Exploring Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng National Park

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I rode into Phong Nha one afternoon after a long 80km stint of riding on the bike. I was utterly exhausted having had to skip lunch when I couldn’t find a place that would feed me. When I arrived at my Hostel (the Easy Tiger), the manager Seamus greeted me (we’d chatted a little online about my ride and he …

4 Sapa Activities for the Adventurous Backpacker

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I arrived in Sapa at some ridiculous hour after attempting (and generally failing) to sleep in the cheapest seat I could get on the night train from Hanoi (terrible idea). Given I couldn’t get a room until 11am, some 4 – 5 hours away, I decided to come up with some ideas on how I’d spend my next few days. …

Sa Pa Homestay Trek (on a budget)

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When I first arrived in Sapa, I headed straight to the tour desk at my hostel to get an idea of what I could do over the coming days. A homestay trek was high on my list – it sounded perfect to me! But then I was told the cost – it’d be just shy of 2 million VND for …

Lamington National Park – Binna Burra Section

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After a lot of planning (literally, hours went into this with no result until the day before I left), I hired a car at Coolangatta Airport and ventured west towards Lamington National Park. My first stop was the Binna Burra section. Can you guess which hike I did after days of rain?

Overland Track – Tasmania’s Top Hike

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87.2km down. The longest hike I’ve ever done. I did it! It’s been a while since I finished now. Almost so long that I’ve forgotten those tough parts… I’m basically ready for another overnighter now! I recall thinking along that final stretch around Lake St Clair how this week-long hike was both more difficult, and yet also easier in ways, …