The Imperial Citadel, then I made my way to Halong Bay

We left at 8:00am for the 4 hour journey to Hue, I was still tired so I was able to sleep the whole way there. Travelling while sleeping is a very efficient way to travel to make up for lost time doing activities, as long as you can do it. When we got to hue the group…

A fishing village and Lantern village.

Time for some sun and beach time with a little bit of culture. I went with the group today on a boat tour of a fishing village where we stopped at a daycare to give children some candy and they were so excited to see us. It seemed like they were trained to do it, nothing about…

Time for a motorbike tour!

I booked a motorbike tour for 8 am and chunky, the tour guide, showed up. I got to drive my own motorbike after pushing for it and it cost me around 75$ USD for the day. We started by going to a bamboo mat making shop. The ladies there showed me how to do it and then…

Took the midnight train, going to Nha Trang! With Turtles.

On my own for the first time. I decided to check out the Jade Emperor Pagoda, a little pagoda off the beaten path. I took a motorbike there and it was a fun ride and a great way to see Ho Chi Minh city from a different perspective. The chaos you see from the sidewalks doesn’t seem…

An Irish, a German and a Canadian walk into a Vietnamese Capital

With the tour being over, some of us wanted to explore Ho Chi Minh city a little bit. we went to the war remnants museum but after walking there, Betty and I started feeling the effects of being sick so we left earlier. It was too hot and we were exhausted, we saw multiple exhibits about…

NAM!!!!!

Good Morning Vietnam!!! This was how I wanted to start all of my days in Vietnam, did I make it?! Stay tuned to find out. Today was the longest day to date, we had a 9 hour ride and we were crossing into Vietnam, which was brutal because we had to walk with all our…

Island hopping in Sihanoukville

Started the day at 8 and hoped on our little Cambodian style boat. They brought us snorkeling first to a little cove, I got back on the boat after 15 minutes and opened a beer and relaxed in the sun on the bow of the boat.   After about 30 minutes we headed off to a…

Phnom penh, the capital and finally some beach time.

The day started a little rough. I was quite exhausted but the High of travel life is something you can run off of. Oh, and Power naps, tricking your body into thinking it slept! Got on the bus at 11:30 and was able to finally relax a little on the 8 hour drive. On the drive…

Angkor!! What?!?

4 am, the unholy hour and of our awakening. Today was the big day for Angkor Wat, interesting fact about Angkor is that no other building in town is allowed to be higher than Angkor Wat which is about 5-6 floors high. One of the main Angkor experiences is getting up early and going to the temple…

Road trip to the Cambodia!

We started off the day in the bus listening to some fun vacation Caribbean music. I was watching the people living while driving by, children playing soccer and the look of pure joy on their faces, I couldn’t help but notice and think about how similar we all are. Everyone around the world, lives for the same reasons, the…