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Mui Ne – Beachlife, Surfertown, a fairy stream and lots of sand

Mui Ne – Beachlife, Surfertown, a fairy stream and lots of sand

  From Hoi An we got on a new mode of transportation for us – a sleeper bus. We had ample experience with overnight bus rides from the United states, where we traveled a lot with Greyhounds. And compared to Greyhounds, the busses in Vietnam are definitely a luxurious way to travel. A sleeper bus comes with sleeping berths, there are three aisles, and two berths on top of each other. If you’re on the top one you have to…

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From Hue to Hoi An: Rushing through Central Vietnam

From Hue to Hoi An: Rushing through Central Vietnam

  From Hanoi we took our last train on this journey to Hue, from there on we would continue by bus. A sleeper train, again, roundabout 12 hours. The trains in Vietnam may look old on the outside, but they are actually really impeccably clean inside. It could have been a delightfully calm and relaxed journey, if there hadn’t been these two small children in our compartment that practically cried and / or grumbled the whole night through. They left…

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Hiking in Hongkong or China for Beginners

Hiking in Hongkong or China for Beginners

  We think it’s best to put Hongkong at the end of your China trip, since it’s likely you’ll get a cultural shock when doing it the other way round. Hongkong is China, but it’s still completely different. Must be the British influence, that’s still lingering around. It’s much easier. Starting with the language, English is present everywhere, on street signs, busses, trams, on menus in restaurants, in shops… And most people speak it, too, and quite well. So no…

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Bude to Ilfracombe – Bingo!

Bude to Ilfracombe – Bingo!

  We’ve said Goodbye to Cornwall and to our last fellow walker, Dennis, in Bude and got on a bus that brought us to Clovelly in North Devon. Clovelly is a peculiar little village. The first town I’ve been to where I had to pay an entrance fee. It’s been conserved beautifully, with cobbled streets and century old buildings. The streets are so steep, that they can’t be used by cars, so everything has to be brought there with sleys….

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Busan – Welcome to Korea

Busan – Welcome to Korea

  We left Japan from Fukuoka on a high speed ferry to Busan in South Korea. That’s where we’ve spent the whole last week. I guess we could stay even longer without a chance of getting bored. Busan must be Korea in a nutshell, it’s got a bit of everything: exciting skylines with huge skyscrapers (actually our accommodation is in one of these, on 32nd floor, how awesome is that!), broad white beaches with promenades to stroll along, hills and mountains for…

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Northland

Northland

  We spent our last week in New Zealand exploring the region north of Auckland. We based ourselves in Waipu and Whangarei. There are some nice beaches, beautiful coastlines and cliffs, subtropical forests, waterfalls and exciting caves. We went to see Abbey Caves in Whangarei, but these were not as easily accessible as the ones in Waipu. Going in would have included some serious climbing, and we weren’t really prepared for that, so we didn’t enter this time. Henry still…

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