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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 […]

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 […]