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Worth the 450 stairs: View from the Lying Dragon Mountain

One of the best things about travelling is always discovering unexpected things. As an avid planner I don’t often come across this feeling, but in Ninh Binh, on top of the Lying  Dragon Mountain it hit me full force. We had planned to only visit Trang An and Tam Coc while in Ninh Binh, but… Continue reading Worth the 450 stairs: View from the Lying Dragon Mountain

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Four reasons why ‘Hoa Bien Hotel’ is thé place to stay in Ninh Binh

Over the course of three weeks backpacking through Vietnam, we have stayed in many hostels and hotels, one more comfortable than the other. But when it comes to price-quality, there is one that's head and shoulders above all the rest; Hoa Bien Hotel in Ninh Binh. This hotel offered everything I'm always looking for in a good… Continue reading Four reasons why ‘Hoa Bien Hotel’ is thé place to stay in Ninh Binh

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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