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Look, there’s Vietnam!

Monday, October 29th, 2007

It can be tough riding through the streets of Hanoi

Hoi An – where we had our wedding outfits tailored, and managed to squeeze in a day chilling on the beach. I was well looked after by Long, the friendly tailor, who made sure my brown wedding suit was top notch. Yes brown. As if I’d get married in black!
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In Hoi An we also met some of the friendliest locals….
Is she trying to steal my nose?

Onto Hanoi, where it was fifteen cent beers, hooning through the streets on motorbikes, and surviving vicious rain storms (whilst still drinking fifteen cent beers!). You can also see where those fifteen cent beers come from, although sometimes it’s best no to look…
.../ Love those pith helmets! .../ This is where Bia Hoi comes from. Sometimes best not to look...

And then it was onto Halong Bay, with its beautiful scenery…. (except for the redhead)….
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Inside the Amazing Cave….

The Jump….
Thumbs up boysI thought I was readyShit, am I really gonna do this?!Go legs! Go!Faaaarrrrrkkkkkk......kkkiiiiiinnnnnnggggg hell!!!!!!!!!Uh oh...

And then a gentle swim….

Surrounded by other boats in the bay, as night fell….

On Monkey Island with my beautiful fiancee….

And eating a seafood dinner on a floating restaurant….

Breaking a rib……

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2007

Well, the leap sure was worth it. Great shot by Bec…..

Trying to break a rib in Halong Bay, Vietnam

Halong Bay: Rib Tickler

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2007
I looked across to Bec from my position on the roof. "Ok, you ready with the camera?" "Yep." "Right then. One........two........three!!!!!" I leapt out into the fresh air and found myslef sideways, arms and legs flailing about crazily. Bec snapped away with the camera ... [Continue reading this entry]

Hanoi: Bia Hoi Ahoy!

Sunday, September 30th, 2007
With our bags bursting at the seams, including our extra bag - a small wheely bag stuffed full of wedding clothes, we said goodbye to Hoi An and caught an overnight bus north to Hanoi. Two minutes into the trip, whilst ... [Continue reading this entry]

Hoi An: The Saviour

Wednesday, September 26th, 2007
After our lengthy, frustrating journey to get there, Hoi An proved itself to be worth the effort. Not for the first time, it was our saviour on a visit to Vietnam. My friend Conor, writer of the greatest travel blog ever ... [Continue reading this entry]

Thanh Hoa: Where are we?

Wednesday, September 19th, 2007
Our relief upon arriving at Thanh Hoa a little after 9pm, and finally being off that damn bus from the Vietnamese border, was tempered somewhat by the fact that it was raining, we were in a non-tourist town with no ... [Continue reading this entry]

Nameo: One of those days…

Saturday, September 1st, 2007
It was August 14th when we left Vieng Xai. We had planned to leave the day before to head across the border into Vietnam, but were told that buses only leave the border three times a week. So a lazy ... [Continue reading this entry]

Makin’ Movies

Sunday, August 20th, 2006
Ok, so it hasn’t quite been the six months I said it would be between posts, but during my lunch breaks whilst back at work in Scotland, I’ve knocked up a short little video about our two months in Laos, ... [Continue reading this entry]

Bangkok: Sweatin’ our way home

Monday, March 20th, 2006
Following our shopping spree in Hoi An, and now with our existing bags fully loaded plus an additional bag bursting at the seams with new clothes, it was time to go home. Home to Australia. Of our time in Vietnam, I ... [Continue reading this entry]

Hoi An: The Clothes Maketh the Man

Monday, March 13th, 2006
From Mui Ne, Bec and I were headed north up the Vietnamese coast to the World Heritage listed town of Hoi An. To get there, we decided to skip through the typical tourist stop of Nha Trang, a decision we ... [Continue reading this entry]