Vietnam

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  • A short guide to Vietnam

    A short guide to Vietnam // The Clueless AbroadIt’s not easy to introduce the whole country, especially if you only had a month to travel through it. Still, thanks to some minor mishaps and a couple of fortunate coincidences, we got a tiny grasp of how diverse this country can be – and here we’re attempting to put all our tips and advice...

  • Through Vietnam: Da Lat, Top Gear style

    Through Vietnam: Da Lat, Top Gear styleWith wallets emptied and backpacks filled to the max in Hoi An, we were ready for our next adventure. After a 40 minutes long flight from Da Nang (which was in fact more than twice shorter than the plane’s delay), we finally landed in Da Lat, a small town in the middle of wilderness.     From the...

  • Through Vietnam: The tailors of Hoi An

    Through Vietnam: The tailors of Hoi AnOur next stop, the ancient city of Hoi An, turned out to be even more picturesque than Cat Ba. Set in the middle of a small village between the main city and a beach, our homestay was by far the best accommodation that we’ve stayed in during our Asian journey. We also gave in to the tailoring and...

  • Through Vietnam: A week on Cat Ba Island

    Through Vietnam: A week on Cat Ba IslandCat Ba proved to be the perfect getaway, strongly contrasting with the chaos of Hanoi and the crowded vibe of northern Halong Bay. Starting from two nights only, we ended up spending there a whole week, and Vietnam finally felt like the place to be. The island, even though pretty tourist-oriented, seems more like a resort for the locals than...

  • Through Vietnam: The Halong Bay cruise

    Through Vietnam: The Halong Bay cruiseEven though we’re trying to avoid the obviously commercial trips and excursions, once given the opportunity of going on a touristic Halong Bay cruise, we decided to give it a try – only to find out that sometimes it’s just better to stay on your own. The cruise was far from a disaster – the transport...

  • Overcoming culture shock: Welcome to Vietnam

    Overcoming culture shock: Welcome to VietnamIt’s been two weeks since we first laid our eyes on the frantic, chaotic streets of Hanoi, and the culture shock has already worn off. Maybe it’s because we finally reached the Cat Ba island, a less touristy and more relaxed destination, or we simply got used to the entirely different vibe of this country. Still,...