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31 Hours In 3 Airports In 3 Countries

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I left my hostel at about 5:30PM in order to catch the last bus to the airport. For some reason, all buses stop at 6AM, making it quite difficult to get around Saigon. At the bus station, near the market, it took me about 15 minutes to figure out that there weren’t any more buses. So reluctantly, I took a motorcycle taxi to the airport. I negotiated a fair price in my opinion of 50,000 Dongs, which was 10x the price of a bus ride.

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A Week in Saigon

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I’m not exactly sure what I was thinking, but I ended up booking red-eye flights for my whole vacation for CNY this year. It was what was available on the dates that I wanted to fly, and I was in no position to complain much about it, because I had booked the flights in January.
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Cuchi Vietcong Tunnels, Near Saigon, Vietnam

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After having taken it easy for a few days, especially getting detoxed from all of the bad instant coffee and food I drank and ate in the Philippines, I decided to take a half-day tour of the Cuchi Tunnels near Saigon.

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Casaroro Falls and The Twin Lakes, Negros Oriental, Philippines

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I arrived back in Dumaguete on Wednesday, took a while to get settled and planned out the next few days. Since I had spent my time here scuba diving, I hadn’t explored the surroundings much. I planned to go on a day trip to the Casaroro Falls and The Twin Lakes.

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The White Sand Beaches of Anda, Bohol, Philippines

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After having completed my Open Water Diver Scuba Certification, I decided to join some friends on the search for some new beaches.

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SSI Open Water Diver Scuba Certification at Harold’s Dive Center, Dumaguete

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I had never done any scuba diving before, but after doing some research and talking to some friends, I thought that this would be a great way to relax after a busy semester at work. Between SSI and PADI, I chose SSI just because it was recommended by the dive masters.

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TPE ✈ MNL ✈ DGT From Rain to Sun

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I did not arrive late at the airport this time. I had plenty of time to kill before my initial flight to Manila from Taipei. I decided not to sleep in order to avoid a neck ache. I’m too tall for these small seats on these flights but it’s not for long. The Taipei airport has free Wi-Fi now which surprised me. The same was true for Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila.

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