As usual I'm concluding my long revue of posts about my most recent travels with a round-up of my budget and expenses of the trip. As South-East asia is known to be a cheaper region, the budget for my three week backpacking trip through Vietnam was also a lot lower than for my trip last… Continue reading Three weeks backpacking through Vietnam; travelling doesn’t have to be expensive!
Over the past couple of months, you've been able to read all about my backpacking adventure through the beautiful country of Vietnam. During those three weeks, we were able to check off most of the hightlights, but of course one could easily spent half a year travelling this country as there is just so much… Continue reading My three week backpacking itinerary through Vietnam
On our last full day in Vietnam, we had plans to leave the city of Hanoi once more. We boarded a bus to take us to the famous Perfume Pagoda about 60km south-west of the city. This pagoda is part of an entire complex of pagodas and shrines up in the cliffs of Huong Tich, but the… Continue reading Visiting the Perfume Pagoda complex from Hanoi
After the two day trek through Sapa, it was time for some relaxing. And what better way to relax than enjoying a cruise through one of the most famous UNESCO heritage sites? Halong Bay is one of the most visited places in all of Vietnam and it's not hard to figure out why. The beautiful islands… Continue reading Two day cruise through Halong Bay with Dragon Gold Cruise
Many organized tours through Vietnam take Hanoi as their most northern point of visit. However, the highlight of our three weeks backpacking this beautiful country was definitely our two day stop in Sapa. Sapa is the main departure point for hikes through the rice terrace fields for which the area is known. Since we wanted… Continue reading Hiking through the rice terraces of Sapa with Sapa Sisters
It was already pretty late in the evening when our train from Ninh Binh arrived in the capital of Vietnam; Hanoi. On our way from the train station to our hostel ‘Little Hanoi Hostel’, it already became clear that Hanoi was a bit different than Ho Chi Minh City. The first thing that struck us… Continue reading Hanoi; the city that comes alive in the evening
After experiencing the very busy Trang An on Sunday afternoon, we made sure we were completely prepared to beat the crowds at the supposedly more touristy Tam Coc. Just as Trang An, Tam Coc is an area with beautiful limestone mountains but here you're also sailing through the the typical Vietnamese rice paddies. In the… Continue reading Peace and tranquility at Tam Coc, Ninh Binh