Category / Autumn 2016 / Cambodia / Vietnam

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    Day 25 – Ho Chi Minh City 🇻🇳 To Phnom Penh 🇰🇭

    Today we are going on to the last destination of the holiday – Cambodia. We had planned to fly between Ho Chi Minh and Phnom Penh, but when we came to book the flights they were much more expensive around £130 each compared to the other flights which cost us between £40 and £70. To…

    Day 24 – Ho Chi Minh City 🇻🇳

    An early start this morning when our bus to take us on our Củ Chi Tunnels day trip arrived much earlier than we expected. Around a 2 hour drive out of Ho Chi Minh, we reached the Củ Chi area. The tunnels are part of an extensive network of underground hide aways which connect many areas of…

    Day 23 – Ho Chi Minh City 🇻🇳

    Our first full day in Ho Chi Minh.  We did a walking tour (by Ryan) of the city today, (so hot!) we started off visiting the Jade Emperor Pagoda… a Taoist pagoda specially noted as being an impressive sight in Ho Chi Minh. This was quite a long walk away from our hotel in the heat, and…

    Day 22 – Phu Quoc to Ho Chi Minh City 🇻🇳

    Today we waved bye bye to Phu Quoc… and got a flight back over the sea to Ho Chi Minh City. The flight was short, only around an hour, so it wasn’t long before we were at our next hotel. We are staying at a city centre place called Camelia Saigon, which is located in…

    Day 21 – Phu Quoc 🇻🇳

    We came to Phu Quoc to relax a bit more and have a few days rest from our busy schedule, so after the crazy day out on the bike we decided to take it easy this morning. We went for a long walk along Ong Lang beach towards the north of the island… it was…

    Day 20 – Phu Quoc 🇻🇳

    Day two on Phu Quoc, today we hired a motorbike (eek!). For 150,000 Dong (£5.30) we could have the bike for the whole day, so off we went up to the north of the island to explore a little bit more. The roads at first seemed fine, fairly smooth, and not too busy… but as…

    Day 19 – Phu Quoc 🇻🇳

    Day one on Phu Quoc started with a traditional Vietnamese breakfast of chicken Pho noodles prepared by our hosts. The weather felt hot and humid this morning but the skies were blue, so we set off to discover another stretch of Ong Lang beach which is a 30 minute walk north through the village and out…

    Day 18 – Hoi An to Phu Quoc 🇻🇳

    Today is yet another travel day when we say goodbye to beautiful Hoi An and head to Phu Quoc, an island off the coast of Vietnam. After flying to Ho Chi Minh City we then boarded another short flight over to Phu Quoc, it’s felt like most of today has been spent in an airport, but…

    Day 17 – Hoi An 🇻🇳

    Our last full day here in Hoi An… we’ll be sad to leave as we have felt really at home in Christina’s hotel. Today we have another cooking class… this time with Dong, the owner of the restaurant we visited a couple of days ago for lunch in Ang Bang Village. We met Dong on our…

    Day 16 – Hoi An 🇻🇳

    This morning we had a cooking class with the super friendly hotel chef Duc. On the menu was a Papaya Salad, Vietnamese Crispy Pancakes and a local dish called Cau Lau which is marinated pork served with a special noodle only made in Hoi An. The class was great fun, and lasted until just after lunch time,…