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"BECAUSE NOT ALL WHO WANDER ARE LOST"

Hello everyone,
before starting posting different pictures and telling you all about my travel adventures, I would like to tell why I started this project. As many already read, end of February 2018 I'll be starting a world trip with my other half. This will take us approximately up to 14 months and in this time, we'll be visiting a ton of new places, collecting new memories, and of course taking several photos, which probably no one is going to see afterwards. So the goal for this blog is not to advertise anything, but instead to inspire others to perhaps take the same step while giving information, and to share with our families and friends our time away. This will be my / our online memory book.

WT036 - PEPPER AND WATERPARKS

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There are so many things to do in Kampot that we had 4 busy days in town. First we stayed in Nelly's Farm, a nature-loving farm with bungalows run by a German friend from Andre, who also gave us amazing tips of what to do or see each day. As soon as we arrived and in order to see all those things around town we rented a motorbike.

WT035 - ANGKOR WAT

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My first day in Siem Reap was of course spent in one of the seven world wonders, the Angkor complex. It is one of the most important archaeological sites in South-East Asia and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stretching over some 400 km2, including forested area, Angkor Archaeological Park contains the magnificent remains of the different capitals of the Khmer Empire, from the 9th to the 15th century. They include the famous Temple of Angkor Wat, the Angkor Thom, the Bayon Temple with its countless sculptural decorations. I decided to book the half-day-tour with a local agency called Hello Bird Tour, and paid for the minivan transport with a tour guide 13 USD. As an alternative you can ride your own bike or motorbike, or choose to take a tuk tuk for about 15 USD. In this case if you find more people to go with you (at least three more) then it gets cheaper. Some tuk tuk drivers are actually as good as the tour guides. At the entrance, you have the option of a 1-day (37 USD), 2-days (62 U…

WT034 - KILLING FIELDS

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After the easy border crossing (visa on arrival) to Cambodia and 8 hours by bus, we arrived in the evening in Phnom Penh. The city is full with temples and monuments to explore and because of that we made the decision (again!) of renting a motorbike for 24h.

WT033 - HO CHI MINH

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What a crazy city. If you think that Hanoi has traffic, then you know nothing. Ho Chi Minh City, also known by its former name Sai Gon, is a city for motorbikes and where no rules apply. The new name came in memory of its Vietnamese Communist revolutionary leader - Ho Chi Minh - who was also Prime Minister and President of the country, as well as a key figure in the foundation of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam in 1945. The city has a modern vibe and a fast growing rhythm, with relaxing green areas, wide avenues, a harbour, many new high-rise buildings, and of course the typical Vietnamese markets and front shops. Not forgetting the tangling chaos of electrical cables everywhere.

WT032 - LIGHTHOUSE ISLAND

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The drive to Ke Ga was for us a spontaneous decision. We planned to spend the days before going to Sai Gon in an island south from the city, but due to ferry schedules we changed our plans. We found then by chance this little un-touristic village while searching for places around Mui Ne (the next typical stop for tourists after Da Lat) and Phan Thiet. We booked a bus to Phan Thiet, about 6 hours drive, and finally took a cab directly to the best guesthouse ever. The taxi was quite expensive, about 400.000 VND (15 EUR) and totally not recommended, since there's a local bus - the Nº 6 - that has the same route. Nevertheless, the arrival was worth it. Two puppies came out to greet us and the place Lê Huynh couldn't be more perfect to relax.

WT031 - THE FLOWER CITY

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Da Lat is already considered a big city and around it, there are major nature spots awaiting a visit. We arrived in a night bus from Hoi An that took us more or less 16 hours and couldn't be happier. Located a bit higher and far from the sea coast, Da Lat is a bit "colder" that we were expected but no complains at all. Since we are more or less used to it, we rented a motorbike for the two full days in town. The first stop on our list was the Crazy House, and what can I say: totally amazing and crazy crafted. Besides attracting dozens of tourist per day, this project is also an unconventional guesthouse designed by the Vietnamese architect Dang Viet Nga. You cannot imagine what you're up for by the entrance of the building. It is a fairy tale house, sculpted like a giant tree with different natural forms and elements such as animals (each room of the 10 available is dedicated to an animal), rocks, caves, the ocean, etc. Nga has acknowledged the inspiration of archit…

WT030 - THE LANTERN FESTIVAL

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Hoi An is an ancient and small town with many things to do. In the centre, which is an UNESCO World Heritage Site, you can visit some wood historic houses, like the Tan Ky House, the Phung Hung House, the Quan Thang House, the Duc An House and the Ancient House, just to name some examples. Its architecture is a combination of Japanese, Chinese and Vietnamese styles and most furniture and details are maintained intact through the family generations. Most houses require a fee for entrance and some only donations.

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