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  • Unsure how much your Cambodia trip is going to cost? This post shares the cost of travelling Cambodia and things to factor into your travel budget!

  • Take note! This post shares things you need to know before visiting Koh Rong island in Cambodia. We talk money, weather, health and everything in between.

  • Need a dose of nature in your Cambodia itinerary? The riverside oasis of Kampot is for you. This guide shares the best things to do while there.

  • These 5 tips for visiting Angkor Wat will help you have the best experience. Includes ticket discounts, dress code and how to rent a cheap private tuk-tuk.

  • Home to the iconic bamboo train, the unique bat cave, and the friendliest of locals, here is how to spend one day in Battambang, Cambodia.

  • Koh Rong might be the paradise island you're dreaming of; powdery-white sand, turquoise water and lush jungle. Check out these things to do on Koh Rong!

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about Me

Hey! Hi! Xin Chao! I am Frances: a Scottish lassie turned Vietnam expat circa 2016. And the creator of So The Adventure Begins.

I’m another one of the millions hit by a cliche case of the travel bug, but I am one of the few who took that travel fever and went all in;

✅ I completed my TEFL before I even graduated from university.
✅ I secured my first teaching job before I had even set foot in Vietnam.

And well, I’ve since learned that those risks pay off. Big time. 5 years later and I’m still educating the future of Vietnam, using Saigon as a launchpad to explore Asia. Sorry mum and dad, I don’t think I’ll be returning home anytime soon.

So The Adventure Begins is my creative baby; my digital memory book if you will. A place to share life’s adventures. I believe that sharing-is-caring and with that spirit pledge to use this space to pen my experiences and knowledge from moving to and living in Vietnam, motorbiking solo and teaching abroad in the hopes that you find it valuable. And of course, to share stories and tips from my travels across Asia.

VIETNAM TRAVEL GUIDES

These destination guides share everything you need to know to travel to places across Vietnam; from how to get there, what to eat and where to sleep, these guides have you covered. Plus they’re full of things to do in each destination. For more on travelling in Vietnam, check out my complete guide.