After a few days in Hanoi and awesome time trekking in the Sapa region of Northern Vietnam, we returned to Hanoi before departing, once again, to head east to the coast! We were off to one of Vietnams greatest UNESCO world heritage sites… Halong Bay and the nearby (lesser known and less visited) Bai Tu Long Bay are known for their emerald waters and thousands of towering limestone karsts (islands) topped by rainforest. After a four hour drive, we arrived…

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There are two ways to get to Sapa from Hanoi: an overnight bus or an overnight train. Although the bus is cheaper and slightly quicker, it is less private. The train offered cabins for up to 4 people, with beds, bedding and snacks included. We arrived at the station and headed for our carriage on the Chapa Express – one of many companies that own carriages on the train to and from…

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I hope you enjoyed part one of our guide to the things you must do in Hanoi. Hanoi is such an incredible place that we couldn’t fit it all in just one article and have had to finish it off with this second helping…   Find The More Obscure Landmarks Whenever we visit anywhere, we always try to find the more unusual places within the location and Hanoi is no exception. Obviously, we are very aware of the war in…

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We’ve just come back from an awesome couple of weeks in North Vietnam. It is a truly stunning country with some incredible people, culture and scenery. We’ve got lots to share about our travels including guides, locations and gear reviews. We flew with Vietnam Airlines direct from London Heathrow Terminal Four to Hanoi Noi Bai International Airport which took a little over 12 hours. The flight was really great and we slept well and were entertained by watching a few…

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