The Arduous Journey From Vietnam to Cambodia | In Transit | SE Asia #014

We are what we refer to as ‘bouj-et’ travellers, where budget meets boujee.

We are what we refer to as ‘bouj-et’ travellers, where budget meets boujee. There are things we like to splurge on (like speakeasies or theatre tickets), but in order to do that, we have to save in other areas. And that is why we ended up spending fourteen hours trying to cross the Vietnam-Cambodia border.

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Goodnight, Vietnam | SE Asia #013

To remember our time here, we’ve reflected on the ups and downs of the last 15 days.

We travelled from Hanoi to Ha Long Bay to Hoi An, Da Nang, Ho Chi Minh City, and Can Tho and now the time has come to say goodbye to Vietnam (for now.) But to remember our time here, we’ve reflected on the ups and downs of the last 15 days.

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Mekong, You-kong, We-all-kong | Can Tho | SE Asia #012

They say no trip to the South of Vietnam is complete without seeing the Floating Markets on the Mekong Delta.

They say no trip to the South of Vietnam is complete without seeing the Floating Markets on the Mekong Delta. It was something we had been looking forward to since arriving so we couldn’t think of a better way to spend our last day in the country.

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A Strong Drink And Another One: The Saigon Speakeasy Tour | Ho Chi Minh City | SE Asia #011

If you’re looking for a fun night out in Saigon away from the noise and debauchery of Bui Vien, this is for you!

Our trip to Hong Kong unleashed a new niche interest for us: speakeasy hopping. Some research on the internet taught us that Ho Chi Minh has quite the hidden bar scene, so we’ve ranked our favourites based on atmosphere, location/entrance experience, and of course, the cocktails. So if you’re looking for a fun night out in Saigon away from the noise and debauchery of Bui Vien, this is for you!

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Inspired By Snails? | Ho Chi Minh City | SE Asia #010

The second day in a new city is always our favourite and day two in Ho Chi Minh City was no exception.

The second day in a new city is always our favourite and day two in Ho Chi Minh City was no exception. Having gotten all the touristy stuff out of the way the day before, we decided to branch out of the city centre and look for another of our favourite things: the art district.

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Reflections From The War Remnants Museum | Ho Chi Minh City | SE Asia #009

We were surprised to find ourselves intensely reading every word in the War Remnants Museum.

We’re not really museum people, at least not when we travel. Our repertoire of travel activities mostly includes walking until our feet hurt, looking at old buildings, and eating anything and everything we can get our hands on. So when we do go to museums, we usually do a nice walk-through, enjoy the air-conditioning, and politely skim a few of the written blurbs before getting back on the road.

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The Heat Is On In Saigon | Ho Chi Minh City | SE Asia #008

Not only have we been singing that line from the musical, Miss Saigon, but the heat is quite literally on in Saigon.

Not only have we been singing that line from the musical, Miss Saigon, but the heat is quite literally on in Saigon.

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An Ocean Breeze Puts The Mind At Ease | Da Nang | SE Asia #007

Sometimes you have to tell yourself that it’s okay to do nothing.

Listen, we love travel, probably more than most people. But it’s tiring as heck! Constantly navigating around cities you don’t know, dealing with unexpected complications, trying to communicate with people you don’t share a language with, and walking twenty thousand steps a day gets pretty exhausting. So after only a week on our journey, we were pretty excited to be heading to the beach town of Da Nang.

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A Different Kind Of Hoi An-stagram | Hoi An | SE Asia #006

It was a few more off-the-beaten-path, authentic experiences that made our days in Hoi An some of the best of our trip so far.

Hoi An is on many a ‘must-see’ list in Vietnam, but shortly after driving into the city, it was clear that this was tourist-central. Hoi An is what you think Vietnam looks like before actually visiting there. Don’t get us wrong, it’s very pretty – there’s a reason we have taken to calling it ‘Hoi-Anstagram’.

The iconic yellow walls and Chinese lanterns make for some pretty photo shoot backdrops, but a few hours of wandering around the Ancient Town, and we were worried that we weren’t going to like it here very much.

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That Time We Ended Up On The Vietnamese News | Hoi An | SE Asia #005

The day started out like any other in our travels through Vietnam.

The day started out like any other. We filled up on free hostel breakfast to prepare for another big day of sightseeing. Little did we know what the universe had in store for us…

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