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Asia, Travel, Vietnam

Give Back: Tuong Lai Foundation

15th October 2017

When we moved to Nha Trang at the beginning of the year, we were looking for a way to help the community. Vietnam has given us so much and we were looking for ways to give back.
Through a mutual friend, we met Eileen Brown. She is one amazing lady and also the founder of the Tuong Lai Foundation (TLF).  

The Tuong Lai Foundation is a social enterprise in Nha Trang which is primarily focused on helping the orphans of Tu Bong orphanage.

Over the past few months, Eileen has become one of our close friends. She invited us to join the summer program at Tu Bong. The summer program was a 10 week program where the local children were taught English. This is what I have been craving to tell you more about! So let me get into it! Continue Reading…

Asia, Travel

A letter to Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam

17th April 2015

Dear Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam

During our trip I have learned so much from you. Thank you for all the amazing adventures and magical moments! And yes, even those scary ones! If it weren’t for you, I would not see the world with open eyes. There are a few things that I need to thank you for. So here goes! Continue Reading…

Asia, Travel, Vietnam

Easy Rider (Part one)

10th April 2015

If you want to see the “Real Vietnam” I would definitely recommend a motorbike tour with an Easy Rider guide.

In Nha Trang, the Easy Riders are everywhere! Every local person you smile at will come up to you and ask: “Where are you from?”. After a friendly conversation they will then try to sell you an Easy Rider tour. Being bombarded by these guys daily, it planted a little seed in our heads and we decided to talk to our hotel manager to find out more. She then explained how the tours work and told us that we should definitely try to go up to Dalat. “It’s the mini Paris of Vietnam” she said. “Romantic City!”.
So the next day she got us in contact with Mr Chanh and we booked a three day tour to Dalat. 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…