Spiders And Crickets And Frogs! Oh My! | Phnom Penh | SE Asia #016

Before coming to Southeast Asia, we knew there would be plenty of opportunities to eat some unfamiliar delicacies. And since we may not be in this part the world again soon, we knew we had to partake while we could! Enter Romdeng, a restaurant serving traditional Cambodian food, including plenty of options not usually found on a Canadian menu.

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Learning From The Cambodian Genocide | Phnom Penh | SE Asia #015

The 1970s. Voyager I showed us the first glimpses of Jupiter’s rings. Pierre Trudeau was Prime Minister. Video tapes and VHS were first being released. People were watching Jaws and listening to Don’t Go Breaking My Heart, Silly Love Songs, and Bohemian Rhapsody. But in Cambodia, the Khmer Rouge were committing genocide and most of the world had no idea.

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The Arduous Journey From Vietnam to Cambodia | In Transit | SE Asia #014

We are what we refer to as ‘bouj-et’ travellers, where budget meets boujee. There are things we like to splurge on (like speakeasies or theatre tickets), but in order to do that, we have to save in other areas. And that is why we ended up spending fourteen hours trying to cross the Vietnam-Cambodia border.

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Goodnight, Vietnam | SE Asia #013

We travelled from Hanoi to Ha Long Bay to Hoi An, Da Nang, Ho Chi Minh City, and Can Tho and now the time has come to say goodbye to Vietnam (for now.) But to remember our time here, we’ve reflected on the ups and downs of the last 15 days.

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Mekong, You-kong, We-all-kong | Can Tho | SE Asia #012

They say no trip to the South of Vietnam is complete without seeing the Floating Markets on the Mekong Delta. It was something we had been looking forward to since arriving so we couldn’t think of a better way to spend our last day in the country.

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A Strong Drink And Another One: The Saigon Speakeasy Tour | Ho Chi Minh City | SE Asia #011

Our trip to Hong Kong unleashed a new niche interest for us: speakeasy hopping. Some research on the internet taught us that Ho Chi Minh has quite the hidden bar scene, so we’ve ranked our favourites based on atmosphere, location/entrance experience, and of course, the cocktails. So if you’re looking for a fun night out in Saigon away from the noise and debauchery of Bui Vien, this is for you!

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Inspired By Snails? | Ho Chi Minh City | SE Asia #010

The second day in a new city is always our favourite and day two in Ho Chi Minh City was no exception. Having gotten all the touristy stuff out of the way the day before, we decided to branch out of the city centre and look for another of our favourite things: the art district.

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