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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Reflections From The War Remnants Museum | Ho Chi Minh City | SE Asia #009

We’re not really museum people, at least not when we travel. Our repertoire of travel activities mostly includes walking until our feet hurt, looking at old buildings, and eating anything and everything we can get our hands on. So when we do go to museums, we usually do a nice walk-through, enjoy the air-conditioning, and politely skim a few of the written blurbs before getting back on the road.

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An Ocean Breeze Puts The Mind At Ease | Da Nang | SE Asia #007

Listen, we love travel, probably more than most people. But it’s tiring as heck! Constantly navigating around cities you don’t know, dealing with unexpected complications, trying to communicate with people you don’t share a language with, and walking twenty thousand steps a day gets pretty exhausting. So after only a week on our journey, we were pretty excited to be heading to the beach town of Da Nang.

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A Different Kind Of Hoi An-stagram | Hoi An | SE Asia #006

Hoi An is on many a ‘must-see’ list in Vietnam, but shortly after driving into the city, it was clear that this was tourist-central. Hoi An is what you think Vietnam looks like before actually visiting there. Don’t get us wrong, it’s very pretty – there’s a reason we have taken to calling it ‘Hoi-Anstagram’.

The iconic yellow walls and Chinese lanterns make for some pretty photo shoot backdrops, but a few hours of wandering around the Ancient Town, and we were worried that we weren’t going to like it here very much.

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Just Ask | In Transit | SE Asia #004

Just ask. It’s quickly becoming one of our top travel philosophies. We’re a little embarrassed that it took us this long to figure it out. Maybe it’s because we’re polite Canadians, or maybe it’s just our introverted personalities, but we never want to feel like we’re putting someone out.

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Ha Long Can We Keep This Up? | Ha Long Bay | SE Asia #003

There’s a reason people come to Ha Long Bay. It’s absolutely stunning. Islands of lush green mountains ascend out of the water as far as the eye-can-see. Close your eyes and imagine what it would have been to be the first people to have sailed into this bay. It’s magical and filled with wonder.

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