Chill out on the beach of Nha Trang

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The last stop of my tour was Nha Trang. There I stayed mostly at the beach and the promenade. The best spot is at the Beach Sailing Club. Here you can easily spend the entire day: on the sun deck, on the bar, in the restaurant, … those who like it more active, can choose […]
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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

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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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Day 1 in Sapa: Dense fog covers the mountain village

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I took the night bus from Hanoi to Sapa, together with some 30 Vietnamese, 12 hours. Left and right of the corridor stood each two daybeds that somewhat reminded me of dental chairs. After all “beds” were reserved, the remaining passengers took a seat on a small mattress on the floor. So I lay next […]
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Hanoi’s heart beats Jazz

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I have deliberately waited a while, before I wrote this blog entry. If I had written it a few days after my arrival, I would have headlined: “They eat dogs in Vietnam.” Yes, not only in China but also in Vietnam dog is considered a delicacy. Similarly, Vietnamese like to eat incubated eggs. While wandering […]
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