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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 […]

Dalat, the math and the schedule

Dalat, the math and the schedule

I planned everything carefully, but I should’ve known better… As the majority of my day was spent with travelling back from the island anyway, I thought I spend the rest of it on the road as well, heading to Dalat. This way I could have […]

Con Dao, my birthday gift

Con Dao, my birthday gift

Originally, I planned to leave the beach to the end of my trip and head North to South, but I realized that the weather in March favours the opposite direction. That’s why I started in Saigon and stayed at the beach in the beginning of […]

Trand De – travelled across the Mekong Delta

Trand De – travelled across the Mekong Delta

I’m in a faraway corner of Vietnam, away from the popular tourist destination. I haven’t seen a western face for a day now, since I left Saigon. I got a teenager driver who doesn’t speak a word in English, but he is very enthusiastic instead. […]

Saigon 101

Saigon 101

Saigon – or Ho Chi Minh City if you like – for beginners. I planned exactly this: just the basics to see and feel if Southeast Asia is still a good fit for me. My flight was pretty long and I felt supertired when finally […]

Preparation – the Vietnamese visa

Preparation – the Vietnamese visa

You already know: finally I decided to visit Vietnam. It was time to check the visa options. It is super easy to request e-visa to Vietnam. There’s no need to visit the embassy, no queues, no agency to involve, and it is really quick: 3 […]

Preparation – the shoelace

Preparation – the shoelace

I dedicate this post to the shoelace that grew into an insolvable problem in the last weeks. Once upon a time, when I was an enthusiastic rock climber rookie right out of training, I bought a beautiful pair of approach shoes, that I fell in […]

A new destination – the Philippines, Myanmar or Vietnam?

A new destination – the Philippines, Myanmar or Vietnam?

Though a bit delayed, but at the end of October I finally received the postcard that I sent to myself to the future during my last trip in Malaysia. I imagined I’ll forget about the fact I sent a postcard to myself, even more the […]