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Angkor Wat Marathon Cambodia

Running the Angkor Wat Marathon

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Combining our passion for travel and sports is always our goal. So when an invite was available for the Angkor Wat Half Marathon in Cambodia, we booked our tickets and headed there for a cool weekend…

Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort

Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort

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As a traveling couple with a travel website and love taking photos, we always are on the lookout for resorts with a combination of luxury and those “Instagrammable” shot opportunities. After some really quick research, we…

Street Food Tour in Saigon

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Discovering street food on your own without guidance can be a challenge. You don’t know which are the good ones that won’t make you sick. One thing that everyone who visits Vietnam mentions how good…

Sim Cards in Vietnam

How to get a SIM card in Vietnam

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Here are clear instructions for getting a SIM card in Vietnam and how to do it properly and set it up properly. Good for expats & travellers! So many blogs, so many random articles, questions in…

Colourful sportswear by TIMA

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As the fitness world continues to work its way into our lifestyles, it’s becoming easier to become more health conscious. This leads to more of an active lifestyle in our daily lives. Fashion and style preferences…

Things To Do in Sri Lanka

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AdventureFaktory just spent 2 weeks backpacking in Sri Lanka and what a place it was. From National Parks, Safaris, Surfing and Temple visits, there is something there for everyone.  After our little visit, we have…

AdventureFaktory x District 2

Saigon: Places you must go in District 2

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Check out the beautiful places, nice architecture, cute designs, hipster or aka Instagram photo-op places in District 2. Living in the area for a year made us discover every little eatery and coffee shops. Here…

Saigon Cafes: The Loop

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Once in a while we go to The Loop to do some work. It’s never crowded when we go so it’s perfect to do some work done! The Loop Address: 49 Thao Dien, District 2, Ho…

Transportation in Vietnam - Xit Lo

Transportation in Vietnam

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We hate scammers. Nothing makes us more angry when a friend or family member gets scammed. When we catch someone out on a scam, we are very quick to remind them about the negative impact…

ANZAC Day footy in Vietnam

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I wont write too much regarding the day, I will let the photos do the talking. A big thanks to Thuymi Do  @thuymi27 for taking the majority of quality pictures. April 25 is a very…

Vietnam: The bible of HCMC for expats

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City Pass Guide is currently is publishing this June 2015 its second edition of the HCMC Resident Guidebook. It’s the “must have” guide that expats often forget exists and will save you a lot of time…

Nice places in the area

Seoul: Gangnam & Sinsa-dong

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Saturday : Waking up fairly late, we left to The Original Pancake, but since there was a waiting time of 30 minutes, I decided to take a walk to find something to nom nom. Ended up…

Myanmar: A day in Yangon

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We took the 13 hour overnight bus ($20) from Inle Lake and despite the comfortable seats, free meal and full time bus attendant, it was a horrible ride. The mountainous nature of the journey ensured…

Myanmar: Inle Lake in 2 days

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Inle Lake was a smooth trip after Bagan. When we arrived at the hotel we went straight to bed for a few hours shut eye. Transportation: We took the overnight bus, VIP, at 20$ each. Left…

Bagan

Myanmar: Bagan in 2 days

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Bagan has to be one of the most scenic and sight pleasing destinations in Asia. We budgeted two days here and we thought was just enough. Some travellers recommend 3, but 2 was enough to…

Myanmar: Our Burmese Days

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Thuymi and I had been planning a trip to Myanmar for 12 months now, and the time has finally arrived for us to see what this country has to offer. In the last 12 months…

Myanmar: First impressions

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As the plane arrives, we are desperately looking for where the city centre is but struggling to see anything from our aerial view point. Skyscrapers are few and far between and paddocks are surrounding our landing. The…

Vietnam: List of Best Cafes of Saigon

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I know all you travellers that are coffee shop chasers could appreciate this list and trace a map of which to visit from the locations’ pictures. For the visuals I decided to use Instagram. Nothing…

Saigon Cafes: She Cafe

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She Cafe is a great hideaway. If you want to relax this is the place. To work, a few hours is fine too, but as it is dark, you tend to fall asleep, so not…

Vietnam: 3A Station in Saigon

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Mecca of Artists, Photographers, Posers, Designers, etc. 3A Station is a great space filled with offices, shops and graffiti! It is around 2000 square meters and was formerly 3 abandoned warehouses built in the 19th century during French…

Vietnam: Fashion Boutiques in Saigon

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In Saigon, or let’s say Vietnam, there’s no Zara, no Forever 21, no “not bad” shops following the trends at a cheap price. Other than Mango or Top Shop, alternatives are the little shops by…

Vietnam: Shop at Mayhem Saigon

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Mayhem Saigon is one of my favorite shops in Ho Chi Minh City, one of the first vintage and thrift stores in town that does it properly! I try to not always go there unless it…

Saigon Cafes: Loft Cafe

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That big clock you see in Instagram pictures in #somewhereinsaigon… well it’s at Loft Cafe. Tucked in this block on Ly Tu Trong greeted by an Art gallery, once you get in, go to up…

Meet the AFL Viet Nam Swans

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Things could have been a lot different for me. Moving away from home is difficult enough for even the most hardened person, and moving from foreign country to another is not much easier. You have…

Saigon Cafes: Kujuz

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Kujuz is a cute cafe at 3A Station. It’s like a cafeteria, self served and pay at the counter type. Makes you get out of the routine, so I quite like it! They have two…

Vietnam: Running The Dragon Dash Race

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After a month or so of getting up early for interval running workouts and grueling high intensity weight and circuit sessions, the day was finally upon us to attack the Dragon Dash – Vietnam’s first…

Vietnam: Saigon Soul Pool Parties

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The Saigon Soul Pool Parties has slowly become an institution in Ho Chi Minh, with many expats, locals and travelers making the weekly pilgrimage for a Saturday afternoon of fun. We went to see what…