Monthly Archives: November 2013

Thai Thanksgiving

Our Thanksgiving Day was spent in Krabi Thailand.  An excellent seafood dinner with a bottle of wine was what we chose to indulge in to cure our homesickness for turkey day.  This was our first Thanksgiving away from the states … Continue reading

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Koh Tao, Thailand

From Bangkok by night bus (not a sleeper bus) combined with a high-speed catamaran ride we arrived at the island of Koh Tao.  ‘Tao’ means ‘Turtle’ as the island once we inhabited by so many turtles the beaches were totally … Continue reading

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Bangkok, Thailand

Our plan after Sapa, Vietnam was a boarder crossing into Laos then to the Gibbon Experience, which is a stay on a nature preserve in tree houses were the endangered gibbon monkeys live.  But after some research we realized it … Continue reading

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Vietnam South to North

Just like we did, many people travel for one month through Vietnam since it is such a large country and there is so much to see.  Your choice is to start in Hanoi and work South or start in Hoi … Continue reading

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Hanoi, Ha Long Bay and Sapa

After our visit to the caves we boarded our first night train since China where we ended up with a hard sleeper.  Beds in Southeast Asia are much harder than back home so we are definitely used to harder sleeping … Continue reading

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Phong Nha National Park

Our next destination, Dong Hoi, was a huge war zone now transformed to the stopping point for people who wish to visit Phong Nha National Park, which is noted for its caves and grotto systems that house the largest wet … Continue reading

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Heading North, Vietnam

Our journey north began with a stop in Nha Trang, a beach city with a similar feel to Huntington Beach in California, but filled with Russians.  It is major Russian vacation destination, which has attracted many Russian business owners.  In … Continue reading

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