Hue

Hue – Imperial Vietnam Located on the brink of the Perfume River in the central area of the country, Hue is a mandatory destination for those interested in the Imperial history of Vietnam. A small, easy to walk downtown governed by a marvelous Citadel and Imperial City, and very nice surroundings where tombs from many […]

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Hoi An

Hoi An is one of the must-visit places any traveller that goes to Vietnam has in the plan. And we have to admit it, there are reasons for this. The Ancient town (a.k.a. as old town) is a unique example of a South East Asian trading Port from the 16th Century, with incredibly well preserved […]

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Hanoi

The Capital of Reunified Vietnam is one of a kind, a city that awakens all senses as you go through it showing what really lively streets are like. Some words that define Hanoi are street food, traffic, motorbikes, lake, organized chaos, water puppets, a bay and socialism. We can promise all of these things make […]

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Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City)

Saigon, like the locals name it, is the largest city in Vietnam, and former capital of the French Colony known as Cochinchina and the Republic of (South) Vietnam. With a very vibrant life, a lot of remembrances of the French-dominance era and the war, a huge amount of tourism and not so chaotic streets (Compared […]

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Good Morning Vietnam

  Being a must in almost any first trip through South East Asia, and having so much to see and such a strong culture, Vietnam is a country from where you can´t leave without having a strong opinion about it. We found it impressive, annoying and enjoyable equally during our trip. Possibly related to the […]

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Summer Palace

The Summer Palace is an ancient complex that served as a royal garden for the Imperial Families. A naturally beautiful place, it is mainly composed of a Longetivity Hill, where most of the Imperial buildings are, and Kunming Lake. This is one of the must-see touristic spots in Beijing and we recommend allowing at least […]

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Great Wall of China

The Great Wall is a fortification built across the northern border of ancient China to protect the Empires from invasion. It is actually a set of various walls that were constructed in time, the first one having begun in the 7th Century BC. Today the Wall is a main tourist attraction in Beijing. There are […]

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Introduction to Australia

In America and some parts of Europe, Australia usually means kangaroos. Occasionally, some might also link Australia to Koalas, beaches, rugby union or the opera, and, even though that is all part of the Australian Life, there is much more to see and enjoy. First things first. It is true that Australia is full of […]

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First impressions of China

China is huge. We all know that. But what does that mean? It means that there is so many people you can never feel alone? That it is so big everything is far away? That everything is impressive? That there are many dialects we do not understand? ¡Yes, yes, many Yes! Our journey through China […]

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Hello! Welcome to our world of Flashpacker Memories

We are pleased to be releasing this space we have named Flashpacker Memories. We have been travelling for a while now (alone, with family and together – details here), and after taking advantage of lots of other bloggers’ experiences when planning our trips, we decided it was about time we started sharing our own experiences […]

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