Category Archives: Jamie!!

Kathmandu/Lumbini!

After the scariest landing I’ve been through yet, we landed in Kathmandu, Nepal!  The process through the airport was pretty easy. It drives me crazy that with all of the airports we have been through they don’t have a more logical process for people getting visas.  When we walk into the airport we get in […]
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Koh Tao!

Paradise!  If you’re wanting clear blue waters, white sand, and activities ranging scuba diving to bouldering on their “mountains” then this is the place for it!  We bought a bus to ferry ticket so we didn’t have to worry about finding an AM bus and stayed at Salsa Hostel in Chumphon. We did a walk […]
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Phuket/Koh Chang Noi

I think before we even started our adventure, I knew South Thailand was one of the places I was most looking forward to.  I have always loved the ocean ever since the first time I saw it in Florida as a kid. Unfortunately, I was not prepared to be robbed on my way to this […]
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Chiang Mai!

For the time being, I am going to skip my Bangkok blog since Walter and I will be going back for a few days here and there.  Bangkok is one of the most affordable airports to fly out of to get to neighboring countries so it will be a hub we use a few times.  […]
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HCMC –> Cambodia

Ho Chi Minh City → Cambodia!  The airport in HCMC was a bit weird.  Our flight was leaving at 0820, but the counter to check the luggage was not going to be open until 0630.  If you know anything about me, I like to be there a few hours early so I can sit in […]
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Ho Chi Minh City

First off, let’s have a geography lesson.  We have wondered our whole trip why people refer to the city as Saigon and others as Ho Chi Minh City.  When the North and South were divided, it was as a whole referred to as Saigon. After the war, most of the area then became known as […]
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Da Lat!

So this story starts out quite similar to the others.  I ended paying $2 more than our usual costs for a ride to the next place with Cat Thien Hai..  It was for a “limousine” with recliner chairs and lots of legroom! (See pics for guidance) However, when Walter and I arrived at the loading […]
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Da Nang&Nha Trang!

From Hue, we took our first train ride (2.5 hours) to get to Da Nang!  It was a beautiful ride that allowed us to see the lesser-known countryside.  It’s getting HOTTER! I am quite tempted to mail my winter clothing home at this point!  We mainly stopped to visit here to see the Dragon bridge […]
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Sapa!

After a 30-minute bus ride from our Cat Ba Airbnb, a 15 minutes ferry ride (where the driver smashed a panel of our bus getting on the ferry), and an eleven-hour overnight bus ride, we made it to Sapa!  If Greyhound hasn’t upped their standards for traveling through the night, they should rethink their designs […]
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Cat Ba!

Sorry I haven’t kept up lately. I have learned when my bowels are trying to destroy me, I guess I’m not in my chipper mood to write. It is still the rainy season in Northern Vietnam, so while Cat Ba had its beautiful moments, it more often had drizzles and cooler weather.  Definitely not warm […]
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