Trekking in Sapa

Old traditional area in the Northern Vietnam, Sa Pa is a beautiful mountainous region on the border with China. It is host to many hill tribes, as well as rice terraces and lush vegetation. As soon as we arrived at 5 am we were “hit” by the traditions: all girls and women were dressed in […]

Excellent time in Hanoi

Yes, I liked it! It’s the first time I really feel this in Vietnam. Big city, agitated but in an energetic, positive way, cleanest so far, with lots of young people, modern nightlife…a real capital! As soon as we arrived we met a couple of French friends we’ve known in Hue. We had traditional Vietnamese […]

Halong Bay – same same, but different

After more than 12h in a sleeping bus we reached the harbor of Halong Bay. Our first intention was to spend one day in Halong before going on a 2-3 days tour of the bay. But as everyone was boarding on different ships and many guides were chasing us to buy a tour with them, […]

Going underground… and loving it

Phong Nha – Ke Bank national park, one of the world largest karst regions is situated in the central part of Vietnam and it’s home to more than 300 caves and grottoes. We arrived there after a 8h long sleeper bus trip from Hoi An. It was the first time we used the sleeper bus […]

Hoi An, the Asian Venice

Imagine a place full of colors and lights, with beautiful canals, small streets populated by bicycles and people only, 7th-17th century buildings mixing Vietnamese, Chinese and Japanese architecture styles and classical music being played on the streets. That’s the picture you get when you enter the old town of Hoi An, listed as UNESCO World […]

Hue, the Vietnamese Imperial Capital

It was quite cold and rainy during the 2 days spent in the former imperial capital of Vietnam. But that didn’t stop us from visiting the surroundings on a scooter, covered with plastic capes. It was quite fun for the Bear and extremely stressful for me…traffic in Vietnam does not seem to be supported by […]

3 days in Mekong Delta

We booked our tour at 6 am in the same morning as the departure, so it was fast and furious! Yes, furious is the word as it started with the Bear being left behind by the bus. As we were waiting for the departure, he went to buy water and the driver closed the door […]

Ho Chi Minh

Ho Chi Minh is the first city in this trip that I did not enjoy at all! Extremely crowded, dirty, smelly…and you get the impression that people around just do not care about one another and all scooters try to kill pedestrians (no picture available as it was very difficult to stop on the road). […]