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Vietnam

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The Cao Dai Temple is so colourful you have to visit! Vietnam

As it was our first time in Saigon I had no idea what to really expect. Aside from my knowledge it was going to humid, busy and noisy (and where we should eat), I planned nothing before we arrived. We booked a tour I’m not overly keen on organised tours but as it was just…

Can Gio District; how much can you fit into one day trip?

We only had a short time in Saigon (four days!) and we wanted to see as much of it as possible so we booked a one day tour to the Can Gio District with The Sinh Tourist. How much did a day trip to Can Gio cost? We paid 2,196,000 dong (for four of us) and…

Choose TRIPLE A in Siem Reap

Siem Reap is a small and compact city in comparison to Pnohm Pen and Battambang but it’s HEAVING with tourists due to Angkor Wat. I was tired of the coach parties (with their massive umbrellas) and the tourists who had no respect for history or local customs so we went looking for a more authentic, smaller…

Cu Chi; How do you fancy living in a tunnel?

If you’re claustrophobic, the Cu Chi tunnels on the outskirts of Saigon are going to be your worst nightmare. Less than 50cm in diameter, these tunnels were once home to Vietnamese fighters and their families for over a decade during the American War. Read on to know more about why we visited and what you…

Saigon Opera House Teh Dar Show

Out of all of our travels Saigon is the city that left the biggest and lasting impression on us. I had heard so much about it and it lived up to its expectations and way beyond. I loved how alive Saigon was with its constant noise and the street food smells. I couldn’t wait to…

Fuck Agent Orange. Buy Handicrafts ART instead

As part of a day tour by TNK Travel to the Cao Dai Temple and the Cu Chi tunnels, we were also taken to an art factory (Handicrafts ART) where Vietnamese people suffering from the effects of Agent Orange were employed. What is Agent Orange? Agent Orange was a horrific toxic chemical that the US…

Everything you need to know about Bukit Lawang in Sumatra

Bukit Lawang is described by many as the ‘gateway to the Sumatran jungle’. If you’re planning on visiting, you should read this post and all of our tops tips before you go. The easiest way to get to Bukit Lawang We flew into Medan, the capital city of Sumatra, which is three hours east of…