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Everything you Need to Know About Vietnamese New Year

When we first arrived in Ho Chi Minh City, the entire talk was about the Vietnamese New Year, or the Tet holiday. They were already setting up giant stages in parks getting ready for the celebration. People warned us that the entire country would shut down, and that everyone celebrates and parties for a whole four days. Sounds like fun...but we still had no idea what it was about! The Vietnamese New Year is the same thing as the Lunar New Year. It falls on a different day each year, usually January or early February. This year, the Vietnam Tet ...
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A Slice of Nature in Dalat, Vietnam: Tuyen Lam Lake

After the hustle and bustle that Ho Chi Minh City is famous for (and we loved!), we were ready for a little peace and quiet. Finding that took a seven hour bus trip north towards Dalat, Vietnam. While Dalat as a city wasn't quite what we expected, we found the fantastic scenery we needed while visiting Tuyen Lam Lake. There are two lakes in town. There is the Xuan Huong Lake, which is the main lake that the town is centered around. This lake is beautiful, but it doesn't even compare to visiting Tuyen Lam Lake. Visiting Tuyen Lam Lake ...
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Top 7 Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Before coming to Vietnam, we asked everyone that had been for things to do in Ho Chi Minh City. Most people actually just told us to get out as soon as possible! It seemed that anytime we googled for things to do, we got the cookie cutter list of museums, and tourist traps. We were about to listen to the advice we had gotten and just leave. Instead, we chose to explore and we are glad we did. Our goal was to find the best things to do in Ho Chi Minh City. No tourist traps, no overpriced tours, and ...
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Why the Singapore International Airport is the Best in the World

We had heard the hype about the Singapore International Airport. We knew that people loved having a Singapore Airport layover, but we didn't quite believe what everyone already knew. Widely considered the best international airport in the world, we were excited to check it out. I mean all international airports are pretty nice, so how could a Singapore Airport layover really be that much better? When we landed, we were sent directly to Terminal 2. We were a little dismayed at having a whopping 10 hour Singapore Airport layover overnight. I mean if it had been during the day we ...
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Visiting Nungnung Waterfall in Bali

As far as waterfalls go, Bali is a dreamland. There are countless hidden jungle cascades waiting to be discovered, and we spent a good portion of our time looking for them. Nungnung Waterfall is definitely one of the more well known waterfalls in the area, and we can say that even with all the hype, we were impressed. We visited Bali during rainy season, which unfortunately meant that most waterfalls were off limits to swimming. With large rains occurring every day, the rivers sometimes bring down large trees and it is dangerous to get caught under a waterfall if one ...
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Ultimate Guide to the Bali Twin Lakes

After a first couple of days in Ubud and Canguu, we were ready for a change of pace. We decided on a whim to head north into the mountains to visit the Tamblingan and Buyan Bali Twin Lakes. Within less than two hours, we were transported into a whole new world. We’ve come to realize that we’re mountain people at heart. So when we started to climb in elevation and the temperatures started to drop, we breathed in a heavy sigh of relief. We took a taxi from Canguu and the drive up was one of the prettiest landscapes I ...
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