Saigon/ByeVietnam

From rest and relaxation in tranquile Phu Quoc to restlessness in Saigon. We didn’t have much time to explore, but going from almost a meditative state to hyper tempo didn’t feel very appealing, so we felt content with some local food and a walk around our area before slaughtering the third Sherlock Holmes season in…

A bet is a bet.

We enjoy betting about different things. We’re both notorious “besser wissers” always certain that we will win whatever’s on the table. I won no less than two bets in two days and was provided a home cooked lunch and a nice dinner at the resort restaurant. Winning sure taste good. Yesterday it tasted like honey…

Mango Bay Resort

We landed on Phu Quoc two days ago and are now fully installed at the Eco-resort Mango Bay. It’s perfect and I almost have to pinch my arm when I realise we’ll spend our week here. Everything is wooden, accompanied with light organic cotton fabrics and cozy candlelights. The staff are real sweethearts  – we feel…

Da Lat: spring forever

Da Lat is a former french settlement, they were escaping the striking heat of Saigon during the summer. Therefore one can see that a lot of old villas and a french flair is still present. Now it became a center for horticulture with its ever spring weather. For the tourist it is a great place…

Zen Meditation Pagoda, Dalat.

Julien came back early from his canyoning adventure so we had time to take the cable-car over Dalat to the Zen Meditation Pagoda before jumping on the bus to Saigon. A beautiful and well taken care of monestry with the sound of soothing gong-gongs vibrating trough the flower gardens. I could have stayed for hours….

Postcard from An café, Dalat.

New city, new basecamp. We have been boosting  our immune systems at lovely organic An cafè for a few days to get ready for yet, another night bus. This time it will take us to Ho Chi Minh city, or Saigon, if you will. There a plane awaits us in the morning and that plane…

Lovely Hoi An

Where to begin… Hoi An was lovely. Or it just had the cosmopolitan touch I needed at the moment maybe. Either way it was joyful to find a restaurant where I could safely munch my way trough the menu after long days of strolling through shops, art galleries and markets. The adorable old city that…

Hue

Hue was on our way and supposed to be the easiest Vietnamese city to love, according to our guide book. The city is famous for its emperial citadel built and used mainly in the 19-20th century. A relaxing promenade in a formely powerful city inside the new city. However nothing mind blowing and it would…

Dong Hoi & Paradise Cave

Close to the city of Dong Hoi you’ll find the worlds biggest cave. If you have five days -the amount of time you need to get trough it, and three thousand euros to pay for the expedition you might be one of the lucky four hundred people allowed into the cave annually. However, there is…

Cat Ba Island

Leaving the horrible Ha Long behind us, we took a fery to the Cat Ba island. The ferry ride through the Ha Long bay was amazing and definitely better than the organised tour of the previous day. Also the town of Cat Ba was much nicer, not beautiful, but the vibe was good. The island is…

Ha Long bay

After the cosy and remote Sapa, we ended up in Ha Long. A pretty ugly city famous for its bay. However due to extensive ongoing constructions along the coast line there is a big wall all along the bay that makes it impossible to see anything except uglyness. The plentiful hotel, restaurants, cafees, attraction park…

My Tra, Sapa

After the buzz of Hanoi , we needed some green and decided to go direction north. During the bus ride we stopped and could already enjoy some local delicacies. When we arrived in the Sapa region the weather was pretty bad. Luckily we were staying in a very homy hostel, in a tiny traditional village,…