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Asia, Hong Kong, Travel

Hong Kong: First impressions

2nd August 2015

You can spend months researching a country or city, but you will never really know what it is like until you actually go there yourself.

This is what is was like for us with Hong Kong. We did tons of research online by reading blogs, watching YouTube videos and going through the Lonely Planet guidebooks. We are going to live in a whole new country for one year, so we had to make sure we knew what to expect. Continue Reading…

Asia, Travel, Vietnam

Bai Dai Beach

31st March 2015

“Take the motorbike to Bai Dai Beach! Very nice!” We are standing at the hotel reception asking about surf spots. “Easy to get there. Long beach! Yes good!”

The hotel we stayed at rented motorbikes for 6$ a day. They get their bikes from other locals and you will probably end up fixing a wheel (or two) when you rent it from them. Luckily AJ used to own a motorbike so driving around wasn’t too difficult. That is off course if you go 20km per hour and the idea of crashing into someone else, or falling, doesn’t scare you. Continue Reading…

Asia, Travel, Vietnam

Snorkeling in Vietnam

30th March 2015

I think I am 50% mermaid as I am always craving a swim in the ocean. Little did I know that the snorkeling in Vietnam would be this amazing!

Nha Trang is a diving and snorkeling hot spot. You can find tons of tour operators and package deals to fit your needs. Just make sure you know what you get! There are party boat tours and fishing tours that all include snorkeling. If you just want to snorkel, I would suggest taking a tour that does just that, snorkeling!  We booked a 15$ tour through our hotel. Continue Reading…

Asia, Travel, Vietnam

Exploring Saigon

24th March 2015

Saigon surprised me!
The streets of Saigon, or formally known as Ho Chi Minh City, is a beautiful place to explore.

Accommodation is super easy to find as there are plenty of mini hotels on every street. Prices will range from 6$ for backpacker dorm rooms to 11$ hotel rooms. ATM’s can be found in all the touristy areas and will dispense local currency, Vietnamese Dong.
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Asia, Travel

How we saved for our travels

6th March 2015

We recently went on a two month trip through Asia.

People thought we were a bit crazy.
We even thought at one stage that we might be a bit crazy, but we had a dream.
If you want something badly enough, you find ways to make it happen. And I guess that is exactly what we did.

We did not win the lotto and we don’t earn millions a month. We had a goal and a dream.
Saving is not easy. It takes hard work and commitment. But with a few simple life adjustments, you can make it happen. Just do it!

This is how we managed to save for our travels.
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