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Vietnam Sights – Hoi An

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Almost done with Vietnam posts! Think we only have the rest of Hanoi left to go… phew! Ploughing through all my pix is tiring! Hoi An was a lovely stop on my trip, and while I had thought twice about visiting it as it was pretty far from Hanoi, I’m glad I made the trip in the end – it’s nice place to just kick back, and I would have loved to have more time just chilling out there. The weather was excellent when I was there, sunny and bright blue skies, just 2 days after a crazy downpour and …

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Vietnam Sights – Hue

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FINALLY we continue with the Vietnam posts! Gosh these are sooooo overdue! I shall churn the rest of them out before I head on my April trip, I promise! So now we’re talking about Hue… My everlasting memory of Hue will be of how wet it was, and yet I was extremely lucky to miss the worst of the heavy flooding! Situated in central Vietnam, Hue is pretty prone to flooding, especially in the monsoon period at the end of the year. I had taken the train overnight from Hanoi, and the high waters had delayed the train by an …

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Rob Whitworth’s View on Vietnam Traffic

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If you guys don’t believe me when I saw Vietnamese roads are insane to cross, take a look at this video by Rob Whitworth. It’s Ho Chi Minh but it’s not much different from Hanoi… that’s an average day on Vietnam roads! Rob’s stop-motion video is pretty damn cool… check it out!

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Vietnam Sights – Hoan Kiem Lake and Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre

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Monday morning! It’s hard to work when you’ve just settled taking your annual leave for an impending holiday (more on that soon!) Meanwhile, there’s lots to catch up on the last Vietnam trip… let’s start off as my journey did, with Hanoi:   HANOI I arrived in Hanoi and had about a day or so to spend before heading off to Ha Long Bay, Hue and Hoi An. I would return to Hanoi again at the end of the trip. I didn’t do very much in Hanoi when I first arrived, mostly wander around the city centre by myself or …

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Sleeping in Hoi An – An Hoi Hotel Review

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And finally we’re down to Hoi An, where I put up at The An Hoi Hotel (Hoi An, An Hoi, yeah I didn’t mix that up) was booked by my Hanoi Guesthouse in Hanoi for me, so I only found out where I was staying after they gave me the contact details when leaving Hanoi.   Location: An Hoi Hotel is on the An Hoi peninsular on the opposite side of the river from the main Hoi An city centre. While it’s not quite in the centre of the tourist hubbub, it’s good because it’s a little quieter (there are …

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How to survive the roads of Hanoi [Go! Girl Guides article]

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Crossposted from Go! Girl Guides, where I’m a contributing blogger. Check out the site for more great articles from other freewheelin’ travellin’ girls that go!   Chaos. Utter chaos as motorbikes swerve by inches from my taxi. Others bikes took to the curb, weaving between tourists to get through the jam, while several bikes zoomed by with their entire family piled on. My first hour on the streets of Hanoi was definitely eye-opening, and had me worrying about how I would it make through Vietnam without causing any road accidents. I was lucky to meet other tourists at my guesthouse …