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Visiting Batu Caves – Kuala Lumpur

Batu Caves was well worth the wait! We were originally supposed to visit the Batu Caves during a cruise through Malaysia. The transportation time between the cruise ship port and the locatino of Batu Caves was simply too far though. Luckily, we had a second opportunity to visit while we were on a 24 hour layover in Kuala Lumpur. Whether …

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Bob’s Booze Cruise: The Top Thing to Do in Koh Phi Phi

Bobs Booze Cruise Koh Phi Phi Thailand is one of the best things to do while in Phi Phi!  While on the cruise guests get to experience sailing, snorkeling, kayaks, and Reefs.  The booze cruise makes stops at Maya Bay, Monkey beach, Loh Samah Bay, and does sunset at Wang Long Cove. On top of all of this there are …

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Lanta Animal Welfare in Koh Lanta, Thailand

On a long holiday and miss your pets back home? Swing by Lanta Animal Welfare for a quick puppy fix. Lanta Animal Welfare is the top rated thing to do in Koh Lanta, Thailand according to TripAdvisor- for a good reason. The shelter saves stray dogs and cats in Koh Lanta.  It also helps them strays get adopted across the …

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What a budget backpacking hotel looks like

Travel bloggers love to write about incredible accommodations they score at unbelievable prices. Key word?- Unbelievable. Here is what to expect out of a budget backpacker hotel in Ko Lanta Thailand. This certainly is not a budget hotel review and we by no means are trying to pick on our hotel. In fact, we want to give it up for …

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Motorbiking Northern Vietnam – Lang Son & Cao Bang

In this episode the Diemers complete their Vietnam motorbike victory lap near the Chinese boarder.  After 55 days spent riding from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi the journey finally has an end in sight. Just because the end is near doesn’t mean the going gets any easier though.  Bad luck rides shotgun as the motorbikes rack up 2 flat …

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Ha Long Bay on a Budget | Vietnam Motorcycle Trip to Cat Ba Island

Toward the end of our Vietnam motorbike trip we found ourselves at a crossroads. (Metaphorically instead of literally for once). We still wanted to explore Ha Long Bay but we needed to do it in a budget friendly way.  Even the lowest priced junk boat tours were too expensive. The best solution we found to still get out on the …

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Visiting Ninh Binh & Tam Coc – Vietnam

After a week spent in HoiAn the Diemers would need to make up some ground on the Vietnam motorcycle trip. The constant rain was poised to derail the entire trip. The ride itself became miserable and road conditions a lot less safe due to the weather. After a quick discussion on strategy there was only one thing to do: book …

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Hoi An & My Son | Vietnam Motorcycle Trip

Hoi An may be one of the largest tourist destinations in the Vietnam but don’t let that deter you. It turns out people flock there for good reason. Hoi An has great beaches, restaurants, places to stay and things to do. We specifically drove to Hoi An to check out the Lantern Festival.  We also got to celebrate Christmas with …

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Vietnam Motorcycle Ride | Da Nang to Hue

As we continued our Vietnam motorbike ride north we finally reached Da Nang. By this point, a few nights sleeping in the same bed was necessary. There were several chores that needed doing- the motorcycles needed their oil changed, passports needed to be renewed and bribes needed to be made. Once all the errands where done there was plenty of …

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Buon Ma Thuot to Da Nang – Vietnam Motorbike Trip

After a few days spent in Buon Ma Thuot, it’s time to burn up some pavement on this Vietnam Motorcycle trip. Over the next week, Tim and Allison Diemer head north through the towns of Pleiku, Kon Tum, Buon Ho to get to the cities of Danang and Hoi An during their Vietnam tour. During this week, they hit some …