After a month travelling around Vietnam we had visited nine different destinations, taken multiple methods of transport and met some fantastic people along the way. Sadly, after four weeks our visas were almost up meaning we needed to pack up and move on! What did we see? Where were our favourite places? What did we not enjoy? Would we go back?
Location: Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh, also known as Saigon, is a city like no other. Think NYC but like ten times busier and with SO many motorbikes. Luckily, Ho Chi Minh wasn’t our first experience with this level of crazy traffic and by now we had learnt just to walk in to traffic and survive to tell the tale. There is so much to keep you occupied in Ho Chi Minh, especially in District 10, but these were our favourites from our week in the largest city in Vietnam.
Location: Mui Ne, Vietnam
Location: Da Lat, Vietnam
DaLat wasn’t originally on our ‘to go’ list for Vietnam, however, due to the typhoon that was battering central Vietnam we had to divert from our original next destination. We were due to travel to NaTrang which had neither power or running water as it was the worst hit during the typhoon, so we made a last minute diversion to a place we had previously never heard of. Hoorah for spontaneity!
2017 was a strange year for us. You can read more about that here, but to give you a jist; we were living in London before leaving our jobs, heading home and jet-setting out on a once in a lifetime trip. We hope that 2018 will be a year of growth for us personally and for our little blog.
So 2017 has been an life changing year for both of us. We have heard many people saying its been a crappy year, much like 2016 but we aren’t so sure. We started this year living in London and have ended it traveling in Thailand. Sure not everything has been great but actually things have turned out pretty well.
I know, I know ANOTHER blog post about train travel. We thought we would put together a post about our experience getting from Hue to Hoi An via train/bus because when we were researching it was something that was lacking, especially the change in transport once you get off the train in De Nang. Many people opt for the ease of the plane journey from Hue to De Nang or even a long bus journey, but for us the train was kinder to our budget.