The imperial city of Huế

Thien Mu Pagoda
After a 12-hour bus ride we arrived more or less rested in Huế. The “soft sleeper” bus from Hanoi to Huế (about 15 dollars) is, compared to the train (about 35 dollars), for smaller people in any case the much cheaper alternative. For tall Europeans the really very short and narrow beds that are available […]
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Straw hats, karaoke and other Vietnamese curiosities

Lack of waste disposal
In the following article we report on some Vietnamese features that have attracted our attention during our journey through Vietnam. On the one hand they are very interesting and on the other hand they may also help to behave appropriately and politely as a tourist in Vietnam. First something about the greeting as it is […]
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Halong Bay – the previous highlight of our trip through Vietnam

Monkey ladder for tourists
By night train from Sa Pa we drove to Ha Noi and arrived at the railway station at 4 o’clock in the morning. A taxi took us in total darkness to our Travel Agency. From there we started our trip to Halong Bay around 8 a.m. We decided once again to book the longer trip: […]
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Sa Pa – a must for all travelers to Vietnam

Waterfall in Ban Ho Village
After three days in Ha Noi, we decided to make a trip to Sa Pa. Unfortunately it was not as easy as we had imagined. It is apparently not possible to travel there independently, because train tickets for sleeping compartments are fully booked a few days before the scheduled departure (since there are not many […]
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