Mui Ne – Kitesurfing paradise

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After Valentin raved so much about Mui Ne, I’ve decided to go there as well and attend a crash course in kite surfing. In 4.5 hours I learned at KBA (Kiteboarding Asia) some theory first (keyword: “Wind-Window”) and how to set up a kite. After I was allowed to steer a small training-kite myself, I […]
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Saigon: Cu Chi Tunnels and War Remnants Museum

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An absolute must for any visitor in Saigon are the Cu Chi Tunnels. Every day, mostly Western visitors are lead through the former tunnel system of Viet Cong. Once there, we firstly received some propaganda from a Viet Cong veteran. He proudly told about the indomitable Viet Cong, how they escaped from the Americans and […]
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Insider’s tip: Bai Tu Long Bay

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At least since “Tomorrow Never Dies”, where James Bond has declared war on bad guys in the Ha Long Bay, the UNESCO world cultural heritage is a real tourist magnet. And I have to say: Rightly so! Before we were allowed to board our junk, it has long been reviewed by the water police. “Security […]
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Day 3 in Sapa: With a Red Dzao to Cat Cat and Sin Chai

May in Cat Cat
On my third day in Sapa a Red Dzao picked me up. Her name was May, she was 19 years old, already married and pregnant in the second month. Until shortly before the birth she wanted to lead tourists through the villages around Sapa. Red Dzaos can be recognized by the shaved off front hair […]
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Day 2 in Sapa: 12 km walk to Lao Chai and Ta Van

Das 2. Mädchen von rechts ist mein Tour Guide Lan
I booked the next tour at my hotel. 12 USD for a full day hike, including entrance fees to the villages, lunch and a minibus that brings me back to the hotel at the end of the day. I was the only one who had booked the tour on that day, which had the advantage […]
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