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Highlights of Vietnam

  Hanoi was a great starting point for my trip and I found that it was easy to meet people and also learn about different places that backpackers had already gone to in Vietnam. If you are traveling alone, starting in Hanoi can easily calm your nerves and get you set in the right direction with figuring out your travel route in Vietnam. Hanoi is also conveniently located with buses always coming in and out of the city, which makes…

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Ho Chi Minh

Where is Ho Chi Minh City (aka “Saigon”)? An Introduction As the largest city in Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh doesn’t disappoint when it comes to having a “true” experience in a metropolitan area. The city has everything that a traveler can hope for whether it be having tradition cuisine, seeing historical landmarks, or simply enjoying a stroll through the park with the locals. Getting to Ho Chi Minh is easy seeing as it is the biggest city in Vietnam and…

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Da Lat

Where is Da Lat? An Introduction Da Lat, the capital of the Lam Dong Province in Southern Vietnam, is known for being a unique travel destination for tourists. One might say that the town itself is reminiscent of a small European town and to top it off, you can go canyoning in the woods around the corner. If you ask me, Da Lat has it all and if I had the time I would have stayed longer. When I went…

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Hoi An

Where is Hoi An? An Introduction Hoi An is located on the coast of the South China Sea in the Quang Nam Province in Vietnam and is usually seen as a “half-way” point for people traveling the length of the country. Transportation to Hoi An is easily manageable and coming from Phong Nha costs about 400,00o VND/18 USD. The price should be roughly half of that, but during Lunar New Year it is more expensive. Alternatively, you can always travel from…

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Phong Nha

Where is Phong Nha? An Introduction Phong Nha is a small town in the northern-middle region of Vietnam about 326 km/ 202 mi north of Da Nang (which is in central Vietnam). You can get to Phong Nha directly by bus, but when we were traveling it was Lunar New Year so all the buses were sold out. As a result, we needed to take the train from Ninh Binh to Dong Hoi and then take the public bus to Phong…

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