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The international flip flop mafia gains more power

The international flip flop mafia gains more power

You won’t believe this. At least I didn’t want to believe it. Here’s the thing: my flip flops got stolen again. One morning I left them on the designated shoe rack at my hostel in Hanoi and when I returned, they were not there. For […]

Hanoi, good bye Vietnam

Hanoi, good bye Vietnam

I just close my eyes to recall how Hanoi was. I was tired, and had my ever first stomach issue during the trip, the air was polluted, it was raining, but still I smiled all the time. The scents, the street food, the bustling night […]

Cat Ba, the alternative to Ha Long Bay

Cat Ba, the alternative to Ha Long Bay

How I ended up on Cat Ba? I hoped to see Ha Long Bay, one way or another. But lately whatever I was reading about Ha Long Bay, the main message was: it is super touristy and super dirty, full of trash. All you can […]

Ninh Binh – falling in love with Trang An

Ninh Binh – falling in love with Trang An

It was pretty hard to leave the Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park. I loved to be there. But there were still so many other corner of Vietnam to discover… I left to Ninh Binh. One thing here to clarify: Ninh Binh is the […]

Hang En – the third largest cave of the world

Hang En – the third largest cave of the world

Two years ago when I made a little research preparing for my first Southeast Asia trip, the Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park and its multiple day trekkings already made it to my list. That time I never got to Vietnam at all. But […]

Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park

Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park

Never heard about this strangely named national park? That’s quite alright. This site made it to the ‘things to definitely see in Vietnam’ list just recently and many of the travelers in Vietnam haven’t heard about it either. But you may remember a National Geographic […]

Hue, the imperial city

Hue, the imperial city

Even if historically it is important, Hue is not a particularly charming town. Loud, smelly, dusty with great traffic and without a specific center or downtown. But it is still worth a visit to see the imperial city with the citadel and the forbidden city […]

Hai Van Pass on two wheels

Hai Van Pass on two wheels

As advertised everywhere in Hoi An and Hue: the Top Gear Hai Van Pass Experience. This happens to a tiny section of curvy road when introduced in a TV show as one of the most scenic routes in Vietnam. Thousands travel the road on two […]

Hoi An

Hoi An

I took a night bus from Dalat in the rain. This time it was the more uncomfortable type if bus, with less space and was unlucky to get an upstairs seat for the curvy roads. Luckily, I could sleep throughout most of the journey and […]

What’s in Dalat?

What’s in Dalat?

The question of what is in Dalat was asked a few times already during this trip. I can honestly say: nothing. Or to be fair: nothing special. Of course, during my travels I experience so many amazing moments, that the standard got pretty high. Dalat […]