All posts tagged: Vietnam

Halong Bay, Vietnam

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A boat trip around Halong Bay was the perfect way to finish off our 6 weeks in Asia. There are 1962 islands in the beautiful bay and we went on an overnight cruise to check this stunning place out. We had a jam packed itinerary. Day one consisted of a trip to the largest cave in Halong Bay, a 2 hour kayak, a big lunch and dinner and ‘squid fishing’ off the boat. We managed […]

Sapa, Vietnam

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After 5 weeks of travelling through Asia doing barely any exercise it was time to do some trekking in Sapa. Sapa is a town which is very popular with tourists for trekking. It is situated at the top of Vietnam (North West) near the Chinese border. Sapa has an airy and magical feeling to it with the town being surrounded by mist coated mountains and rice terraces – makes for beautiful scenery while walking. Sapa […]

Hội An, Vietnam

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Hoi An is my FAVOURITE place so far on our whirlwind trip of Bali, Cambodia and Vietnam! Hoi An is situated on the coast in the central part of Vietnam. It is so so beautiful, it’s no wonder it was declared a world heritage site by UNESCO. The old town is situated along the river. Japanese merchant houses, chinese temples, french colonial houses and ancient tea warehouses have been preserved and converted into restaurants, cafes, tailor […]

Nha Trang, Vietnam

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After another pleasant train ride (3 hours-ish from Mui Ne) we arrived in Nha Trang. Like Mui Ne, Nha Trang is a coastal resort town. Unlike Mui Ne, Nha Trang is very busy and not that relaxing. The beaches are beautiful but are dominated with tourists, again lots of Russians (even more than Mui Ne) but also a lot of locals. All of my friends who had given me advice on Vietnam had told me […]

Mũi Né, Vietnam

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From Ho Chi Minh City we caught a 3 hour train to Mui Ne. This place was heaven after the hustle and bustle of HCMC. Mui Ne is a coastal resort town which has a beautiful beach. Kite surfing is really popular here due to the strong breeze. You will find a lot of Russian tourists here, many of the restaurants and resorts are Russian owned. If you want to get to know Vietnam, here […]

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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Our first stop in Vietnam was Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC), formally known as Saigon. HCMC is in the south and it is the biggest city in Vietnam. When we arrived it was really overwhelming. Before we even got off the bus there were taxi drivers yelling at us from outside the front door. We were warned of this. We were also warned not to carry any valuables on us. If you took a bag out […]