Backpacking Southeast Asia First Stop: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Two months ago I went on a six-week backpacking trip in Indochina (excluding Peninsular Malaysia). When I started the trip, I posted in my Instagram account @tnadeperalta that I will try to live on a US$ 20 per day budget. My brother was able to do that when he went on a similar trip last […]

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Traveling to Phnom Penh, Cambodia from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam by Bus

After spending two days in Ho Chi Minh City (HCM), Vietnam, it was time for me to move on to my next destination, Cambodia.  I traveled from Vietnam to Cambodia by bus. I purchased my bus ticket to Phnom Penh (PP), Cambodia prior to my trip to Vietnam so that I have something to show […]

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Review: Hanoi Friends Inn- Tidy Place with a Friendly Service

I checked in at Hanoi Friends Inn as a walk-in guest at past 2 in the morning two months ago. I didn’t book an accommodation prior to my flight to Hanoi because I still haven’t decided if I’m going to stay at the airport until 6 in the morning or stay in a hotel. My flight arrived […]

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Misadventure on Our Way to My Son Sanctuary: A Guide on Visiting the Site Without a Tour Group

When I traveled to Vietnam last month, one of the must visit on my list was the My Son Sanctuary. It is a cluster of abandoned and partially ruined Hindu temples constructed between the 4th and 14th century AD by the kings of Champa. The temples were dedicated to the worship of the Hindu god Shiva. […]

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Hanoi to Hoi An: My First Sleeper Bus Experience

Hung Thanh Bus

Two weeks ago I was in Vietnam for a short vacay. My entry point was Hanoi which is located in the northern part of the country. I only have five days there so I decided I was going to explore Hanoi, Hoi An, and Hue only. Hoi An and Hue, however, are located in Central […]

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