Category Archives: Friends

First race in the morning!

It’s nearly 10pm here in Budapest, my food and snacks are made and ready for tomorrow, my swim bag is packed, and I’m as ready as I’m going to get for my first international open water swim race tomorrow! The … Continue reading

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Frankfurt!

12 hours in Frankfurt is a long time in a city in the winter after zero sleep on an overnight flight. BUT in a mere two and a quarter more hours, I should be successfully installed on my last flight … Continue reading

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Hue: bus, bike and boogy

After a couple of days in Hoi An it was time to head further north, this time by bus, to the old Imperial City of Hue.  Our journey started by taking us over the Dragon Bridge in Da Nang, past … Continue reading

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Freewheeling in Hoi An

The second night train was easier than the first, and slightly less arctic, so arriving to sticky & humid Hoi An I was less tired than I thought. We checked in and started walking towards the old city, but stopped … Continue reading

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Nha Trang: diving and eating

We arrived in Nha Trang at sunrise, dropped our bags at the hotel, and headed for the beach. I rented a lounger and an umbrella for the day (35 000 VND $2.25 CAD) and then lay there all day. That’s … Continue reading

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Cu Chi Tunnels, Ben Thanh Market and the train to Nha Trang

My last day in Ho Chi Minh City was the first day of the tour that I joined for 12 days while here in Vietnam. We had met the night before for introductions and a group dinner at an entirely … Continue reading

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Pho pho good!

    Within 2 hours of arriving in Vietnam, I was enjoying a bowl of pho at a restaurant frequented by Anthony Bourdain and packed with locals.  I had dropped my bag off at my hotel and was told I couldn’t … Continue reading

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