Vietnam

Vietnam

Vietnam has opened up to tourism the last two decades and the number of foreign visitors continues to grow annually. However the country is much less touristy than nearby Thailand, and therefore highly recommended.

  Purchase a used motorcycle such as a Honda Win for $300, motorcycle the Ho Chi Minh Trail, and sell it when you are done. That's what Derek did!

We had a day in Hanoi before departing for Halong Bay, a spectacular UNESCO World Heritage site. The bay features thousands of limestone karsts and isles in various sizes and shapes. Ha Long Bay is a center of a larger zone which includes Bái Tử Long bay to the northeast, and Cát Bà islands to the southwest. A community of around 1,600 people live on Hạ Long Bay in four fishing villages: Cửa Vạn, Ba Hang, Cống Tàu and Vông Viêng in Hùng Thắng commune, Hạ Long city. They live on floating houses and are sustained through fishing and marine…
Vietnam is slowly but surely emerging as the preferred Southeast Asian destination for backpackers all over the globe. And why not? With so much to offer in terms of exotic street food, long pristine beaches with clear waters, ethnic people and lifestyles, ancient cities and monuments with rich history, breathtaking trekking locations, gorgeous landscapes and a vibrant nightlife, it truly does have all the ingredients that go into making a perfect holiday destination! Vietnam is increasingly finding favor among eager backpackers in South Asia as well. An increasing number of Indian backpackers head to Vietnam due to its proximity as…
Best time to visit Vietnam The first question that comes to mind when visiting a new country is deciding when to take your holiday. Never is this more important than in Vietnam and anyone who has tried to travel the length of the country from north to south can attest to this. Vietnam lies in the East Asian monsoon zone and is affected by the south-western and the winter monsoon seasons. Because of the country’s long 1,600km length, each region has definite different weather patterns that must be looked at before booking any trip. What we have done is break…

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