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From Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh via Halong Bay, Hue, Hoi An and Dalat

May 30, 2013

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I decided to spend the last ten days of my trip travelling from Hanoi back down to Ho Chi Minh, with a brief interlude at the UNESCO world heritage site Halong Bay. My mum popped over for a few days and this was an ideal Mum daughter few days out of the flashpacking schedule. With […]

Phu Quoc Island: Sun, Sea, Sand and Squid

May 26, 2013

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My views of Phu Quoc did a 180 degree turn in 24hours. Arriving to rain, I was disappointed with the accommodation after the rave reviews on Tripadvisor – it was incredibly basic – and surrounded by couples, as a lone travellerĀ I wondered what on earth I had done flying down here. But wow, a little […]

First sabbatical stop: Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon to the less PC)

May 16, 2013

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I've taken a sabbatical from life. Between leaving Paris after seven years and looking for my next career move/country to live in, I took a few weeks to get away and travel to SE Asia, starting in Ho Chi Minh City