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How I experienced my first time ever on a night train in Vietnam

Even though Vietnam wasn't my first trip far away from home, it was my first time actually backpacking and hence taking care of our own transportation to get places. For Cuba everything was done with buses and arranged by the agency we booked with, and in America we travelled everywhere by car. Since we would be… Continue reading How I experienced my first time ever on a night train in Vietnam

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The biggest disappointment of our Vietnam trip; Hue

Before departure, Hue wasn't one of the places that was very high on our do-to list. Of course there were things we wanted to see in the city since we were passing through anyway, but there was just so much more to see in Vietnam that Hue wasn't very much a priority. But since the Imperial… Continue reading The biggest disappointment of our Vietnam trip; Hue

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Why a private driver is the best way to go from Hoi An to Hue

The road from Hoi An to Hue is known as one of the most beautiful roads in all of Vietnam. This mostly because of the 21 kilometer long mountain pass: the Hai Van Pass. Aside from that, there are also many other points of interest along the way that are more than worth a stop.… Continue reading Why a private driver is the best way to go from Hoi An to Hue

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The Angkor Wat of Vietnam: My Son sanctuary

Even though Cambodia neighbors to Vietnam, it was still a bit too far out of our way to head all the way to Angkor Wat. But luckily for us, only 50 kilometers south-west from Hoi An, in the province of Quang Nam, you can find the My Son Sanctuary. This World Cultural Heritage Site in Vietnam is often compared… Continue reading The Angkor Wat of Vietnam: My Son sanctuary

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Four components to a perfect stay in Hoi An

If there is one place in Vietnam we visited that was completely different than all the rest, it was Hoi An. About forty five minutes south of Da Nang, this sweet little town is just waiting to steal your heart with its lovely colored lanterns, amazing souvenir and clothing shops and trafic free old center. It's… Continue reading Four components to a perfect stay in Hoi An

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By bus to Marble Mountains; an adventure on its own

Public transportation in Vietnam seemed to be quite scarce so we often had to rely on private drivers or taxis to get places. Since we wanted to spend quite a lot of time at the Marble Mountains in Da Nang, we decided for the only option that wouldn't leave a serious dent in our travel budget; we… Continue reading By bus to Marble Mountains; an adventure on its own

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Two day Mekong Delta Tour with Sinh Tourist: Touristy but worth it

The Mekong Delta. The name alone already suggests its grandness. A giant river that splits into more rivers, canals and streams than one can count. It's more than just beautiful, lush nature. It's an area filled with economic activity and Vietnamese culture, bustling with people from dusk 'til dawn. So we took out two days… Continue reading Two day Mekong Delta Tour with Sinh Tourist: Touristy but worth it

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History underground with the Cu Chi Tunnels

Imagine living years and years in an underground tunnel complex, which is at most points barely big enough to crawl through... It may sound impossible but it was reality for the Viet Cong during the Vietnam war. About 35km outside of Ho Chi Minh City, you can find the Cu Chi Tunnels; the biggest tunnel complex in… Continue reading History underground with the Cu Chi Tunnels