Browsing Category : Vietnam

How to get a visa for India while already travelling

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We were half way through our trip when we decided we wanted to add India into the itinerary. We thought we could get the e-visa online, but it only lasts up to 30 days and we wanted to stay longer. That’s ok we thought, we’ll just get it in Bangkok. You can get everything in Bangkok. Nope, we discovered that…

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Rice Terraces and Hill Tribes in Sapa

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Sapa is a town in the mountains of North Vietnam, originally a hill station for the French in 1922, now a base for trekking in the surrounding countryside through cascading rice terraces and small hill-tribe villages.

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Back in Hanoi Where it all Began

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In May 2014 we set off on our first long-term adventure, 7 months travelling through South East Asia and on to New Zealand. We started that trip by flying straight into Hanoi and it was a hot, crazy, noisy, intense sensory overload, where our love affair with Vietnamese food began. Returning two and a half years later we were intrigued…

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How Much Money for 1 Month in Vietnam?

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Vietnam we found was best value for money in terms of hotels and food and drink. We just couldn’t spend money there! We stayed in nice hotels with private bathrooms, ate what we wanted, drank what we wanted and did quite a few tours. I imagine if you stayed in hostel dorms you could probably even halve the cost.

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Life in the Mekong Delta

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We’ve been slightly off the grid of late, staying in a couple of remote homestays in the Mekong Delta and it really lived up to our expectations.

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Hue to Hoi An

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We decided the only way to travel from Hue to Hoi An was on the back of a motorbike! We travelled with Hieu and his son Tam from Hue riders and had a fantastic day.

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Ninh Binh, The Inland Halong Bay

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Last week we ventured out into the countryside and the relatively unseen paddy fields of Ninh Binh. We were staying at Nguyen Shack Homestay, a great little place in the middle of nowhere on a fish farm. We stayed in lovely little shacks, complete with hammock on the edge of the water…paradise!

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Mot, Hai, Ba…ZO!

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Last night we decided to go on a street food tour round Hanoi’s old quarter. We were picked up in a cyclo and dropped off at a random restaurant where our guide for the evening, Johnny Walker, was waiting.

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Bun Bo Nam Bo!

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We stumbled across this street kitchen today, mainly packed out with locals but the guy was so friendly to tourists as well. Only one thing on the menu, so ordering wasn’t a problem!

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