Hello! We've written down all our adventures here...

Welcome to our online travel journal! We are Nick and Aoife, an Irish couple who decided to take 6 months out of our usual lives to explore the world a little bit.

Siem Reap: Biking our way through Angkor

1st to 6th December 2016

Our last stop in Cambodia was Siem Reap, home to the majestic temples of Angkor.

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Mondulkiri - Here Come The Elephants!

25th to 30th November 2016

Anyone who has come into contact with either Nick or me in the past 6 months, will not have escaped without us mentioning "the elephants". We have been very excited about our visit to the Mondulkiri Project, a sanctuary for elephants nestled in the Cambodian jungle.

Well, it happened this week. We got to hang out with some truly gorgeous elephants, and it was every bit as fantastic as we imagined.

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Phnom Penh - Hmmmm

21st to 25th November 2016

Phnom Penh is a strange fish. After several days here, we both came away unsure of how we felt about it.

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The Killing Fields: Raw, Respectful, Important, and Not for Everyone

23rd to 24th November 2016

Today, on Thanksgiving, we visited the Killing Fields.

I have been quietly anxious about our time in Phnom Penh for a while, as visiting here comes hand in hand with learning about the horrors of the Khmer Rouge regime. Neither Nick nor I were looking forward to today's visit, or yesterday's trip to Tuol Sleng prison.

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Saigon - A contrast of old and new that draws you in

16th to 21st November 2016

Our last stop in Vietnam, was Saigon.

Officially, it's now called Ho Chi Minh city after 'Uncle Ho', but every Vietnamese person we met assured us that it's still Saigon to them.

You hear mixed reports from visitors to Saigon, but I'm here to you that it's awesome.

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Hoi An - Glowing lanterns and good wishes

11th to 16th November 2016

A little sad to leave our lovely cruise and the limestone towers of Ha Long Bay, we boarded the overnight train from Hanoi to Danang. Arriving disheveled and in dire need of coffee and / or beer, we hopped a taxi for 5 days of Hoi An Happiness.

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Ha Long Bay - Enter the Descending Dragon

8th to 10th November 2016

After a brief first stop in Hanoi, we headed north to Ha Long Bay to cruise around this iconic national park and UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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That time we fell in love with Vietnam

7th to 21st November 2016

Two days into our trip we were already firm friends with Vietnam.

Two weeks after we arrived, this smiling, colourful, and history-soaked country had gone and made us fall in love with it a bit.

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