Koh Samui, Thailand

We decided to stay in the Big Buddha area where it is quieter. This is a sleepy beach town and is nothing like I expected. I was expecting the craziness of Phuket since that is what we read everywhere, but our experiences are nothing like that. Granted if you stay in one of the 2 ...

Departing Cambodia for Koh Samui, Thailand

Our last night before departing we went to diner and a show which had traditional Cambodian dances. I’ve been to it previously and still really enjoyed it. The costumes are just so beautiful. After a 1.5 hour flight from Siem Reap Cambodia, we arrived at the international terminal in Bangkok. As you depart there are ...

3 days of Angkor Wat

Our itinerary was as follows with one day break between each day: DAY 1 ITINERARY: Angkor Wat , Angkor Thom (the capital city in Angkor period), Bayon (Temple with 4 face towers), Baphuon (temple in Angkor Thom that have been just open November 2011 for public after the restoration); Elephant Terrace; Terrace of the Leper King and Phimean Akas ...

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Previously in Siem Reap, Cambodia

My first and previous visit to Siem Reap was almost 6 years the date of my previous trip. The difference between what I experienced 6 years ago and now were staggering. I should start out by saying that I truly love Cambodia. I have had great experience in both of my trips. I find the ...

Departing Vietnam for Cambodia

We were excited for the next location on our trip. We arrived at the airport with a little more then 2 hours to wait. It took us 30 minutes to check our bags, 30 minutes to go through customs, and 30 minutes to go through security. We were lucky with some good timing and end ...

Food to eat in Vietnam

We are (probably) all familiar with Vietnamese coffee and if you aren’t it is definitely worth a taste. It is easy to find almost everywhere because Vietnamese food has thankfully traveled the globe. The Vietnamese love their caffeine and sugar. Vietnamese coffee is a thick, rich, motor-oil black concoction which is usually sweetened with a ...

Reunification palace

The reunification palace is definitely an interesting place. If history and exhibits don’t interest you, you may not want to go. This is more like a museum then anything. This is a time capsule. Imagine if after 9/11 and after Bush left office the White House was sealed up. Now imagine going back to it ...

Another student tour

We booked another student tour to take us around to see the local temples and pagodas. Our first stop was district 5 for this temple. It is a Chinese Taoist temple and one of the oldest in the area. Nearby was the Binh Tay market so we went there to look around too. The Binh ...

Boat tour to Can Gio Mangrove Forest

Our tour guide picked us up at 8:00 am sharp. We were ready downstairs and waiting for our exciting day. We purchased a tour recommended to us from: lesrivesexperience.com. We got the Can Gio Mangrove forest tour for $107 per person. While this is really expensive it was definitely worth it. The experiences we got ...

New Years on a rooftop in Ho Chi Minh City

We started the night by walking down to district 1 from our place in district 4. It was about 8:00 pm and things were already pretty busy. We walked to Nguyen Hue street to see what was going on there. We had been there already the night before so we had seen some of the ...

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