Lou and I would spend our last week in Vietnam continuing a trend we had come to love – relaxing by the beach, this time in Da Nang.
We continued our stay in Ho Chi Minh at a serviced apartment towards the south side of District 1 by agreeing to a 3 week stay. Our host Henry showed us a nice, small apartment down one of the many side streets in the city. Apartment might be a strong word for it – it’s really just a large bedroom with a bathroom. For anyone looking to rent in Ho Chi Minh I’d recommend checking out a few places first, either via a local agent or Airbnb. We liked the location of this apartment and at approx $400USD per month it’s a cheap way to stay here. Included with the room is a cleaner every week and laundry service.
Thrilla in Manila! Well, our trip was not quite a “thrilla”, more of an enjoyable visit. Sadly showing my age by making a reference to the big fight between Ali and Frazier in 1975 although in my defense I hadn’t been born yet. However, when referencing Manila, it was always the first thing that came to mind – up until this visit at least. Continue Reading
We decided to start our travels in Davao City, Philippines. Coming from Sydney, Australia it made sense geographically and fiscally but it was also of particular interest to Lou, my girlfriend, who is half Filipino. Our initial plan was to spend a couple of months in the country to try and experience daily life and the island life.