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Sapa Homestay

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Cost: 1,340,000 VND/ 60 USD Is it worth it? 7.5/10 Website: Central Backpackers Hostel 2 Day 1 Night Sapa Homestay As I have said before in other posts, I believe that going to places or doing activities through an organized tour isn’t a bad idea if you’re traveling alone or don’t know how to organize going on your own. When I went to Vietnam …

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Sa Pa, Vietnam

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Where is Sa Pa? An Introduction I have been to Sapa two times and all I can say is that you NEED to go here when you are in Vietnam! I absolutely love Sa Pa and truly feel that everything there is unique to Vietnam and makes that country that much more special. Sa Pa is located 318 km/198 mi …

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5 Ways to Eat Healthy in Hanoi (and other places in Vietnam)

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Eat locally Depending on where you are, you may realize that getting “Western” food, such as hamburgers and pizza is actually more expensive than the local food of the country that you are in. I know this is true in Vietnam, since ordering steamed veggies costs (20,000 VND/0.89 USD) or vegetable pho costs (30,000 VND/1.34 USD), while a personal pizza …

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Getting to Old Quarter from the Hanoi airport

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Method 1: Setting up a shuttle through your hotel/hostel The first time that I came to Hanoi I chose this option simply out of fear of being lost and getting scammed at the airport. After waiting ages to get my visa, I was very worried that the driver would have left, but sure enough, there was a man holding my …