Thailand 2022-2023 Koh Samui and Anton National Park

Koh Samui We took the Lomprayah high speed ferry from Koh Pha-Nang to Koh Samui. It’s a relatively short trip so there are more options available. We paid 300 Bth each and booked at our hotel. NOTE: The piece of paper you get from your hotel is not your ticket you have to exchange itContinue reading “Thailand 2022-2023 Koh Samui and Anton National Park”

Phu Quoc Vietnam- North on Land and Sea

We rented a scouter for the day for 200,000 VND. We rode through Duong Dong and followed the highway towards Bai Thom beach we made it as far as the war memorial where we turned around because it looked like a longer trip that we wanted across the island. We took secondary roads that wereContinue reading “Phu Quoc Vietnam- North on Land and Sea”

Phu Quoc Vietnam-Duong Dong

Our day actually started in Hoi Ann. We had a pick-up for the airport arranged at the travel agent by our hotel to get us to Danang. When we arrived the travel agent was asleep at his desk and the airport pick-up was nowhere to be found. We were not overly concerned because we hadContinue reading “Phu Quoc Vietnam-Duong Dong”

Vietnam- Hoi An; a local bike tour

We wanted to do a little more exploring outside Hoi An so we looked up where other people had been on MapMy ride downloaded a couple of routes into a GPS and set off to rent some bikes. The travel agency across the street from where we were staying said they rented bikes. I amContinue reading “Vietnam- Hoi An; a local bike tour”

Vietnam-Hue City Bus Tour

Hue is the ancient capital of Vietnam with many tombs from various Emperors spread about the countryside. We wanted to see some of them and they are fairly spread out so we booked an 8 hour city bus tour for $13 each. Lunch and an English guide were included, entry fees were not. We wereContinue reading “Vietnam-Hue City Bus Tour”

Vietnam – Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park – Son Trach

We arrived in Dong Hui by train. Dong Hui is north of the DMZ and it does not get many tourists. Most tourists who do go there are there for the same reason we were, to get to Pong Nha-Ke Bang. As soon as we got off the train we were accosted by taxi driversContinue reading “Vietnam – Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park – Son Trach”

Vietnam- Mui Ne to Phing Nha-Ke Bang National Park by bus and train via Nha Trang

When we plan these trips from home we book the accommodations and flights before we leave Canada. We have a plan for traveling from one town to another but we generally book buses, trains and transfers once we arrive in the country. It’s generally cheaper and some options are not available from outside the country.Continue reading “Vietnam- Mui Ne to Phing Nha-Ke Bang National Park by bus and train via Nha Trang”

Vietnam Day Trips from Mui Ne -The Fairy Stream, The Red and White Sand Dunes

We took a basic tour to see the Fairy Stream, the local fishing village and the Red and White Sands. After taking the tour we discovered that the Fairy Stream was actually walking distance from our hotel and we later went back on our own. The Fairy Stream is actually a small water fissure whichContinue reading “Vietnam Day Trips from Mui Ne -The Fairy Stream, The Red and White Sand Dunes”