Day 42: Epilogue

It’s been quite a journey. Over 7000km altogether, 4 countries, countless hours by bus, train, and plane, I came to this conclusion: Vietnam – If you are planning to visit this country, I recommend you avoid big cities such as Hanoi and Saigon. The true value of this country is nature. With its many parks,…

Day 15 : Mekong Tour & Phnom Penh

The hotel was not too bad (surprisingly) the breakfast wasn’t great: a slice of bread and 2 fried eggs inside, and black tea. This was considered a luxury for the Viets. After breakfast we were brought to a port, which really wasn’t what it seemed. From there, we were told to wait for 1hr 30…

Vietnam : Day 15 “Cairang Floating Market”

The night was noisy , the bed was uncomfy, and the break was ridiculous. What a great way to start a tour. The bus took us to the river bank. Then a motor bike approached us and took us to the floating market. I’ve never seen such a mess on a river! It was like…

Vietnam : Day 14 “The 3 Islands” (Continued)

After Bentre, we were taken on a typical viet boat tour and cruised through the chocolate river. We met some Aussies so we decided to boat with their group instead. Not before long, we arrived to Cantho Island. There, we had a quick lunch and then we visited some crocodiles. Cantho Island is known for…

Vietnam : Day 14 “The 3 Islands”

We got up at 8am to catch a bus to get to the Mekong river, the biggest river in the world. At 4500 km from Tibet to Vietnam, this river crosses through 6 different countries such as China, Burma (Myanmar), Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, and of course, Vietnam. We had a day tour to visit 3…

Saigon (Part 2) : 300 Years

After shaking off the sadness from the War Museum, we visited the “Notre Dame de Saigon”, which was a gift from the French to spread Roman Catholicism. We also visited the local markets, which were a bit nicer and cleaner than the ones I have seen earlier. After the markets, we saw the opera building…

Vietnam : Day 12 ” Monkey Mountain & Train to Saigon”

At 09:00 we Berkeley got ready and jumped on our moped to the monkey mountains which was 30 minutes from our hotel. As we got closer the road was getting higher and higher and he became harder for the motorbike to go further. I’m top of that our vehicle was forcing so much gas but…

Vietnam : Day 11 “Ba’na Hill: The City of Clouds”

The receptionist called us porkers.🐽 Why? I don’t know. “Don’t go by wheels” it’s too far, you’re going to spend 1 hour and a half because of the bad conditions of the roads, and traffic too! It’s dangerous”, she said. “It’s better to call a taxi…look, here, I have number!” WRONG! The roads were in excellent…

Vietnam : Day 10 “Da Nang”

After these intense last few days we rested the whole morning before grabbing a shuttle to Dan Nang, which is the 3rd economical city of Vietnam. As we arrived, we noticed that it was not a big city, the population was roughly a million. We found a hotel near the beach and they were renting…

Vietnam : Day 9 “My Son Temple”

At 07:30 in the morning I went to visit one of the oldest Hindu temple in Vietnam called “My Son Temple”. It was about an hour away from Hoi An. The reason why we got up so early to get there was because around noon the heat would become so intense. As soon as we…