Final Destination: Ho Chi Minh City

Welcome to the last instalment of my Vietnam trip.

Before we fly back to Ho Chi Minh City, we stayed one night in Adamas Hanoi Hotel. It took us another 4 hours bus ride from Halong City to Hanoi. Therefore we needed the rest!

Accommodation: Adamas Hanoi Hotel – 3 stars
Rating: ★★★★☆
Room Cost: USD32/night with breakfast

For once, we had a quiet meal on the roof garden overlooking Hanoi City. It was bright and windy with no scorching sun. Perfect morning to wake up to. We picked on our meal while we reminisced the days. There was nothing else to look forward to except for our flight back to Ho Chi Minh. There was a delay on our return trip. Unexpected but nothing unusual. Continue reading

Sail away to Halong Bay

H A N O I

Accommodation: Hanoi Central Park Hotel – 3 stars
Rating: ★★★☆☆ – not for the fussy. Clean room but not much choices for breakfast.
Room cost: USD 65/night with breakfast
Length of stay: 2 hours

The two hours hotel stay was probably the craziest. Our train reached Hanoi at 05:00 am and we have to rush to the hotel to wash up, have breakfast and wait for our transfer to Halong Bay. We were supposed to check-in the day before had we reached Hanoi in the afternoon. That is, if we had returned on the morning sleeper bus. You know shits happened and having no itinerary planned, we got into deep shit. 😆 Continue reading

Know the Beautiful Sapa

S A P A, LÀO CAI

Day 2 → Day 3

Accommodation: Cosiana Sapa Hotel3 stars (the ONLY hotel with Halal restaurant)
Rating: ★★☆☆ – for the cheap and delicious Halal food and, the view!
Room cost: USD 42/night with breakfast
Mode of transport: Good Morning Sapa bus from Hanoi and King Express Train back to Hanoi
Length of stay: 2D1N

For a Vietnamese cultural experience, it is recommended to visit Sapa. In Sapa, among the Hoàng Liên Sơn mountains, you’ll encounter many Hmong Hill tribes people. Sapa is a once in a lifetime experience because you get a true taste of the Hill tribes culture and lifestyle with them. Continue reading

+84 Vietnam

Vietnam – truly memorable, period. Vietnam may not be a fully developed country, but rich with historical places, unique culture and super friendly people.

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So welcome everyone, to the first instalment of my Vietnam adventure! This post is a maaaaajor throwback to last December.

This time we had not come up with a detailed itinerary. So read on to learn more about the places we traveled to, and to pick up some tips from us. Continue reading