Catching the train to Kandy from Colombo was an experience in itself. First, let me give you a quick run down on the transport over here. Public transport in Sri Lanka is dirt cheap and actually pretty well distributed. To give you an idea, city buses are around 10-20c, while an unreserved, second class inter-city […]

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Being backpackers, we are always looking for the most cost effective way to get around. Public bus was by far the cheapest mode of transport in Hanoi so we decided to use it to get us to the airport. It took us over two hours to get there but we made it just in time […]

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Well if there’s one thing Hanoi wasn’t, it’s uneventful. We experienced so much in the little time that we spent there, and made some great new friends along the way. We spent the first two days with Lam, a friend we met through Couchsurfing. He kindly collected us from our bus stop in the early hours […]

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After doing our research, Derek and I decided to jump on a motorbike and ride from Hoi An to Hue via Da Nang and the Hai Van Pass. It’s hard to put in words how amazing this ride was. Our first stop was the Marble Mountains which are just south of Da Nang. As we […]

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