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One Dollar You Pay!!

One Dollar You Pay!!

Matt and Kyle- Chapter 3:Things could not have gone any better in Thailand for the four of us, but it was unfortunately time to move on to our next destination. After 45 days there ourselves (about 9 for Matt and Kyle) we were crossing the border to Cambodia. Before the trip planning I could have told you absolutely nothing about Cambodia. Truthfully, I thought it was in Africa. But it is the site of the ancient Angkor Wat temple, something…

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Wallarag – town in Australia or made up word?

Wallarag – town in Australia or made up word?

Our next stop was so spectacular that we adjusted our plans within minutes of arriving to have two days here. Wilson’s Promnotory was beautiful from the second we pulled in. We were pretty beat after a long day of driving so after we set up camp we took a nice long nap under the hot sun on the beach. We woke up at dusk and thought it was the perfect time to take a walk along the freshwater stream that…

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Our very strange New Years Eve…

Our very strange New Years Eve…

Our initial Australia plan was to spend Christmas week in Melbourne and the week following NYE in Sydney. This was until we looked at the price of lodging in Sydney around the holidays. We were looking at $80 a person for a dorm room in a hostel! It was just outrageous. We changed our plans last minute and decided that we would rent a car and drive up to Sydney over a weeks’ time and stop at a few places…

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Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne, Australia

I (Athena) went into Australia paranoid, because 2 days prior to departure, my dad decided to send us 23 reasons not to visit the country. This list contained every single ferocious and poisonous creature that lurked around Australia’s terrain. This list of course did not even phase Rob, but I had my guard up before we even got off the plane. We arrived in Melbourne city and immediately that list went out of my head. It was unlikely that I…

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Hanoi and Ha Long Bay

Hanoi and Ha Long Bay

Ha NoiHa Noi was our last stop in Vietnam and the bus ride to get here was interesting to say the least. We had at this point done many different buses, many in Vietnam that were “sleeper.” On a sleeper bus, each person has their own sleeper pod, a seat that reclines all the way flat with a cubby for your feet and things. There is a top and bottom “floor” and 2 isles running down the bus amid the…

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The Saga Continues… Matt and Kyle come to visit – Part 2

The Saga Continues… Matt and Kyle come to visit – Part 2

The next chapter in Kyle and Matt’s visit had us checking out of the big city and into Thailand’s world renowned islands. We took a flight from Bangkok to Krabi, and from there, a ferry to Koh Phi Phi. Phi Phi was one of our earlier stops on our first lap of Thailand so we had a bit of experience here and knew what to expect. We wanted to find a bungalow on the beach that was a bit further…

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Phong Nha Caves

Phong Nha Caves

Our next stop in Vietnam was Dong Hoi. This city was…well, boring to say the least. We arrived to our hotel at around 5AM after a VERY long bus ride. There was supposed to have 24hr reception but the place was locked up when we got there. Thankfully after some frantic knocking a man on an air mattress woke up and let us in. We weren’t able to check in at that hour (which we knew would happen) so we…

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