Phnom Penh: A beautiful city with a horrific past

Posted on August 15th, 2013 by BreAnn

Cambodia is a unique developing country, full of amazing temples and architecture, but it is also a country that is emerging from decades of civil conflict including a massive genocide in the 1970s. Either way, it is definitely an interesting place to visit. Crossing the border from Vietnam into Cambodia (on June 23rd), we visibly […]

Gaining an interesting perspective on the Vietnam War

Posted on July 17th, 2013 by BreAnn

I’ll admit it: I hated history class as a student from elementary school right through grade twelve. I didn’t absorb much of what I studied because I learned just enough to make the grade and move on. So, as we traveled through Vietnam, it was very eye-opening to see actual war sites and learn about […]

Exploring central Vietnam: Hue, Hoi An, and Nha Trang

Posted on July 13th, 2013 by BreAnn

Interesting trip fact: We never actually planned to come to Vietnam on our RTW trip… it was more a “maybe” on our list. However, the more people kept talking about how wonderful the country was, the more intrigued we became… so we soon found ourselves making our way down the Vietnam coastline. When researching places […]

Forty percent of all Vietnamese share the same family name… and other interesting Vietnam facts.

Posted on June 26th, 2013 by BreAnn

When we landed in Hanoi, Vietnam, we stepped into the 90-degree humid weather, and the city was bustling with HUNDREDS of motorbikes all around us… our senses were definitely peaked!  Vietnam is a colorful country with a lot of history and a lot of character. It’s important to look into the country’s statistics and information […]

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