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Category Archives: Vietnam
At the end of 2012 I spent three weeks travelling through Vietnam from Hanoi right down to Ho Chi Minh City/Saigon. Just like many other backpackers my primary mode of transport was by overnight bus.
Overnight buses are a win-win because they are so cheap yet also double as accommodation for the night so the price of a bus ticket covers it all!
However, they have a reputation – and for very valid reason – of being uncomfortable, noisy and not particularly conducive for sleeping. I’m not going to make any promises that you will get a solid 8-hours sleep, but these tips might just make the trip a little bit more bearable – you will certainly come out feeling fresher on the other side! (more…)
In October 2012 I realised it was time to stop resisting the travel bug.
It was the same month in which I resigned from my job.
In November I boarded a plane and travelled halfway across the world.
Over three months I backpacked through Vietnam, the Philippines and India. And no, three months most definitely was nowhere near long enough!
I flew into Hanoi on November 15th. I was meeting my friend Gena there, she had arrived from Thailand a couple of hours earlier than me and was waiting amongst the cluster of taxi drivers holding a little sign with my name on it. Cute!