Go EAST: Gibbon Sanctuary

Looking back on Dao Tien Island One weekend we decided to make the motorbike journey over to Cat Tien National Park to do some camping, hiking, and fireside drinking– in the peace of the the jungle & out of the city! I had no clue what we would get ourselves into, and never expected to be as touched as I was while staying at the national park. On our last day we heard from two girls the next tent over about a gibbon sanctuary across the river that was a ‘must-do‘.... Read More

Photo Friday: A Castle in the Countryside

    Carreg Cennen Castle perched atop far-reaching fields   Castles & countryside are Wales’ bread & butter with scenes similar to this dotted all across the country. This photo was taken on a cold crisp morning (also infamous in Wales!) looking out over the rural riches from Carreg Cennen near Llandeilo. We had a great time exploring the castle (including the cave!) & taking in the scenery from Carreg Cennen’s lofty location. The drive there... Read More

South Vietnam Beaches: Sand Sledding & Midnight Swims

Rhys or Superman? As far as beaches in the South go, Mui Ne is Ho Chi Minh-ers best choice of beach to crash at for the weekend. Around a 5 hour bus ride away, it provides visitors with a long beautiful stretch of white sand, warm, CLEAN water, kite surfing, and peace away from the craziness of Saigon life. We went into Sinh Tours (the office is in Pham Ngu Lao, Backpacker’s District) to book an overnight bus to the sleepy coastal city. Neither of us like tour packages at... Read More

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