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Learning to Scuba Dive in Koh Tao, Thailand

Scuba Diving was never on our radar or something we'd ever seriously considered doing.  During our time in Barcelona, we met fellow RTW Travelers, Angelo and Johanna, who told us about their time diving and how they fell in love with it during their trip.  Minh and I voiced our concerns about how it...
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Things to do in Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon was one of the more memorable cities we've visited in Europe. If you ever find yourself in this charming city, here are some activities you can do during your time there.       TAKE A FREE WALKING TOUR One of the first things we look up when arriving to a city is...
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Our Favorite Eats in Lisbon, Portugal

Anyone who knows us, knows we love to eat, and we sure had our fill in Lisbon!  Usually when we are asked about destinations, we give our recommendations of our favorite places to eat.  As a reference for anyone who plans to visit Lisbon, here's a list of some of our favorite eats from our time...
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The Trang An Grottoes in Ninh Binh, Vietnam

The most popular attraction to visit in Ninh Binh are the Trang An Grottoes. The grottoes consists of a handful of caves and rocks towering out from a large network of canals and lakes.     To get to Trang An from Mua Cave is a short 40 minute bike ride away so we borrowed...
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Ninh Binh, Vietnam – A Pleasant Surprise

We had a few extra days to spend in North Vietnam and were looking for other destinations to visit in the area.  Walking around town while in Hanoi, we saw numerous pictures and advertisements of a place called Ninh Binh. The photos of the landscape of Ninh Binh looked interesting, so we hopped...
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Picturesque Halong Bay, Vietnam

When planning out our Vietnam portion of our travels, we knew that Halong Bay was one of the must visits during our time in the Northern part of Vietnam. The only problem was that we were going during a not so ideal time in terms of weather, as it was winter time. Being the Los Angeles kids we...
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A Day Trip to Cordoba, Spain

About 85 miles north-east from Seville is the medieval city of Cordoba. One of the major capitals during the Spanish Muslim rule and also designated a World Heritage site by UNESCO, we knew it was something that couldn't be missed when visiting Andalucia, Spain. The most popular major attraction in...
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Eating our way through Barcelona, Spain

We had some really good eats while in Barcelona, and sightseeing and trying local food go hand in hand when we travel anywhere.  Besides the delicious Paella and Jamon, Barcelona has a big tapas culture, which are a bunch of small dishes you eat to make up your meal.  We love this, because it means...
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Learning how to make Paella in Barcelona, Spain

Minh loooves Paella and it’s hard to find back home and all our attempts to make it at home have been a failure, so after researching online, we found an EatWith cooking class with Marta to learn how to make Paella. The class is held in her home and there were about 12 total students. Minh and I...
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The Must-See Gaudi Architecture in Barcelona (Part II), Spain

After spending the morning at Park Güell, we both had a better understanding and appreciation for Gaudi's work and were looking forward to visiting La Sagrada Familia.  We bought tickets for mid afternoon, as we read that it gets really crowded and busy in the morning. The entrance to the Sagrada...
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