Author Archives: Helen

Time to go home

I cannot believe I am writing our final blog post already! The last 8 months have flown by, I can still picture what the countryside looked like in the UK, all dry from the August sunshine as we were leaving … Continue reading

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Cat Ba & Halong Bay

We based ourselves on Cat Ba Island to visit Halong Bay, not fancying an epic journey to and from Hanoi on a day trip. By basing ourselves on Cat Ba we could take things more slowly and get more out … Continue reading

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Phong Nha National Park

As so often happens on this trip we meet people who give us tips about places to go and visit. Phong Nha National Park was one of these tips, it wasn’t even on our radar until speaking to other travellers. … Continue reading

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Working our way up the coast

After Dalat our next stop was Nha Trang. Our arrival in Nha Trang was timed just before the arrival of the TET holiday, which is the Vietnamese lunar new year. We had heard travel could be tricky over TET because … Continue reading

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ATM’s in South East Asia

In Thailand, Laos, Cambodia & Vietnam ATM’s like to charge you a withdrawal fee for you using their services. Not only is this annoying but on a long trip this starts to add up pretty quickly. We are travelling with … Continue reading

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