The plan was to leave Vientiane at 6 AM but we found a 9:30 AM bus schedule. We welcomed the change since we've been waking very early the passing days. We woke up a little late than usual and had our breakfast at the Karenderia near Singsanti's. By 9:00 AM, we were already in front… Continue reading 3 Days in Vang Vieng, Laos (Day 7-9/11)
Before continuing the story of our Indochina adventure in Vang Vieng, Laos - our longest city stop, let us reminisce the adventure with our everyday updates. Instagram updates were done by the wife (me) and super amazed that the husband voluntarily joined the fun by posting in his Facebook page. Hurray! I have Pokemon Go… Continue reading 13D12N of Adventure – an Instagram and Facebook Recap
Fresh from our all-day-all-night city and country hopping, we arrived in Vientiane early morning of our 6th day. Our AirBNB host was away on vacation so we were told to be at the place exactly at 2 PM. His maid will only be there at that time. When we get off the sleeper bus, we… Continue reading A Day in Vientiane, Laos (Day 6/11)
Yip. You read it right. It was a van, not a bus. And we were quite surprised as well. But they speak no English, how else would we know what’s going on. The husband kept asking if the van would take us all the way to Vientiane. I had no idea. The husband asked if I still have the ticket. The ticket was collected by the tuktuk driver. Whoah. We had no proof. I bet the husband was ultra-worried at that point because I was. But I kept my cool and the belief that we are favored. God is with us so who could be against us?
She kicked my ass. Hahaha! But what I love most about our little time in Saigon is the people we've known. After the tour, we had our late lunch in Subway. While waiting for our order, the husband remembered a familiar face. I wasted no time and talked to him. 🙂 The husband did too. Just awesome.
We started the tour at the farthest destination - The Killing Fields. We left at around 7:30 - 8 AM. The traffic was heavy. We arrived around 9 AM. Our itinerary didn't really have time frame but I was surprised to have spent the entire morning there. It might have been fast if we didn't do the audio tour but we would have missed a lot if we did. The real beauty of "The Killing Fields" can be experienced in knowing how it has come to be. All throughout the tour, I was teary-eyed. There were moments that I wanted to bawl in agony for those who have suffered. And it seemed, it wasn't just me who felt the same. Most of the visitors were having the same look that I thought I had.
By noon on our 1st day, we were almost spent doing temple runs. Woke up at 4 AM to catch the sunrise. As we were quite smittened, we explored Angkor Wat until 9 AM, inspecting every nook and crany while admiring every bit of its beauty.
Packing can be a no-brainer but NOT to us. It's one of our main struggles. Last time in Hong Kong & Macau, the husband exceeded the carry-on limit so we tied the sleeping bags to my bag. We were only traveling for 5 days then. From that travel, I realized that not having a check-in… Continue reading Travel Tips: Packing For A 2-Week Trip on a Carry-On
Feeling artsy today so instead of putting it into words, I thought of making an info graphic. I'm rather pumped up with the detailed excel planning sheet too but will share it after the trip. 🙂 Here's what's inside our planning board: Plotted - You can see the sked in calendar type. Aug20_Aug24_CamVie - Detailed… Continue reading 11 Days, 6 Cities, 4 Countries – The Wanderfull Life in IndoChina
One more Friday and the next is the start of another adventure - leaving for our 10+ days of trip for IndoChina on the day of my 30th birthday. In 2011, while suffering from a quarter-life crisis and was utterly envious of peers getting engaged and having a baby, I created a dream - 3030dot5.… Continue reading 14 Days To Go Before The Wander Full Life in IndoChina!