Hanoi Old Quarter Free Walking Tour

Ah Hanoi, it was our final stop of the motorbike journey that started in Ho Chi Minh and spanned some 2,000km across the country. Among the chaos of desperately trying to sell our bikes and each form our own plans of what to do next, we took some time to go on the hostel’s free […]

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Beauty Products I Use Backpacking In Asia

Without sounding cocky, I get a lot of compliments on my skin. That’s not to say that I don’t have breakouts, in fact, my skin has been the worst it has been in a long time whilst I’ve been backpacking – a combination of sweat, dirty streets, and a different diet to what I’m used […]

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Phong Nha 

Driving into Phong Nha was some of the most beautiful scenery I’d seen on our whole journey from Ho Chi Minh upwards. Lush green foliage sat densely on all sides of the road, as the sun was setting I caught glimpses of cattle and small wooden houses as we drove over rivers and through bright […]

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Exploring an abandoned theme park in Vietnam

After visiting the imperial city in Huế , we spent the afternoon on a much more unique tour. We drove our bikes out to an abandoned half-constructed theme park. Driving along the broken up pavement, you first approach a gigantic structure protruding from the middle of a lake, a dragon’s head with a gaping snarling […]

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Huế Imperial City

Huế was formerly the imperial capital of Vietnam. Inside the Kinh thành (citadel) sits a walled city complex, housing several palaces, temples, courtyards and gardens from imperial rule. The building of the now UNESCO World Heritage site began in 1804, the last Vietnamese emperors still reigned there until the mid 1900s. However, the site did […]

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Driving the famous “Top Gear Route” from Hội An to Hue

Our next destination upon leaving Hội An was bound to be Hue, and we decided that since we were heading that way anyway, we might as well do the famous “Top Gear route” that seemed to be advertised everywhere, but without paying a tour company, seeing as we had purchased our own bikes back in […]

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Hội An Ancient Town – Vietnam

After a particularly long (and painful on the butt cheeks) drive, we pulled in to HộiAn as night fell. Hội An is particularly famous for its beautifully well-preserved old town – an eclectic mix of old faded yellow walls, trendy cafes, traditional architecture and temples dotted throughout the streets. Old colonial buildings blend into a […]

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Da Lat Crazy House

Not dissimilar to the Maze Bar but on a larger scale, Hằng Nga guesthouse or more often referred to as the “Crazy House” is certainly unconventional, to say the least. Designed by a Vietnamese architect, the place is like some sort of warped Disneyland-esque adventure to wander around with strangely sculpted rooms, jutting towers and […]

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Elephant Falls Da Lat

When you’re doing something like a drive across Vietnam, you’re generally only spending a few days in each place, so you have to pick and choose what sights you’re going to bother exploring. One that was mentioned several times to us was Elephant falls… Even on the drive up to elephant falls there are some […]

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The craziest bar I have ever been to

So, from Ho Chi Minh, myself and a friend began our motorbike journey to Hanoi. Stopping in random towns for steaming bowls of Pho, coffee, and well-needed rests oh and to rectify the blown up inner tubing of my tire Yes, that child was my mechanic. We then arrived in Da Lat, where we reunited […]

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