Category: Vietnam

Day 83 84 – Halong Bay

Day 83 – 6/5/16 Halong Bay, Vietnam Pick up this morning at 7.30am for the 4 hour road trip to Halong Bay. The private van collected 10 of us – French, Indonesians and Kiwis. Half an hour into the trip the driver had a call to say a bus had crashed on the motorway, so …

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Day 79-82 Sapa, Vietnam

Day 79 – 2/5/16 Hanoi to Sapa on the ET Pumpkin Express The night of the 1st May we were picked up from our hotel to join the rest of the Intrepid group who would be doing the trip to Sapa with us. Our guide had organised dinner in a Vietnamese restaurant and we introduced …

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Day 75 -78 Hanoi

Day 75 28/04/2016 – Hanoi The train from Hue pulled in at 5am after what most Vietnam travellers say “the worst night sleep ever.” We had taken a small bottle of local wine decantered into a water bottle (looked like black currant juice) but as we were sharing the cabin with another couple, we didn’t …

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Day 72-74 Hue

Day 72 – 25th April (Anzac Day) We are met this morning by our guide to explore the city of Hue. Our hotel is situated next to the Hurong River (Perfume River). The main place of interest is the Citadel, on the opposite bank started in 1802 by Emperor Gia Long who moved the capital …

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Day 71 Hoi An to Hue

A late pick up this morning at 10am for our transfer by car to Hue. The car finally arrived at 10.45 and we headed off via DaNang. The drive gave us a chance to see the old American War hangars for the helicopters, a Pagoda up in the hills before crossing over the dragon bridge …

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Day 61-65 Nha Trang

Day 61 Nha Trang A 12.20pm flight today so no time to further explore Ho Chi Minh city as we are collected at 10am. The taxi trip took a half hour, only to find the flight has been delayed by 45min to 1.05pm. We are given a lunch voucher for an airport restaurant – we …

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