Category Archives for "Vietnam"

16 Photo of the Week: Peace within Chaos in Halong Bay

Halong Bay in Vietnam is home to one of the most spectacular views I have seen in the world, with junk boats departing the docks in Haiphong all day. Among all the chaos, this picture finds peace where there’s none.   Have you visited Halong Bay?  Vietnam? What did you like most about this country, […]

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8 Photo of the Week

Hill Tribes in Sapa, Vietnam Without a doubt the trekking in Sapa is my favorite in Vietnam. From the majestic mountains to the green pastures and the hill tribes that make sure you’re aware you’re far away from home this is one of the great adventure travel destinations in the world. Ignore all those people […]

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Apocalypse Then: Visiting Ho Chi Minh (Saigon)

By the time our bus arrived to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) from Mui Ne we were 2 hours late and rain was pouring. We were surprised at how big the city is, and had no clue about where to get off or where to sleep. We were lucky. The last stop was about 50m […]

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12 From Hoi An to Mui Ne: the Beaches in Vietnam

Perhaps oddly to some we made our way to the beaches in Vietnam from Sapa. Not without sorrow and thinking that perhaps we probably should have stayed longer we left Sapa on the same overnight train that had brought us there three days before. The ten hour train ride was too bumpy to allow any […]

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7 Meeting the Hmong in Sapa, Vietnam

If there is a place you should not miss in Vietnam it is Sapa, a small town in the NW area of the country. Located in a beautiful valley itis the village to see the Za and Hmnog tribes who live nearby and yet another place where nature will make you droll once more. This […]

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9 Fine Cruising in Halong Bay, Vietnam

I have to admit that never in my wildest dreams had I expected a cruise in Halong Bay to be as good as it turned out to be. Not only were the views incredible but the boat per say was top notch: the cabins albeit small were spotless and tastefully decorated, with a very efficient […]

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2 Discovering Hanoi on a Budget

The uneventful trip was so until we reached Hanoi, where customs agents would not let us get money from an ATM so that we could pay in USD the pre arranged visa we had prepared through an online travel agency. Fortunately, a portuguese tour operator who was escorting a group of travellers saw our situation […]

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