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How Much It Costs: A Day In Sapa, Vietnam

  One of the favorite things of my pre-travel research included looking up long-term travel budgets. I would look up numerous different budgets for different cities and countries around Southeast Asia and then I’d be able to create a pretty realistic budget for myself. In the following post I’ll give you an idea of what it costs to travel comfortably (in my opinion) for a day in Sapa, Vietnam....

6 things I learned On My First Long Distance Bus In Vietnam

6 things I learned on my first long distance bus ride in Vietnam   The title of the post should actually say “…re-learned…”, because I already knew and had experienced all of these things from taking buses in other parts of Asia, as well as in South America, but I had forgotten them. With a little bit of planning and research, as well as word of mouth from other travelers, you may be able to avoid...

Another Day, Another Birthday

Another day, another birthday. Today I’ve started my 28th year (Happy birthday to me!) on this beautiful earth. Wow, it’s hard to believe just how fast the time passes. Perhaps not in relevance to certain creatures – such as the mayfly which has a lifespan of only 24 hours – but as the years continue to pile on each other, the more I consider just how short our lifespans are in the whole scheme of...

Good Morning, Veitnam: Days One And Two In Saigon

After 27 or so hours of flights and layovers between Calgary and Ho Chi Minh City, I finally made it to Vietnam – and what a relief it was. The journey was not ridiculously long, but after so much planning and research, it’s just nice to know that your work has paid off, that you’re alive, and that you can now relax (kind of). The long transiting and layovers weren’t all that bad. What I learned:...

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