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  • Hello MunieThis morning at 7:30am we walked to the travel office to await our bus to Munie. When it turned up at 7:45ish it was a sleeper bus, we were expecting seats. It was very funny, mum, dad, Jim and Ants Posted by adamandheidi in 6 months travelling in asia | Oct 24, 2011
  • Quad biking on Sand dunes rules!!Heidi- This morning we were all going to go on our Jeep trip. We ate breakfast sat beside the pool with the beach and the sea on the other side of us and with coconut trees above our heads- it Posted by adamandheidi in 6 months travelling in asia | Oct 25, 2011
  • Goodnight, SaigonSo this is the end of our Vietnam adventure. For the last 2 days, we have been exploring Saigon. It's not as bad as we had thought when we got here, but it certainly isn't a thrilling city. As far as Posted by traveljonez in Eating Through Vietnam | Mar 14, 2009
  • In Stitches in Hoi AnWe left Hue yesterday on the 8am bus. En route to the city of Hoi An, we stopped by the China Sea coastline, and the famous Marble Mountains. These craggy, sharp mountains are the source of most of the marble Posted by traveljonez in Eating Through Vietnam | Mar 7, 2009
  • That Sucking Sound You Hear....This little town sucks you in. No joke. What has begun as "I will have a dress made" has morphed into a dress shirt with custom embroidery and a silk blouse for me, and a linen shirt for Matt. And he Posted by traveljonez in Eating Through Vietnam | Mar 8, 2009
  • Indiana Jones and the Full Moon FeverFor a little town filled with such lazy, amazing days, yesterday was by far the most awe-inspiring. We were picked up at 8am at our little hotel by a tourist bus service, and we headed 35km inland to the west to Posted by traveljonez in Eating Through Vietnam | Mar 10, 2009
  • You Can Call Me "Miss Saigon"Yesterday we had our final lunch in lovely Hoi An, then hopped a bus 30 minutes west to the Danang airport. Danang is a weird little town- it's on the gorgeous Vietnam coastline, and they're building 5 star resorts on Posted by traveljonez in Eating Through Vietnam | Mar 12, 2009
  • Where the Pho??1) Pho is the national dish of Vietnam. It's pronounced "fuh." Now read the blog title again. 2) I can't take credit for that joke. There's a very good pho shop near our place called What the Pho. But still. It's Posted by traveljonez in Eating Through Vietnam | Feb 25, 2009
  • Goood Mooorning Vietnam!!Greetings from Hanoi, Vietnam!! We boarded our plane out of Seattle Thursday morning at 6:30am, despite the POURING snow. We flew 2 hours to San Francisco, laid over for 4 hours, then flew 11 hours to Tokyo, laid over for 1 Posted by traveljonez in Eating Through Vietnam | Feb 27, 2009
  • Prisons, Propaganda, & PedicuresYesterday was our 13th wedding anniversary- happy Lucky 13 to us! The 1st anniversary is "paper," the 25th is "silver," the 30th is "rubies"...bet you didn't know that 13th is "Prisons and Corpses." (well, at least I say it is.) So Posted by traveljonez in Eating Through Vietnam | Mar 2, 2009
  • Junk / FoodWe've just returned from Halong Bay, which is the most-visited site in Vietnam. It is the northern region with the towering rock mountains set in a stunning blue bay. This time of year, there's not much swimming or kayaking to Posted by traveljonez in Eating Through Vietnam | Mar 2, 2009
  • And a Hue We Go...What a difference 500 miles make. We left Hanoi on the 11pm night train. Let me say here that the photos of said night train were quite different from the reality of said night train. I did not see any cozy Posted by traveljonez in Eating Through Vietnam | Mar 5, 2009
  • From north to southThe sleeper from Hanoi to Hue (that's pronounced 'whey', as in curds and ...), took around thirteen hours. Initially it was looking good, as we seemed to have the 4 berth to ourselves. But alas, about 2 hours down Posted by Mapstat in The Aird Adventure | Jun 10, 2017
  • Hoi An day 2After dealing with the laundry and breakfast it was time for some more sightseeing in this charming little city. Our first stop was to see a traditional performance of music and dance in an old house,secondly we visited another Chinese Posted by kate.timaeus in kate timaeus' big adventure | Apr 22, 2015
  • Hoi An day 3This morning we went on a motorcycle tour of one of the island communities. We boarded the public bus with our motorbike driver as were riding pillion. we went at a very sedate pace as we followed some of our Posted by kate.timaeus in kate timaeus' big adventure | Apr 23, 2015
  • Off to saigonwe awoke to a light shower which thankfully did not last long and our drive to Da Nang airport to fly to Saigon as almost everybody still calls it here. The airport was an important US airbase during the Vietnam Posted by kate.timaeus in kate timaeus' big adventure | Apr 24, 2015
  • Saigon day 2A early morning start to miss the crowds as we visit the Cu Chi tunnels,these were an underground network of tunnels from the Cambodian border into Vietnam in use during the war against the French and expanded during the Vietnam Posted by kate.timaeus in kate timaeus' big adventure | Apr 25, 2015
  • Saigon day 3After a few farewells to some of our tour party and those carrying on to Bangkok we awaited the arrival of Roger a friend of Robin,our best man, who also comes from Stourbridge and whose nephew and niece went to Posted by kate.timaeus in kate timaeus' big adventure | Apr 26, 2015
  • Saigon day 4A big farewell to our former tour party left us as the only people eating breakfast but our new tour party will arrive this afternoon with Nick and Dom from our Lao trip. We'll have an extra day to get Posted by kate.timaeus in kate timaeus' big adventure | Apr 27, 2015
  • Saigon day 5After a leisurely breakfast we decided to visit the Reunification palace famous for the picture of a North Vietnamese tank bursting through the wall as Saigon fell to the communists but it was shut due to a meeting. Not a Posted by kate.timaeus in kate timaeus' big adventure | Apr 28, 2015
  • Mekong riverToday was the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon to the North Vietnamese and speeches,patriotic songs and a big parade had already started as we ate breakfast and replaced the normal football on the tv. Thankfully we took a Posted by kate.timaeus in kate timaeus' big adventure | Apr 29, 2015
  • Off to CambodiaWe caught a public bus,not as bad as it sounds though,as it was more a luxury coach with wifi. Apart from the driver there were 2 men who collected the passports and our 70US$ for our Cambodian visas and they Posted by kate.timaeus in kate timaeus' big adventure | Apr 30, 2015
  • Hanoi day 2It was a joy to have truly hot showers this morning,a kettle for an early morning cuppa and a decent breakfast. It may only be an hour away by plane but the service in the hotels are light years apart Posted by kate.timaeus in kate timaeus' big adventure | Apr 17, 2015
  • Halong Bay day 1An early morning start and a sad farewell to those on the Lao trip who were leaving. Khartoum is still with us and a new tour party to get to know. A 4 hour drive past extensive paddy fields and Posted by kate.timaeus in kate timaeus' big adventure | Apr 18, 2015
  • Halong bay day 2First thing In the morning we boarded our tender to visit a limestone cave complex which was discovered by the French in the early 1900's. Three caverns increasing in size as you processed through full of stalactites and stalagmites with Posted by kate.timaeus in kate timaeus' big adventure | Apr 19, 2015
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