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Da Lat - highlands of the rich harvest

We decided to visit Da Lat not only for its beautiful landscape but also for the fact that after Sapa and north of Vietnam it is the only place where we could cool down. We set out to Da Lat by bus from seaside resort Nha Trang. The journey took about 4 hours and we […]

Nha Trang - seaside vacation spot in Vietnam

Nha Trang is also located at the seaside like Da Nang and Hoi An from where we arrived here. The journey was long therefore we rather saved money on accommodation and took the night train. We did not purchase the 1st class with the beds but only 2nd class and it costs us 420.000 VND/person […]

Da Nang and Hoi An - historical pearls in Central Vietnam

Da Nang and Hoi An are coastal cities along South China Sea in Central Vietnam located about 30 km from each other. Since there are no trains operating to Hoi An city we decided to set up our travel base in Da Nang. We arrived there from Hue by train and paid only 50.000 VND/person […]

Hue – imperial city, tombs, old village bridge & spa

We arrived to Hue Imperial city from Dong Hoi. We travelled there by train and this time we tried 3rd class called “hard seat” where we sat on the wooden benches only. The train cost us 85.000 VND/person (cca 3,75 USD) and the most beautiful on travelling in this class were our Vietnamese fellow-passengers who […]

Dong Hoi - karst caves, DMZ, beaches and rural life

To Dong Hoi coastal town we arrived by train. Ticket from Ninh Binh in air-conditioned 2nd class cost us 314.000 VND/person (cca 13,82 USD) and the journey took 8 hours. From the train we had really spectacular views at the Vietnamese countryside. But of course we also worked there in order to utilize time. After […]

Ninh Binh - pagodas, caves and beautiful temples

Ninh Binh is a small enchanting town in North Vietnam located in the Red river delta. Nowadays it is not really a touristy spot therefore it is ideal for exploring. We came here from Cat Ba Island and Ha Long Bay. Ticket for minibus + ferry + bus cost 250 000 VND/person (cca 11 USD) and […]

Cat Ba Island and Ha Long Bay - pearls of Vietnam

There was a time to definitely leave Hanoi and go to one of the most visited places in Vietnam, to Ha Long Bay. We decided to visit the Bay from Cat Ba Island. This are is not so touristy and we really wanted to enjoy our trip. From Hanoi to Cat Ba Island In Hanoi […]

Sapa - enchanting paddy fields in the mountains

During our first visit in Southeast Asia it rained a lot but the weather became stable soon. It was perfect timing to go to Sapa. We don’t do it often but we decided to buy a tour in Hanoi. We paid 1 068 000 VND/person (cca 48 USD) for 3 nights and 2 days including trekking in […]

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