Vietnam Videos

*** We have many more posts on Vietnam still to come ~ watch this space! ***

We spent six weeks in Vietnam during February/March 2017. We very much enjoyed meeting the people, learning a little about the different cultures around the country, including some of the ethnic minorities in central and NW Vietnam. Oh and the food!

Sapa:

Sapa is a town in the mountains of NW Vietnam, near the Chinese border. The French used it as an escape from the heat of Hanoi. It’s now popular as a base for visiting the ethnic minority villages around: the Black Hmong, Flower Hmong, Red Dao and others. We very much enjoyed a two day motorbike tour with Sapa O’Chau, which included a homestay in a Red Dao village.

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South East Asian Airlines

This is a completely subjective, personal view of some of the various SE Asian airlines, as we fly around the area between February and June 2017.  Keep checking in for updates! Continue reading South East Asian Airlines

Terrific Timor-Leste!

In July 2016, we went to the small country of Timor-Leste, in the Coral Triangle, with Blue Ventures.  Our mission was to spend six weeks diving in the most bio-diverse marine system in the world.

Seal faced puffer fish

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Ningaloo Nirvana

In early April we roadtripped up the coast of Western Australia from Perth to Exmouth, with the specific intention of spending a month scuba-diving on the Ningaloo reef. Everyone knows the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland but not many people outside the diving community have heard of the Ningaloo. Continue reading Ningaloo Nirvana

Diving in the Coral Sea

We were in Queensland, so of course we had to go scuba diving! Instead of doing a day trip to the Great Barrier Reef, we decided to go a little further out, and dive on the outer reefs in the Coral Sea. After some research and many recommendations from other divers, we booked with Mike Ball Expeditions.  And on our last day, a whale shark came to check us out!

Whaleshark

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Wild Adventures!

~ 14 days from Broome to Darwin with Kimberley Wild

We don’t usually plan our travels in great detail, in advance. We have a general idea, and then research places as we go, talk to people we meet along the way, and get ideas. We don’t usually book organised tours either, but in this particular case, we realised that our complete lack of knowledge of the area and the wilderness, meant that if we tried to do it on our own, we would probably die!

Boab tree prison
Boab tree prison

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Western Australia Roadtrip

We have seen the beginnings of life on Earth. In a secluded corner of Western Australia, within Shark Bay, near Useless Loop, is Hamelin Pool.  And here are stromatolites.

Shell Beach & Stromatolites
Shell Beach & Stromatolites

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