Motorbiking Northern Vietnam

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Motorbiking Northern Vietnam

When it comes to Vietnam, there seems to be one astonishing loop or drive after another, but my favourite has to be the northern parts, close to the boarder with China. It’s less touristy, more peaceful and completely unspoiled. Throughout my journey up there, I only bumped into a handful of other foreigners. The Northern Loop generally refers to the

Ho Chi Minh City

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Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City is a frantic and chaotic city. Hands down, it also has the craziest drivers I’ve encountered in all my time driving through Vietnam. Backpacker District Most backpackers visiting the city will probably stay in the area across from September 23 Park, where there are a ton of restaurants, bars, hostels and shops – also where some

Binh Hung

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Binh Hung

Again trying to skip the hoards of crowds, I decided to skip Mui Ne and visit the neighbouring city of Binh Hung instead. Binh Hung and Mui Ne are actually both located within Phan Thiet and are only about 20km away from each other. There are still a lot of local tourists that visit Binh Hung. So much so that

Ca Na

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Ca Na

Ca Na is a small and high-walled port city. There is a small beach locals go to, but it really isn’t anything spectacular. The city is also pretty dirty, smelly and difficult to find any accommodations and food in. Coastal Drive Since I couldn’t find anywhere to sleep or eat I decided to drive on. I highly recommend driving the

Phan Rang – Thap Cham

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Phan Rang

If you’re looking to hit the beautiful coast of Vietnam, but want to go somewhere not completely flooded with tourists, Phan Rang – Thap Cham can be the place. I decided to visit this city instead of Nha Trang since all the feedback I got from other travellers didn’t really paint Nha Trang as a place I’d enjoy – with

Kon Tum

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Kon Tum

Kon Tum and Buon Ma Thuot are cities located in the central highlands area in Vietnam. They’re both surprisingly large cities and a great detour drive to avoid the busy AH1 highway from Hoi An to Nha Trang.   Neither of these cities are really on the traveller’s trail and it’s easy to understand why. There really isn’t much to

Dalat

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Dalat

Dalat is the city locals from Ho Chi Minh City go to escape the summer heat. About 300 km north of the mega city and almost 5000 feet above sea level, Dalat can be a breath of fresh air for the weekend. While it was nice to get out of the heat, and I did love the change in elevation,

Hoi An

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Hoi An

Historic and postcardesque, Hoi An is a pretty little UNESCO protected city full of charm (and hustlers). There’s a definite excitement in the air surrounding Hoi An. Maybe it’s how the lanterns romanticize every corner at night, or just because bus loads of tourists arrive on a daily basis.   Hoi An is best enjoyed after the sun goes down.

Phong Nha

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Phong Nha

Phong Nha is an interesting place. It’s completely built up as a tourist attraction, especially now that the world’s largest cave, Hang Son Doong has been discovered and open for touring. While Hang Son Doong isn’t usually on the regular traveller’s to do list, as it’s over $3000USD to get in (and that’s if you can get in), rumour also

Hue and Vinh Moc Tunnels

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Hue

Surrounded by mountains and with the beautiful Perfume River flowing through it, Hue is a very pretty city indeed. There’s also a nice sprinkle of historical significance that adds a nice touch of charm too. Imperial Palace I didn’t visit the Imperial Palace, as I thought it was too pricey. But driving around it was lovely. The palace is surrounded