Hanoi Travel Guide for Backpackers – All you need to know

Hanoi Travel Guide for Backpackers – All you need to know

Hanoi is a very intriguing city. It combines the chaos of Asia and the Western modern way of living. There are districts in Hanoi, like the Old City, where people are cooking directly on the sidewalk and other districts where you can visit shops of…

Best places to visit in Hanoi (attractions + map)

Best places to visit in Hanoi (attractions + map)

Next to Saigon, Hanoi is the most famous city in Vietnam. Almost every person doing a tour through Vietnam is visiting Hanoi. The city is attracting people with its historical background, interesting attractions and unique atmosphere. Below you will find a list of the best…

DIY Ha Long Bay trip for backpackers

DIY Ha Long Bay trip for backpackers

If you are going to northern Vietnam most probably you will also plan a trip to one of the most famous attractions in this region, the Ha Long Bay. This place is listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List for its unique avatar-like landscape. The…

Cat Ba Island  – all you need to know

Cat Ba Island – all you need to know

If you already read the Ha Long Bay DIY post then you know that Cat Ba is a small island near to the famous bay. From there you can organise a very cheap Ha Long Bay boat trip. It’s a great idea to go to…

Cheap Ha Long Bay trip for just 12 USD!

Cheap Ha Long Bay trip for just 12 USD!

A trip to Ha Long Bay is a must on your to do list in Vietnam. However, for any 2 day cruise from Hanoi you will have to pay around 100 USD per person. Meanwhile, not far away from Ha Long Bay itself there is…

Off the beaten path places in Hanoi 6 alternative things to do

Off the beaten path places in Hanoi 6 alternative things to do

About big and famous cities like Hanoi you will find countless blog posts. In each one of them the same attractions are mentioned: the museums, temples, night markets, etc. Because these places are so famous they are overcrowded by international and local tourists. Among the…

Open Bus Ticket in Vietnam and why you definitely SHOULDN’T buy it!

Open Bus Ticket in Vietnam and why you definitely SHOULDN’T buy it!

  If you plan to travel Vietnam from the north to the south or the other way around you surely heard about the Open Bus Ticket. It’s one ticket that allows you to travel the whole country – something like the hop on hop off…

How to get from Vientiane to Hanoi? – 24h night bus

How to get from Vientiane to Hanoi? – 24h night bus

  If you take a look at the map during planning you trip to South East Asia you will have the feeling that the region is quite condensed and you shouldn’t have any problem with getting cheap from one place to another. However, as soon…

Laos – Vietnam border crossing 2019

Laos – Vietnam border crossing 2019

  Stopover at the border If you go with a bus from Vientiane to Hanoi you will have to cross the Laos – Vietnam border at the Nam Phao Intl. Checkpoint. During the whole journey with the bus this is the biggest „attraction” you will…

Problem with e-visa to Vietnam 2019 – alternative solutions

Problem with e-visa to Vietnam 2019 – alternative solutions

  Before our 2 months trip to South-East Asia we decided that this time we will be more spontaneous and we won’t plan every single day in advance. We just decided on the way were we want to go next. As a result of that…