Vietnam Pt9 – Hue

Hue is one of the larger cities on the route up through Vietnam, and the backpacker area¬†is nicely placed over a few streets in the centre of the town. It has a large citadel near the town, and then lots of little(ish) tombs out in the surrounding countryside as well. We decided after a decent […]

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Vietnam Pt7 – Nha Trang

Nha Trang is the first of the really commercialised touristy areas we hit, but very different to the commercial areas in Thailand and Cambodia because this town is geared to Russian Tourists not Europeans. While you may not think it would be very¬†different, seeing restaurants with names in Russian lettering, with unknown themes mixed in […]

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Vietnam Pt6 – Da Lat

After the somewhat disappointing Mui Ne, we were looking forward to Da Lat, with it’s unique Swiss Alps reputation. And it’s a reputation it deserves, while still un-mistakingly Asian, it’s really possible to get that alpine feel with the wide open but winding roads that weave and knot across the towns hills and suburbs. It’s […]

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Vietnam Pt2 – Can Tho

So stop number two was the relatively small city of Can Tho. This was a place I really enjoyed, with enough interesting things to see and do, while still feeling unspoilt by tourism, or tainted by the commercialism of larger cities. At the transit centre in Can Do, we met a couple of Norwegian girls […]

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