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Balancing the Global Budget: Vietnam

We finally make it to South East Asia…. backpacker paradise when it comes to living on the cheap, cheap, cheap! You can live in SEA for pennies a day (or so) – it is ridiculous!! But wait…. how is it then, that our average daily spend has actually gone up!??! It’s true, ever since Ghana [...]

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5 Reasons To Have Your Parents Visit You While Travelling

Mom and Dad have now packed their bags and headed back to sunny Saskatchewan! It was an amazing four weeks full of adventures, and Shawna and I couldn’t have been happier that they came to spend their winter vacation with us. Here are a few reasons why: 1) A Different Perspective It took about a [...]

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Heading Down the Mekong Delta

Before we sent Mom and Dad back to Canada, we had one more adventure for them…. we were headed on down to the Mekong Delta! The ‘rice bowl’ of Vietnam, where houses, boats, and markets all float along the non-stop canals, rivers, and streams of the Mekong River. This southernmost section of Vietnam is a [...]

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Hip Hop Hooray for Ha Long Bay

It was quite the journey for Skott and I and his parents to get up to Hanoi (check out Skott’s blog for details) but we knew it would be worth it once we left the shores of Northern Vietnam for a 3 day cruise in Ha Long Bay. Nearly everyone who ventures to Ha Long [...]

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Healthy, Happy Habits of the Vietnamese

We’ve spent over a month in Vietnam, traipsing through this country from one end to the other and back again. During our time here we’ve seen some amazing sites, including Halong Bay and the Mekong Delta but we’ve also been lucky enough to simply observe everyday life. The more I’ve watched my neighbours in our [...]

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Throw Mamma From The Train

The second we stepped on our train from Danang to Hanoi, that’s exactly what she was hoping we would do for her. Just end it quickly. You see, I had sold the ‘awesomeness of train travel’ pretty good to Mom and Dad. We had a 16-hour journey up to the Vietnamese capital of Hanoi, and [...]

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