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2 day Mekong delta tour, Vietnam

First day We get to a small bus full of tourists. There are only two places left, one next to the driver, and the other one on the back. The bus jumps on the holes, rocking me to sleep. Suddenly our new guide calls me and tells me to get out. Only me and Renato. We stop by a highway, ...

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The south’s “capital”: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

It’s been a long time since Ho Chi Minh was on my bucket list. This city was one of my dream travels for some years and there I was. As soon as we crossed the border to Vietnam, we entered a bus with two floors of beds where it was almost impossible to sit. The options were to lay and ...

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Great last week in the south: Kampot and Kep, Cambodia

Kampot wasn’t in our original plans. But I made a mistake. A big planning mistake that had little or no influence on our goal. We were in Phnom Penh ready to buy tickets for a bus to Vietnam when I realized that we couldn’t get our visas on the border and that we needed to go to an embassy to ...

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Noisy, dusty and crowded: Phnom Penh, Cambodia

I have to admit that the Cambodian capital disappointed me. And tired me out. Phnom Penh is a huge, loud, polluted, dusty, jammed and averagely interesting city. We got to Phnom Penh late in the afternoon. The bus stopped somewhere next to one of the main streets. As usual, we didn’t have any hotel reservation, so quickly we became an ...

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Uninteresting yet charming: Battambang, Cambodia

There are places that are not interesting, but still you want to be there. Places where you don’t have the feeling of wasting time despite not doing anything. When you travel it’s easy to fall into a trap of constant search for attractions, traveling only to “score” another temple, museum or monument. Battambang is a perfect escape, as there isn’t ...

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Fortified city of Alba Iulia, Romania

We were leaving Cluj Napoca to head to Brasov when we realised that we would be passing by Alba Iulia. It would be a unique opportunity to visit one of the most beautiful walled city in all southeast Europe. Located in the margins of the Mures river, at the heart of Transylvania, Alba Iulia is a small town with 65 ...

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Angkor temples, Siem Reap, Cambodia

A lot has been written about the temples of Angkor. No wonder, it is probably the most famous place in South-east Asia. Angkor is a huge historic urban complex of one thousand square kilometers, which means that it’s not only the most popular temple, Angkor Wat, but also many other temples and water reservoirs spread in the jungle. Why from ...

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Bamboo train ride: Battambang, Cambodia

It was a unique experience. When we got there, the only thing I could think of was: Oh gosh, we are such a tourists! A village in the middle of nothing, a couple of wooden sheds on piles, made of anything that the local people had at hand and a few kilometers of rail tracks used to transport… tourists mainly. ...

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