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WHO WE ARE
Hi there! We’re Tim and Sharyn Nilsen – two laid-back, adventure-loving, Aussie travelers who are excited to share our passion for independent, budget travel. We’ve been wandering the world for the last 30 plus years, and have been fortunate to explore 135 plus countries so far. We travel because we’d rather look back and say, “We did that!” instead of “If only we had!”
HOW WE TRAVEL
We do sometimes go with a group if it makes our journey cheaper and safer, but still embraces the spirit of adventure – like overlanding in Africa. However, you’ll usually find us traveling by ourselves because we believe it gets us closer to the places we visit and the people who live there. And, we like the autonomy and the challenge of planning and doing things by ourselves.
HOW WE CAN HELP YOU
Needless to say, we have extensive experience in planning, funding, and surviving journeys to many less-visited destinations (along with most of the favorites.) So, we’ve tried to bring all that knowledge to this website, and hopefully help others like you do the same. If you’re ready to know more, then hit the search bar or dive into the menu at the top of the page.
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Where We’ve Been (So Far!)
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The 2nd in a series about the most popular tourist sites in Saigon – the imposing Reunification Palace in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City’s District 1.
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral sits regally at a major intersection in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City’s District 1 and is still a beacon of faith for the Catholic Community in Ho Chi Minh City
This free self-guided walking tour of Ho Chi Minh City, covers more off-the-beaten track sites and hidden gems in District 1 and diverts briefly across the river to District 4 to the Ho Chi Minh Museum.