Top 5 unusual foods I have eaten on our travels

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When you're on the road food doesn't always look quite like you expect it to

When you’re on the road food doesn’t always look quite like you expect it to

I have eaten some exceptionally good food on our travels. I have also had some pretty insipid unforgettable meals too. However, one question I keep getting asked is what is the most unusual food I have eaten? So here you go, in reverse order this is my top 5 of unusual foods I have eaten during our trip so far.

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Vietnam round-up

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15th Century Japanese covered bridge in Hoi An

15th Century Japanese covered bridge in Hoi An

The most important thing I will take away from our visit to Vietnam is to always listen to that little voice inside telling you to explore, regardless of what anyone else says. I lost count of the number of people who said we wouldn’t like Vietnam and I’m incredibly glad we were able to prove them wrong.

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Tips for successful shopping in Hoi An

Posted on by Maddie Posted in Gear, Travel Tips, Vietnam | 26 Comments
Choose any dress and then pick any colour from around 40 options - the choice is endless

Choose a dress and then pick any colour from around 40 options – the choice is endless

I’m a self confessed former shopaholic. I used to have bags full of new clothes lying around the house that hadn’t even been opened. I would go clothes shopping at least 2 or 3 times per week and had a ridiculous amount of stuff I didn’t need. I stopped cold turkey when we started to save for travel and have only bought absolutely necessary things since then. However, when I started reading about the tailors of Hoi An and how you could have custom made clothes produced in 24 hours, I felt the twinge of shopping mania starting again.

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A little bit of luxury on Halong Bay

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Stunning Halong Bay

Stunning Halong Bay

Halong Bay, a place that conjures images of towering limestone giants, remote floating fishing villages and traditional Vietnamese junk boats sailing elegantly amongst it all. It was somewhere that inspired us to visit Vietnam and right at the start of our RTW trip I announced to Paul that when it came to experiencing Halong Bay we were going to do it in style.

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Our 2013 plans

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The delicious mud cake we had on New Years Eve

The delicious mud cake we had on New Years Eve

Happy belated New Year to everyone! I’m slightly behind with posting but we’ve just been super busy since Christmas. What a 2012 we’ve had, I look back and seriously wonder how we’ve managed to fit everything in. I’ve been thrilled with how my 30th year has turned out and can’t wait to see what 31 will bring! When we first started our RTW adventure we had pretty definite ideas of how much time we’d like to spend in each country for the first 6 months. We had key goals and activities we wanted to do and said we’d leave planning the second half of the trip until later on. Well later on has arrived and we’re still fairly clueless. We do have some ideas and some very definite dates to work to but any suggestions and comments would be much appreciated. 2013 looks a bit like this so far…

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