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  • Ho Chi Minh City

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    The last stop on our Vietnam trip was Ho Chi Minh City (we travelled North to South). Our overnight bus arrived at ~4:30 am which was much earlier than expected. We got lucky that the bus stopped at the park that was right by our hostel (NgocThao Guesthouse – I would not suggest it though. […]

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  • Da Lat

    Dalat - Elephant Falls

    After spending two days in Hanoi we woke up early to catch a plane to Da Lat. At the airport there was a shuttle service that took us half an hour to downtown Da Lat for only 40,000 baht. The shuttle was suppose to drop us off at our hostel but instead dropped us off […]

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  • Hanoi

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    After visiting some of Beijing’s main tourist sites I decided to go to Vietnam for my last trip on exchange. First stop: Hanoi!!! To get to Vietnam we took a flight that had an overnight layover in Guangzhou. We arrived late in the evening and therefore the airport was basically empty. Therefore, because I had a […]

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  • Tiananmen Square, Beihai Park, Summer Palace

    Summer Palace - Beijing

    After finishing my exams I had some time to explore Beijing before I set off to Vietnam for my last exchange adventure. For some reason, during my semester I never took the opportunity to explore Beijing. Instead I traveled around Asia and spent my free time in Beijing eating or at bars. However, within Beijing […]

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  • Huangshan

    Mount Huangshan - Sea of Clouds

    Mount Huangshan is located in Anhui Province and is about a 4 hour bus ride from Hangzhou or a 6 hour bus ride from Shanghai. Since it isn’t located close to any of the major metropolitan cities it is not the most convenient place to get to. To get to Mount Huangshan we took a […]

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  • Bangkok

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    This trip was full of early mornings and long sleep inducing bus rides. This time we visited the Floating Market (I think it was the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market). The drive was long but it was nice to sit in a boat and get escorted along the river to the market. The market was composed of a […]

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  • Elephants, Tigers, Ladyboys,…

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    The flight to Thailand did not prepare me for the Bangkok heat. Our AirAsia flight was absolutely freezing (I had to put on 2 sweaters) so when we landed the heat truly hit me. Tip: if you ever fly any discount carrier in Asia make sure to pay for baggage beforehand. Paying at check in […]

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  • SAYONARA JAPAN

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    The next day we headed off the the Imperial Palace. Since we arrived after cherry blossom season was over we decided not to go to Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden. But if you happen to go to Japan during April you’ll likely see pink gardens full of cherry blossoms. At the Imperial Palace we wore our Yukata and took pictures on […]