Up To Lately (December)

We had our first visitors last month! My sister Brittany and her fiance Chad decided to take the plunge and hop on a 16 hour flight to visit us in Thailand! It was their first time to Asia and they only had a week so we were really cranking it the entire time, but it […]

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Our Cathay Pacific “Tour de Lounge” – Part Two

Sorry for the long delay in between Parts 1 and 2 of our “Tour de Lounge”! We’ve been pretty busy, between spending time with my sister Brittany and her fiance Chad to hanging out in the mountains of Northern Thailand, and finally settling down into our new jobs in Hoi An, Vietnam. Now that we’re […]

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The Many Foods of Taiwan – Part Three

Part One and Part Two are in the books and Part Three will be the last one of this series, but not for lack of content. I can’t stress just how much we enjoyed the food scene during our two months in Taiwan. Our only issue was there was just too much food to try! […]

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The Many Foods of Taiwan – Part Two

In Part One of this series we went over some Taiwanese staples like pepper buns, gua bao, lu rou fan, and more. We’re continuing with five new dishes in Part Two, and have even more to present in a future post! Taiwan really is a foodie’s paradise, but there are just too many foods to […]

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Lounge Review : VN Lounge, Noi Bai Airport Hanoi Vietnam

If you know me, or have read a few of my posts, you’ll know one of my hobbies is travel hacking. In this case, we flew Business Class from Hanoi to Hong Kong on DragonAir (now Cathay Dragon) for just 9,000 British Airways Avios + $16 each, which is a steal considering the same flight […]

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Motorbiking Part 9 – The Final Leg and Selling our Bikes

In Motorbiking Part 8 I talked about our overnight train ride from Dong Hoi to Ninh Binh, and how it wasn’t exactly our favorite city in Vietnam. There were a few factors that played into this. First, Breada was sick most of the time we were there. For 2 out of the 4 days we […]

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Motorbiking Part 8 – The Train

This post isn’t so much about us motorbiking, but considering it was a leg of our motorbiking journey I figured it was only fair to include it in the Motorbiking segment. We spent 5 awesome nights in Phong Nha, eating delicious farm to table (literally) chicken and riding around the Phong Nha Ke Bang National […]

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Motorbiking Part 7 – The Ho Chi Minh Road

We left Hue one morning for Phona Nha, roughly 225km (140 miles ) away if you take Highway 1. If you’ve read any of these Motorbiking posts, you’ll know I loathe Highway 1 so we decided to mix the route up a little bit. We still had to take a little bit of that dreaded […]

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A Love Letter to Phnom Penh

As I’ve mentioned before, our initial impression of Cambodia wasn’t the best, and after a few days in Siem Reap we decided to only spend about two weeks total in the whole country.  The beaches weren’t really something we felt like we needed to do since we spent SO much time at the beach in […]

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“How Much Does it Cost?” Average Prices of Things in Vietnam

Before Breada and I left on this trip I decided I was going to keep track of all of our expenses to help not only gauge how much we were spending per day but also to help give readers an idea of how much they should budget for their own trips. I managed to keep […]

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Motorbiking Vietnam Part 6 – The Hai Van Pass and the Abandoned Water Park!

Leaving Hoi An was nearly heartbreaking. We spent 10 days there (11? I don’t know I’ve lost track of time) and we loved every single one of them. If it wasn’t a small town and had a decent market for English teachers it would be at the top of our list of places to stay […]